Header photo credit: CorVos
Lorena Wiebes rounds out a strong team display to take victory at Scheldeprijs, her second win at the race in two years and the 40th professional win of her career. Having taken the lead in controlling the race all day, the team set Wiebes up into a strong position coming into the final kilometre to finish off the job convincingly and win by more than a bike length.
The day got off to a wet and nervous start with a few crashes in the peloton early on but the team staying clear of any issues. With around 100 kilometres to race the day’s breakaway eventually went clear with just three riders going up the road. Team DSM took control of the chase behind and held the gap at just a few minutes before eventually closing the gap coming into the final 10 kilometres.
It was all back together inside 5 to go as all eyes turned towards a bunch sprint. It was at this point a large crash happened midway down the peloton but thanks to strong positioning from all the team, no one was impacted. The team pushed on at the front with Wiebes in tow before she powered home to an impressive win at the finish.
|1||WIEBES Lorena||Team DSM||3:21:56||125|
|2||CONSONNI Chiara||Valcar - Travel & Service||,,||85|
|3||BARBIERI Rachele||Liv Racing Xstra||,,||70|