Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Road: victory in the first race of the season. Emma Johansson (Red Sun Cycling Team) ran impressively on Saturday when she won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Victory in the first race of the season. Emma Johansson (Red Sun Cycling Team) ran impressively on Saturday when she won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Liesbet De Vocht, Emma Johansson (Nederland Bloeit), Grace Verbeke (Lotto Ladies Team) and Regina Bruins (Cervelo Test Team) formed the Quartet that was strongest for the day. When the target approached it was the Swede who ran on the offensive but she never came off alone. Instead, it was her great spurt that brought her to the top of the podium at the Belgian one-day race.

“It was perfect today. We fixed it really well as a team, we knew what we needed to do. I was not too sure the last few kilometres and tried to attack. I knew I was fast but I didn’t want to wait for it either, “said Emma Johansson to Cyclingnews.com.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad:

1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Red Sun Cycling Team 3:26:15
Liesbet De Vocht 2 (Bel) Nederland Bloeit
3 Grace Verbeke (Be) Lotto Ladies Team
4 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 0:06
5 Sarah Düster (Tys) Cervelo Test Team 1:48
6 Martine Bras (Ned) Netherlands 2:45
7 Mirjam Van Poppel-Melchers (Ned) Cervelo Test Team
Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) 8 Nederland Bloeit 2:52
9. Sophie Creux (Fra) ESGL 93-GSD Gestion 2:54
10 Iris Slappendel (Ne) Cervelo Test Team

26 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team 4:19
40 Karin Aune (Swe) V.Z.W. Royal Antwerp 9:46