Tour of Flanders

Road: Grace Verbeke (Lotto Ladies Team) won on Sunday their finest victory of her career when she won the women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen solo. By a margin of three seconds, she had escaped from the peloton with the Favorites.

Grace Verbeke (Lotto Ladies Team) won on Sunday their finest victory of her career when she won the women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen solo. By a margin of three seconds, she had escaped from the peloton with the Favorites.

Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) won klungspurten and was second in the race. Kirsten Wild (Cervélo Test Team) trick third place ahead of Emma Johansson (Red Sun Cycling Team) that rolled in goal as the fourth girl.

Emma Johansson ran strongly. She walked away from the peloton up the Muur Kapelmuur and was solo until the final Bosberg ascent that was. Where was the Swede collected and in klungspurten she became third.

– Emma did a good race and also tried to close the door to Grace Verbeke but with Furlong, she was gathered by a larger group and Verbeke managed to keep away with three seconds, said Martin Vestby, coach and boyfriend, straight after the goal.

Ronde van Vlaanderen (d):

1 Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team 3:09:27
2. Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:03
3, Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Red Sun Cycling Team
5 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia
6, Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl
7 Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia
8, Judith Arndt (Tys) HTC-Columbia
9 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 0:08
10 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:51

42 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs-Petrogradets 1:47
70 Marie Lindberg (Swe) Red Sun Cycling Team 8:54
71 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Hitec Products UCK
87 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products KLA 12:07
103 Monica Holler (Swe) Fenixs-Petrogradets 13:47
Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) DNF MTN