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Lepisto wins women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen

Cervelo-Bigla's Lotta Lepisto notched her first win of 2017 in Waregem, Belgium at Dwars door Vlaanderen Wednesday.

Cervelo-Bigla’s Lotta Lepisto notched her first win of 2017 in Waregem, Belgium at Dwars door Vlaanderen Wednesday. Orica-Scott’s Gracie Elvin was second ahead of third place Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM).

Top-10 results

  • 1. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, in 2:55:40
  • 2. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – SCOTT, at :00
  • 3. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 4. Lucinda BRAND, TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 5. Thalita DE JONG, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 6. Lotte KOPECKY, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at :00
  • 7. Romy KASPER, ALE CIPOLLINI, at :00
  • 8. Janneke ENSING, ALE CIPOLLINI, at :00
  • 9. Katarzyna NIEWIADOMA, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Ann-Sophie DUYCK, DROPS, at :02

The 27-year-old rider from Finland won the 114.4km race in a sprint. The midweek classic featured a few of the region’s famous cobblestone climbs, such as the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg.

As the terrain became hillier and more difficult toward the end of the race, a select group of 16 went clear on the Kwaremont, and that would prove to be the winning breakaway.

“I just started passing riders and saw a gap to the front and put the big gear on and rode across,” Lepisto said about the race’s crucial moment. “The group was smaller after the Paterberg then we rolled and rolled.”

Canyon-SRAM’s Hannah Barnes tried a solo attack with about four kilometers remaining, but the leaders kept her on a short leash. The Brit was caught before the final kilometer, affording Lepisto the opportunity to sprint for a win, which is exactly what she did.

“In the end, there were 16 riders and Lisa [Klein] said ‘I will give everything to help you’. She took me to the front in the sprint and I won,” Lepisto added.

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Full results

  • 1. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, in 2:55:40
  • 2. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – SCOTT, at :00
  • 3. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 4. Lucinda BRAND, TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 5. Thalita DE JONG, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 6. Lotte KOPECKY, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at :00
  • 7. Romy KASPER, ALE CIPOLLINI, at :00
  • 8. Janneke ENSING, ALE CIPOLLINI, at :00
  • 9. Katarzyna NIEWIADOMA, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Ann-Sophie DUYCK, DROPS, at :02
  • 11. Ellen VAN DIJK, TEAM SUNWEB, at :02
  • 12. Annemiek VAN VLEUTEN, ORICA – SCOTT, at :09
  • 13. Lisa KLEIN, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :09
  • 14. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :10
  • 15. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :27
  • 16. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :33
  • 17. Nina KESSLER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:16
  • 18. Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 2:16
  • 19. Christina SIGGAARD, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 2:16
  • 20. Jolien D’HOORE, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:16
  • 21. Anouska KOSTER, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:16
  • 22. Soraya PALADIN, ALE CIPOLLINI, at 2:16
  • 23. Kaat HANNES, LENSWORLD – KUOTA, at 2:16
  • 24. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM SUNWEB, at 2:16
  • 25. Sarah ROY, ORICA – SCOTT, at 2:16
  • 26. Eugenia BUJAK, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 2:16
  • 27. Camilla PEDERSEN, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 2:16
  • 28. Annasley PARK, GBR, at 2:16
  • 29. Celine VAN SEVEREN, SVG, at 2:16
  • 30. Melissa LOWTHER, GBR, at 2:16
  • 31. Sara MUSTONEN LICHAN, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 2:16
  • 32. Kelly VAN DEN STEEN, SVG, at 2:16
  • 33. Jessy DRUYTS, SVG, at 2:16
  • 34. Yara KASTELIJN, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:16
  • 35. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE CIPOLLINI, at 2:16
  • 36. Julia SOEK, TEAM SUNWEB, at 2:16
  • 37. Claudia KOSTER, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 2:16
  • 38. Polona BATAGELJ, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 2:16
  • 39. Hanna NILSSON, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 2:16
  • 40. Moniek TENNIGLO, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:16
  • 41. Chloe HOSKING, ALE CIPOLLINI, at 2:16
  • 42. Marie VILMANN, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:16
  • 43. Valerie DEMEY, SVG, at 2:16
  • 44. Emilia FAHLIN, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:16
  • 45. Malgorzata JASINSKA, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 2:16
  • 46. Georgia WILLIAMS, ORICA – SCOTT, at 2:23
  • 47. Joelle NUMAINVILLE, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 2:23
  • 48. Annette EDMONDSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:48
  • 49. Kelly DRUYTS, SVG, at 3:05
  • 50. Elise DELZENNE, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at 3:05
  • 51. Kaat VAN DER MEULEN, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at 3:05
  • 52. Mia RADOTIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 3:05
  • 53. Demi DE JONG, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM, at 3:05
  • 54. Saartje VANDENBROUCKE, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 3:05
  • 55. Nathalie VERSCHELDEN, LENSWORLD – KUOTA, at 3:05
  • 56. Jessie DAAMS, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at 3:05
  • 57. Wubbigje Regina KNOL, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 3:05
  • 58. Abby-Mae PARKINSON, DROPS, at 3:05
  • 59. Sarah RIJKES, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 3:05
  • 60. Sara PENTON, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 3:05
  • 61. Jelena ERIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 3:05
  • 62. Annelies DOM, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at 3:05
  • 63. Julie LETH, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 3:05
  • 64. Evy KUIJPERS, at 3:05
  • 65. Liane LIPPERT, TEAM SUNWEB, at 3:05
  • 66. Rozanne SLIK, TEAM SUNWEB, at 3:05
  • 67. Anisha VEKEMANS, ALE CIPOLLINI, at 3:05
  • 68. Jessica ALLEN, ORICA – SCOTT, at 3:05
  • 69. Stephanie POHL, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 3:05
  • 70. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 3:05
  • 71. Sarah INGHELBRECHT, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 3:31
  • 72. Corinna LECHNER, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 4:45
  • 73. Emmy THELBERG, at 4:45
  • 74. Emilie MOBERG, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 4:45
  • 75. Elise MAES, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING, at 4:45
  • 76. Gabriella SHAW, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING, at 4:55
  • 77. Rotem GAFINOVITZ, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 4:55
  • 78. Riejanne MARKUS, WM3 PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 4:55
  • 79. Tetiana RIABCHENKO, LENSWORLD – KUOTA, at 4:55
  • 80. Esra TROMP, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM, at 4:55
  • 81. Estefania PILZ, at 4:55
  • 82. Cecilie Uttrup LUDWIG, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 4:55
  • 83. Trine SCHMIDT, LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES, at 4:55
  • 84. Abigail DENTUS, GBR, at 5:37
  • 85. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS, at 5:37
  • 86. Marjolein VAN ‘T GELOOF, at 5:37
  • 87. Lucy SHAW, DROPS, at 5:37
  • 88. Danique BRAAM, at 5:37
  • 89. Karlijn SWINKELS, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM, at 5:37
  • 90. Laura VAINIONPÄÄ, at 5:37
  • 91. Megan BARKER, GBR, at 5:37
  • 92. Rixt MEIJER, at 5:37
  • 93. Ilona HOEKSMA, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:37
  • 94. Irena OSSOLA, SAS – MACOGEP, at 5:37
  • 95. Rebecca CARTER, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING, at 5:37
  • 96. Clara KOPPENBURG, CERVELO – BIGLA PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 5:37
  • 97. Bryony VAN VELZEN, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:37
  • 98. Marjolaine BAZIN, SAS – MACOGEP, at 5:37
  • 99. Natalie VAN GOGH, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM, at 5:37
  • 100. Chane JONKER, at 5:37
  • 101. Demmy DRUYTS, SVG, at 5:37
  • 102. Lensy DEBBOUDT, at 5:37
  • 103. Lucy GARNER, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 5:37
  • 104. Rebecca RAYBOULD, GBR, at 5:37
  • 105. Delore Stougje, at 5:37
  • 106. Ine ALLAERT, at 5:37
  • 107. Claire THOMAS, at 5:37
  • 108. Maaike POLSPOEL, LENSWORLD – KUOTA, at 5:37
  • 109. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:37
  • 110. Marta TAGLIAFERRO, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 5:37
  • 111. Sanne BAMELIS, at 5:37
  • 112. Emmanuelle BROSSARD, at 5:37
  • 113. Sylvie BOERMANS, at 6:42
  • 114. Pia DE QUINT, at 9:34
  • 115. Kelly Kalm, at 9:49
  • 116. Thea THORSEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 10:04
  • 117. Julie SOLVANG, at 10:04
  • 118. Birgitte RAVNDAL, at 10:04
  • 119. Susanne ANDERSEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 10:04
  • 120. Lara DEFOUR, at 10:04
  • 121. Rose OSBORNE, DROPS, at 10:04
  • 122. Esther VAN VEEN, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM, at 11:08
  • 123. Natalie KERWIN, TEAM VELOCONCEPT WOMEN, at 11:08
  • 124. Naïka DENEEF, at 12:15
  • 125. Elise VANDER SANDE, at 12:32
  • 126. Grace GARNER, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 12:32
  • 127. Aurore VERHOEVEN, at 12:32
  • 128. Soline LAMBOLEY, SAS – MACOGEP, at 12:32
  • 129. Hazel MAGILL, at 12:32
  • 130. Steffy VAN DEN HAUTE, at 13:18
  • 131. Isabel VAN DE VOORDE, at 13:18
  • 132. Abigail VAN TWISK, DROPS, at 13:54
  • 133. Mie Bjørndal OTTESTAD, at 14:00
  • DNF Leah THORVILSON, CANYON SRAM RACING
  • DNF Keira MCVITTY, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING
  • DNF Hayley JONES, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING
  • DNF Hannah WALKER, TEAM WNT PRO CYCLING
  • DNF Milagro MENA, SAS – MACOGEP
  • DNF Kim DE BAAT, LENSWORLD – KUOTA
  • DNF Chanella STOUGJE, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG – DESTIL CYCLING TEAM
  • DNF Carolien HAERS
  • DNF Andrea TERJESEN
  • DNF Lana PETIT
  • DNF Brenda GOESSENS
  • DNF Malin BERLIN
  • DNF Emmy ANDERSSON
  • DNF Sarah TEN HARTOG
  • DNF Nancy WITTOCK
  • DNF Lien VERHAEGEN