30 March 2018

THE TEAM ALE' - CIPOLLINI AT THE TOUR OF FLANDERS AND GP DOTTIGNIES

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A double, spectacular appointment waits the #YellowFluoOrange Team for Easter: the Italian squad will take part this Sunday in Oudenaarde in the legendary Tour of Flanders, named the “Ronde” in Flemish and Dutch. The route is 153 kms long and there are 11 climbs and 5 cobblestoned sectors, like the mythical Kapelmuur, Tenbosse, Kruisberg, Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg: this last is situated at just 13 kms to go.

The athletes Chloe Hosking, Marta Bastianelli Janneke Ensing, Roxane Knetemann, Karlijn Swinkels and Soraya Paladin will be in the race, directed by Fortunato Lacquaniti.

The day after, the Team will be in Wallonie for the classic appointment of the Lotto Cycling Cup, the Grand Prix de Dottignies. 122 kms long. There will be seix laps of a circuit through the cities of Mouscron, Kortrijk, Zwevegem, Pecq and Estempuis before arriving in Dottignies for the final sprint. Five athletes have been selected for the Alè - Cipollini Team: Marta Bastianelli, Anna Trevisi, Soraya Paladin, Anisha Vekemans and Karlijn Swinkels.

The Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti declares: “The Tour of Flanders doesn’t need presentations, it’s a big honor to take part in one of the most legendary races in the history of cycling. Our target is to take the best result possible, a must for a team that is on the podium of the UCI Individual and Team Rankings. The race in Dottignies the race will be different but the goal doesn’t change.”

LINE - UP RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN UCI WWT:

Chloe HOSKING (Australia)
Marta BASTIANELLI (Italia)
Janneke ENSING (Paesi Bassi)
Roxane KNETEMANN (Paesi Bassi)
Karlijn SWINKELS (Paesi Bassi)
Soraya PALADIN (Italia)

LINE - UP GRAND PRIX DE DOTTIGNIES (UCI 1.2)

Marta BASTIANELLI (Italia)
Anna TREVISI (Italia)
Soraya PALADIN (Italia)
Anisha VEKEMANS (Belgio)
Karlijn SWINKELS (Paesi Bassi)

Team Manager: Fortunato LACQUANITI (Italia)

Photo (c) Anton Vos

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