2023 Simac Ladies Tour will once again finish in Arnhem

The city of Arnhem and its rolling surroundings will once again provide the backdrop for the final stage of the Simac Ladies Tour this year (5-10 September), the race organisers confirmed today. The cyclists will face a selective course.

The Simac Ladies Tour has traditionally concluded in Arnhem in recent years. Chiara Consonni and Marianne Vos claimed victories in 2019 and 2021 respectively, sprinting to the finish line in the capital city of the Gelderland province. That 2019 win was Consonni’s first in the Women’s WorldTour. However, the course also offers opportunities for attacking riders, as demonstrated by Mischa Bredewold’s stage win last year.

The race will start on Zijpendaalseweg, before heading to the Posbank, where seven laps will be completed. The hills there present ample opportunities for those in the running for the overall victory to make a final bid for success. After the seven laps on the Emmapiramide and the Posbank, the route will circle Arnhem five times, incorporating the Zijpendaalseweg and the Apeldoornsweg, before the cyclists finish back on the Zijpendaalseweg.

This year marks the 25th edition of the Simac Ladies Tour. The race will begin on Tuesday, 5 September in Ede with a 3.2-kilometre prologue. The course also crosses the Dutch border for a visit to Leuven, a Belgian city known for its cycling heritage and student population, where a 7.2-kilometre opening time trial has been set. Additionally, there will be a stage in and around the town of Gennep.

Last year’s Simac Ladies Tour was won by Lorena Wiebes, who impressed with her ability to hang on over the climbs to secure the GC win.

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