Boels Hill Classic very mini preview

Source: race website,

Official map of the race


Route profile (from Cronoescalada map here)


Weather will be very warm at around 22 degrees C by mid race, but cloudy and humid too. A light north easterly wind of up to 11km/h and a chance of rain.

The start list can be found on the official website here (PDF).

Several teams are back from Amgen but are probably over their jetlag by now. RaboLiv (Vos, Koster, De Jong), Boels Dolmans (Armitstead, van Dijk, Pawlowska), Orica AIS (Elvin, Garfoot, Roy, Wiles), Hitec (Heine, Kitchen) and Cervelo Bigla (Moolman Pasio, Lepisto) are fielding full strength teams. Liv Plantur (Mackaij) and Wiggle H5 (Johansson) will be up there with them. Lotto Soudal Ladies (Kopecky, De Vuyst), Parkhotel Valkenburg (Ensing), TSVL Etixx Guill D’or (K Druyts, van den Steen), Lensworld Zannata Etixx (de Baat) and Lares Waowdeals (van de Ree) will no doubt be having a crack at a killer breakaway. Team BMS Birn complete the line up of UCI teams, with several national teams taking part too.

Vos vs Armitstead vs Johansson I think. Lepisto, Garfoot, Elvin and Kitchen will be dangerous too but hard to see past Vos.