Events

Ruddervoorde: De Boer dominates to open Superprestige account

Sophie de Boer nabs a clear win at Ruddervoorde ahead of Sanne Cant and Ellen Van Loy

Sophie de Boer rode to a decisive victory Sunday in Ruddervoorde, Belgium in the third round of the Hansgrohe Superprestige series. The Kalas – NNOF rider freewheeled across the finish line nearly a minute ahead of the competition to nab her first Superprestige victory so far this year.

Top 10

  • 1. Sophie DE BOER, (NED), 43:29
  • 2. Sanne CANT, (BEL), 44:26
  • 3. Ellen VAN LOY, (BEL), 44:33
  • 4. Alice Maria ARZUFFI, (ITA), 44:51
  • 5. Christine MAJERUS, (LUX), 45:05
  • 6. Laura VERDONSCHOT, (BEL), 45:13
  • 7. Elle ANDERSON, (USA), 45:19
  • 8. Alicia FRANCK, (BEL), 45:38
  • 9. Joyce VANDERBEKEN, (BEL), 46:14
  • 10. Loes SELS, (BEL), 46:31

A course with several sections of rain-soaked grass and generous helping of sand lined out the field and quickly dissuaded any attempts at cohesion, with sizable gaps beginning to appear between riders by the midway point of the race. De Boer finished the third of five laps with a 12-second advantage, which grew to a practically insurmountable 39 seconds by the end of lap four, leaving Sanne Cant (Enertherm – BKCP) to battle with Ellen Van Loy (Telenet – Fidea) for runner-up honors.

Cant enjoyed a clear lead over Van Loy in the fourth lap before taking a fall in a treacherous stretch of grass. That allowed Van Loy to catch back on and surge past — but Cant did not let the veteran out of her sight, overtaking Van Loy again in the final lap, and putting her into the rearview mirror for good when Van Loy herself hit the deck with only a few corners left before the finishing straight.

De Boer’s final margin of victory stood at 57 seconds over Cant, with Van Loy settling for third, a further seven seconds back.

Cant, who took Superprestige wins at Gieten and Zonhoven, maintains a firm grip on the overall series lead.

Results

  • 1. Sophie DE BOER, (NED), 43:29
  • 2. Sanne CANT, (BEL), 44:26
  • 3. Ellen VAN LOY, (BEL), 44:33
  • 4. Alice Maria ARZUFFI, (ITA), 44:51
  • 5. Christine MAJERUS, (LUX), 45:05
  • 6. Laura VERDONSCHOT, (BEL), 45:13
  • 7. Elle ANDERSON, (USA), 45:19
  • 8. Alicia FRANCK, (BEL), 45:38
  • 9. Joyce VANDERBEKEN, (BEL), 46:14
  • 10. Loes SELS, (BEL), 46:31
  • 11. Jolien VERSCHUEREN, (BEL), 46:46
  • 12. Bianca VAN DEN HOEK, (NED), 46:47
  • 13. Kim VAN DE STEENE, (BEL), 46:59
  • 14. Pauline DELHAYE, (FRA), 47:00
  • 15. Inge VAN DER HEIJDEN, (NED), 47:16
  • 16. Lindy VAN ANROOIJ, (NED), 47:20
  • 17. Fleur NAGENGAST, (NED), 48:01
  • 18. Eva Maria PALM, (BEL), 48:57
  • 19. Julia BOSCHKER, (NED), 48:59
  • 20. Axelle BELLAERT, (BEL), 49:15
  • 21. Aurelie VERMEIR, (BEL), 49:36
  • 22. Marthe TRUYEN, (BEL), 50:21
  • 23. Monique VAN DE REE, (NED), 50:37
  • 24. Irene GERRITSEN, (NED), 50:56
  • 25. Gertie WILLEMS, (BEL), 50:59
  • 26. Laure MICHELS, (BEL), 51:41
  • 27. Mieke DEROO, (BEL), 51:43
  • 28. Birgit MASSAGÉ, (BEL), 52:25
  • 29. Eva VERMEERSCH, (BEL)
  • 30. Simone CORNELISSE, (NED)
  • 31. Tine ROMBOUTS, (BEL)
  • 32. Anke VAN ROMPAY, (BEL)
  • 33. Jo BLANCHAERT, (BEL)
  • DNF Maud KAPTHEIJNS, (NED)
  • DNF Jente BOONS, (BEL)