Cyclingnews might be providing dwell protection of 11 of the preferred one-day races on the 2023 Ladies’s WorldTour in the course of the Spring Classics.
Our dwell protection will embrace eleven occasions starting on the newly upgraded Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and transferring onto white roads throughout Tuscany for Strade Bianche, the steep cobbled ascents of the Tour of Flanders, and the famed pavé of Paris-Roubaix Femmes earlier than culminating on the Ardennes Classics; Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and extra.
Cyclingnews might be bringing you full stories, outcomes, information, interviews, evaluation and galleries all through the entire occasions on the 2023 Ladies’s WorldTour, together with dwell protection of the preferred one-day races this spring and later within the season on the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift in July and the brand new ‘mega’ UCI Biking World Championships in August.
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The preferred one-day races on the 2023 Ladies’s WorldTour
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – February 25, Belgium
Newly upgraded to the Ladies’s WorldTour this yr, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad upholds its custom of kicking off the Spring Classics throughout ‘opening weekend’.
Cyclingnews might be providing dwell protection of the celebrated race that kicks off the Spring Classics on February 25 between Gent and the end in Ninove, Belgium.
Strade Bianche Ladies – March 4, Italy
After the Spring Classics opener at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the Ladies’s WorldTour will resume at Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy. The race takes on the white gravel roads routed all through the scenic Tuscany area and ending on the Piazza del Campo in Siena.
Ronde van Drenthe Ladies – March 11, Netherlands
The sprinter-friendly route between Assen and Hoogeveen is made up of a sequence of loops over cobbled sectors and 4 journeys up the VAM Berg, with 50km to the end line. Riders who’ve traditionally carried out effectively on this race are highly effective one-day specialists on flatter terrain.
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio – March 19, Italy
The sequence heads again to Italy for the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio. The ladies’s area historically races via the hills surrounding Cittiglio earlier than ending on 17.8-kilometre circuits across the metropolis. Every lap features a climb via Orino, however the wide-open roads to the end line typically cater to a diminished group dash.
Basic Brugge-De Panne Ladies – March 23, Belgium
It is a race that’s historically effectively suited to sprinters. The route begins in Brugge and passes via Leeuw, Koekelare and Schoorbakke, after which the competition strikes on to 2 ending circuits in De Panne.
Gent-Wevelgem Ladies – March 26, Belgium
The second of six Flanders Classics occasions after Omloop het Nieuwsblad, Gent-Wevelgem is likely one of the flatter one-day races and usually sees a conflict of the sprinters. The beginning of the race was moved from Ypres’ Grote Markt to the Menin Gate and included a number of predominant climbs, such because the Beneberg, Kemmelberg and Monteberg en path to the end in Wevelgem.
Tour of Flanders Ladies – April 2, Belgium
The Tour of Flanders, some of the prestigious of the Spring Classics, begins and ends in Oudenaarde. It covers a mix of cobbled sectors and steep climbs, together with the extra decisive climbs close to the top of the race – Kruisberg/Hotond, Oude Kwaremont, and the Paterberg – earlier than the end line in Oudenaarde.
Paris-Roubaix Femmes – April 8, France
The inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2021 was a day written into the historical past books for each girls’s biking and for the first winner of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes – Lizzie Deignan. Her teammate Elisa Longo Borghini adopted up with one other win for Trek-Segafredo within the 2022 version. The 116km route from Denain to the Roubaix Velodrome contains 17 sectors of cobbled roads, with two of the pavé sectors rated on the most issue stage – Mons-en-Pévèle and the Carrefour de l’Arbre.
Amstel Gold Race Women Version – April 16, Netherlands
The primary of the three Ardennes Classics. The race begins and finishes in Maastricht, and in earlier years, and features a hilly parcour that completed on three 17.8-kilometre circuits that function the Geulhemmerberg, Bemelerberg and Cauberg. From the highest of the Cauberg, there may be roughly 1.7km to the end line.
La Flèche Wallonne Féminine – April 19, Belgium
La Flèche Wallonne is the oldest and the second of the three one-day races that kind the ladies’s Ardennes Classics. The sequence has solely been in place for girls since 2017, when Amstel Gold Race Women Version made its return after a 14-year hiatus, adopted by the long-running La Flèche Wallonne and the debut of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The one-day girls’s race is famed for its finale on the Mur de Huy, which the ladies’s peloton climbed thrice. Now-retired Anna van der Breggen received a report seven consecutive titles at La Flèche Wallonne.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes – April 23, Belgium
Liège-Bastogne-Liège concludes the Ardennes Classics week earlier than riders flip their consideration to the stage racing season. The race begins in Bastogne and, for the primary time final yr, ascends the Côte de Mont-le-Soie, earlier than tackling the Côte de Wanne and Côte de la Haute-Levée. The ultimate climbs, Côte de La Redoute and Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons, are tackled earlier than the end in Liège.
|Pos.||Rider Title (Nation) Group||Consequence|
|February 25||Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Ladies|
|March 4||Strade Bianche Ladies|
|March 11||Ronde van Drenthe Ladies|
|March 19||Trofeo Alfredo Binda|
|March 23||Basic Brugge-De Panne Ladies|
|March 26||Gent-Wevelgem Ladies|
|April 2||Tour of Flanders Ladies|
|April 8||Paris-Roubaix Femmes|
|April 16||Amstel Gold Race Women Version|
|April 19||La Flèche Wallonne Female|
|April 23||Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes|
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