Race Report - Week 28

10 - 16 July

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Bene Ladies Tour

Prologue

The extremely short prologue of 1,9km at Vlissingen would normally have been Monique van de Ree‘s cup of tea, but unfortunately she got a flat. Due to this, she only finished 128th and lost 58 seconds on the first rider. Luckily, our other riders were spared of bad luck. Saartje Vandenbroucke rode a really strong prologue and finished 28th. Bryony van Velzen put down the 58th fastest time, Daniela Reis finished 61st, Shana Van Glabeke 62nd and Mieke Docx 103rd.

Stage 1

The first real stage of the Bene Ladies Tour was a hard one with a lot of wind, cobbles and some rain in the end. Monique Van de Ree and five other riders managed to escape after the first cobbled section, where Monique picked up the pace so they could get away from the peloton. Monique and three other girls had to let the two remaining riders go and got caught again with 20km left, after being in the breakaway for about 25km.

The two riders that were left stayed ahead and finished with an advantage of 55 seconds on the peloton. Monique Van de Ree finished inside the peloton as 29th. Saartje Vandenbroucke finished a little bit later as 59th.Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 72nd position, Daniela Reis as 86th, Shana Van Glabeke 115th and Bryony van Velzen 116th.

Stage 2A

There were two stages on Saturday for our waowgirls at the BeNe Ladies Tour. First, there was a 98,3km road race. One rider managed to stay just ahead of the peloton and win the stage. In the bunch sprint, Monique Van de Ree finished 11th, Mieke Docx 63rd, Daniela Reis 87th and Saartje Vandenbroucke 88th. Shana Van Glabeke didn’t finish the race and Bryony van Velzen didn’t start.

Stage 2B

In the evening, there was a TT scheduled for our girls. Daniela Reis put down the fastest time of our team and finished 19th. Saartje Vandenbroucke ended in 45th position, Monique van de Ree as 50th and Mieke Docx as 97th.

Stage 3

The last stage of this year’s Bene Ladies Tour ended in a bunch sprint, and Monique van de Ree closely finished second! Daniela Reis finished 59th, Mieke Docx 73rd and Saartje Vandenbroucke 85th.

In GC, it’s also Monique who finished as the first waowgirl. She ended the Bene Ladies Tour in 43th position, Saartje Vandenbroucke as 51st, Daniela Reis as 56th and Mieke Docx as 78th.

Regional Races

While six of our girls were competing in the Bene Ladies Tour, Sarah Inghelbrecht did a great job in defending our colors in the regional races at Arendonk and Vrasene.

At Arendonk, on Wednesday, the race ended in a bunch sprint, in which Sarah strongly finished third. Two days later, she also participated in the regional race GP Indu Clean at Vrasene, accompanied by Alice Cobb. After three laps, there was a breakaway of seven riders, with Alice being one of them. Two riders managed to escape from this group, while the other riders, including Alice, got caught again by the peloton. In the bunch sprint for third place, Sarah crossed the finish line in 11th position and Alice in 51st position.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Bene Ladies Tour

Prologue

The extremely short prologue of 1,9km at Vlissingen would normally have been Monique van de Ree‘s cup of tea, but unfortunately she got a flat. Due to this, she only finished 128th and lost 58 seconds on the first rider. Luckily, our other riders were spared of bad luck. Saartje Vandenbroucke rode a really strong prologue and finished 28th. Bryony van Velzen put down the 58th fastest time, Daniela Reis finished 61st, Shana Van Glabeke 62nd and Mieke Docx 103rd.

Stage 1

The first real stage of the Bene Ladies Tour was a hard one with a lot of wind, cobbles and some rain in the end. Monique Van de Ree and five other riders managed to escape after the first cobbled section, where Monique picked up the pace so they could get away from the peloton. Monique and three other girls had to let the two remaining riders go and got caught again with 20km left, after being in the breakaway for about 25km.

The two riders that were left stayed ahead and finished with an advantage of 55 seconds on the peloton. Monique Van de Ree finished inside the peloton as 29th. Saartje Vandenbroucke finished a little bit later as 59th.Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 72nd position, Daniela Reis as 86th, Shana Van Glabeke 115th and Bryony van Velzen 116th.

Stage 2A

There were two stages on Saturday for our waowgirls at the BeNe Ladies Tour. First, there was a 98,3km road race. One rider managed to stay just ahead of the peloton and win the stage. In the bunch sprint, Monique Van de Ree finished 11th, Mieke Docx 63rd, Daniela Reis 87th and Saartje Vandenbroucke 88th. Shana Van Glabeke didn’t finish the race and Bryony van Velzen didn’t start.

Stage 2B

In the evening, there was a TT scheduled for our girls. Daniela Reis put down the fastest time of our team and finished 19th. Saartje Vandenbroucke ended in 45th position, Monique van de Ree as 50th and Mieke Docx as 97th.

Stage 3

The last stage of this year’s Bene Ladies Tour ended in a bunch sprint, and Monique van de Ree closely finished second! Daniela Reis finished 59th, Mieke Docx 73rd and Saartje Vandenbroucke 85th.

In GC, it’s also Monique who finished as the first waowgirl. She ended the Bene Ladies Tour in 43th position, Saartje Vandenbroucke as 51st, Daniela Reis as 56th and Mieke Docx as 78th.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Picture by vrouwenpeloton.be

Regional Races

While six of our girls were competing in the Bene Ladies Tour, Sarah Inghelbrecht did a great job in defending our colors in the regional races at Arendonk and Vrasene.

At Arendonk, on Wednesday, the race ended in a bunch sprint, in which Sarah strongly finished third. Two days later, she also participated in the regional race GP Indu Clean at Vrasene, accompanied by Alice Cobb. After three laps, there was a breakaway of seven riders, with Alice being one of them. Two riders managed to escape from this group, while the other riders, including Alice, got caught again by the peloton. In the bunch sprint for third place, Sarah crossed the finish line in 11th position and Alice in 51st position.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

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