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Chantal van den Broek-Blaak takes centre stage on the final podium at the Simac Ladies Tour

Chantal van der Broek Blaak wins Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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WEERT NETHERLANDS AUGUST 27 Lonneke Uneken of Netherlands and Team SD Worx celebrates winning during the 23rd Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Stage 3 a 1259km stage from Stramproy to Weert SLT2021 UCIWWT on August 27 2021 in Weert Netherlands Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Lonneke Uneken wins stage 3 at Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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EDE NETHERLANDS AUGUST 24 Marlen Reusser of Switzerland and Ale Btc Ljubljana Team during the 23rd Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Prologue a 24km Individual Time Trial stage from Ede to Ede SLT2021 SimacDS UCIWWT on August 24 2021 in Ede Netherlands Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Marlen Reusser (Ale BTC Ljublana) wins stage 2 time trial at Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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HARDENBERG NETHERLANDS AUGUST 25 Julia Soek of Netherlands and Team DSM leads The Peloton during the 23rd Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 1344km stage from Zwolle to Hardenberg SLT2021 UCIWWT on August 25 2021 in Hardenberg Netherlands Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Alison Jackson (Liv Racing) wins stage 1 at the Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)
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EDE NETHERLANDS AUGUST 24 Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma celebrates winning the Yellow Leader Jersey on the podium ceremony after the 23rd Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Prologue a 24km Individual Time Trial stage from Ede to Ede SLT2021 SimacDS UCIWWT on August 24 2021 in Ede Netherlands Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) wins prologue at Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak wins 2021 Simac Ladies Tour

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) took her third victory of the 2021 Simac Ladies Tour from a reduced bunch sprint ahead of Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM), and Amy Pieters (SD Worx) on the finale stage 5. 

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) finished in the bunch to secure the overall victory by 17 seconds ahead of Marlen Reusser (Ale BTC Ljubljana), with Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) third overall at 30 seconds.

Stage 5 - Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 3:55:58
2Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
3Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx
4Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
5Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing
6Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM
7Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women
8Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
9Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
10Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:03

Final general classification after stage 5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx 14:46:39
2Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:00:17
3Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:30
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:00:51
5Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:01:03
6Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM 0:01:20
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:01:35
8Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing 0:02:05
9Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:02:39
10Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing 0:02:49

Simac Ladies Tour

The 23rd edition of the Simac Ladies Tour, formerly known as the Boels Ladies Tour, will return to the Women's WorldTour and is set to take place from August 24-29.

The 2020 edition of the stage race was cancelled due to COVID-19. The event was initially scheduled for August but was moved to the first week of September as part  of the revised calendar. Organisers had to cancel the event altogether after local municipalities would not grant permits for the six-day event due to health restrictions.

As a Women's WorldTour race all nine top-tier teams will participate in this year's race including SD Worx, Alè BTC Ljubljana, Canyon-SRAM, FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope, Team BikeExchange, Liv Racing, Movistar Team Women, Team DSM and Trek-Segafredo.

Simac Ladies Tour - History

It is the biggest stage race in the Netherlands, joining the Women’s WorldTour in 2017, and it is heading into its 23rd edition. 

Organisers annually welcome the top women’s teams to compete in six days of late-August racing. 

Former winners include Leontien van Moorsel, Petra Rosner, Kristin Armstrong, Annemiek van Vleuten, to name a few, while Marianne Vos has won the overall title four times. 

Christine Majerus won the last edition held in 2019.

The route

The Simac Ladies Tour will returned this August as part of the Women's WorldTour to once again welcome a world-class field. The race will cover a total of 584 kilometres that includes flat stages, an individual time trial and two circuit-style stages at the end.

  • Prologue Ede, ITT,  2.4km
  • Stage 1: Zwolle to Hardenberg, 134.4km
  • Stage 2: Gennep, ITT, 17km
  • Stage 3: Stramproy to Weert, 125.9km
  • Stage 4: Geleen to Sweikhuizen, 148.9km
  • Stage 5: Arnhem, 149.9km

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