Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023 preview is here! The race is due on the 15th March 2023 and in the next event on the Velogames Women’s classics after Miron Ronde Van Drenthe.
Danilith Nokere Koerse 2022
Lorena Wiebes was impeccable in a race where a mass sprint was expected to defend here title. Lotte Kopecky and Marta Bastianelli completed the podium.
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Daniltih Nokere Koerse 2023 preview
129.1 km with 825m of ascent and 15 km of ascent waits the heroines of the peloton.
Race begins at Petegem aan de Leie in Deinz, heads to the first ascent of Lange Ast, then the cobblestones of the Varent and the Tiegemberg – Holstraat combo are before the 7.6% climb of the Petegemberg.
Then direction Nokere via Moregem and Wortegem. The local lap is undertaken twice for 56km. The series of cobblestones is concluded by the Nokerebeng climb, site of last year’s finish.
Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023 preview : Velogames Fantasy Women’s Classics
- Lotte Kopecky (Team SD Worx) 32 : She was a last minute withdrawal at Miron Ronde Van Drenthe. She is back after a tragic family event, Her moral is not at the best. She is more likely going to work for a sprint finish for Wiebes but her form is that good the she chould also solo to a win.
- Lorena Wiebes (Team SD Worx) 28: The big favourite has no match in her sprint at Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023. The only things preventing her from winning would be a crash or someone else from her team, for example Kopecky being upfront.
- Elisa Balsamo (Trek – Segafredo) 28 : She was blocked inside when the sprint started for Ronde Van Drenthe. While she nevertheless managed to finish fourth and looks to be the second best sprinter here, she is not to the level of Wiebes. Trek- Segafredo has another card to play with Shrin Van Anrooij at Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023.
- Arlenis Sierra (Movistar Team) 20 : Drafted into the team following Emma Noorsgard unavailaibilty, she has the power to match the punchy finish of the race. It will be hard to beat Wiebes but a top 5 would be a good results for the team.
- Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team ADQ) 18 : Unlucky in the weekend, being caught up in crashes and spending a lot of time chasing, 3rd last year, she will be again be among the best finishers.
- Kristen Faulkner (Team Jayco AlUla) 12: She will have to try her chances from far, otherwise her team has other options with Ruby Roseman- Gannon and Laetizia Paternoster.
- Anna Henderson (Team Jumbo-Visma) 12: 10th at Miron Ronde Van Drenthe, team Jumbo Visma is playing the numbers with Karlijn Swinkels sprinting to 8th.
- Mischa Bredewold (Team SD Worx) 12: As talented and strong as she is, she is very unlikely to get her own chances.
- Christine Majerus (Team SD Worx) 12: The 13th time Luxembourg champion finished 15th after leading out Wiebes on Saturday. She is going to have her chance at winning a race other than the Luxembourg championship this year, Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023, could be it.
- Rachele Barbieri (Liv Racing TeqFind) 12: Fast finisher whose performance at Miron Ronde Van Drenthe should not be read too much into as she was involved in the early crash. It will however still be hard for her to do better than a top 10.
- Shirin Van Anrooij (Trek – Segafredo) 12: She is making her road season debut here, but from Puck Pieterse performance at Strade Bianche, we know the form is here but this race with a sprint finish more likely is not her best chance of winning.
- Susanne Andersen (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) 12: Surprise everyone, including herself with her second place at Miron Ronde Van Drenthe. She is definitely going to take her chances again with another top 10 possible.
- Barbara Guarischi (Team SD Worx) 10: An exceptional transfer by SD workx who makes Wiebes untouchable as while she is a lead out.
- Femke Markus (Team SD Worx) 10: wil be working for Wiebes or Kopecky.
- Eleonora Gasparrini (UAE Team ADQ) 10: Worked very hard to Consonni and Bastialnelli back to the fold on Saturday. A luxury domestique for Bastianelli.
- Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team) 10: She has definitely found herself as Uno- X as suggested by her 2nd place at Le Samyn and 5th at Miron Ronde Van Drenthe. Will be in the top 10 again at Danilith Nokere Koerse 2023
- Simone Boilard (St Michel – Mavic – Auber93) 10: Will be working for Roxane Fournier
- Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Team Jayco AlUla) 8: Who will be the main sprinter for Team Jayco AlUla? As things stand, the Australian is the most likely to be part of the finale but they will both sprint
- Tayler Wiles (Trek – Segafredo) 8 : She is having a very imposing presence in the peloton in since her return this year. Elle Van Dijk will be missed but she is doing a good job!
- Arianna Fidanza (CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling) 8: We were waiting for Marta Lach on Saturday, but she was her team best finisher at 14th.
- Roxane Fournier (St Michel – Mavic – Auber93) 8 : She is enjoying the freedo. Since leaving team SD Workx. Will be sprinting for a top position!
- Letizia Paternoster (Team Jayco AlUla) 6: Her move to the Australian team has been inspiring as she is accumulating top 10 finishes.
- Mylène De Zoete (CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling) 6 : She is hopefully going to start this time, will be really to see how she does with no Marta Lach
- Christina Schweinberger (Fenix-Deceuninck) 6 : She should not be discarded following her 8th place at Omloop.
Lotta Henttala (AG Insurance – Soudal Quick-Step) 4: Possibly the most undervalued rider in the whole 2023 Velogames season. She is back from maternity and looking very good. She finished 6th at Miron Van Ronde after being in the front group for a long time.