Road World Championships 2021: Elite women’s road race start list

List of starters for the elite women's road race at the 2021 UCI Road World Championships in Flanders on Saturday September 25

Women's elite road race at the World Championships in Emilia Romagna 2020
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The UCI World Championships 2021's penultimate race is the women's elite road race taking place in the Belgian region of Flanders on Saturday, September 25.

But for those wanting to pull on the rainbow bands the riders will have to complete to 144km over 2750 metres of ascending over five laps of the finishing circuit around the town of Leuven.

Unsurprisingly the Netherlands are the favourites for the race victory with former winners Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Chantal van den Broek-Blaak and reigning champion Anna van der Breggen all set to ride.

Van der Breggen does have doubts about her condition though as the Dutch star looks to race the road race as her last competition before retiring. Alongside her is Demi Vollering and Amy Pieters. 

The host nation of Belgium has a different approach to the race with one stand-out leader of Lotte Kopecky being the expected main focus.

Italy are in the same sort of spot as Belgium but Elisa Longo-Borghini could see support from the likes of Marta Cavalli after she has shown excellent form this season.

The British camp will most likely be looking at Lizzie Deignan again but the Barnes sisters are always a good bet too. 

Netherlands

1. VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
2. BRAND Lucinda
3. PIETERS Amy
4. VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal
5. VAN DIJK Ellen
6. VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
7. VOLLERING Demi
8. VOS Marianne 

Italy 

9. BALSAMO Elisa
10. BASTIANELLI Marta
11. CAVALLI Marta
12. CECCHINI Elena
13. CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia
14. GUAZZINI Vittoria
15. LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 

Denmark 

16. DIDERIKSEN Amalie
17. HOLMSGAARD Trine
18. ELSTRØM JENSEN Maria
19. NORSGAARD Emma
20. KOERNER Rebecca
21. LETH Julie
22. LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup 

Germany 

23. BRENNAUER Lisa
24. HAMMES Kathrin
25. KASPER Romy
26. KLEIN Lisa
27. KOCH Franziska
28. TEUTENBERG Lea Lin
29. LIPPERT Liane 

Switzerland

30. BAUR Caroline
31. CHABBEY Elise
32. FREI Sina
33. KOLLER Nicole
34. REUSSER Marlen
35. RÜEGG Noemi 

United States 

36. FAULKNER Kristen
37. RIVERA Coryn
38. STEPHENS Lauren
39. THOMAS Leah
40. WILES Tayler
41. WINDER Ruth 

Australia

42. ALLEN Jessica
43. CROMWELL Tiffany
44. HANSON Lauretta
45. HOSKING Chloe
46. NEYLAN Rachel
47. ROY Sarah
48. SPRATT Amanda 

Belgium 

49. BOSSUYT Shari
50. DE BAAT Kim
51. DEMEY Valerie
52. D'HOORE Jolien
53. KOPECKY Lotte
54. VANDENBULCKE Jesse 

South Africa 

55. JANSE VAN RENSBURG Frances
56. JONKER Kerry
57. KEEP Tiffany
58. MOOLMAN Ashleigh
59. PREEN Hayley
60. WEBB Courteney 

Poland 

61. JASKULSKA Marta
62. KARASIEWICZ Karolina
63. KUMIEGA Karolina
64. LACH Marta
65. NERLO Aurela
66. NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna 

France 

67. BIANNIC Aude
68. CORDON-RAGOT Audrey
69. DUVAL Eugénie
70. FOURNIER Roxane
71. LABOUS Juliette
72. MUZIC Évita 

Great Britain 

73. BARNES Alice
74. DEIGNAN Elizabeth
75. GEORGI Pfeiffer
76. HENDERSON Anna
77. LOWDEN Joscelin
78. SHACKLEY Anna 

Spain 

79. GARCÍA Mavi
80. GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla
81. MARTIN Sara
82. MERINO Eider
83. OYARBIDE Lourdes
84. SANTESTEBAN Ane 

Norway 

85. AALERUD Katrine
86. ANDERSEN Susanne
87. BORGLI Stine
88. GASKJENN Ingvild
89. MOBERG Emilie
90. YSLAND Anne Dorthe 

Slovenia 

91. BRAVEC Urška
92. BUJAK Eugenia
93. KERN Špela
94. ŽIGART Urška 

New Zealand 

95. CHRISTIE Henrietta
96. DRUMMOND Michaela
97. FISHER-BLACK Niamh
98. HARRIS Ella 

Austria

 99. EBERHARDT Verena
100.RIJKES Sarah
101.SCHWEINBERGER Christina
102.SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin 

Sweden 

103.ANDERSSON Caroline
104.BORGSTRÖM Julia
105.NILSSON Hanna
106.PENTON Sara
176.EKLUND Nathalie 

Canada 

107.CANUEL Karol-Ann
108.JACKSON Alison
109.KIRCHMANN Leah

Russia 

110.DRONOVA-BALABOLINA Tamara 

Colombia 

111.BOTERO Erika Milena
112.COLMENARES Yeny Lorena
113.HERNÁNDEZ Lina Marcela
114.PATIÑO Paula Andrea
115.PEÑUELA Diana 

Luxembourg 

116.BERTON Nina
117.MAJERUS Christine 

Lithuania 

118.ČEŠULIENĖ Inga
119.LELEIVYTĖ Rasa 

24 Ukraine 

120.BIRIUKOVA Yuliia
121.KONONENKO Valeriya
122.SOLOVEI Ganna

 Chile 

123.MUÑOZ Paola Andrea
124.SUBERCASEAUX VERGARA Stephanie 

Cuba 

125.SIERRA Arlenis 

Thailand 

127.BATRIYA Chaniporn
128.KHAOPLOT Kamonrada
129.SOMRAT Phetdarin 

Hungary 

130.VAS Kata Blanka 

Belarus

131.AMIALIUSIK Alena
132.KOLESAVA Anastasiya 

Mexico 

133.SALAZAR Lizbeth Yareli

 Czech Republic 

134.MACHAČOVÁ Jarmila 

Israel 

135.GAFINOVITZ Rotem
136.SHAPIRA Omer 

Uzbekistan 

137.ABDULLAEVA Shaknoza
138.KULIKOVA Anna
139.KUSKOVA Yanina 

Latvia

 140.ROŽLAPA Dana
141.SVARINSKA Lina 

Slovakia 

143.MEDVEĎOVÁ Tereza 

Estonia 

144.TUISK Aidi Gerde

 Ireland 

145.ARMITAGE Megan 

Rwanda 

146.INGABIRE Diane
147.NZAYISENGA Valantine 

Iceland 

148.BJORNSDÓTTIR Agusta Edda
149.BJÖRNSDÓTTIR Elín Björg
150.GUNNARSDÓTTIR Bríet Kristý 

Serbia 

151.ERIĆ Jelena 

Portugal 

155.CAMPOS Daniela
156.MARTINS Maria 

Trinidad & Tobago 

160.CAMPBELL Teniel 

Brazil 

161.ARAUJO Thayna 

Eritrea 

163.GHEBREMESKEL Bisrat
164.KIDANE Desiet
165.TESFALEM Adyam 

Azerbaijan 

166.KHANKISHIYEVA Ayan 

Japan 

167.YONAMINE Eri 

Paraguay 

172.ESPÍNOLA Agua Marina 

Argentina 

174.ROLAND Luciana
175.YAPURA Fernanda

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