Flanders Classics hits back at criticism over prize money inequality at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Anna van der Breggen and Davide Ballerini on the podiums of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad women's and men's races in 2021
Anna van der Breggen and Davide Ballerini on the podiums of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad women's and men's races in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

World Champion Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) earned five per cent of what Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-QuickStep) earned for winning the Classics-opener Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Ninove, Belgium on Saturday. 

The discrepancy between the men’s and women’s payouts has reignited a long-running discussion over a push for equal prize money in cycling. 

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