I have to start with a warning that we’re not going to get as much from Gent-Wevelgem as we did from the previous rounds of the 2016 Women’s World Tour, Strade Bianche, Ronde van Drenthe and Trofeo Alfredo Binda, BUT we still have highlights! Here’s what I’ve seen from the Elite women, and the junior women’s races as well – and of course I’ll edit in more as I find it (please do share anything you see in the comments, or on twitter too)
7.5 mins highlights from Sporza – and my English commentary that goes with it, which I made before I saw that UCI video – you can compare and contrast them and me! Start the audio first, then press play on the video when I tell you to.
(If you can’t watch the Sporza link, there’s a Robin Hood-ed YouTube link here too – but we should definitely give Sporza the clicks!)
2 more mins highlights from Focus |WTV
1. Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, 2:56:00
2. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM, + 01:24
3. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo-Liv, s.t.
4. Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5, s.t.
5. Carmen Small (USA) Cervélo-Bigla, s.t.
6. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
7. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, s.t.
8. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
9. Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle-High5, + 01:27
10. Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels-Dolmans, + 01:32
Dutch interview with the winner on NOS Sport, and podium and interview from Voxwomen:
1. Nathalie Bex (Bel) Belgium
2. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM
3. Susanne Andersen (Nor) Norway
4. Clara Copponi (Fra) France
5. Maaike Boogaard (Ned) WCL Bergklimmers
6. Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM
7. Anne de Ruiter (Ned) Kuota Go-Trex
8. Kylie Waterreus (Ned) Mix team Drachten-Emmen-De Peddelaar
9. Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Restore
10. Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) WCL Bergklimmers
U17 women’s race
This was just as Dutch:
1. Tamara van der Horst (Ned) WV Noordwesthoek, 1:17:00
2. Noa Jansen (Ned) WV Breda, s.t.
3. Luca de Langhe (Bel) Keukens Redant, s.t.
4. Britt Knaven (Ned) WV Breda, s.t.
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) WV Meteoor Assen-Roden, s.t.
6. Akvilé Giedraite (Ltu) DSK Fortuna, s.t.
7. Elynor Backstedt (GBr) Backstedt Cycling, s.t.
8. Mischa Bredewold (Ned) WV Eemland, s.t.
9. Ines Malfait (Bel) Tieltse Rennersclub-Patrick, s.t.
10. Gaby Gieskens (Ned) Restore, s.t.
This is so cool – the winners from all seven Gent-Wevelgem races in one shot!
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