5 conclusions from Gent-Wevelgem Women 2021

WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 28 Podium Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team Liv Racing Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Lisa Brennauer of Germany and Ceratizit WNT Pro Cycling Team Celebration during the 10th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2021 Womens Elite a 1417km race from Ypres to Wevelgem Mask Covid Safety Measures Trophy GWE21 GWEWomen FlandersClassic UCIWWT on March 28 2021 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
2021 Gent-Wevelgem podium for women included two Continental teams, with veteran Marianne Vos of Team Jumbo-Visma taking the win (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Gent-Wevelgem proved to be a final tune-up and a good indication of how riders and teams are faring deep into the women's Spring Classics campaigns. Marianne Vos stole the show and gave the new women's team Jumbo-Visma their first-ever victory while the smaller teams showed their strengths against the best on the Women's WorldTour.

Cyclingnews looks at five of the biggest takeaways from the 2021 Gent-Wevelgem.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.