Vos joins Rabo-Liv at Pajot Hills Classic
Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) will be back in action on Wednesday at the Pajot Hills Classic, a new race added to the women’s UCI calendar in 2016. The Dutchwoman only began her season two weeks ago after taking nearly a year off to recover from injury and overtraining.
Vos will join teammates Anna van der Breggen, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, Shara Gillow, Thalita de Jong and Kasia Niewiadoma in the 122.4km race.
Vos was forced to take a break last year due to a hamstring injury that she sustained at the Dutch national cyclo-cross championships at the beginning of January 2015. It was a long recovery process, and she briefly returned for two races in April and May. However, Rabo Liv announced last June that Vos would not return to road racing and that she had written off her 2015 goals. Vos later described her health problems and tired feeling as a sign of over training but stated that she would return in 2016 with an eye on the Olympic Games in Rio.
Her first race this season was on March 13 at the Drentse Acht van Westerveld where she placed tenth.
The Pajot Hills Classic will be held on a 21km circuit, followed by a main loop of 56.7km, and then two final circuits of 22.3km each. There will be eight cobbled sections.
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