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Race Preview: September 12 – 20

2016 UEC European Championships Time Trial
This Thursday the European Championships Time Trial will take place on a tough and hilly route. The men’s riders will ride 50km, starting and finishing in Plumelec, France, and the women will complete 25km.

Both Team Giant-Alpecin and Team Liv-Plantur will have one rider in action with the Swede Tobias Ludvigsson and Riejanne Markus, who races at the U23 category for the Netherlands.

Race
2016 UEC European Championships Men’s Time Trial

Date
15/09/2016

Website
www.uec.ch

Line-Up
Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)

Race
2016 UEC European Championships Women’s U23 Time Trial

Date
15/09/2016​

Website
www.uec.ch

Line-Up
Riejanne Markus (NED).

2016 UEC European Championships Road Race
At the weekend the European Championships Road Race should provide an entertaining battle with Team Giant-Alpecin well represented. The men’s course is 236.3km in the Morbihan region of France and is made up of 17 laps of 13.9km each. As the women will complete eight laps of 13.9km for a total distance of 111.2km.

Team Giant-Alpecin has five riders racing on Sunday. For Germany Johannes Fröhlinger and Simon Geschke will be riding, Koen de Kort and Sam Oomen will be representing the Netherlands and Tobias Ludvigsson for Sweden. Team Liv-Plantur will be represented by Riejanne Markus in the U23 for the Netherlands and Sara Mustonen will be racing for Sweden.

Race
2016 UEC European Championships Men’s Road Race

Date
18/09/2016

Website
www.uec.ch

Line-Up
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Simon Geschke (GER)
Koen de Kort (NED)
Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)
Sam Oomen (NED).

Race
2016 UEC Road European Championships Women’s Road Race

Date
17/09/2016​

Website
www.uec.ch

Line-Up
Riejanne Markus (NED)
Sara Mustonen (SWE).

ENECO Tour (WT)
Starting Monday September 19th Team Giant-Alpecin takes part in the seven-day Eneco Tour race. The 12th edition features a diverse course including two time trials, three flat stages, and two top finishes which will be important for the general classification.

The race kicks off with a 184.7km stage in Bolsward, with the first chance for the time-trialists on stage two. This is followed by two road stages on days three and four. Stage five will be a challenging team time trial of 20.9km in the city of Sittard. The penultimate stage will see the peloton take on a hilly course from Riemst to Lanaken before the riders tackle the final stage with 21 categorized climbs.

Coach Morten Bennekou (DEN) confirmed the objectives for the Eneco Tour, saying: “We have two main goals for this race; to go for a stage victory with John in the sprints, and to focus on the general classification with Tom. There’s a strong field here again this season so we are expecting a challenging, but interesting race.

“In theory, stages one and four will be our best chances to focus on a fast finish with John, however we have to be vigilant for the crosswinds. John has been showing a really high level again after recovering from his injuries. Regarding the overall classification we believe Tom can target a top 10 finish, which will serve as a good preparation for the World Championships.”

Race
Eneco Tour (WT)

Date
19-25/09/2016

Website
www.sport.be

Coach
Morten Bennekou (DEN)

Line-Up
Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Roy Curvers (NED)
John Degenkolb (GER)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Chad Haga (USA)
Georg Preidler (AUT)
Ramon Sinkeldam (NED)
Albert Timmer (NED).

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