Anna van der Breggen made Flèche Wallonne history and the world watched on live TV

Anna van der Breggen wins La Fleche Wallonne Feminine (Getty Images)
Anna van der Breggen of Boels Dohmans Cycling Team wins La Fleche Wallonne Feminine in World Champion Jersey (Getty Images) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) made history at La Flèche Wallonne winning a sixth consecutive title on the Mur de Huy. The world champion praised organisers, ASO, for their commitment to live broadcasting of the women’s race for the first time this year, and said it was a statement that the Giro Rosa lost its WorldTour status for not fulfilling the live television requirement.

"First of all the live broadcast is something woman cycling really needs at the moment. People should be able to watch our races. Never more than now because nobody can watch it live with all the coronavirus rules," Van der Breggen told Cyclingnews in an interview after the race.

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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.