Bastianelli looks beyond Gent-Wevelgem to Tour of Flanders and Yorkshire Worlds

Marta Bastianelli was just 20 years of age when she soloed to victory at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 2007, denying another youngster, Marianne Vos, a second successive rainbow jersey. Almost 12 years on, the two veterans are still to the fore, illuminating the UCI Women's WorldTour. Vos claimed the Trofeo Alfredo Binda last week, while Bastianelli leads the series after winning at the Ronde van Drenthe.

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