Equipe Nürnberger for the weekend

Equipe Nürnberger is going into Sunday's World Cup race, the Ronde van Vlaanderen, looking to defend its lead in the World Cup team rankings and, of course, also to claim a podium place. The team will be led by Trixi Worrack, who has finished second and fourth in the race in the past, and newcomer Suzanne de Goede, who finished second in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda.

Directeur Sportif Jens Zemke looked forward to another strong performance. "There's a reason why we lead the team rankings after the first two World Cups. That shows our strength. We are on a good way and look forward to the challenge," he said.

Worrack and De Goede will be supported by Eva Lutz, Christine Becker, former World Champion Regina Schleicher and Giro d'Italia winner Edita Pucinskaite.

In addition, four of the team's young riders will ride the race for the German national team, Marlen Jöhrend, Corinna Thum, Romy Kasper and Lena Köckerling.

The team is sending another squad to the "Grossen Frühjahrsstrassenpreis des RSC Fürth," a hometown race for the Nürnberg team. Four riders will represent the Equipe: former German national champion Claudia Häusler, Larissa Kleinmann, Marie Lindberg and Modesta Vzesniauskaite.

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