Has the Women’s WorldTour outgrown the teams that race it?

Strade Bianche is the first race of 2022 Women’s WorldTour, but this year the top level of women’s racing has more days than ever. We ask if the WorldTour is too big

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SDWorx) leads en route to winning the 2021 Strade Bianche
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty)

This weekend Strade Bianche kicks off the Women’s WorldTour. Though only the eighth edition of the women’s event, it has become one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated races, with a place in cycling fans’ hearts.

A heady mixture of beautiful, rolling Tuscan countryside, steep punchy climbs, white gravel and fervent tifosi combine with an eager peloton to create what is consistently one of the most consuming days on the calendar.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.