After starting the season with races in Australia and Spain, it all starts to get a bit more serious now the racing has begun in Belgium. With each year that passes the Omloop het Nieuwsblad course seems to resemble more and more like Ronde van Vlaanderen. A reminder that the really big one is not far away!
It was a shame the guys couldn’t hack the pace and the women’s race had to be neutralised as they caught up, but great that you all got to watch it from start to finish! Racing continues tomorrow at Omloop van het Hageland!
Kasia Niewiadoma makes her way through the Saturday morning disco at sign on
Movistar Women’s Team make their way to sign on
“I know I’ve left my glasses around here somewhere…”
Nicole Hanselmann in an early solo move
Alice Barnes leads over the Haaghoek cobbles
Emilie Moberg roars across the cobbles
Kasia Niewiadoma leads up Molenberg
Scream if you want to go faster!
Lead group on their way to Geraardsbergen
Flanders socks on Muur van Geraardsbergen
Chantal Blaak attacks on Muur van Geraardsbergen
Anna van der Breggen has some fancy new clothes!
Chantal Blaak solos to the line
Way to go Jip!