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Teams confirmed for 2022 Omloop van het Hageland

Teams confirmed for 2022 Omloop van het Hageland

The Omloop van het Hageland normally takes place on the opening weekend of the spring classics. Paired with Omloop het Nieuwsblad, there is no women’s Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, so they take on the race in Hageland instead. The race is based around the towns of Tienen and TIelt-Winge, located to the east of Brussels and …

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NXTG Racing to become NXTG by Experza

NXTG Racing to become NXTG by Experza

NXTG Racing, the Dutch U23 development team, will be known as NXTG by Experza in 2022. The team has received additional funding from the Experza recruitment agency. Quickstep’s owner Patrick Lefevere is a part-owner of the agency. It’s a return to women’s cycling for Lefevere who had links to the Expera-Footlogix team in 2018 before …

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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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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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Women’s Driedaagse Brugge De Panne (Oxyclean Classic) 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Driedaagse Brugge De Panne (Oxyclean Classic) 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Driedaagse Brugge De Panne, despite the name isn’t a 3 day race. For the women’s peloton it never has been. Since its inception in 2018, the race has seen 3 big bunch sprints. The parcours is super flat with nothing of note to worry about. The wind is about the only hazard for the riders. …

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Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Nokere Koerse 2021 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Nokere Koerse is still a new race on the women’s calendar. The first edition took place in 2019 and saw Lorena Wiebes power up the Nokereberg to take the overall win. Canyon’s Lisa Klein and Lotto Soudal’s Lotte Kopecky joined Wiebes on the podium. 2020’s race was cancelled amid the COVID pandemic but we’re lucky …

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