Dwars door Vlaanderen: Van Dijk wins women's race

Ellen van Dijk wins Dwars door Vlaanderen

Ellen van Dijk ( Trek-Segafredo ) repeated her victory from a year ago at Dwars door Vlaanderen , a UCI 1.1 mid-week race that is traditionally used as preparation ahead of the weekend's Tour of Flanders. The Dutch time trial specialist made her winning move with less than 15km to go and held off a chase group to take a solo victory ahead of Marta Bastianelli (Virtu Cycling) and Lucinda Brand (Sunweb). The women's Dwars door Vlaanderen was 108.3km between Tielt and Waregem that included some junctions with the WorldTour men's 182km route. The women's race started later than scheduled, and to add to the delay, a crash in the women's field happened during the neutral start. The main field stopped and waited for the riders who were involved in the crash. Those involved in the crash were Arlenis Sierra (Astana), Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal), Janneke Ensing (Sunweb), Maaika Boogard ...

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