Leah Kirchmann: Longer races don't necessarily make for better racing

A few weeks ago, Team Sunweb and I took part in what I consider to be one of the highlights of the season, the OVO Energy Women's Tour in the UK. With this being the fourth edition of the race, they did not disappoint, making it even bigger and better than before. The British crowds were as enthusiastic as ever, with the race routes absolutely packed with fans. I find cycling in the UK is insanely popular, cyclists are even in the tabloids! The race organisers did a great job engaging the next generation and having young kids help present the teams on the podium at sign-in each day.

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Growing up in Winnipeg, Canada it was always my dream to race in Europe. Two years ago, my dream came true. In this, and future posts, I will be giving you insight into my experiences racing in the European peloton with Team Sunweb.