Spar Flanders Diamond Tour Preview (WE 1.1)

 

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Introduction

Nijlen, Antwerp will held the third edition of SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour. Belgian rider Jolien D’hoore (Wiggle High5) is the record holder of the race as she has won the two editions of Flanders Diamond Tour. The race is also the seventh and penultimate round of the Lotto Cycling Cup, that currently leads Kelly Druyts (Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx).

Lotto Cycling Cup individual ranking remains as follows:

1   Kelly Druyts Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx 83
2 Emma Johansson Wiggle High5 65
3   Demi De Jong Boels Dolmans 64
4 Marta Bastianelli Alé Cipollini 58
5 Valerie Demey Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx 58
6 [AUS] Sarah Roy Orica AIS 54
7 [AUS] Lauren Kitchen Hitec Products 54
8 Floortje Mackaij Liv-Plantur 54
9 Lotte Kopecky Lotto Soudal Ladies 52
10 Anouk Rijff Lotto Soudal Ladies 51

Programme

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Sunday, June 12th Nijlen – Nijlen: 131km Local Time: 14.30 p.m. to 18.00 p.m. approx. (UTC+2)

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The course has been modified from previous editions. The peloton will have to cover an initial big lap of 30.3 kilometres and seven laps to a 14.4-kilometre circuit. During the 30.3 kilometre section riders will have to face twice two cobblestones sectors of 500 and 400 meters each. Due to its flat nature, the race will likely end up with a bunch sprint.

Favourites & Outsiders

Imagen  [BEL] Jolien D’hoore, [CAN] Leah Kirchmann, [LUX] Christine Majerus
Imagen [AUS] Chloe Hosking, [ITA] Giorgia Bronzini, [HOL] Floortje Mackaij, [HOL] Anna van der Breggen
Imagen  [HOL] Demi de Jong, [BEL] Lotte Kopecky, [BEL] Kelly Druyts, [HOL] Eva Buurman, [HOL] Monique van de Ree

Betting area

Our favourite: [BEL] Jolien D’hoore
Our outsider: [BEL] Lotte Kopecky

Participants

Startlist

Previous edition

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Belgian rider Jolien D’hoore (Wiggle Honda) sprinted for the victory at the 2nd edition of Flanders Diamond Tour, reediting her 2014 victory. Her compatriot Kelly Druyts (Topsport Vlaanderen Pro Duo) finished second, while German rider Lisa Brennauer (Velocio SRAM) completed the podium.

Results

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A few Twitter accounts and hashtags (among others):

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Flanders Diamond Tour

Lotto Cycling Cup

Sources

Official website
PCS
WomenCyclingFever

Written by:
Diego Martín

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