Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) made a profitable transition from a podium on the first girls’s Paris-Roubaix to cyclo-cross, taking out the opening World Cup in Waterloo.
Vos barged her strategy to the entrance forward of world champion Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek) and held it to the road to take the victory, with Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen) rounding out the rostrum.
“The final lap was a full dash,” Vos stated. “All of the race was fairly intense, however after all it’s extremely exhausting to maintain up the velocity. At occasions there was a bit time to get better however the final lap was full gasoline.
“Lucinda is a good racer so you may’t give her any area. It’s important to maintain driving. After I had a bit hole over the past hill, I simply gave every thing I had.”
Pan American champion Maghalie Rochette took the opening shot and led the peloton onto the dust forward of Fem van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen) and Helene Clauzel, Annemarie Worst (777) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma).
Rochette gained a strong benefit midway by means of the opening lap however Model moved by means of the sector into second place and rapidly nullified the Canadian’s lead. A surge from Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen) value Rochette a number of positions, and Betsema, Model, Worst, and Vos went clear to type a four-rider main group on lap two.
On lap three, Betsema attacked, jettisoning Worst out of the group the place she chased with Hungarian champion Kata Blanka Vas (SD Worx), however then Betsema dropped her chain and needed to cease to free it. That left Model and Vos because the leaders on the midway level.
Blanka Vas and Worst nearly made contact early on lap 4 as Jolanda Neff (Trek Manufacturing unit Racing) fought her method by means of the sector to fifth. Worst was the primary to bridge throughout to the leaders, then Blanka Vas, a surging Betsema, and Neff additionally joined the entrance group. Subsequent got here Helene Clauzel to make it seven within the lead.
“The group got here again collectively and it was fairly powerful as a result of I feel all people wished to get to second and third place,” Vos stated. “I’m pleased I might be there within the ultimate to battle for the win with Lucinda.”
Model made a transfer on lap 5, attacking exhausting into the flyover to overhaul Neff and Blanka Vas and opened up a niche of some seconds with Vos main the chase. The Jumbo-Visma rider made contact midway into the penultimate lap however Model by no means let off the stress.
Neff then fumbled the transitions on the final run-up and misplaced contact with Betsema, who went on to bridge as much as the leaders on the ultimate lap simply as Vos got here to the entrance and surged on the climb. Betsema got here to the entrance on the twisting, technical part forward of the pits, however Model put in a stinging assault to retake the lead earlier than the flyover.
Model and Vos practically got here to grips on a downhill flip because the world champion fought to carry the lead place, however Vos made a strong surge within the final part of the course and managed to take the lead earlier than the ultimate flip.
“Really I wished to go down the hill first to be the primary up Manufacturing unit Hill,” Vos stated, “however Lucinda made an excellent transfer to move me once more. So I needed to attempt another factor and the subsequent hill I simply handed her within the nook and from then on I went to a much bigger gear and gave it every thing.”
|Pos.||Rider Title (Nation) Staff||Outcome|
|1||Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Ladies Staff||0:48:28|
|2||Lucinda Model (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions||0:00:02|
|3||Denise Betsema (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal||0:00:03|
|4||Jolanda Neff (Swi) Trek Manufacturing unit Racing CX||0:00:19|
|5||Annemarie Worst (Ned) 777||0:00:26|
|6||Kata Blanka Vas (Hun) SD Worx||0:00:32|
|7||Hélène Clauzel (Fra) A.S. Bike Crossteam||0:00:35|
|8||Puck Pieterse (Ned) Alpecin – Fenix||0:00:50|
|9||Yara Kastelijn (Ned) IKO – Crelan||0:01:06|
|10||Maghalie Rochette (Can)||0:01:21|
|11||Gaia Realini (Ita)||49:05:32|
|12||Clara Honsinger (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld||49:16:32|
|13||Aniek van Alphen (Ned) 777||49:23:32|
|14||Fem van Empel (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal||49:39:32|
|15||Alicia Franck (Bel) Proximus – Alphamotorhomes – Doltcini CT||49:43:32|
|16||Shirin van Anrooij (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions||49:46:32|
|17||Inge van der Heijden (Ned) 777||49:57:32|
|18||Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service||50:01:32|
|19||Sanne Cant (Bel) IKO – Crelan||50:05:32|
|20||Katerina Nash (Cze)||50:08:32|
|21||Manon Bakker (Ned) IKO – Crelan||50:20:32|
|22||Ellen Van Loy (Bel)||50:40:32|
|23||Katie Clouse (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld||50:52:32|
|24||Eva Lechner (Ita) Trinx Manufacturing unit Staff||50:59:32|
|25||Madigan Munro (USA) Trek Manufacturing unit Racing CX||51:01:32|
|26||Raylyn Nuss (USA)||51:05:32|
|27||Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service||51:06:32|
|28||Perrine Clauzel (Fra) A.S. Bike Crossteam||51:08:32|
|29||Rebecca Fahringer (USA)||51:19:32|
|30||Caroline Mani (Fra)||51:23:32|
|31||Caitlin Bernstein (USA)||51:24:32|
|32||Erica Zaveta (USA)||51:26:32|
|33||Sidney Mcgill (Can)||52:03:32|
|34||Marie Schreiber (Lux) Tormans – Circus Cyclo Cross Staff||52:31:32|
|35||Anna Megale (USA)||52:42:32|
|36||Nicole Bradbury (Can)||52:51:32|
|37||Lizzy Gunsalus (USA)||52:59:32|
|38||Emily Werner (USA)||53:02:32|
|39||Staff Marion Norbert Riberolle (Bel) Starcasino CX||53:08:32|
|40||Hannah Arensman (USA)||53:09:32|
|41||Crystal Anthony (USA)||54:57:32|
|42||Lauren Zoerner (USA)||55:09:32|
|43||Lucia Bramati (Ita) Trinx Manufacturing unit Staff|
|44||Harriet Harnden (GBr) Trek Manufacturing unit Racing CX|
|45||Julie Brouwers (Bel)|
|46||Siobhan Kelly (Can)|
|47||Isabella Holmgren (Can)|
|48||Ava Holmgren (Can)|
|49||Maria Larkin (Irl)|
|50||Jinse Peeters (Bel) Proximus – Alphamotorhomes – Doltcini CT|
|DNF||Kaitlin Keough (USA) Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld|