5 conclusions from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Women 2022

NINOVE BELGIUM FEBRUARY 26 A general view of the peloton competing during the 17th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2022 Womens Race a 128km race from Ghent to Ninove OHN22 FlandersClassic WorldTour on February 26 2022 in Ninove Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite Women 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Spring Classics season began at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday where Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) took a thrilling victory from a two-up sprint against compatriot Demi Vollering (SD Worx) on the streets of Ninove.

The spring season looked to have some semblance of pre-covid normal with fans out lining the roads to watch the one-day race, eager to catch glimpses of the peloton along the five cobbled sectors and the nine ascents

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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.