Marianne Vos has put the ultimate touches on her type heading into one of the crucial necessary racing blocks on the season the place she’s going to goal the Dutch Highway Championships, Giro d’Italia Donne and the Tour de France Femmes.
Vos was sidelined from racing attributable to COVID-19 forward of her spring goal at Paris-Roubaix Femmes. She attended a coaching camp from Might 10-19, and though she returned to racing on the one-day Veenendaal Traditional, she has not race since Might 20.
She not too long ago accomplished an altitude coaching camp in Sierra Nevada the place she was getting ready for her upcoming targets starting on the Dutch Highway Championships on Saturday in VAM-Berg, adopted by the back-to-back Giro d’Italia Donne (June 30-July 10) and Tour de France Femmes (July 24-31).
“Bye bye Pradollano. Time to depart the mountain and to go dwelling and prepare. After 3 weeks altitude and aiming for the appropriate stability between coaching and rest the ultimate countdown in the direction of some lovely racing is there,” Vos wrote in a put up on Instagram. “Subsequent: Nationals RR twenty fifth of June, Giro thirtieth of June, TdF twenty fourth of July. Excited.”
Vos is a former five-time nationwide highway race champion however has not gained the title since 2011. This 12 months, the race can be held throughout a 123km route that finishes on the VAM-Berg.
She’s going to then head to the Giro d’Italia Donne the place she can be a serious contender for stage wins, undoubtedly aiming to extend her report variety of stage wins which stands at a whopping 31 – gained between 2007 and 2021.
The Italian occasion will start in Cagliari on June 30, the capital metropolis of the Italian island of Sardinia, which is able to host the primary three phases alongside the japanese shoreline. Following a relaxation day on July 3, the race will journey from Sardinia to the mainland forward of stage 4 in Cesena.
The route will then journey northward, passing by means of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, and features a mountain-top end at Passo Maniva. earlier than concluding on July 10 in Padova.
The most recent occasion on the calendar will happen simply two weeks later on the Tour de France Femmes. The opening stage can be held alongside the Champs-Élysées in Paris the place Vos gained the inaugural version of La Course in 2014, a race she gained once more in Pau in 2019.
“At La Course, yearly was very particular, after the primary time I gained on the Champs-Élysées, to be a part of the Tour de France,” she stated in an interview for Femmes du Tour (opens in new tab) on Youtube. “I additionally thought there can be house to develop. Now there’s the second that it comes from a one-day race to an eight-day race to a full Grand Tour.
“To be trustworthy I by no means thought of being a part of the Tour de France once I was youthful and along with the highway cheering for the fellows. To be a part of it now could be a primary in one thing else.”
The Tour de France Femmes will cowl 1,029 kilometres and embrace two phases for the puncheurs, a stage full of gravel sectors, and 4 flat phases and back-to-back mountain phases earlier than ending on the summit of La Planche des Belles Filles.