Photo by dvnh
In the week that we hear the sad news of the death of Kelly Catlin perhaps it is appropriate, in some way, that out only event this week is a Women’s event. RIP Kelly Catlin a sad loss for someone so young.
Ronde van Drenthe has been in existence as a Women’s race since 1998 originally known as Novilon Internationale Damesronde van Drenthe which became Ronde van Drenthe and in 2016 the race became part of the new Women’s World Tour.
Ronde van Drenthe takes place on Sunday 17th March. Details of teams and riders can be found here.
I will update this further later in the week when I get back to home base.
NOTE THAT PICKS CLOSE MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY.
Bastianelli of Virtu Cycling won a typically muddy Ronde van Drenthe in a sprint beating Blaak of Boels Dolmans. Third was van Dijk of Trek-Segafredo who lead out a late attack but was beaten to the line.
Top 5 were:
- Marta Bastianelli – Team Virtu Cycling
- Chantal Blaak – Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
- Ellen van Dijk – Trek-Segafredo Women
- Amy Pieters – Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
- Lotte Kopecky – Lotto Soudal Ladies
KogaLover takes the win in Ronde van Drenthe, chapeau. Wiscot gets a fine second. A smattering of us with 3 but NITRO. At least we are showing better this season in the Women’s events than our dismal showings most of last year!
Wiscot narrows the gap to me in the overall.
Results stand subject any protests given the fact that there were problems with the site on the run in.
Picks open on Monday for Milan san Remo and Trofeo Alfredo Binda.
1. Marta Bastianelli
2. Lotta Lepisto
3. Marianne Vos
4. Kirsten Wild
5. Julia d’Hoore
Please submit via the form on the OTR League page. I pick them up from there as a table copy and can’t edit in by hand from different places! Ta,
Hmm – though it seems someone might have been having some issues as there are two empty submissions in the table…..
Balls just tested it and the form seems to be sending empty records at the moment. Investigating but if you have submitted an update today then post them here please too for now!