Dwars door Vlaanderen Women - Overview
Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb) won 2018 Dwars door Vlaanderen UCI 1.1 after a late-race solo attack. She finished 55 seconds ahead of runner-up Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans) and Sunweb teammate Floortje Mackaij.
Dwars door Vlaanderen offered the women's field a mid-week, semi-classic on Wednesday, March 28. It was positioned between two Women's WorldTour races; Gent-Wevelgem, won by Marta Bastianelli on March 25, and Tour of Flanders on April 1.
The women raced 117.9km starting in Tielt and finishing in Waregem. The parcours started out flat but hits the bergs mid-race with Kluisberg, Knokteberg, Vossenhol and Nokereberg climbs, and the cobblestoned roads Holstraat and Herlegemstraat.
It was over these climbs that a lead group emerged, and Van Dijk made a late-race attack to take a solo victory.
2018 Dwars door Vlaanderen - Brief Results
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women||3:30:24|
|2||Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:00:55|
|3||Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women|
|4||Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana|
|5||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women|
|6||Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling|
|7||Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women|
|8||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing|
|9||Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport||0:01:47|
|10||Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam|