2019’S WINNER ON…
WOMEN’S WORLDTOUR RONDE VAN DRENTHE 23 October | Netherlands | 1.WWT
“It is a very, very nice race. You have to have a lot of skill and experience in order to go well in it. In theory, the VAM-berg is the most selective part of the race, it could be the crucial point, but already by then there are so few riders that it does not matter as much. I like all races in Belgium with these characteristics.
I remember the crowds from when I won in 2019, and the determination it gave us, something we missed a lot last year.” Moved from its usual position in March due to the pandemic, the Ronde van Drenthe is one of the most prestigious one-day races on the Women’s WorldTour, due to the severity of its course. It includes cobbled sectors, which were one of the few places the women’s peloton experienced them before Paris-Roubaix femmes existed. The VAM-berg is a 48m climb that is built on top of a landfill site, which seriously puts the riders to the test over the few times it is climbed.