A look back at the women's Tour of Flanders - Gallery

Kirsten Frattini
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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 01: Podium / Illustration Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / Trophy / Celebration / during the 15th Tour of Flanders 2018 - Ronde Van Vlaanderen a 150,9km women's race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde on April 1, 2018 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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2017 Tour of Flanders Women - the peloton

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The peloton and the fans at 2016 Tour of Flanders Women

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The peloton line up at the 2007 Tour of Flanders Women

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The peloton at the 2007 Tour of Flanders Women

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Fans line the roads at the 2007 Tour of Flanders

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Liane Bahler (Fenixs Colnago) has a problem with her gears over the cobbles

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Nicole Cooke at the 2007 Tour of Flanders Women

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Nicole Cooke wins the 2007 Tour of Flanders Women

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Nicole Cooke wins the 2007 Tour of Flanders Women

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Canada's Joelle Numainville takes the bunch sprint for 3rd place at 2012 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos wins the 2013 Tour of Flanders

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Elizabeth Armitstead of Great Britain and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team climbs Oude Kwaremont during the Women's 2015 Tour of Flanders

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Judith Ardnt wins the 2008 Tour of Flanders

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Tayler Wiles of the USA and the Velocio-SRAM team rides up the Paterberg in the 2015 Women's Tour of Flanders

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Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) wins 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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The bunch sprint at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Ellen Van Dijk hugs teammates Coryn Rivera after winning 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Hannah Barnes over the cobbles at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Coryn Rivera takes on the cobbles at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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World Champion Amalie Dideriksen on the cobbles at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Up the Muur van Geraardsbergen at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Chantal Blaak at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Judith Arndt wins the 2012 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos wins the 2013 Tour of Flanders Women

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Judith Arndt and Kristin Armstrong in the winning breakaway at 2012 Tour of Flanders

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2012 Tour of Flanders podium

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Emma Johansson (Hitec Products - Mistral Home) leads the chasers a few seconds back at the 2012 Tour of Flanders

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On the penultimate climb, Patterberg, Judith Arndt (GreenEdge-AIS) and Kristin Armstrong (United States) at 2012 Tour of Flanders

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Kristin Armstrong leads the breakway with Judith Arndt at the 2012 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) celebrates victory at the 2013 Tour of Flanders after outsprinting her three breakaway companions

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Trofeo Binda winner, Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) leads at the 2013 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) leads on Oude Kwaremont at 2013 Tour of Flanders

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Patersberg - Emma Johansson (Orica - AIS) leads 2013 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos on her way to winning the 2013 Tour of Flanders

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Marianne Vos wins the 2013 Tour of Flanders

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World Cup leader Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) on the podium as the winner of the 2013 Tour of Flanders and World Cup leader

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2017 Tour of Flanders Women - the peloton

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Ellen Van Dijk wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders Women, Lizzie Armitstead second, Emma Johansson third

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Ellen Van Dijk wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders Women, Lizzie Armitstead second, Emma Johansson third

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Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) wins 2011 Tour of Flanders

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Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) wins 2011 Tour of Flanders, leads UCI World Cup

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Grace Verbeke is the only Belgian woman to have won the Tour of Flanders ( 2010 edition)

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2019 Tour of Flanders Women podium: Marianne Vos (Ned)/ winner Grace Verbeke (Bel)/ Kirsten Wild (Ned)

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Grace Verbeke wins 2010 Tour of Flanders women

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Marianne Vos leads UCI World Cup after placing second at Tour of Flanders

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Ina Teutenberg celebrate after winning the 2009 Tour of Flanders women's race

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2008 Tour of Flanders Women final podium: Women Podium / Kristin Armstrong (USA) / winner Judith Arndt (Ger) / Kirsten Wild (Ned)

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2008 Tour of Flanders Women final podium: Women Podium / Kristin Armstrong (USA) / winner Judith Arndt (Ger) / Kirsten Wild (Ned)

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Melchers Miriam (Ned) celebrates winning the 2006 Tour of Flanders Women

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Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) wins 2015 Tour of Flanders Women

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Wiggle High5 teammates go 1-2 at 2015 Tour of Flanders Women - Elisa Longo Borghini wins, Jolien D'hoore second

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2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Coryn Rivera celebrates winning 2017 Tour of Flanders Women

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Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson sprint for the win at 2016 Tour of Flanders Women

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Jolien D'hoore crosses the line ahead of a chase group for 27th place at 2016 Tour of Flanders

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Lizzie Armitstead leads Emma Johansson in a breakaway at 2016 Tour of Flanders Women

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Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Armitstead at 2016 Tour of Flanders Women

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Lizzie Armitstead wins 2016 Tour of Flanders Women

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Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) wins 2015 Tour of Flanders Women

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Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) wins 2015 Tour of Flanders Women

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Belgium champion Jolien D'hoore takes bunch sprint for second place at 2015 Tour of Flanders Women

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Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) wins 2015 Tour of Flanders Women

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Melchers Miriam (Ned) celebrates winning the 2006 Tour of Flanders Women

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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 01: Arrival / Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / Celebration / during the 15th Tour of Flanders 2018 - Ronde Van Vlaanderen a 150,9km women's race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde on April 1, 2018 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 01: Amy Pieters of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / during the 15th Tour of Flanders 2018 - Ronde Van Vlaanderen a 150,9km women's race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde on April 1, 2018 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 01: Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / Public / Paterberg / during the 15th Tour of Flanders 2018 - Ronde Van Vlaanderen a 150,9km women's race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde on April 1, 2018 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 01: Podium / Amy Pieters of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team / Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team Mitchelton-Scott /Celebration / during the 15th Tour of Flanders 2018 - Ronde Van Vlaanderen a 150,9km women's race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde on April 1, 2018 in Oudenaarde, Belgium. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Podium Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team MitcheltonScott Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Virtu Cycling European Champion Jersey Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Bigla Pro Cycling Team Celebration during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Arrival Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Virtu Cycling European Champion Jersey Celebration Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team MitcheltonScott Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Bigla Pro Cycling Team during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Arrival Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Virtu Cycling European Champion Jersey Celebration during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Podium Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team MitcheltonScott Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Virtu Cycling European Champion Jersey Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark and Bigla Pro Cycling Team Celebration Champagne during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Ruth Winder of The United States and Team TrekSegafredo Women Leah Kirchmann of Canada and Team Sunweb Women Public Fans Cobblestones during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM - APRIL 7 : during the Flanders Classics Ronde Van Vlaanderen cycling race For Women with start in Oudenaarde and finish in Oudenaarde on April 07, 2019 in Oudenaarde, Belgium, 7/04/2019 ( Photo by Gregory Van Gansen/ Photonews )

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM APRIL 07 Tiffany Cromwell of Australia and Team CanyonSram during the 16th Tour of Flanders 2019 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1592km race from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RondeVlaanderen FlandersClassic RVV19 on April 07 2019 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

The 17th edition of the women's Tour of Flanders was scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 5, in Oudenaarde, Belgium, but has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

There have been 14 women celebrated for their victories throughout the event's 17-year history and we dug through the archives to bring you some of the best photos throughout the years.

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Russia's Zoulfia Zabirova captured the inaugural victory in 2004. Since the first edition, organisers have included more climbs and extended the race from 94km to over 150km. It is the sixth round of the 2018 Women's WorldTour.

Following in Zabirova's footsteps and winning the Tour of Flanders was Dutchwoman Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel, who won in 2005 and 2006. Great Britain's Nicole Cooke was the winner in the 2007 edition, followed by Germany's Judith Arndt, also a two-time winner, having taken titles in 2008 and 2012. Her compatriot Ina-Yoko Teutenberg stormed to a sprint victory in 2009.

The only Belgian rider to have ever won the Tour of Flanders was Grace Verbeke in 2010. Her victory was followed by Dutch riders Annemiek van Vleuten (2011), Marianne Vos (2013) and Ellen van Dijk (2014).

Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini won solo in the 2015 edition, while Britain's Lizzie Deignan was fastest in a two-up sprint in 2016. American Coryn Rivera won a reduced bunch sprint in 2017.

More recently, Anna van der Breggen won the race after a solo breakaway in the 2018 editions, while Italy's Marta Bastianelli won the race last year.

Click through the gallery above to view more than 70 images from the Women's Tour of Flanders.