Liege-Bastogne-Liege Women's WorldTour 2018 - Preview

The Liege podium with Anna van der Breggen in the centre

The Liege podium with Anna van der Breggen in the centre (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Anna van der Breggen headed into the Ardennes Classics - Amstel Gold, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège - as the defending champion and the overwhelming favourite to repeat that success. To everyone's surprise, the Dutchwoman was more than willing to a take on a support role this year so that her Boels Dolmans teammates could enjoy success.

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Kirsten Frattini
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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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