World champion on the road, Anna van der Breggen, probably will not be at the start of the Tour of Flanders. That, says Van der Breggen on The Stentor.
Van der Breggen runs from 17 to 24 march, the eight-day mountain bike race ‘Cape Epic’ in South Africa. Therein, she formed a duo with her Danish while his teammate Anikka Langvad that the competition already has four times won. Van der Breggen is enthusiastic about her participation: “This I have never done this before, but I can’t wait.”
Through her participation will Van der Breggen most likely her title in the Tour of Flanders’t defend it. ‘Flanders most beautiful’ is on Sunday 7 april riding, two weeks after the end of the Cape Epic. “I expect some time will need to of the Cape Epic to recover, therefore, I think the Tour of Flanders is not in my programme,” says Van der Breggen.
Wegritprogramma start in Omloop het Nieuwsblad
Who Van der Breggen in the rainbow jersey will admire will attend the Omloop het Nieuwsblad must be on 2 march. That is the first road race that Van der Breggen will be driving in 2019. It is the Dutch world champion is also the Ardennes classics, and aiming them at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Yorkshire to defend her title. About her participation in the Giro, she will be after spring to make a decision.