On Wednesday 17th April De Brabantse Pijl kicks off the climbing classics, won last year by Marta Bastianelli ahead of Leah Kirchmann and Marianne Vos in its first edition under the new identity of the women’s De Brabantse Pijl. Full coverage of this year’s race can be followed internationally on the Proximus Sports Facebook page from 11.50am CET.
The race previously titled the Pajot Hills Classic, enters its second year as De Brabantse Pijl and will get underway in Gooik at noon on Wednesday, before finishing back in the same location 137-km later. The preliminary start list shows both Vos (CCC – Liv) and Kirchmann (Team Sunweb) are returning, looking to improve on last year’s placings, with three-time road world champion Vos already a winner of the Pajot Hills Classic back in 2016.
For Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb), her pursuit of victory will be watched as far as in her home country of Canada, with the Proximus live stream available internationally. Nor do fans in Italy need to miss a single second of the race of Elisa Balsamo, Italian champion Marta Cavalli and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Valcar Cylance Cycling) and Rossella Ratto (BTC City Ljubljana).
Supporters of the Belgian Sofie De Vuyst (Parkhotel Valkenburg) or Dutch riders Demi De Jong and Puck Moonen (Lotto Soudal Ladies) can also be assured of being able to watch their favourite cyclist’s race. British interests lie in Anna Henderson (Brother UK Tifosi p/b On Form), Elizabeth Banks (Bigla) and Emily Meakin (Isorex Cycling Team). The full race will be streamed on the Proximus Sports Facebook page starting at 11:50 a.m.
With this live stream, Flanders Classics and Proximus are joining forces one last time this spring in support of women’s cycling.