2019 Tour of Flanders Women - Overview
The 2019 Tour of Flanders Women will take place on April 7 on a 157km loop that starts and finishes in Oudenaarde. This year marks the 16th edition of the women's race.
Race organisers have given the women's race an even tougher finale with the addition of the Taaienberg climb, making the final 40 kilometres of the race the same as the men's edition.
That addition of the Taaienberg climb, as well as the Steenbeekdries cobbled section, with 40 kilometres to race makes for an even tougher last quarter of the race, with the riders then still facing the climbs of the Kruisberg, the Oude Kwaremont and the final climb of the Paterberg.
The 2018 Tour of Flanders was won solo by Boels Dolmans' Anna van der Breggen, with her Dutch teammate Amy Pieters bringing home the chasers over a minute down, ahead of Mitchelton-Scott's Annemiek van Vleuten and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo Bigla).
2018 Tour of Flanders - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||4:08:46|
|2||Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:01:08|
|3||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott Women|
|4||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio ((RSA)) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team|
|5||Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam|
|6||Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women|
|7||Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women|
|8||Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High5|
|9||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing|
|10||Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:01:11|