UCI Women's Road World Cup - Round 3: Unive Ronde van Drenthe
The UCI Women's Road World Cup will head deep into the Netherlands for its third round, the home turf of series leader Annamiek Van Vleuten who comes fresh off her victory in the Tour of Flanders.
It's the 10th year of the race and the fifth year of its inclusion in the World Cup, so riders are well acquainted with the event's obstacles: namely narrow, twisting roads, a section of slippery pavé and three trips up the only notable climb in sight - the VAMberg, a covered over landfill.
While a largely flat race, the Ronde van Drenthe is not normally a race for the sprinters. The VAMberg, which averages nearly 10% and is 380m long, comes with 13km to go, and each year has provided a launching pad for a small group to escape.