The 5 top sprinters in the women's peloton in 2021

Vos Kopecky Balsamo sprinters
Lotte Kopecky, Marianne Vos, and Elisa Balsamo are among our top sprinters of 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images composite)

From the fast-finishing flat bunch sprinters to those who excel when an extra challenge is thrown into the race, it was a year of some spectacular sprint results in the women’s peloton. 

In 2021, the biggest event on the calendar, the Olympic Games, played into the hands of the climbers, but the sprinters still managed to carve out their own memorable moments.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.