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Paris-Roubaix Femmes 2024 – Analysing the contenders

World champion Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) at the start of the Tour of Flanders

This Saturday will be the fourth edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2024 with the 148.5km from Denain to Roubaix, providing an opportunity for a fourth Women’s WorldTour rider to heave the cobbled trophy up into the air or perhaps become the first to have earned two.

Lidl-Trek won the first two editions via Elizabeth Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini, and then EF Education-Tibco-SVB’s Alison Jackson claimed the third. The iconic race is also one of few that the world’s top team, SD Worx-Protime, has never won, though of course, they will be looking to change that in 2024.

World champion Lotte Kopecky is a key favourite, as even though the Monument has eluded her so far it feels like just a matter of time that the two-time Tour of Flanders winner will also add the race to her palmarès. However, Lidl-Trek has proven adept at using its well-oiled teamwork to get the upper hand this season, while Marianne Vos (Visma-Lease a Bike) is clearly back on form following her iliac artery surgery to find formidable form that will once again see the multi-discipline behemoth lining up as one of the favourites. 

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