Sunday 4 April will be a special day on the agendas of many teams. 9 UCI Women's World Teams and 15 UCI Women's Continental Teams will be at the start of the 18th edition of the Tour of Flanders. These 24 teams will decide who will become the successor to Chantal van den Broek - Blaak.
Team SD Worx, the team of defending champion Chantal van den Broek - Blaak, world champion Anna van der Breggen and Jolien D'hoore, is one of the 9 UCI Women's World Teams at the start. The Dutch team will compete with the likes of Ale' BTC Ljubljana, the team of the 2019 Italian winner Marta Bastianelli. In addition, Liv Racing, which brought in Lotte Kopecky last winter, Canyon//SRAM Racing, Team BikeExchange and Trek-Segafredo will also be competing. FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope, Team DSM and Movistar Team Women, the new team of Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, complete the list of WorldTeams.
Besides 9 UCI Women's WorldTeams, there is also room for 15 UCI Women's Continental Teams. With Lotto Soudal Ladies, Ciclismo Mundial, Multum Accountants Ladies Cycling Team, Doltcini - Van Eyck - Proximus Continental Team and Bingoal Casino - Chevalmeire Cycling Team, there are 5 Belgian teams at the start. Ceratizit - WNT Pro Cycling Team, the team of German champion Lisa Brennauer, Valcar Travel & Service and Jumbo - Visma Women Team, the new team of former winner Marianne Vos, will also be present.
Parkhotel Valkenburg, A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team and Drops - Le Col Supported by TEMPUR are also competing for a place on the podium. Massi Tactic Women Team, Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank, Aromitalia Basso Bikes Vaiano and Hitec Products complete the list of participating teams.
On Sunday 4 April we will find out who gets to be victorious on the Minderbroederstraat in Oudenaarde. Later on the riders who will be at the start of Flanders' Finest will be announced.