Bastianelli on track to defend Gent-Wevelgem title

Marta Bastianelli (Virtu Cycling) wins Omloop van het Hageland

Marta Bastianelli has had a triumphant start to the 2019 season under the colours of her new team Virtu Cycling . The European champion has won Omloop van het Hageland and Ronde van Drenthe , and looks on track to win a second consecutive Gent-Wevelgem on March 31. Gent-Wevelgem marks the fifth round of the Women's WorldTour. The series kicked off on March 9 at Strade Bianche, won by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). It then travelled to the Netherlands for Ronde van Drenthe this past weekend, where Bastianelli won a breakaway sprint ahead of Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) and Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo). Bastianelli now leads the Women's WorldTour individual classification with 300 points, after combining points earned from her victory at Ronde van Drenthe and fourth place at Strade Bianche. Van Vleuten is now sitting in second place with 200 points and Blaak is third with 185 points. There ...

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