Sprints and breakaways: contrasting races in women’s opening weekend ahead of WorldTour opener

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Omloop van het Hageland provide plenty of pointers ahead of Strade Bianche

Ellen Van Dijk wins the 2018 edition of Omloop van het Hageland

(Image credit: Team Sunweb/Cor vos)

While the men’s peloton were competing in their opening weekend in Belgium, the women were doing much the same with their two races providing contrasting results.

A group of around 30 women contested the final of Saturday’s Omloop Het Neuwsblad, while the following day a lone rider took victory at Omloop van het Hageland Tielt-Winge.

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