Biehler Krush Pro Cycling 'ready to rumble' in ŠKODA V-Women's Tour
The Women’s Tour is known as the biggest stage race in women’s cycling after the Giro Rosa. It’s a race that everyone wants to ride, but sadly, there won’t be a 2020 version of The Women’s Tour due to well-known reasons. Luckily there is the ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour, the virtual Women’s Tour. Biehler Krush Pro Cycling is delighted to take part in this three day spectacle.
Comparing virtual racing with any regular road race is not easy, but it has become a fully-fledged cycling discipline. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Western Europe, Biehler Krush Pro Cycling riders are not battling it out side by side every week with the best riders in the world anymore. This now happens in a virtual world. The ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour will be using the platform RGT.
Just like a stage race on the road, there will be fierce battles for victories and several leaders jerseys. The opening stage will consist of 38.7 kilometres using the closing stages of the final stage from the 2014 Women’s Tour into Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
The second stage replicates the finishing circuit of 2019’s hilltop finish at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, with three ascents of the 1.7 kilometre climb that averages 4.9% during the 35.4 kilometre stage. The ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour will finish with a fast paced criterium around the world famous business district of Canary Wharf in London. Riders will face 35 laps of the 1 kilometre circuit, as used by the Tour Series to conclude the inaugural race. Find out more about the stages here here.
Roos Hoogeboom, Laura van Regenmortel and Marissa Baks will represent Biehler Krush Pro Cycling in the race. The trio have affinity with virtual racing. The 21-year-old Baks rode to an impressive second place in the ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour test event. She is hugely looking forward to the three days of racing.
“My second place finish in the test event gives me a lot of confidence for the virutal Women’s Tour. Of course, I would rather have been riding the real Women’s Tour, but as we all know that is simply not possible this year. This is a wonderful alternative and I’m very happy and thankful to ride this race. I think virtual cycling has a lot of potential. It is different from road races, there is no doubt about that, but I really enjoy it. I very much look forward to riding the race with Roos and Laura. We are ready to rumble!”
The ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour will take place from June 17th untill June 19th. All stages start at 20.00 CET and they will be broadcasted by BBC Sport. You can also tune in to the action on Facebook and YouTube.