Was this the best women’s Classics campaign ever?

Every race seemed to go down to the wire, with little in the way of control or domination. It could hardly have been better

Grace Brown sprints for the line at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
Grace Brown sprints for the line at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. This piece is part of The Leadout, a newsletter series from Cycling Weekly and Cyclingnews. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. As ever, email adam.becket@futurenet.com - should you wish to add anything, or suggest a topic.

It is almost beyond cliché to say that women’s cycling is more exciting than its male counterpart. However, the reason for the cliché is that it is invariably true. This was true more than ever this Classics season, where there were all-time classic races (sorry) at the women’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris-Roubaix Femmes, the Tour of Flanders, while the men’s equivalents were all but decided more than an hour from the finish.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.