Since 2015, Strade Bianche Donne has been given a place on the women’s calendar. I asked the women and they got the heroic match. The honor roll includes Guarnier, Armitstead, Longo Borghini, Van der Breggen, Van Vleuten (2x) and Van den Broek-Blaak. Who will win in 2022?
We were never able to shine with the most points in our report, Anime Van Vleuten He was the only rider who unanimously convinced our jury.
Van Vleuten, 39, is in excellent condition. She won in Siena in 2019 and 2020 and was impressed by the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. Her acceleration on Bosberg and her run on Ninove needed a little extra. “And whether it will fly over the Tuscan cobbled roads,” our rulers predicted.
Saturday lost Demi Fullering Somewhat upset in the sprint race against compatriot Van Vleuten, but the Dutchman is “tough” and “very excited”. Fierce Vollering has already won Liège-Bastogne-Liège: will an Italian part be added to her honors list on Saturday?
to record Marian Voss To explain it, we have a little time and space.
The 34-year-old Voss wrapped up her cyclo-cross season right after the World Cup (at the end of January) and will start her first race of the season in Siena after an altitude training session. She’s ranked sixth and twice as seventh in Tuscany in recent years: does she also fill that gap in her honors list?
The Italian tricolor (she wants) is sure to shine in her country. Elisa Longo Bornick Strade has led Bianche 6 times and only failed to finish the podium twice. She extended her contract with Trek-Segafredo today and will be looking to grab a second place finish from last year.
Dreaming of Sienna, also dreams Katarzina Nevadoma† The Polish contestant has already tasted 4 times on the podium at the Strade Bianche and winning this race is her ultimate dream, although she has yet to find her best legs this year.
Great level, we didn’t see that right away at the start of the season Chantal van den Broek-Black, but with number 1, you can always go a little further. The Dutchman reads the course perfectly and can strike at the right moment with her cunning.
In her team, SD Worx is also Quebec Lotte Not without opportunity. Belgian champion Stradi Pianche drove an impressive last year, but a mechanical breakdown at the worst possible moment threw a wrench into the works. Sports director Anna van der Bregen says we shouldn’t categorize Kopecky as a pure sprinter: will she give the ultimate proof on Saturday, with her cross-country experience as an added asset?
Groupama-FDJ also offers duos in this class. the smile Cecily Otrop Ludwig Always on time on Italian gravel roads and is a guarantee of at least a top 10. Marta Kavalik She already stressed in Valencia that her spring shape is in order.
‘Crossers’ like Lucinda Brand and Shirin van Anrooij just missed out on the shortlist, because the last expensive spot is for Liann Liebert† The German at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad proved tough on his wife’s side.
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