Name: Letizia Borghesi
Place of Birth: Cles
Date of Birth: 16th October 1998
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The 2024 Strade Bianche Women is set to be another classic. In 2023, the race provided yet another thrilling finish, with Demi Vollering narrowly edging out Lotte Kopecky at the finish line. However, controversy marred the podium as Kristen Faulkner, who initially finished third, was disqualified for wearing a glucose monitoring device, altering the final results.
Over the years, the women’s Classic Lorient Agglomération Trophée Ceratizit, also known as the GP de Plouay, has grown into a prestigious fixture on the women’s professional cycling calendar. This French race has garnered significant attention for its challenging course that threads through the undulating Breton landscape.
The women’s Dwars Door het Hageland has had 2 editions so far, both this side of the covid pandemic. The first year, 2021, was won by classics queen Chantal van der Broek-Blaak in a solo victory of 36 seconds ahead of teammate Christine Majerus.
The last couple of years of the women’s Brabantse Pijl have centred on Demi Vollering. The Dutch rider infamously celebrated just a moment too soon in 2021. With her arm already aloft in victory, Ruth Winder took the slenderest of victories on the finish line photo for one of the American’s final big wins.
Omloop van het Hageland is the second part of the Opening Weekend for the women’s peloton. With no Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, the long-running Omloop van het Hageland fills the gap nicely instead. More often than not the race comes down to a sprint, with the parcours just hard enough to drop any unsuspecting rider.