Women’s Team of the Week: Flanders Finale Edition

Races Ronde van Vlaanderen , the culmination of the women’s cobbles season, and Dwars door Vlaanderen , its midweek cousin. Plus SSR action a continent away at the Joe Martin Stage Race . Coverage Let’s pretend the tv broadcast recap of the Ronde didn’t happen just as the riders hit the Muur or that signal dropout meant we didn’t really see how Ellen van Dijk got away at Dwars. Great coverage of both races, and the tracker for Flanders (when it worked) made the race even easier to follow. Riders Marta Bastianelli [2]: TotW can only shake its head. You race defensively midweek, conserving energy for the weekend, and still get second. On Sunday, you take advantage of a lack of decisive attacks to have a go yourself on the Oude Kwaremont ( as advised by Bjarne Riis ), sticking in when the climbers counter. You pull through on the ...

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