'Sorry, it's a bit dirty': Ellen van Dijk borrows Koen de Kort's bike for Strade Bianche

Trek-Segafredo only managed a fifth-placed finish after their bikes were stolen overnight and Lizzie Deignan was caught up in a crash

Ellen van Dijk leading the bunch during Strade Bianche 2020 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

It was a return to the women's WorldTour that Trek-Segafredo will likely remember for some time.

Not just having to contend with the added stress and complications of navigating the rules of bike racing during a global pandemic, but thieves socially distanced the squad from six Emondas, lifting them from through the roof of the team's truck the night before the race.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.