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Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Simac Ladies Tour is the new name for the Boels Ladies Tour in 2021. Boels pulled back from their sponsorship of the race at the same time as they reduced their involvement in the now SD Worx team. The sponsorship was ended positively, with Boels saying that their involvement in women’s cycling had been …

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Baloise Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Baloise Ladies Tour 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Baloise Ladies Tour has also been known as the BeNe Ladies Tour in the past. First run in 2014, that year’s race was won by Emma Johansson. Jolien d’Hoore finished 2nd that year before taking a pair of wins and Marianne Vos a pair of victories herself. Lisa Klein won in 2019, a year …

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SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour is the next round in the Lotto Cycling Cup, the year-long national competition in Belgium. The race is set at the 1.1 level, so a healthy amount of WorldTour talent can mix it up against domestic talents. It takes place around the town of Nijlen, situated just outside the major …

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Dwars Door de Westhoek 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Dwars Door de Westhoek 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Dwars Door de Westhoek takes place in the corner of Belgium, next to the French border, called Heuvelland. It’s the area most commonly associated with the Gent Wevelgem races. Starting and finishing in Boezinge, the riders are treated to 3 ascents of the Rodeberg before heading back into town. The Rodeberg is just under 1km …

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Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Festival Elsy Jacobs is the first race to take place after the Spring Classics part of the season has come to a close. This race is a homage to Luxembourger Elsy Jacobs, the first-ever women’s world road race champion. The second stage is hosted by her own town of Garnich and the country is …

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Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Fleche Wallonne 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Fleche Wallonne sees the riders take on the Mur de Huy once more. A climb that’s so steep and hard the race is almost always decided on the last ascent of its slopes. The race has been utterly dominated by Anna van der Breggen in recent times, who is on a run of 6 straight …

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Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Amstel Gold Race 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Amstel Gold Race returns after a year off due to COVID-19. The race this year is heavily altered due to the pandemic but at least it gets to take place. The Cauberg remains, however many climbs have fallen by the wayside. The organisers have created a local loop that the women’s peloton will …

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Women’s Brabantse Pijl 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Brabantse Pijl 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The women’s Brabantse Pijl sees the Spring Classics move eastwards. The Flandrian part of the calendar is over and we’re only a few days away from seeing racing in the Ardennes region of Belgium and the Netherlands. The race begins at Lennik in Flemish Brabant before heading south, skirting around the bottom of Brussels. It …

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Women’s Scheldeprijs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Scheldeprijs 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This is the first-ever Women’s Scheldeprijs! Flanders Classics who organise many of the top spring classics in Belgium at this time of year have added a women’s race to the existing men’s race in 2021. The men’s race is well-known as an unofficial sprinter’s world championships (along with the Champs Elysees) due to the winner’s …

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