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The best women are back from Amstel Gold. Last year it was Cavalli who overpowered Van Vleuten on the line, followed by Vollering 10 seconds behind. But this year the roles might be reversed. The queen of Mur De Huy retired, Anna can der Breggen won it 7 time in succession.

Notable riders: Cavalli, Van Vleuter, Vollering, Longo Borghini, Kopecky, Persico, Lippert, Ludwig, Labous, Garcia, Niewiadoma, Faulkner, Van Anrooij


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UPDATE | Jumbo-Visma without Fem van Empel in Walloon Arrow: “Due to physical discomfort”

 
Deignan wasn't set to return before the Vuelta in May, but I guess the list of unavailable Trek riders grew too long in the end. It might not be a bad idea to get another race in before starting a week-long one though.

A shame we won't see Fem in the race, but hopefully her MTB campaign won't be affected by the current issue.

I'm surprised to see Kopecky being on the preliminary start lists at PCS and FC, cause as far I know she's going to Canada to compete in the next track Nations Cup event during the weekend. Sure Viviani was able to win a track race just a few hours after he had finished in the top 10 in a road race, but he didn't have to travel across the Atlantic in-between them.

Still very tempting to predict Anna van der Breggen to climb out of the team car and still set the best time up the Mur :laughing:

Well 8 is obviously a much better number than 7, but I'm not sure the current version of Vollering is willing to work her ass off for anyone but herself.
 
Deignan wasn't set to return before the Vuelta in May, but I guess the list of unavailable Trek riders grew too long in the end. It might not be a bad idea to get another race in before starting a week-long one though.

A shame we won't see Fem in the race, but hopefully her MTB campaign won't be affected by the current issue.

I'm surprised to see Kopecky being on the preliminary start lists at PCS and FC, cause as far I know she's going to Canada to compete in the next track Nations Cup event during the weekend. Sure Viviani was able to win a track race just a few hours after he had finished in the top 10 in a road race, but he didn't have to travel across the Atlantic in-between them.



Well 8 is obviously a much better number than 7, but I'm not sure the current version of Vollering is willing to work her ass off for anyone but herself.
That's fine, they can just work to get Demi into position at the bottom of the final hill, then Anna will just go at the precise spot she always does and win.
 
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UPDATE | Jumbo-Visma without Fem van Empel in Walloon Arrow: “Due to physical discomfort”


google translated it as "the young rider does not feel completely armpit fresh on a physical level." Im guessing thats not the actual problem :smile:
 
Deignan wasn't set to return before the Vuelta in May, but I guess the list of unavailable Trek riders grew too long in the end. It might not be a bad idea to get another race in before starting a week-long one though.

Lizzie had said she was focusing on hitting peak form around the Womens Tour, but if that went she'd have to rethink her whole calendar, so maybe we should have expected it even if Treks roster wasnt looking brilliant at the moment
 
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The one race where SD Worx can't use their annoying team strength although Vollering is probably still the favorite.
I'm going with Persico, seems in good form and if I remember correctly she was quite good on the steep parts on PDBF last year. Lippert obviously up there as well but she always seems to lack the extra, Kasia also getting back to form if Amstel is anything to go by.
 
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