RACE REPORT - WEEK 32

7 - 13 august

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Picture by Marco Van Den Hout

Crescent Vargarda

The Crescent Vargarda is a UCI Womens World Tour race which consists of two events: a TTT on Friday and a normal race on Sunday. Although, a normal race isn’t really the right word here, since the race has several gravel sections.

During the 42,5 km Team time trial on hilly roads, our Waowgirls finished in 19th place. Two days later, they had to complete the 152 road race with four gravel sections, adding up to a total of 11,5 km gravelled roads. Early on in the race, a big group of eleven managed to break away. Sarah Inghelbrecht tried to make the jump to the front, together with three other riders, but they didn’t manage to close the gap and got caught again by the peloton. The gravel sections, combined with the hilly roads, split up the peloton. The break away got caught again by what was left of the peloton, and the race ended in a bunch sprint with about 35 riders.

None of our waowgirls were part of this bunch. Daniela Reis was the first waowgirl to cross the finish line in 64th position after a race with an average speed of 43,449 km/h. Monique van de Ree (87th) and Saartje Vandenbroucke (89th) finished in the same group. Sarah Inghelbrecht, Bryony Van Velzen and Amélie Rivat-Mas had to abandon the race.

Regional Races

Last Tuesday, Mieke Docx was the only Waowgirl to defending our colors at the regional race of Dudzele (Bruges). After trying to get in the break away a few times (and being part of the only real break away that lasted long enough to be called one), the race ended in a bunch sprint in which she sprinted to a great sixth place!

On Saturday, she got the company of Sarah Rijkes and Tara Gins at Heusden Koers. One rider managed to escape from the 150 riders strong peloton. She kept an advantage of 35 seconds on the line, so our girls had to sprint for second place. Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 10th position, Sarah Rijkes as 45th and Tara Gins as 62nd.

Picture by Julien De Bock

Crescent Vargarda

The Crescent Vargarda is a UCI Womens World Tour race which consists of two events: a TTT on Friday and a normal race on Sunday. Although, a normal race isn’t really the right word here, since the race has several gravel sections.

During the 42,5 km Team time trial on hilly roads, our Waowgirls finished in 19th place. Two days later, they had to complete the 152 road race with four gravel sections, adding up to a total of 11,5 km gravelled roads. Early on in the race, a big group of eleven managed to break away. Sarah Inghelbrecht tried to make the jump to the front, together with three other riders, but they didn’t manage to close the gap and got caught again by the peloton. The gravel sections, combined with the hilly roads, split up the peloton. The break away got caught again by what was left of the peloton, and the race ended in a bunch sprint with about 35 riders.

None of our waowgirls were part of this bunch. Daniela Reis was the first waowgirl to cross the finish line in 64th position after a race with an average speed of 43,449 km/h. Monique van de Ree (87th) and Saartje Vandenbroucke (89th) finished in the same group. Sarah Inghelbrecht, Bryony Van Velzen and Amélie Rivat-Mas had to abandon the race.

Picture by Paul Hinninck

Picture by Marco Van Den Hout

Regional Races

Last Tuesday, Mieke Docx was the only Waowgirl to defending our colors at the regional race of Dudzele (Bruges). After trying to get in the break away a few times (and being part of the only real break away that lasted long enough to be called one), the race ended in a bunch sprint in which she sprinted to a great sixth place!

On Saturday, she got the company of Sarah Rijkes and Tara Gins at Heusden Koers. One rider managed to escape from the 150 riders strong peloton. She kept an advantage of 35 seconds on the line, so our girls had to sprint for second place. Mieke Docx crossed the finish line in 10th position, Sarah Rijkes as 45th and Tara Gins as 62nd.

Picture by Julien De Bock

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