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Dwars door Vlaanderen Women Live – Classic stars prepare for Flanders

Lotte Kopecky leads the peloton on the Holloweg


The reason for the neutralisation is unclear at the moment however we are hearing reports that the Nokereberg and Hotondberg have been removed from the race

The race has been neutralised 

The leading group have a 17 second gap 

62 km to go

The attack from Pieterse has drawn out a small group containing Kopecky, Niamh Fisher-Black and Mischa Bredewold of SD Worx – Protime, Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan of Lidl-Trek, Marianne Vos of Visma – Lease a bike, Audrey Cordon – Ragot of Human Powered Health, Arlenis Sierra of Movistar and Thalita de Jong of Lotto Dstny Ladies.

Lotte Kopecky chases Pieterse down 

Puck Pieterse (Fenix-Deceuninck) attacks! 

The peloton are approaching the Kanarieberg as Lizzie Deignan of Lidl-Trek takes to the front 

The peloton riding over the Holloweg sector 

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All still together in this front group and the pace is looking pretty calm. 

70 km to go

Unfortunately, Ruth Edwards as abandoned following her earlier crash.

The peloton are now climbing the Berg Ten Houte 

55 seconds between group one and two now with Lidl-Trek and FDJ SUEZ controlling the race 

73 km to go

Crash for Ruth Edwards (Human Powered Health) 

The gaps between the two groups is now 35 seconds 

It looks like Lidl – Trek were instrumental in forcing the split in the peloton 

Lidl-Trek at the front of the race at dwars door vlaanderen

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Groups one and two have joined together while what is now the second group are 30 seconds back 

80 km to go

The next climb, Volkegemberg, is approaching! 

There has been a further split and the race is now in three groups 

91 km to go

There has been a split in the peloton with the leading group at 20 seconds 

95 km to go

Some riders are starting to struggle with the pace 

All together over the Hellestraat as they head towards the cobbles of Varentstraat

100 km to go

The peloton are about to reach the first climb of the…

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