Cycling teams are stepping up their preparations for the return of competiton, with Team Ineos and Annemiek van Vleuten putting in hard work.
Team Ineos will hold their second Zwift eRace Classic on Saturday 6 June. The event will see their riders compete on a virtual course of the Yorkshire World Championships, and will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.
The first race featured Ineos riders Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal, and the eventual winner was Rohan Dennis who won in a time of 58 minutes.
Meanwhile, Dutch racer Annemiek van Vleuten took on a huge challenge of her own, riding 400km in just one day.
The Mitchelton-Scott rider was joined by Jan-Willem van Schip over the course of an 11 hour ride.
Van Vleuten explained on Instagram: “Today my neighbour Jan-Willem van Schip got me into this crazy 400km plan. Thanks guys for a nice day out.”
She is known for her epic efforts, having cycled 234km in a ride in Italy with the men's team from Mitchelton-Scott. At the start of 2020 she managed to record a distance of 2,636km in training in a fortnight, beaten only by Ineos rider Bernal, who managed 2,638km.
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