Tour of Flanders for Women

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Tour of Flanders for Women
Ronde van Vlaanderen logo.png
Race details
Date Early April
Region Flanders, Belgium
Local name(s) Ronde van Vlaanderen voor Vrouwen (Dutch)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Women's Road World Cup
Type One-day race
History
First edition 2004 (2004)
Editions 11 (as of 2014)
First winner  Zoulfia Zabirova (RUS)
Most wins  Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (NED)
 Judith Arndt (GER)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Ellen van Dijk (NED)
The podium in 2014:
1) Ellen van Dijk
2) Lizzie Armitstead
3) Emma Johansson
The women's race takes the hill at Geraardsbergen

The Tour of Flanders for Women (Dutch: Ronde van Vlaanderen voor Vrouwen) is the women's edition of the Tour of Flanders, a road bicycle racing event in Flanders, Belgium. The women’s Tour of Flanders has been held every spring since 2004 on the same day as the men's race and is part of the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The race runs over a course that follows the last 55 km of the men's race to finish in Meerbeke. In 2008, the race featured three long flat cobbled sections: Paddestraat (2400m), Mater-Kerkgate (3000m) and Haaghoek (2000m), and 10 hills including the Molenberg, Eikenmolen, Muur-Kapelmuur and Bosberg.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
2004 Russia Zoulfia Zabirova
Team Let's Go Finland
Germany Trixi Worrack
Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
Netherlands Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel
Team Farm Frites-Hartol
2005 Netherlands Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel
Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team
Sweden Susanne Ljungskog
Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team
Italy Monia Baccaille
Italian national team
2006 Netherlands Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel
Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team
Austria Christiane Soeder
Univega Pro Cycling Team
Netherlands Loes Gunnewijk
Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team
2007 United Kingdom Nicole Cooke
Raleigh Lifeforce Creation HB Pro Cycling Team
Kazakhstan Zoulfia Zabirova
Bigla Cycling Team
Netherlands Marianne Vos
Team DSB Bank
2008 Germany Judith Arndt
Team High Road
United States Kristin Armstrong
Cervélo Lifeforce Pro Cycling Team
Netherlands Kirsten Wild
AA-Drink Cycling Team
2009 Germany Ina-Yoko Teutenberg
Team Columbia Highroad Women
Netherlands Kirsten Wild
Cervélo Test Team
Sweden Emma Johansson
AA-Drink Cycling Team
2010 Belgium Grace Verbeke
Lotto Ladies Team
Netherlands Marianne Vos
DSB Bank - LTO
Netherlands Kirsten Wild
Cervélo Test Team
2011 Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten
Nederland Bloeit
Russia Tatiana Antoshina
Gauss
Netherlands Marianne Vos
Nederland Bloeit
2012 Germany Judith Arndt
GreenEdge-AIS
United States Kristin Armstrong
USA National Team
Canada Joelle Numainville
Canada National Team
2013 Netherlands Marianne Vos
Rabobank Women Cycling Team
Netherlands Ellen van Dijk
Team Specialized–lululemon
Sweden Emma Johansson
Hitec Products UCK
2014 Netherlands Ellen van Dijk
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
United Kingdom Lizzie Armitstead
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
Sweden Emma Johansson
Orica-AIS

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