Preview Gracia Orlova
Bigla Pro Cycling Team will turn its attention to stage racing from 30 April - 3 May in Gracia Orlova. The race takes place in the Czech Republic and will offer several disciplines to the riders as it includes short individual time trial and a circuit race.
Team management says the race is not about results but it's about the development phase of the team, to ensure the younger athletes get good stage racing experience that will benefit them in the future.
Lotta Lepositö forms part of the line up after showing good shape in the Netherlands and Belgium last week. Doris Schweizer also has a senior role in leading the team with the young roster. Caroline Baur makes her debut for the team this season and will be alongside Clara Koppenburg, Emily Aubry and Nicole Hanselmann.
Manel Lacambra - Sports Director
Gracia Tour is not an easy race with some hilly stages and a time trial that will probably decide the GC. We will bring a young group of riders and we will try to be part of the action of the race. We know it will be difficult to play for the GC but it will be important for our young riders to take good experience for the future.
Stage 1 101,2 km
Start/Finish: Orlová - Štramberk
Stage 2 100km
Start/Finish: Lichnov - Lichnov
Stage 3 13,5km (ITT)
Start/Finish: Havířov - Ostrava - Havířov
Stage 4 63,5km
Start/Finish: Dětmarovice - Visalaje
Stage 5 100,2km (Circuit Race)