Women Elite history
On the Churchilllaan in Schoten, Lorena Wiebes won the Scheldeprijs for the third time in a row. She was the fastest in the sprint, beating Charlotte Kool and Chiara Consonni.
In 2021, the women rode their very first edition of the Scheldeprijs. The fast Lorena Wiebes became the first winner in the history of the sprint classic. In 2021, she was the fastest in the bunch sprint in front of Norsgaard and Balsamo. The following year, it was once again the Dutch sprinter who took first prize. This time she was faster than the Italian riders Consonni and Barbieri. Wiebes completed her hat trick in 2023 by beating her compatriot Charlotte Kool on the Churchilllaan in Schoten.
Grown up after 114 years
Finally! As the last of six spring classics of Flanders Classics, the Scheldeprijs got its very first women’s edition this season. This women’s race is a valuable addition to the organization. Calendar problems postponed the birth of the female edition to 2021. Because of the organisation of the first Paris-Roubaix for women, the Dutch stage race, Healthy Ageing Tour, was moved to early March, clearing the way for a fully-fledged Scheldeprijs for women. After barely one edition, the ladies are now indispensable and the Scheldeprijs, after 114 years, is all grown up now!