Motivation is high for Liv Racing TeqFind heading into 2023 after a December training camp in which the team trained specific elements like lead-outs and echelons.
“There are no major changes when it comes to team composition," said Jeanne Korevaar, who starts her ninth season with the team this year. "Mavi and Caroline, the only two new faces, quickly integrated into the group. It felt cohesive and family-like right away; the team-building activities in the evenings also contributed to that. Mavi lives in Mallorca; it was fun for her to show us around the island. She helped create training routes and we visited her local gym. It feels nice to be in preparation as a group."
During the camp, ‘focus’ was a key word, says sports director Wim Stroetinga. “Women’s cycling is developing extremely fast. A few years ago, you still saw many riders doing all types of races, but nowadays specialisation is a requirement to be able to perform well. So this also applies to us.”
With numerous strong riders on Liv Racing TeqFind, the team will be able to split to allow each rider to play to her strengths. Riders like Rachele Barieri, who is a top sprinter, will be able to focus on the sprints and classics while Mavi García puts her efforts toward climbing races and tough stage races.
Stroetinga is satisfied with the work the riders have done. “Everyone is intrinsically motivated, sharper and keen on results in 2023. If we can improve some more in the coming weeks, I am confident we can start the new season strongly.”