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Wild wins women’s 2013 Dwars door Vlaanderen

Dutchwoman takes sprint win in Belgium and looks ahead to Sunday's Ghent-Wevelgem

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Kirsten Wild (Argos-Shimano) won the second edition of the women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday.

Jolien D’Hoore (Lotto-Belisol) was second and Monique van de Ree (Zannata Ladies Team) was third.

“It’s amazing to win a classic race like Dwars door Vlaanderen,” said Wild. “It’s always good to win, but to win like this after great teamwork is especially rewarding. We controlled the whole race and everyone was very motivated. There was not a single break without one of us in it. In the final 3km we started with the lead-out. It was so fast that no one could get between us. We were the first three riders through the final corner, and after that it was up to me to finish the job.”

Wild will start Sunday’s women’s edition of Ghent-Wevelgem.

“Ghent-Wevelgem will be a bit tougher, as there are more cobbles and hills in it,” she said. “Of course we will go for the win, but we’ll see how it goes.”