Corner of the veil... Women Elite Participants
The women's version of Danilith Nokere Koerse is only at its 3rd edition, but may already host its second time in UCI ProSeries. For the first time, the race will also be broadcast live on VRT-Sporza, on Canvas and on Eurosport. And the viewers will not be disappointed ... Not only is there an attractive course, equal to the prize money of the men's race, but above all, the world's top teams will be at the start in Deinze.
Race director Gil Steyvers: "Of the 14 Women's World Teams, 12 are eligible to start in Danilith Nokere Koerse. In addition, 8 strong continental teams will start. We are satisfied with the quality of the field.3
Riders to keep an eye on include:
- Lotte Kopecky is the leading lady of Belgian cycling and of Team SD Worx. She is looking for her first win of the year, but form is growing!
- Lorena Wiebes of Team DSM is a former winner of Nokere, but proved with a third place in the Omloop that she is back in form.
- Marta Bastianelli of UAE Team ADQ has already won 3 times this season. The ex-World Champion is particularly fast at the finish and can stand the cobbles well. A top favorite!
- Marianne Vos of Team Jumbo-Visma is always a top favorite. Multiple world champion on the road and in the field. A phenomenon that may also be able to add Nokere to that richly filled palmares.
- Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) won last year's race in De Panne, and has been on the podium in Nokere, the Ronde, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Brabantse Pijl. Certainly to take into account and moreover a strong team behind!