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Grand Prix de Plouay lorient agglo TROPHEE WNT

WNT Rotor on his own Trophy

08/10/2019

In Brittany, the WNT Rotor team will be a bit at home because the Grand Prix of Plouay - Lorient Agglo is also known as the WNT Women Trophy. The links are now evident between the Plouay Festival Committee and this promising team, which is increasingly race after race.

As recently as the spring, the WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team was already in Plouay during a stage of the Tour de Bretagne won by its charismatic leader, the Dutch sprinter Kirsten Wild. This time, the germanteam will come without her great champion who will leave teammates having the opportunity to stand on a race favoring good climbers and classics riders.

Well reinforced in the offseason, WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team is now 8th in the WorldTour teams ranking. In Plouay, the team will present three of her leaders, Clara Koppenburg, 39th in the standings, Erica Magnaldi, 43rd, and Janneke Ensing, 61st. They will be the leaders of a team that will have nothing to lose against the best in the world.

We will find at the head of the team the sports director Dirk Baldinger. He already has the experience of Plouay where he ran in 1998 when he worked at Telekom.

With Koppenburg and Ensing

WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team has presented its first rider list scheduled in Plouay under the direction of the sports director Dirk Baldinger.

171. Laura Asencio (Fra, 21). Neo-professional, the young French native of Drôme continues her apprenticeship at the highest level. This will be his 2nd participation in Plouay.

172. Sarah Rijkes (Aut, 28). The Austrian will discover Plouay. Experienced cyclist, she will be there as a teammate to support her leaders.

173. Clara Koppenburg (Ger, 24). 21st in 2018, the German progresses at each of her stakes in Plouay. Winner of the SetmanaCiclistaValenciana, we will wait for her among the candidates for the victory at the start of the last two rounds.

174. Erica Magnaldi (Ita, 27). 10th of the Girod'Italia, she should count among the girls at ease in the climbs of the Grand Prix de Plouay.

175. Janneke Ensing (Ned, 32). This will be the fourth participation in Plouay for the Dutchwoman. 8th of the Strade Bianche and 17th of The Race by The Tour de France, she will be able to play once again the leading roles.

176. Claudia Koster (Ned, 27). The Dutchwoman will discover the Grand Prix of Plouay, she has already come to the Morbihan commune on the occasion of the Tour of Brittany during which she managed four Top 8 stages by supporting Kirsten Wild.

The announced substitutes are Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp), Aafke Soet (Ned) and Lara Vieceli (Ita).

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