Trek-Segafredo takeaways from the OVO Energy Women's Tour press conference

Trek-Segafredo takeaways from the OVO Energy Women's Tour press conference

09.06.2019: Earlier today, former winner of the OVO Energy Women's Tour spoke to the press at the pre-race press conference. On the OVO Energy Women's Tour of this year “I think like always we’re going to have to be very prepared for the unpredictabil


Earlier today, former winner of the OVO Energy Women's Tour spoke to the press at the pre-race press conference. 




On the OVO Energy Women's Tour of this year


“I think like always we’re going to have to be very prepared for the unpredictability of the stages. The only thing we can be sure of is that the first stage is flat and from there on in we have to be prepared for anything because I think those Welsh stages will be really difficult.



“I think our team is really focused on having the opportunity every night on TV to showcase Women’s cycling; we’ll be aggressive and make the racing interesting, and normally that leads to victory.”





On her return to racing



“This race was my first idea of when I would return to racing so I’ve come back earlier than expected, and thank goodness because this would be a pretty brutal beginning. I’m going to take a rest after this race, so this is the last block of racing for me before I have a rest.




On Stage 2, Cyclopark


“I think it’s going to be really painful! It’s been about 15 years since I’ve done a criterium, I might be in trouble. It’s going to be fast, technical and aggressive. There will be lots of accelerations and I think it’ll be a hard stage.”




On winning in 2016


“I think winning overall for me was a huge deal. I’d never won a stage race before – I barely finish stage races normally, so to finish it and win it was very special. I think I probably had some of the strongest legs of my career at the Women’s Tour that year, and to race in front of a British crowd is always incredibly special for me.”
 
 

 
 
 - Elke Weylandt, photo


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