The Ronde van Vlaanderen, also known as the Tour of Flanders, is the fifth round of the UCI Women's World Tour circuit taking place on April 2 in Belgium. Cylance Pro Cycling is prepared and ready for the iconic race whose cobbled climbs are legendary around the world.
This year's edition will take the women on a 153.3 kilometer lap which starts and finishes in Oudenaarde. It will include 12 infamous climbs, including the Paterberg at a maximum grade at over 20% at just 13 kilometers from the finish. The Muur van Geraardsbergen is a new addition to the race, occurring at 60 kilometer in, but has maximum gradients exceeding 20%.
Cyance Pro Cycling will bring a strong team to race on one of the world’s biggest cycling stages. Rossella Ratto (ITA) had a strong race at Ronde van Vlaanderen last year and will be lining up for 2017 as well. Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP), has shown herself to be one of the most consistent classics riders this year. She is highly motivated to evoke her spirit amidst the Fields of Flanders. “This is one of the best races in the world.” says Guitierriez. Dani King (GBR) and Malgorzata Jasinska (POL) will be other riders to watch as they continue to exhibit great consistency. Marta Tagliaferro (ITA) and Joelle Numainville (CAN) will add to the depth and opportunities for the team.
"There is no other race like the Tour of Flanders," said Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra. "The riders are ready to give their best performance and enjoy the day."
Roster for Ronde van Vlaanderen:
Rossella Ratto (ITA)
Dani Kingl (GBR)
Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP)
Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)
Joelle Numainville (CAN)
Małgorzata Jasińska (POL)
After a promising San Dimas Stage Race, the Cylance Pro Cycling men take the road to Arkansas for Joe Martin Stage Race. Similarly, Joe Martin Stage Race opens up on a uphill time trial. Three consecutive stages follow which include two challenging road race circuits and a downtown criterium with a steep finishing climb.
Showing his climbing ability, Kyle Murphy (USA) will look focus on the first stage where he can use his power and time trialing prowess. In the following stages, the team will have sprinting and offensive options with former USA National Champion Eric Marcotte (USA) and sprinting sensation, Scott Law (AUS) and Justin Williams (USA). They will be joined by strong teammates Orlando Garibay (MEX), Andres Dias (COL), Hunter Grove (USA), Andres Diaz (COL), and Karl Menzies (AUS).
“We have a strong roster for the Joe Martin Stage Race” says Hilton Clarke, Director Sportif. “Kyle Murphy is in good form and ready to give the time trial a go. It will be good to have the experience of Karl and Eric joining the team as well.”
Roster for Joe Martin Stage Race
Justin Williams (USA)
Orlando Garibay (MEX)
Andres Diaz (COL)
Hunter Grove (USA)
Kyle Murphy (USA)
Scott Law (AUS)
Eric Marcotte (USA)
Karl Menzies (USA)