Name: Olivia Baril
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Date of Birth: 10th October 1997
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This is the first-ever Women’s Tour de Romandie and unlike its compatriot, the Tour de Suisse, it’s not a reborn event after a long gap either. It has done well to enter the Women’s WorldTour in its first edition, normally a race has to earn its spot after at least one race. As an end of season race, it looks quite tasty.
After a 20-year wait, the Tour de Suisse Women made a return to the calendar in 2021. There’d been a few editions around the turn of the millennium, with Zulfia Zabirova winning two of them. There’s a link with the last edition of the Tour de Suisse Women when Olga Zabelinskaya took part in last year’s race, 20 years after her last Tour de Suisse Women race.
With this year’s Itzulia Women, women’s racing in the Basque County has come full circle after quite a lot of change in recent years. We used to have the long-term staple of the Emakumeen Bira stage race which ran from 1988 to 2019. One of the major stage races, surprisingly given the climbing it was a race that neither Anna van der Breggen nor Annemiek van Vleuten ever actually won.
This year’s Women’s Tour of Flanders saw Lotte Kopecky take the victory. For the Flandrian rider, this race was a huge target and with the
Today’s Stage 1 saw the riders take on 4 climbs over 125km between Barxeta and Gandia. Alto Barxeta came early at 10.8km, the Alto Serra