2017 Gent-Wevelgem – videos, media and more

After we had livestreaming of the first three round of the 2017 Women’s WorldTour, Strade Bianche, the Ronde van Drenthe and Trofeo Alfredo Binda, unfortunately we won’t get much for Round 4, Gent-Wevelgem.  But I’ve collected videos, photos and race reports from the WorldTour, and also some snippets from Round 2 of the Junior Nations Cup, and the U17 women’s races.

First, the WorldTour – please click on the Sporza highlights, to show that there is an audience for the sport.  And here are the UCI highlights:

Finish-line photo via Rochelle Gilmore:

1.   Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervélo-Bigla, 3:53:54
2.   Jolien D’hoore (Bel) Wiggle-High5, s.t.
3.   Coryn Rivera (USA) Sunweb, s.t.
4.   Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
5.   Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.
6.   Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota, s.t.
7.   Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops, s.t.
8.   Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
9.   Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM, s.t.
10. Sheyla Gutiérrez Ruiz (Esp) Cylance, s.t.

Full results

Read more of Lepistö’s comments on the Cervélo-Bigla race report – and they have a photo gallery too.

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Jolien D’hoore finished second – here’s the Wiggle-High5 video – and race report on Wiggle High5.

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Read Coryn Rivera‘s thoughts on coming third, in the Team Sunweb race report, with photo gallery

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Some factoids – Elena Cecchini is the only rider who has been in the Top 10 of each of the 2017 Women’s WorldTour races this year – and only Chantal Blaak, Elisa Longo Borghini and Annemiek van Vleuten have been Top 10 three times.  Only Coryn Rivera has been on the podium more than once this year – and the average age of the winner has gone up this week, from 23 after Binda, to 24 this week.

Race reports from Gent-Wevelgem, Ella Cyclingtips and Cyclingnews, with photo gallery.

Team reports from Alé Cipollini, Canyon-SRAM, Lensworld-Kuota and Boels-Dolmans.

Photo gallery on Vélofocus,  – and more of Sean Robinson’s photos on the Boels-Dolmans facebook.  More photos from the ORICA-Scott facebook.

VéloConcept‘s race video:

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The Junior Nations Cup

1.   Georgi Pfeiffer (GBr) Liv CC Epic Coaching, 1:52:54
2.   Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Beet-It-Volendam, s.t.
3.   Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Zuid Holland, s.t.
4.   Emma Norsgaard (Den) Mix Team 2, s.t.
5.   Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Drenthe, s.t.
6.   Anne de Ruiter (Ned) Zuid Holland, s.t.
7.   Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM, s.t.
8.   Victoire Berteau (Fra) France, s.t.
9.   Cathalijne Hoolwerf (Ned) KWC Kampen, s.t.
10. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) Vecchia Fontana, s.t.

Full results

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The U17 women’s race

1.   Eline van Rooijen (Ned) WV Het Stadion, 1:15:18
2.   Ilse Grit (Ned) KWC Kampen, s.t.
3.   Gloria van Mechelen (Bel) Cannibal Team, s.t.
4.   Maike van der Duin (Ned) WV Meteoor Assen-Roden, s.t.
5.   Wilma Olausson (Swe) Backstedt/Hotchillee, s.t.
6.   Maud Rijnbeek (Ned) WV De Amstel, s.t.
7.   Karen Verdonck (Bel) Lensworld, s.t.
8.   Sofia Caroline Andersson (Swe) Rytger Cykletonjonline.dk, s.t.
9.   Mickey Nijkamp (Ned) WZN Nederland, s.t.
10. Lieke Nooijen (Ned) WSV Emmen, s.t.

Full results

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All seven Gent-Wevelgem winners on one podium:

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