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JUDITH ARNDT

WINNER IN 2008 AND 2012

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Former road and time trial world champion Judith Arndt won the race twice, beating American Kristin Armst rong on both occasions .

I’m very proud of those two wins. You don’t win Flanders by accident. I liked cobbles obviously but I was not best suited for short, steep climbs so I’m a little bit surprised to have won twice.

I was a better sprinter than Kristin Armstrong. In 2008 I wasn’t sure how good she would sprint but in 2012 I was fairly certain that I would beat her at the end. But then again… you never know. If you get cramps you get cramps.

It was one of the most prestigiou­s races back then because of the terrain - the cobbles, the climbs, the narrow roads, the constant change of direction - and also the weather. It was usually cold, and a big bunch with all the best riders in the world.”

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Arndt celebrates her first win at the women’s Tour of Flanders in 2008
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