Sarah Roy looks to turn Classics luck around at Scheldeprijs

Sarah Roy (Team BikeExchange) Dwars door Vlaanderen 2021
Sarah Roy (Team BikeExchange) centre (Image credit: Getty Images)

After an impressive start to the year, that delivered an unexpected Australian Road title, it hasn’t exactly been the best Classics season for Sarah Roy (Team BikeExchange) after an ill-timed mechanical at Dwars door Vlaanderen and a visit to a roadside ditch at Brugge-De Panne. The introduction of the first-ever women’s edition of the Scheldeprijs, however, leaves her with another chance to turn her luck around this spring. 

The Belgian race has long been a fixture on the men’s calendar – dating back to 1907 – and usually delivers an opportunity for the sprinters. It's no surprise then that he first 136 kilometre women's edition delivers a course that looks to suit Roy, who with her positioning and efforts to help teammates looks to be carrying strong form this spring, even if the individual results don’t show it so far. 

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