Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2021 start list

The line-up for the mid-week Belgian one day race, Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Ellen van Dijk wins Dwars door Vlaanderen for the second consecutive year (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)
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Promoted to a WorldTour race in 2017, the Belgian one-day cobbled semi-classic Dwars Door Vlaanderen (March 31) maintains its mid-week Wednesday slot for 2021, following Ghent-Wevelgem and ahead of the Tour of Flanders the following Sunday.

Last year's events were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but look to definitely be going ahead in 2021 as things stand.

The race, which takes in 11 hellingen and three cobbled sectors is shorter than editions prior to 2018, comprising only 1824.1km between Roeselare and Waregem with the women's peloton taking on similar parcours, which has n ot yet been released.

Despite falling between two major Classics weekends, Dwars Door Vlaanderen still boasts an impressive start list, with defending two-time champion Yves Lampaert being part of a strong Deceuninck-Quick-Step team that features world champion Julian Alaphilippe and recent E3 Saxo Bank Classic winner Kasper Asgreen.

Defending champion, Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) is set to return to racing at Dwars Door Vlaanderen before he looks to defend his title at the Tour of Flanders.

Ineos Grenadiers could possibly field their strongest Classics team since Milan-San Remo with Michał Kwiatkowski, Tom Pidcock and Dylan Van Baarle all down to ride.

Oliver Naesen, Greg Van Avermaet (both Ag2r-Citroën), Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo), Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates), Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) and Sep Vanmarke (Israel Start-Up Nation) are just some of the big names expected to be on the start line in Roeselare.

Some of the fastest riders in the world are also currently on the start list with Gent-Wevelgem runner-up Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and Elia Viviani (Cofidis) among others.

In the women's side of the race, Ellen Van Dijk returns for a very strong Trek-Segafredo team as she looks to win her third Dwars Door Vlaanderen in a row.

Alongside her is former world champion Lizzie Deignan, world cyclo-cross champion Lucinda Brand, French champion Audrey Cordon-Ragot and WorldTour leader Elisa Longo-Borghini.

Trek-Segafredo will face stiff competition though with Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) making her return to racing alongside on-form team-mate, Emma Norsgaard.

Other big names to watch out for are Lorena Wibes (DSM), Grace Brown (BikeExchange), Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) and Marta Bastianelli (Alé-BTC-Ljubljana) along with several other top names.

SD Worx are not on the start list meaning the likes of Anna van der Breggen, Amy Pieters and Chantal van dern Broek-Blaak will not be riding.

Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2021 men's start list

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

LAMPAERT Yves

ALAPHILIPPE Julian

ASGREEN Kasper

SÉNÉCHAL Florian

BALLERINI Davide

DECLERCQ Tim

STEEL Stijn

Movistar Team

ERVITI Imanol

HOLLMANN Juru

ERVITI Imanol

MAS Lluís

NORSGAARD Mathias

GARCÍA CORTINA Iván

SERRANO Gonzalo

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

DE GENDT Aimé

VAN POPPEL Danny

VAN POPPEL Boy

PASQUALON Andrea

KREDER Wesley

DE WINTER Ludwig

VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter

Lotto-Soudal

WELLENS Tim

GRIGNARD Sébastien

VERMEERSCH Florian

VAN MOER Brent

KLUGE Roger

VAN DER SANDE Tosh

FRISON Frederik

Ag2r-Citroën Team

VAN AVERMAET Greg

NAESEN Oliver

DEWULF Stan

NAESEN Lawrence

SCHÄR Michael

DUVAL Julien

JULIEN Anthony

EF Education-Nippo

BISSEGGER Stefan

BETTIOL Alberto

VALGREN Michael

KEUKELEIRE Jens

LANGEVELD Sebastian

RUTSCH Jonas

SCULLY Tom

Trek-Segafredo

STUYVEN Jasper

DE KORT Koen

MULLEN Ryan

MOSCHETTI Matteo

REIJNEN Kiel

SIMMONS Quinn

Bahrain Victorious

TEUNS Dylan

HALLER Marco

HAUSSLER Heinrich

COLBRELLI Sonny

MILAN Jonathan

SIEBERG Marcel

WRIGHT Fred

Team Qhubeka-Assos

NIZZOLO Giacomo

CAMPENAERTS Victor

WALSCHEID Max

CLAEYS Dimitri

HANSEN Lasse Norman

VINJEBO Emil

STOKBRO Andreas

UAE Team Emirates

KRISTOFF Alexander

TRENTIN Matteo

GIBBONS Ryan

LAENGEN Vegard Stake

BYSTRØM Sven Erik

OLIVEIRA Ivo

OLIVEIRA Rui

Israel Start-Up Nation

BIERMANS Jenthe

VAHTRA Norman

RENARD Alexis

HOFSTETTER Hugo

BARBIER Rudy

VAN ASBROECK Tom

BOIVIN Guillaume

Groupama-FDJ

DÉMARE Arnaud

LUDVIGSSON Tobias

SINKELDAM Ramon

KÜNG Stefan

LE GAC Olivier

MADOUAS Valentin

LIENHARD Fabian

Astana-Premier Tech

PERRY Benjamin

FEDOROV Yevgeniy

GIDICH Yevgeniy

GRUZDEV Dmitriy

HOULE Hugo

ZAKHAROV Artyom

STALNOV Nikita

Bora-Hansgrohe

ACKERMANN Pascal

POLITT Nils

MEEUS Jordi

BODNAR Maciej

BURGHARDT Marcus

GAMPER Patrick

SCHWARZMANN Michael

Team Jumbo-Visma

DEKKER David

EENKHOORN Pascal

AFFINI Edoardo

KOOIJ Olav

PFINGSTON Christoph

VAN EMDEN Jos

WYNANTS Maarten

Team BikeExchange

BAUER Jack

PEÁK Barnabás

JANSEN Amund Grøndahl

EDMONDSON Alex

STANNARD Robert

DURBRIDGE Luke

KONYCHEV Alexander

Ineos Grenadiers

WURF Cameron

BASSO Leonardo

DOULL Owain

PIDCOCK Tom

GOŁAŚ Michał

VAN BAARLE Dylan

HAYTER Ethan

Team DSM

BENOOT Tiesj

EEKOFF Nils

KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren

DAINESE Alberto

KRAGH ANDERSEN Asbjørn

NIEUWENHUIS Joris

MÄRKL Niklas

Total Direct Energie

TERPSTRA Niki

TURGIS Anthony

GAUDIN Damien

VAN GESTEL Dries

PETIT Adrien

SOUPE Geoffrey

MAITRE Florian

Alpecin-Fenix

VAN DER POEL Mathieu

DE BONDT Dries

MERLIER Tim

PHILIPSEN Jasper

RICKAERT Jonas

DILLIER Silvan

VERGAERDE Otto

Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces-Wallonie Bruxelles 

LIVYNS Arjen

DUPONT Timonthy

REX Laurenz

WIRTGEN Tom

ROBEET Ludovic

MENTEN Milan

WIRTGEN Luc

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

VIVIANI Elia

LAPORTE Christophe

DRUCKER Jempy

WALLAYS Jelle

CARVALHO Andre

BOHLI Tom

VANBILSEN Kenneth

B&B Hotels p/b KTM

COQUARD Bryan

BACKAERT Frederik

DE BACKER Bert

BARTHE Cyril

DEBUSSCHERE Jens

LEMOINE Cyril

LECROQ Jérémy

Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise

DE KETELE Kenny

VANHOOF Ward

SPRENGERS Thomas

APERS Ruben

WARLOP Jordi

REYNDERS Jens

VAN POUCKE Aaron

Arkéa-Samsic

BARGUIL Warren

MCLAY Dan

SWIFT Connor

WELTEN Bram

RUSSON Clément

NOPPE Christophe

DECLERCQ Benjamin

Dwars Door Vlaanderen 2021 women's start list

Trek-Segafredo

VAN DIJK Ellen

BRAND Lucinda

DEIGNAN Lizzie

CORDON-RAGOT Audrey

WINDER Ruth

LONGO-BORGHINI Elisa

Team DSM

WIEBES Lorena

GEORGI Pfeiffer

LIPPERT Liane

MACKAIJ Floortje

LABOUS Juliette

SOEK Julia

Team BikeExchange

BROWN Grace

ŽIGART Urška

CAMPBELL Teniel

ROY Sarah

TENNIGLIO Moneik

FIDANZA Arianna

Movistar Team

VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek

GUARISCHI Barbara

GONZÁLEZ Alicia

BIANNIC Aude

THOMAS Leah

RODRÍGUEZ Gloria

Liv Racing

PALADIN Soraya

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

KOREVAAR Jeanne

JASKULSKA Marta

KUIJPERS Evy

DEMEY Valerie

Canyon-SRAM Racing

NIEWIADOMA Kasia

BARNES Alice

BRADBURY Neve

CHABBEY Elise

RYAN Alexis

HARRIS Ella

Alé-BTC-Ljubljana

BASTIANELLI Marta

WRIGHT Sophie

BUJAK Eugenia

BOOGAARD Maaike

GUDERZO Tatiana

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope

BORGLI Stine

CHAPMAN Brodie

MUZIC Évita

COPPONI Clara

LE NET Marie

GUILMAN Victorie

Team Jumbo-Visma

MATHIESEN Pernile

VAN DE VELDE Julie

BEEKHUIS Teuntje

KOSTER Anouska

SWINKELS Karlijn

Plantur-Pura

KASTELIJN Yara

CANT Sanne

BAKKER Manon

VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge

DE WILDE Julie

TRUYEN Marthe

Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport

DE GROOT Marieke

STEIGENGA Nicole

BERTEAU Victoire

AERNOUTS Amber

VAN EYNDE Fien

LENAERS Jade

Lotto-Soudal

PARKINSON Abby-Mae

NILSSON Hanna

VANDER SANDE Elise

PLICHTA Anna

MEERTENS Lone

Team Arkéa

BECKER Charlotte

ALLIN Pauline

LE DEUNFF Marie-Morgane

CURINIER Lea

LEVENEZ Sandra

FOUQUENET Amandine

Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeirse Cycling Team

JONGERIUS Claudia

VAN DEN STEEN Kelly

GHEKIERE Justine

DRUYTS Demmy

DE JONG Thalita

COMMISSARIS Caren

Parkhotel Valkenburg

MARKUS Femke

BOS Leonie

LIMPENS Pien

NOOIJEN Lieke

VAN HAAFTEN Kirstie

VAN BOKHOVEN Julia

Valcar-Travel & Service

GUAZZINI Vittoria

VIGIE Margaux

POLLICINI Silvia

PERSICO Silvia

ALZINI Martina

PIRRONE Elena

Team Coop-Hitec Products

KRÖGER Mieke

YSLAND Anne Dorthe

ANDERSSON Caroline

LUTRO Amalie

GASKJENN Ingvild

OLSEN Ann Helen

Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank

GIGANTE Sarah

BUURMAN Eva

ERATH Tanja

FAULKNER Kristen

KESSLER Nina

YONAMINE Eri

A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team

TEOLIS Jade

RAGUSA Katia

NOVOLODSKAIA Maria

SALAZAR Lizbeth Yareli

SPEROTTO Maria Vittoria

MILIAEVA Mariia

Massi-Tactic

HEINE Vita

KERN Špela

COLJÉ Maaike

TRIAS Mireia

BENITO Mireia

ESPÍNOLA Agua Marina

Drops-Le Col s/b Tempur

CHRISTMAS Dani

TACY April

TOWERS Alice

OLSEN Elise Marie

PENTON Sara

MARTINS Maria

Lviv Cycling Team

SOLOVEI Ganna

NAHRINA Anna

SHARGA Olena

MACGREGOR Bronwyn

CREAMER Lauren

DE ROECK Naomi

Multum Accountants

VAN HOUTUM Céline

WATERREUS Kylie

DELBAERE Fien

BADERGRUBER Anna

DE SMEDT Marijke

DUYCK Ann-Sophie

Team Rupelcleaning

GRÖNDAHL Antonia

SHARPE Alice

GRIFFIN Mia

BETZ Svenja

BECKERS Isabelle

VAN DE VEL Sara

NXTG Racing

SHARPE Amelia

KNAVEN Britt

AMMERLAAN Rozemarijn

BORGSTRÖM Julia

SOTO Catalina Anais

PLUIMERS Ilse

Bizkaia Durango

HOLDEN Elizabeth

FORTIN Emilie

GILL Nadine Michaela

CAMPOS Deniela

ALONSO Sandra

BLANCO Iurani

Aromitalia-Basso Bikes-Vaiano

ČEŠULIENÈ Inga

BALEIŠYTÈ Olivija

LELEIVYTÈ Rosa

BORGHESI Letizia

BORGHESI Glada

SERNISSI Gemma

Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime

RÜEGG Noemi

LE BAIL Elodie

DEMAY Coralie

ABGRALL Noémie

GRANGIER India

SQUIBAN Maeva