Dutch team unveil phenomenal squad for women’s road race at 2021 World Championships

With a choice of the strongest riders in the world, leadership is a tricky debate in the Dutch team

Annemiek van Vleuten (left) and Anna van der Breggen at the Tokyo Olympics
Annemiek van Vleuten (left) and Anna van der Breggen at the Tokyo Olympics
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The Dutch team has been revealed for the elite women’s road race at the 2021 World Championships in Flanders. 

Always amongst the favourites for any one-day race, the Netherlands boast three of the most dominant riders in the peloton - Marianne Vos, Annemiek van Vleuten, and Anna van der Breggen.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.