Van Vleuten, Van den Broek-Blaak, Rivera highlight top field at Brabantse Pijl Dames

OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 04 Annemiek Van Vleuten of Netherlands and Movistar Team Women during the 18th Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour of Flanders 2021 Womens Elite a 1524km race frim Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde Attack Breakaway RVV21 rondevanvlaanderen tourofflanders UCIWWT on April 04 2021 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Annemiek van Vleuten of Movistar Team Women during the 2021 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 Brabantse Pijl Dames will welcome a world-class field that includes European Champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) and Coryn Rivera (Team DSM). Flanders Classics have tipped the mid-week classic as a dress rehearsal for the 2021 UCI Road World Championships set to be held in Flanders in September.

It’s almost a surprise to see Van Vleuten leading Movistar’s roster at the 1.1-level Classic in light of the upcoming Ardennes Classics - Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastonge-Liège. 

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