UCI World Championships Race Guide
Several Bigla Pro Cycling Team athletes have the privilege of representing their nations during the UCI World Cycling Championships this week in Richmond, Virginia. Tomorrow will see the Women’s Elite Time Trial with the Road Race taking place on 26 September.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 | Women’s Elite Time Trial 30KM | 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Carmen Small: The length of the course is an interesting one. It’s not an easy course, there’s a lot of false flats. I think it’s going to be pretty challenging. You can’t hold back too much but you can also blow up if you go too hard. It’s hard to predict what will happen but it’s going to be interesting day for the fans, that’s for sure.
Lotta Lepistö: It’s pretty hard. There aren’t many places where you can take it easy. You have to go full gas all the time. There are 14 corners and probably 9 of them you can go into the position into them. It’s a long time trial but the setting is pretty cool because it’s in the city in the buildings. If there is a good turnout of lots of people it will give it a really good feel.
Doris Schweizer: I really like the course because it looks easier than it is. You find a lot of false flats, there are some technical corners, there are high speed sections & there is a short but steep climb just before the finish. In my opinion you've to be a complete rider to be fast in every section & you have to race smart. Also the wind conditions are changing every day, so it could be really windy what would make the course even harder.
Riders: Lotta Lepistö (Finland), Carmen Small (USA), Doris Schweizer (Switzerland)
Saturday, 26 September 2015 | Women’s Elite Road Circuit 129.8KM| 1:00 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Lotta Lepistö: Some parts of the TT course is the same as the road race. It’s going to be a hard race. I have to be cool and smart and try to be there in the end. I think I’m able to have a good race. There might be a mass sprint or it will be a small group in the front with the big countries like Italy or the Netherlands.
Riders: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (South Africa), Doris Schweizer & Nicole Hanselmann (Switzerland), Iris Slappendel (Holland), Joëlle Numainville (Canada), Lotta Lepistö (Finland).
Official Race Website: richmond2015.com