Ekimov heads women's team in Route de France

Former Discovery Channel pro rider Viatcheslav Ekimov, who is still involved with the team, will be directeur sportif for the women's team USC Chirio Forno Asolo in the upcoming La Route de France Féminine. The second edition of this race starts this Saturday, August 11, and runs through the 18th.

The prologue on Saturday kicks the week long race off with 2.2 mostly flat kilometres. After a few rolling stages that aren't particularly flat but also don't have climbs reaching too high, the end of next week will likely see the overall decided with stages in the Vosges mountain range in the Alsace offering something for the mountain goats.

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