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Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.

Here I, Robbert van der Linde, will keep you informed of the developments during the women's road race at the World Cycling Championships.

  • World Cycling Championships

  • Road race women

  • Antwerp-Leuven (157 km)

  • Dutch women's favorite

in 21 hours

Anna van der Breggen is riding the last race of her glorious career today.

The reigning world champion already knows before the race that she will not succeed herself and will operate as a servant in her farewell race.

"You can just call me a servant, that's not bad," says 31-year-old Zwolse with a smile in


with NU.nl.

"I like doing it. The other girls have always taken on that role for me, so I don't mind doing something in return. In fact, I think it's beautiful."

in 21 hours

The Netherlands is at the start with an extremely strong team.

In addition to Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen, it is also possible that reigning world champion time trial Ellen van Dijk, reigning world champion cyclo-cross Lucinda Brand, former world champions Marianne Vos and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak, Amy Pieters or Demi Vollering will take the world title. .

in 20 hours

Last year Anna van der Breggen stood on the highest scaffold of the podium.

Annemiek van Vleuten finished second at an appropriate distance, while Elisa Longo Borghini prevented a completely Dutch podium.

With Van Vleuten, Van der Breggen and Longo Borghini, three important candidates for the win have also been named today.

in 20 hours

This is the profile that women have to take today.

The road between start place Antwerp and finish place Leuven starts relatively easy, but in the second part it is dotted with climbs.

It looks a lot like a real Flemish spring classic.

in 20 hours

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