The biggest talking points ahead of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Women - Preview

The women's peloton racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
The women's peloton racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Image credit: Getty Images)

Opening weekend is finally here, and for the women's peloton, that means back-to-back races with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, February 25 and Omloop van het Hageland on Sunday, February 26, in Belgium.

The road racing season is already well underway with the 2023 Women's WorldTour having begun at the Tour Down Under and Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Australia. Teams then traveled to race at the UAE Tour Women and onto Spain for the European start at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana.

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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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