Guarnier and Canuel lead the team in GP Plouay

23 August 2018

Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team travels to France this weekend for round 21 in the Women's WorldTour, the Grand Prix de Plouay on Saturday 25 August. Historically, this race has been exciting to watch and serves as a preface to the Women's WorldTour final at the Boels Ladies Tour and Madrid Challenge. 

The team is led by Megan Guarnier, who sprinted to fifth place two years ago, and Karol-Ann Canuel, reaching the same performance in 2013. They will be supported by world road champion Chantal Blaak, Skylar Schneider, Anna Plichta and Amy Pieters.

The race

The Grand Prix de Plouay knows an undulating course and consists of five laps; four 27.7-kilometre laps and one final lap of 14.7 kilometres. The winner has often been determined by a reduced bunch sprint, but there were also solo winners in the past. 

"Like always, we have a team that can handle multiple scenarios," said team leader Danny Stam. "So whether it will be a sprint, a small group that reaches the finish line or if it takes a solo attack to win the race, we can do it."

How to follow

The final of the race is live to watch on television and online. From 3.15pm CET, watch on France 3 in France, via the Eurosport Player in Europe (paid subscription) or in North-America. The finish is expected around 4.30pm.

There is one generic hashtag for all races, namely #Plouay, and there is one shared official Twitter account, @GrandPrixPlouay. So if you're following the race on Twitter, your best bet is to use #UCIWWT

Boels-Dolmans for GP Plouay:

Megan Guarnier
Karol-Ann Canuel
Chantal Blaak
Skylar Schneider
Amy Pieters
Anna Plichta

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