There’ll be a time, probably not too far in the future, when Marianne Vos will have retired and cycling will have to reckon with having witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime rider. No other rider in history has a spread of victories as vast and as varied as the Dutchwoman. Her wins include world titles across three disciplines in road, cyclo-cross and track, and she has had a long, long career.

What is most remarkable about Vos is that she is still prolifically winning and looked as strong as ever as the 2021 season began at Strade Bianche. 2019 was one of her best ever in terms of results, and produced 19 victories, her highest tally since 2014 and the most in the peloton that season. Last year, despite a disrupted season that produced limited racing, Vos won three times,

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