Equipe Nürnberger is sending a strong team to the Holland Ladies Tour – running today through September 7 – for wins as well as solid training for the upcoming final World Cup race. The team will feature Trixi Worrack and Charlotte Becker, who just won titles in the German national track championships, former World Champion Regina Schleicher and Suzanne de Goede, who led the World Cup series earlier in the year.
"Last year we won a stage in the Ladies Tour and that is also our minimum goal again this year," said Directeur Sportif Jens Zemke. "The focus in Holland will also be on the selection of our line-up for the Nürnberger Altstadtrennen."
The team is coming off a very successful weekend in the national track championships. Charlotte Becker won the 3000-metre individual pursuit title, with her sister Christine taking bronze. Trixi Worrack took first place in the points race ahead of Charlotte Becker. "Two titles and a total of four medals are super results," Zemke said. "The championships went optimally for us."
The women were also successful on the road over the weekend. At the Radsporttrilogie in Paderborn, Germany, the Equipe dominated two of the three races, taking all three podium places. On Saturday, Marie Lindberg won ahead of Larissa Kleinmann and Eva Lutz. The top two exchanged positions on Sunday, with Kleinmann winning ahead of Lindberg and Lutz.
Equipe for the Holland Ladies Tour: Charlotte Becker, Christine Becker, Trixi Worrack, Marie Lindberg, Regina Schleicher and Suzanne de Goede (SW)
(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer)