Rooijakkers goes for ‘final offensive’ in two Breton races

Liv Racing is preparing for two French one-day races. On Friday the team with Ayesha McGowan, Pauliena Rooijakkers, Lotte Kopecky and Sofia Bertizzolo will compete in La Classique Morbihan. On Saturday there is the Grand Prix du Morbihan Féminin.

La Classique Morbihan (115 kilometres) starts in Josselin. The hilly course will bring the riders to the local final circuit which will be ridden five times. The riders will have to face the same climb of 1.8 kilometres six times. After the last passage, the course goes slightly downhill for one kilometre before the finish in Grand-Champ.

One day later there is the Grand Prix du Morbihan Féminin (102 kilometres). In this race the riders will compete on a local circuit in and around Grand-Champ. This hilly lap is almost 15 kilometres long. The riders will ride it a total of seven times.

Pauliena Rooijakkers goes to France with confidence. Last weekend she became Dutch MTB Marathon champion. “I have competed in these French races a few years ago. Back then the course was slightly different than now. It remains hilly anyway. We will try to make the course hard, on the many climbs that should be possible. That way we will try to create a good situation for ourselves. Who knows, maybe we can put Lotte in a position to go for success.”

“The Dutch MTB Marathon championships, last weekend, did me good. I feel strong and I definitely want to make something beautiful out of it. These will be my last races for Liv Racing. Let this be a nice final offensive after many fine years.”

Photo credits: Cor Vos

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