RACE REPORT - WEEK 31

31 July - 6 August

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Monique wins the Lotto Cycling Cup

Monique Van de Ree did it! She won the general classification of the Lotto Cycling Cup by finishing 6th in the last race: the Erondegemse Pijl.

At the beginning of the Erondegemse Pijl, three riders got away from the peloton. The peloton kept their advantage under a minute and with 30 km to go, everything got back together. 15 km later, the peloton split into two big pieces. In the last lap, three riders got away and sprinted for the win. 15 seconds later, Monique finished third in the sprint for fourth place, resulting in a sixth place in the race results. Thanks to the points she collected, she won the general classification of the Lotto Cycling Cup! Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 41st position, Sarah Rijkes as 66th, Bryony van Velzen 67th, Thalita de Jong 93rd and Tara Gins as 101st.

European Championships

Some of our girls got selected to defend their nations colors on the European Championships in Herning, Denmark. Shari Bossuyt was the first Waowgirl to race. As a first year junior, she finished 14th in the time trial championships for women juniors. A few days later, both Shari and Ditte Lenseclaes participated in the road race championships. Shari even broke away from the peloton with 25 km to go, but she didn’t get any support so she got caught again. In the sprint, she finished on a magnificent eighth place! Ditte crossed the finish line in  40th position.

There were also three girls of our elite team present at the European Championships. Saartje Vandenbroucke finished 38th in the Women U23 championships, while Daniela Reis (22nd) and Sarah Inghelbrecht (46th) competed in the Women Elite Championships.

Jeugdtour Assen

Last week, Noa Jansen participated in the Jeugdtour Assen, a Dutch stage race of six days. On Monday, she finished third in the 1,7 km prologue. The two following stages, she twice finished sixth. The fourth stage was an individual time trial of 13 km, in which she finished third again. In the last two races, she crossed the finish line in fourth and sixth position.

Thanks to these strong results, she finished third in GC, third in the points classification and to top it of, she won the youth classification!

Tour de Charente-Maritime Féminin

Last weekend, our development team went to France for the Tour de Charente-Maritime Féminin, a two day stage race with three stages. In this race, both women elite and women juniors competed at the same time. The team consisted out of Maggie Coles-Lyster, Tamara van der Horst and guest riders Misuzu Shimoyama and Yumiko Goda.

On Saturday, they had to complete a 100,6 km race. Maggie was the first woawgirl to cross the finish line, finishing 31st. Misuzu finished 45th and Tamara 66th. Yumiko had to abandon the race. On Sunday, the riders had to complete two races. First, there was a 11,5 km individual time trial, in which Maggie rode a really fast time to become 10th. Misuzu finished 26th and Tamara 53rd. In the afternoon, they had to complete a 86,4 km stage. Maggie again was the first rider to cross the finish line, in 11th position this time. Misuzu finished 45th and Tamara 67th.

Thanks to her strong performances, Maggie finished 9th in GC! Misuzu finished 34th in GC and Tamara 67th.

Picture by Stéphane Tillet

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Dernycriterium Lombardsijde

On Thursday, two waowgirls participated in the dernycriterium of Lombardsijde. Mieke Docx finished fifth and Tara Gins crossed the finish line in eighth position.

Monique wins the Lotto Cycling Cup

Monique Van de Ree did it! She won the general classification of the Lotto Cycling Cup by finishing 6th in the last race: the Erondegemse Pijl.

At the beginning of the Erondegemse Pijl, three riders got away from the peloton. The peloton kept their advantage under a minute and with 30 km to go, everything got back together. 15 km later, the peloton split into two big pieces. In the last lap, three riders got away and sprinted for the win. 15 seconds later, Monique finished third in the sprint for fourth place, resulting in a sixth place in the race results. Thanks to the points she collected, she won the general classification of the Lotto Cycling Cup! Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 41st position, Sarah Rijkes as 66th, Bryony van Velzen 67th, Thalita de Jong 93rd and Tara Gins as 101st.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

European Championships

Some of our girls got selected to defend their nations colors on the European Championships in Herning, Denmark. Shari Bossuyt was the first Waowgirl to race. As a first year junior, she finished 14th in the time trial championships for women juniors. A few days later, both Shari and Ditte Lenseclaes participated in the road race championships. Shari even broke away from the peloton with 25 km to go, but she didn’t get any support so she got caught again. In the sprint, she finished on a magnificent eighth place! Ditte crossed the finish line in  40th position.

There were also three girls of our elite team present at the European Championships. Saartje Vandenbroucke finished 38th in the Women U23 championships, while Daniela Reis (22nd) and Sarah Inghelbrecht (46th) competed in the Women Elite Championships.

Jeugdtour Assen

Last week, Noa Jansen participated in the Jeugdtour Assen, a Dutch stage race of six days. On Monday, she finished third in the 1,7 km prologue. The two following stages, she twice finished sixth. The fourth stage was an individual time trial of 13 km, in which she finished third again. In the last two races, she crossed the finish line in fourth and sixth position.

Thanks to these strong results, she finished third in GC, third in the points classification and to top it of, she won the youth classification!

Tour de Charente-Maritime Féminin

Last weekend, our development team went to France for the Tour de Charente-Maritime Féminin, a two day stage race with three stages. In this race, both women elite and women juniors competed at the same time. The team consisted out of Maggie Coles-Lyster, Tamara van der Horst and guest riders Misuzu Shimoyama and Yumiko Goda.

On Saturday, they had to complete a 100,6 km race. Maggie was the first woawgirl to cross the finish line, finishing 31st. Misuzu finished 45th and Tamara 66th. Yumiko had to abandon the race. On Sunday, the riders had to complete two races. First, there was a 11,5 km individual time trial, in which Maggie rode a really fast time to become 10th. Misuzu finished 26th and Tamara 53rd. In the afternoon, they had to complete a 86,4 km stage. Maggie again was the first rider to cross the finish line, in 11th position this time. Misuzu finished 45th and Tamara 67th.

Thanks to her strong performances, Maggie finished 9th in GC! Misuzu finished 34th in GC and Tamara 67th.

Picture by Stéphane Tillet

Dernycriterium Lombardsijde

On Thursday, two waowgirls participated in the dernycriterium of Lombardsijde. Mieke Docx finished fifth and Tara Gins crossed the finish line in eighth position.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

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