At the Flèche Wallonne Féminine, the Canadian hits her first career top 20 in a round of the World Tour. Valcar – Travel & Service protagonist also thanks to the escape of Anastasia Carbonari and Federica Piergiovanni.
After the day as a protagonist in the Ronde van Vlaanderen, with the long escape along the cobbled stretches of Belgium, Olivia Baril hits another important result by finishing in sixteenth place in the La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, a race included in the World Tour.
In the test won by Marta Cavalli, Olivia, 24 years old who grew up in Quebec, crossed the finish line on the legendary Mur de Huy immediately behind top-level athletes such as Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Shirin Van Anrooij and Arlenis Sierra.
For Olivia, in her first career top 20 in a World Tour test, this is a good encouragement towards the races she cares about most, such as the Itzulia Women, a stage race scheduled from 13 to 15 May in the Basque Country.
In addition to Olivia Baril’s placement, Valcar – Travel & Service stood out thanks to Anastasia Carbonari, a 22-year-old from the Marche region of Montegranaro, and Federica Piergiovanni from Puglia: the two girls directed by Davide Arzeni were very good at getting into the day’s escape, promoted to the 40th km, remaining in advance until the Cote de Cherave, a climb that ended 37 km from the finish.
Also noteworthy is the 41st place of Lizzie Stannard and the 103rd place of Carlotta Cipressi, in her absolute debut in a test of the World Tour and one of the youngest girls at the start with her 18 years.