Bastianelli hoping for luck, strength and good feelings at Tour of Flanders

Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana-Cipollini) during the Trofeo Alfredo Binda 2021
Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana Cipollini) during the 2021 Trofeo Alfredo Binda (Image credit: Getty Images)

It's been two years since Marta Bastianelli's impressive victory at the 2019 Tour of Flanders where she powered over the line ahead of late-race breakaway companions Annemiek van Vleuten and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig. 

In an interview with Cyclingnews, the Italian one-day specialist admitted that she's not 100 per cent, and that she will be hoping to find her strength and some good luck in Oudenaarde at this year's edition of the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

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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.