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Pieterse and Van Anrooij set for Tour of Flanders challenge this Sunday


The cycling community is eagerly awaiting the Tour of Flanders this Sunday, with attention firmly on Puck Pieterse and Shirin van Anrooij following their strong performances leading up to one of cycling’s most esteemed races. Speaking with Wielerflits, they provided insights into their preparation and strategy, promising an exciting competition.

Pieterse, buoyed by recent podium finishes, shared her thoughts on the expected race dynamics at the Tour of Flanders. She pinpointed the importance of team strategies, specifically noting the influence of teams like Lidl-Trek and SD Worx. Pieterse’s understanding of the significance of teamwork in breakaways and her readiness based on thorough preparation indicate she is well-equipped to aim for a top spot in the race.

Furthermore, Pieterse is not just focused on the immediate race; she has her eyes set on competing in mountain biking at the Paris Olympics, showcasing her ambition to excel across different cycling disciplines.

Shirin van Anrooij
Shirin van Anrooij

Van Anrooij, considered a dark horse for the victory, talked about her team’s plan to support their leader Balsamo while also highlighting her own good form. Van Anrooij’s readiness to take advantage of the race situation suggests she could play a crucial role, potentially even challenging for the win.

As the Tour of Flanders approaches, both Pieterse and Van Anrooij are preparing for a race that demands skill, strategy, and team coordination. Pieterse is aiming to convert her string of podium finishes into a standout result, while Van Anrooij is looking to prove herself as a formidable competitor in her own right.

With the race just around the corner, the insights from Pieterse and Van Anrooij, shared with Wielerflits, amplify the anticipation for this year’s Tour of Flanders. Their strategic preparations and focus on this race highlight its significance in their respective cycling careers.