The Emakumeen XXXI. Bira is taking place in Spanish Basque Country from Saturday until Tuesday. The race with 4 stages is part of the UCI Women's World Tour. Sports director Jeroen Blijlevens brings the following riders to the start: Dani Rowe, Yara Kastelijn, Anouska Koster, Riejanne Markus, Pauliena Rooijakkers and Sabrina Stultiens.
"The Emakumeen XXXI.Bira is traditionally a challenging race with strong competition. Sabrina Stultiens should be able to cope with all the climbing. The time trial on Sunday will be decisive for the outcome. Sabrina is in great shape and will most likely do well in the time trial", says sports director Jeroen Blijlevens.
Saturday 19 May: Legazpi-Legazpi (108 kilometres)
Sunday 20 May: Agurain-Vitoria (26.6 kilometres - time trial)
Monday 21 May : Aretxabaleta-Aretxabaleta (114.5 kilometres)
Tuesday 22 May : Iurreta-Iurreta (120 kilometres)