Ronde van Drenthe
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