Lorena Wiebes raises one hand in celebration at the end of Ronde van Drenthe, runner-up Elisa Balsamo digging deep behind.

Ronde van Drenthe report: Wiebes wipes the floor with everyone

With her fourth back-to-back victory, Lorena Wiebes has now won more editions of Ronde van Drenthe than anyone.

Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime) celebrates winning 2024 Miron Ronde van Drenthe ahead of Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek). Photo: © Cor Vos

Kit Nicholson
by Kit Nicholson 10.03.2024 Photography by
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On Sunday morning, Lorena Wiebes and Marianne Vos were tied on three wins each at Ronde van Drenthe, with its characteristic climb up the VAM-berg to finish. As the sun began to set, Wiebes pulled clear of her compatriot, because of course she did.

Quote of the day:

“It has become one of my favourite races. It didn’t go well in 2019, but since 2021 it has gone very well. The sprint is a bit different, but Christine [Majerus] rolled out the red carpet for me and dropped me off at the start of the cobbles, and when I launched my sprint and looked behind I saw the gap, that was great.”

Wiebes after the finish
Lorena Wiebes, Pfeiffer Georgi and Puck Pieterse during Ronde van Drenthe 2024.
Three of the main protagonists: Lorena Wiebes, Pfeiffer Georgi and Puck Pieterse, with Charlotte Kool chasing behind.

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