Faced with ten laps of the 12 kilometre long and mostly flat local circuit around Merksem, it was set to be a fast day out in the saddle for the peloton. The team were active and attentive from the start but unfortunately lost Esmée Peperkamp in an early crash. The rest of the squad regrouped well and covered any dangerous moves with Francesca Barale to the fore through some of the intermediate sprints.
Heading into the last 40 kilometres a quartet which soon became a trio went clear that featured Elise Uijen. With Uijen out front, it meant the rest of the team could conserve energy ahead of the finale as the speed ramped up. Uijen’s group worked well together but only ever held onto roughly 30 seconds and heading into the last two laps they were reeled in. Despite a few more attempts to break free, it was clear the peloton wanted to set up a bunch sprint finale. Working well as a unit, the team moved up en masse to bring finisher Megan Jastrab into position. Pfeiffer Georgi led Jastrab through the final corner at the head of the peloton, before Jastrab launched a strong sprint effort. Unfortunately, she was just pipped to the win before the finish line but claimed another impressive second place; highlighting her and the team’s good recent form.
|1||GASPARRINI Eleonora Camilla||Valcar - Travel & Service||2:47:47||125|
|2||JASTRAB Megan||Team DSM||,,||85|
|3||PERSICO Silvia||Valcar - Travel & Service||,,||70|