Riding for the Dutch national team, Team DSM’s Lorena Wiebes stormed to sprint success in Munich this afternoon at the European games; claiming the continental title in the road race.
Taking on a 128 kilometre route which featured a few hills earlier in the day before a flat finish circuit in Munich, the Dutch team set out with a plan of going all-in for the win with Wiebes. Despite the best efforts from her Team DSM teammates Liane Lippert, Franziska Koch [both Germany] and Juliette Labous [France] who put in several attacks throughout the day; the Dutch team which included Floortje Mackaij and Charlotte Kool held it together for a fast finale. With Mackaij and Kool acting as final pilot riders for Wiebes, the lead out perfected at Team DSM stormed around the last hairpin turn before Wiebes slotted onto a fast approaching Italian lead out. Launching a powerful kick and throwing the bike to the line, Wiebes took the victory in a hotly contested photo finish.