The Tour de Romandie is a new WorldTour race with quite a lot of altimeters, ideal for climbers. "Especially the second stage I see as a great opportunity to score," said Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. "That's a tough stage that ends on a mountain top. Every day there is quite a bit of climbing. I hope to triumph in a stage or at least ride top-three to end my period with Team SD Worx in a nice way."
The 36-year-old South African looks back on her two seasons with this team with satisfaction. "It was great. This team has a fantastic environment, with top professionals. You can tell from everything that this is the best team in the world. There is the professional set-up with sponsors like SRAM, Specialized, Garmin, Zipp,... But apart from that there is a lot of expertise, not only with the staff, but also with the riders. Anna van der Breggen, Danny Stam, Chantal van den Broek-Blaak, Christine Majerus... They have been in road cycling for so long that I learned a lot from them."