Dwars door Vlaanderen 2024

Will the sprinters get a chance before Flanders, or will a solo attacker triumph?

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Dwars door Vlaanderen
Dwars door Vlaanderen
  • Dates 27 Mar
  • Race Length 114 kms
  • Start Waregem
  • Finish Waregem
  • Race Category Elite Women

Published: 26 March, 2024

Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024 overview

Taking place on Wednesday, 27 March, Dwars door Vlaanderen is the final test before the Tour of Flanders. Though it’s less prestigious than the previous weekend’s Gent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen is an important Flanders warm-up featuring a handful of the same climbs and cobbles as Sunday’s main event.

Historically, Dwars door Vlaanderen has been a more sprinter-friendly Classic and often ends in a bunch kick, but it’s also been won by solo winners, most recently Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) in 2023. It’s not common for a rider to win both here and at the Tour of Flanders, but going well here in some way is a key indicator of form ahead of De Ronde. Equally, anyone who struggles in the gentler Dwars door Vlaanderen will throw up concerns about their performance on Sunday.

This year, Vollering will return as defending champion, but she’ll be up against some motivated sprinters and their teams, with the likes of Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ), Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ-SUEZ) and Daria Pikulik (Human Powered Health) all hoping things stay together to the finish.

Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024 key information

When is Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024? The women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen will take place on Wednesday, 27 March, the same day as the men’s race.

Where does Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024 take place? Dwars door Vlaanderen starts and finishes in Waregem, West Flanders.

Who won the Dwars door Vlaanderen Women in 2023? The 2023 race was won by Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) in a 10km solo move. The 2022 winner Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ) won the sprint for second.

When did Dwars door Vlaanderen Women start? The first edition of the women’s race took place in 2012, and was won by Dutchwoman Monique van de Ree.

Who has the most wins at Dwars door Vlaanderen Women? Ellen van Dijk (Lidl-Trek) has the most wins in this race, winning twice in 2018 and 2019.

Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024 route: plenty of bergs, but a flatter test than the weekend

Click here to see the full route of the 2024 women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen.

The women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen starts and finishes in Waregem, and takes in a total length of 130km. It features nine climbs, fewer than Flanders’ 12, and features more flat cobbled sectors, with six. The climbing is largely packed into the middle of the race, meaning the finale is flatter, which is why it lends itself well to a sprint. That said, solo or small moves are still possible, with the ascents and cobbles offering opportunities to make the race hard.

Dwars door Vlaanderen climbs:

  • Hellestraat
  • Volkegemberg
  • Hotond
  • Knokteberg
  • Kortekeer
  • Berg Ten Houte
  • Kanarieberg
  • Knokteberg-Trieu
  • Hotond

Dwars door Vlaanderen cobbles:

  • Haaghoek
  • Lange Munte
  • Holleweg
  • Haaghoek
  • Paddestraat
  • Holleweg
  • Kerkgate

Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024 contenders

The 2024 Dwars door Vlaanderen will be a battle between a very strong sprint field and the opportunists hoping for a more selective finish. With Lorena Wiebes and Elisa Balsamo both skipping the race, 2022 winner Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ) is probably the closest sprinter, with riders like Daria Pikulik (Human Powered Health) and Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ-SUEZ) close behind.

However, with Wiebes and Balsamo missing, the impetus to keep it together for a sprint will be reduced, and there are a number of strong attackers who could force a more selective finale.

Which teams are racing Dwars door Vlaanderen Women 2024?

The women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen is a 1.Pro race rather than WorldTour, but its place in the calendar means it still attracts a strong line-up, with 14 WorldTour teams on the start list this year, alongside 10 Continental outfits

Women’s WorldTour:

  • SD Worx-Protime
  • UAE Team ADQ
  • Visma-Lease a Bike
  • Lidl-Trek
  • AG Insurance-Soudal
  • FDJ-SUEZ
  • Movistar
  • Liv AlUla Jayco
  • Fenix-Deceuninck
  • dsm-firmenich PostNL
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • Roland
  • Ceratizit-WNT
  • Human Powered Health

Continental:

  • Lotto Dstny
  • Arkéa-B&B Hotels
  • VolkerWessels
  • Cofidis
  • Bepink-Bongioanni
  • Lifeplus-Wahoo
  • Proximus-Cyclis CT
  • St Michel-Mavic-Auber93
  • Coop-Repsol
  • Chevalmeire

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