Gent–Wevelgem cycling 2021: How to watch women’s race as Jolien D'hoore aims for second straight win
For many, the spring hasn’t truly sprung until Gent-Wevelgem, and so it’s fitting that the race comes at the end of March this year. The race takes place on Sunday March 28. Gent-Wevelgem will be live on Eurosport. Watch the race live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and eurosport.co.uk from 15:45 GMT on Sunday.
olien D'hoore of Belgium and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team / Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Ladies / Lisa Brennauer of Germany and Ceratizit - WNT Pro Cycling Team / during the 9th Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 2020, Women Elite a 141,4km
Gent-Wevelgem will be live on Eurosport. Watch the race live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and eurosport.co.uk from 15:45 GMT on Sunday.
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D'hoore is due to retire at the end of this season, and a second straight Gent–Wevelgem victory would hand the 31-year-old another medal to her collection, which also boasts an Olympic track bronze in the Omnium at Rio 2016 and a 2017 world title in the Madison.
Jolien D'hoore edges out Lotte Kopecky to win frantic Gent-Wevelgem
Last year’s runner-up Kopecky should be in contention once more having won Le Samyn with her new team Liv Racing earlier this season.
Kirsten Wild withdrew on the eve of the 2020 race after contracting Covid-19, and the two-time winner – in 2013 and 2019 – will be out for the hat-trick on Sunday, with third-placed from last year Lisa Brennauer also part of the Ceratizit - WNT Pro Cycling Team.
Among the Brits in action, 2012 winner Lizzie Deignan is part of a strong Trek-Segafredo team that also features Longo Borghini and Ellen van Dijk.
Marianne Vos will also be chasing victory with her new team Jumbo-Visma. Gent–Wevelgem has so far eluded the all-time great, but after finishing 13th in 2019 the 2012 Olympic champion will hope to add another one-day race to her lengthy list of wins.