We are ready for our first race of the season: Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. DS Kelvin Dekker gives a preview: “We start with the entire team except Shari because she prepares for the Track World Championships next week. This race offers the riders a great opportunity to show where they stand after a long winter. Our preparation at MA13 on Mallorca has been optimal so everyone is ready to start the season.
It’s hard to define specific goals because it’s the first race of our season. Charlotte will be our sprinter in the flat stages. I think we can do great things but don’t want to pin a number on it. The two mountainous stages are for everyone to find out where they stand and to define our limits.
I think the limits are pretty far out but we will have to wait and see. We are ambitious and dream of a stage win. How close we will get depends on many things but I feel it’s good to be ambitious.”