After an outstanding performance in the Giro Rosa and the Fléche Wallonne, the Cogeas Mettler Look squad is preparing to give their best in the next Women’s edition of the classic Liège Bastogne-Liège cycling, which will be run this Sunday 4th October, the one-day road test this year will feature the participation of 24 Woman World Tour teams and a route of 135 kilometers.
The Cogeas Mettler Look cyclists María Novolodskaya, Julia Galimullina, Aigul Gareeva and Diana Klimova (all from Russia), the British Anabel Fisher and the Swiss Nohemí Rüegg, will participate in the 106th edition of the classic Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This race had to take place on April 26 2020 in Belgium, however, due to the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic, it has been canceled and rescheduled for Sunday, October 4, 2020. The girls will be directed by Sergey Klimov, and assisted by Vladimir Ekimov masseur and Artak Mkrtchyan as the mechanic.
We have no doubts that our runners will give the maximum of their energies as a team, always seeking supremacy and sports quality through our effort as a whole, good luck to all !!!
The sports director Sergey Klimov will lead the delegation as technical manager of the Cogeas Mettler Look, our team that will be made up of the Russian cyclists Maria Novolodskaya, Julia Galimullina, Aigul Gareeva and Diana Klimova, as well as the British Anabel Fisher and the Swiss Noemi Rüegg.
The legendary Flèche Wallonne (Belgium), is a test that has a total distance of 124 kilometers, and is classified as one of the greatest monuments of world cycling. The great event begins on September 30, leaving the town of Huy and having the famous Mur de Huy as the finish line. In this edition, the two versions Men and Women will be run. The team is completed by Vladimir Ekimov as the masseur and Artak as the mechanic.
The Walloon Arrow 2020 is a road cycling event, a one-day race, that should have taken place on April 22nd 2020 in Belgium and was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 version was rescheduled to start on Wednesday, September 30th, being the 84th Edition of La Flèche Wallonne, a professional road race belonging to the UCI Woman World Tour 2020. The Dutch Anna Van Der Breggen has won the last editions, imposing a dictatorship five years in this event that brings together the best runners in the world.
The teams participating in the race are the following:
Alé BTC Ljubljana
Astana Womens Team
Boels – Dolmans Cycling Team
Canyon SRAM Racing
CCC – Liv
Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling
Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
Chevalmeire Cycling Team
Cogeas – Mettler Pro Cycling Team
Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport
Équipe Paule Ka
FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
Lotto Soudal Ladies
Massi – Tactic Women Team
Team TIBCO – SVB
Valcar – Travel & Service
The American cyclist Amber Neben from our team Cogeas Mettler Look marked an average of 45,648 km / hour and was placed in the sixth position in the individual time trial of the 87th World Cycling Championship held this Wednesday, September 24 in the town of Imola, Italy. The Russian Aigul Gareeva was placed 27th with an average of 42,260 km / hour.
Amber Neben born in the town of Irvine California United States, on February 18, 1975, is a veteran world champion of the 2008 and 2016 time trial championships and has set the best third record of the day in the intermediate point of the tour. At the end of the 31.7-kilometer race, our Cogeas Mettler Look member put all her efforts to momentarily place herself in third place.
The first place on the final podium went to the Dutch Anna van der Breggen with a mark of 47,157. The second place went to the Swiss Marlen Reusser 15 seconds behind the winner and the third place was awarded to Ellen van Dijk from the Netherlands, 31 seconds behind the champion.
Congratulations to our riders Amber Neben and Aigul Gareeva for keeping up the sporting spirit of high competition cycling.
A total of seven members of the Cogeas Mettler Look will participate in the LXXXVII World Road Cycling Championship, which will be held in the town of Imola (Italy) between September 24 and 27, 2020, under the organization of the Cycling Union International (UCI) and the Italian Cycling Union.
The American Amber Neben, the Uzbek Olga Zabelinskaya and the Russian Aigul Gareeva will start the 32-kilometer time trial on Thursday, September 24.
The Russian team will be made up of three riders from Cogeas Mettler Look Aigul Gareeva, María Novolodskaya, Diana Klimova, while Marie Soleil Blais from Canada, the Swiss Noemi RÜEGG, Amber Neben and the Uzbek Olga Zabelinskaya will also participate in the road event that It will have a 144-kilometer route on Saturday, September 26.
Originally, the championship was to be held in the Swiss towns of Aigle and Martigny, but the Swiss cycling federation announced the cancellation of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The championship will consist of races in the time trial and road specialties, in the men’s elite and women’s elite divisions. Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in these championships, the tests in the sub-23 and junior division and the mixed relay time trial will not be contested.
The Russian cyclist of Cogeas Mettler Look Maria Novolodskaya, continues to attract great attention in this edition of the Giro Rosa 2020.
Yesterday, during the seventh day of the Giro Rosa, María Novolodskaya escaped again with a lot of bravery and challenging a large squad full of champions. Despite having suffered a great fall the day before during the sixth stage.
Novolodskaya true to her style, launched a strong change of pace in the last quarter of the race, disputed between the towns of Nola and Maddaloni with a total distance of 112 kilometers.
The race became more dynamic, since in her escape Maria achieved a difference of one minute and forty seconds. And it was with 10 kilometers to go that a hard-working platoon hunted down the Cogeas Mettler Look member.
In this way, María Novolodskaya once again shines with her own light in a stage of the most prestigious races such as the Giro Rosa 2020.