Marianne Vos: Van Aert's win gave us some pressure at Gent-Wevelgem

Dutch Marianne Vos celebrates on the podium with champagne after winning the womens edition of the GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2475 kilometers road cycling race from Ypers to Wevelgem on March 28 2021 Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN various sources AFP Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBelgaAFP via Getty Images
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Marianne Vos filled a rare void in her stellar palmares by taking her first-ever win at Gent-Wevelgem. It was also the first-ever victory for her new women's team Jumbo-Visma, and she said she felt the pressure to win after learning that her teammate Wout van Aert won the men's race earlier on Sunday.

The Jumbo-Visma leader also moved into the overall lead of the Women's WorldTour and brings confidence into next weekend's Tour of Flanders.

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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.