Van der Breggen: It’s important to know if the Tour de France is happening

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Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) is patiently awaiting news of revised late-season calendar for the Women’s WorldTour but she believes it’s important for the sport on a whole to first have confirmation of the Tour de France. Ultimately, however, the former registered nurse says it will be the coronavirus that dictates when, where, and if, racing will resume this season.

"It’s important to know if the Tour de France is happening, also for women’s cycling, because it’s has a big financial importance for the UCI, National Federations and teams. They have a calendar proposed but, of course, nothing is sure yet," Van der Breggen told Cyclingnews. 

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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.