27 September 2018
#YELLOWFLUOORANGE TRIO AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN INNSBRUCK
The Women Elite Road Race that will assign the World Title, will take place Saturday, 29th September. The Team Alè - Cipollini will have three athletes that will fight to become the next World Champion and the most ambited medal of the season: Soraya Paladin (Italy), Janneke Ensing (Netherlands) and Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spain).
The race will be on 156.2 kms overall between Kufstein, in the North-East of Tyrol, close to the Austrian-German border, and Innsbruck. A very wavy sector will be after the start, passing from the villages of Kirchbichl, Breitenbach am Inn and Kramsach, continuing flat until Fritzens. Here the climb of Gnadenwald, 5 km at 14% as top slope, starts, followed by a false-flat sector before descending to Innsbruck, which ends near the final km. The final circuit is more than 20 kms long and the main part is the climb to Igls: 8 km with 5.6% average slope and 10% of maximal, to be repeated three times. Just before the finish there is a short but steep climb in the city centre of Innsbruck, which can become the decisive moment that will assign the medals odf these World Championships.
SELECTED ALE’ - CIPOLLINI RIDERS FOR THE 2018 ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS INNSBRUCK-TIROL:
Soraya PALADIN (Italy)
Janneke ENSING (Netherlands)
Ane SANTESTEBAN - GONZALEZ (Spain)
Photo (c) Anton Vos