Vos and Armitstead to face off at La Fleche Wallonne Feminine – Preview

The competitive vibe will rise to new heights at the 2016 La Flèche Wallonne Feminine as Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) takes the start line at her first Women’s WorldTour race of her comeback season. Vos, a five-time champion on the Mur de Huy and multiple-time world champion, always aims to win but she will have to face the new world champion and series leader Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans). It is this type of clash between the old guard and the new guard that the cycling world has been waiting to see.

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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.

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