Pro Cycling Team

Preview Gracia Orlova

Preview Gracia Orlova

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. 

Lotta Lepistö
Gracia Orlova will be my second stage race this year," Lepisto said. I am looking forward to it. I think the race will be hard while there is some climbing stages. I have raced this race in 2009 and I hope this time the climbs feels little bit shorter than six years ago. I am especially looking to the third stage, a 13 km time trial, which will be the first one this year. I am curious to see how fast I can move on my bike in the TT.

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)

Start/Finish: Orlová