Tour of Flanders Women 2021 - Race Preview

Chantal Van den BroekBlaak celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Women Ronde van Vlaanderen or Tour of Flanders one day cycling race 241 km from Antwerp to Oudenaarde on October 18 2020 Photo by ERIC LALMAND various sources AFP Belgium OUT Photo by ERIC LALMANDBelgaAFP via Getty Images
Chantal van den Broek-Blaak wins 2020 Tour of Flanders (Image credit: Getty Images)

The women's peloton has been preparing for the Tour of Flanders all spring and will take the start line on Sunday in Oudenaarde for the biggest one-day race on the Women's WorldTour.

This month has seen some of the best racing to date through the opening four rounds of the top-tier series - Strade Bianche won by Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx), Trofeo Alfredo Binda won by Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Classic Brugge-De Panne won by Grace Brown (Team BikeExchange) and Gent-Wevelgem won by Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma).

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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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