Defending champion Ann-Sophie Duyck (Topsport Vlaanderen – Pro Duo Ridley) managed to extend her TT title on Friday afternoon. On the roads that cut through the green fields surrounding Postel, near Mol, the 27 year-old did more than enough to hold off in-form Jolien D’hoore (Wiggle-Honda) and Sofie De Vuyst (Lensworld.eu-Zannata).
Duck needed 31:34 for the 24.4km long course in Postel, averaging nearly 46 km/h. At the finish line in Postel her advantage on D’hoore was 2:01. De Vuyst needed seven more seconds than D’hoore.
Before the race Duyck was keen on grabbing a second title. “I have one goal and that was extending my title. There’s strong competition. I expect a lot from Sofie De Vuyst and Jolien D’hoore,” said Ann-Sophie Duyck.
Halfway into the time trial she was already 44 seconds faster than D’hoore. Jessie Daams managed the third place at that stage of the race but faded during the second half. De Vuyst was fourth halfway.
While Daams faded the others managed to maintain their pace, putting Duyck well ahead of D’hoore and De Vuyst. Daams finished fifth.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo||0:31:54|
|2||Jolien D`Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda||0:01:41|
|3||Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata||0:01:48|
|4||Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies||0:02:11|
|5||Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies||0:02:18|
|6||Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo||0:02:36|
|7||Annelies Dom (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata||0:03:20|
|8||Carolien Haers (Bel) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling Team||0:03:51|
|9||Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies||0:04:19|
|10||Mieke Leeman (Bel) Napoleon Games - St Martinus CT - Kerksk||0:04:22|
|11||Celine Van Severen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata||0:04:34|
|12||Evy Roelen (Bel) Individueel||0:04:52|
|13||Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata||0:05:21|
|14||Marieke Blomme (Bel) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling Team||0:05:32|
|15||Evelien Deltombe (Bel) Napoleon Games - St Martinus CT - Kerksk||0:05:53|
|16||Joyce Accoe (Bel) Napoleon Games - St Martinus CT - Kerksk||0:06:03|
|17||Miek Vincke (Bel) Kon. VC ´T Meetjesland - Knesselare||0:07:26|
|DNF||Karolien Liesens (Bel) Isorex Cycling Team|
|DNF||Kristien Nelen (Bel) Team Fietsshop Uitgeest|
|DNF||Sara Verhaest (Bel) Individueel|
|DNF||Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata|
|DNF||Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies|