Van den Bos wins Le Samyn des Dames

Boels-Dolmans pulls off solo attack

Jip van den Bos (Boels Dolmans) claimed her first victory as a professional on Tuesday with a solo success at Le Samyn des Dames.

The 22-year-old Dutchwoman had signalled her form and potential with a podium finish at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and took flight from a select group of seven on the last of three laps of the 25km finishing circuit around Dour. Daniela Gass (Equano-Wase Zon) finished runner-up, and Demi De Jong (Lotto Soudal Ladies) took the final spot on the podium.

As with the men’s race, the finishing circuit featured four sectors of cobblestones - two of which were uphill - totaling 1700m of pave. After a quiet early period, the race exploded on the first lap and by the end of it the peloton had split, with a group of 30 or so riders left out front.

On the second lap a further selection was made. Boels Dolmans had recent Omloop winner and former world champion Chantal Blaak in the main group but it was Van den Bos who jumped into the move that comprised seven riders. As well as Van den Bos, Gass, and De Jong, also present were Malgorzata Jasinska (Movistar), Barbara Guarischi (Team Virtu Cycling Women, Romy Kasper (Ale-Cipollini), and Lauretta Hanson (Trek-Segafredo Women).

The group had a 30-second lead as they took the bell and, despite some counter-attacks behind, they extended their lead on the final lap.

Van den Bos waited for the penultimate and steepest cobblestone sector, the Côte des Nonettes, to make her bid for glory. She rode clear and managed to open up a convincing lead over the final sector and through the final three kilometres to the line. 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2:32:10 
2Daniela Gass (Ger)0:00:56 
3Demi De Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
4Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek - Segafredo  
5Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
6Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
7Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women0:00:58 
8Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:37 
9Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
10Eugénie Duval (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
11Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
12Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
13Maria Apolonia Van 'T Geloof (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
14Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
15Teniel Campbell TTO Wcc Team  
16Jolien D`Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
17Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
18Nicola Juniper (GBr)  
19Annelies Dom (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
20Kylie Waterreus (Ned) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
21Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
22Stine Borgli (Nor)  
23Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
24Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Trek - Segafredo  
25Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
26Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Biehler Pro Cycling  
27Fien Delbaere (Bel) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
28Laura Tomasi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
29Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Bepink  
30Kirstie Van Haaften (Ned) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
31Eva Buurman (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
32Kaat Hannes (Bel)  
33Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
34Daniela Reis (Por) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women Cycling  
35Diana Carolina Peñuela Martinez (Col) Ale Cipollini  
36Quinty Ton (Ned) Biehler Pro Cycling  
37Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
38Jade Wiel (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
39Katia Ragusa (Ita) Bepink  
40Alice Sharpe (Irl) Wcc Team  
41Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
42Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
43Marion Sicot (Fra) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women Cycling  
44Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
45Olga Shekel (Ukr) Astana Women'S Team  
46Paula Andrea Patiño Bedoya (Col) Movistar Team Women  
47Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Trek - Segafredo  
48Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women Cycling  
49Marion Norbert Riberolle (Fra)  
50Mieke Docx (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women Cycling  
51Agua Marina Espinola (Par) Wcc Team  
52Greta Richioud (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
53Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
54Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
55Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
56Alana Castrique (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
57Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
58Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek - Segafredo  
59Kathrin Schweinberger (Aut) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
60Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
61Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
62Ruth Winder (USA) Trek - Segafredo  
63Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
64Chanella Stougje (Ned) Hitec Products - Birk Sport0:01:48 
65Marlen Reusser (Swi) Wcc Team0:01:55 
66Gloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:01:59 
67Henrietta Colborne (GBr)0:02:06 
68Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women'S Team  
69Désirée Ehrler (Swi)  
70Nicole Steigenga (Ned) Bepink  
71Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Astana Women'S Team  
72Marit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
73Céline Van Houtum (Ned)  
74Natalie Grinczer (GBr) Bizkaia - Durango  
75Marieke Van Witzenburg (Ned)  
76Lauren Creamer (Irl)  
77Birgitte Ravndal (Nor)  
78Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Segafredo  
79Sandra Alonso Dominguez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
80Antonia Gröndahl (Fin)  
81Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Bepink  
82Silvia Zanardi (Ita) Bepink  
83Christina Schweinberger (Aut) Health Mate - Ladies Team0:02:16 
84Anastasiya Kolesava (Blr) Wcc Team0:02:18 
85Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Biehler Pro Cycling  
86Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
87Ingvild Gåskjenn (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk Sport0:02:25 
88Liisa Ehrberg (Est)0:02:27 
89Tereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink0:02:34 
90Emily Meakin (GBr)0:02:40 
91Pernille Larsen Feldmann (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk Sport0:02:43 
92Gilke Croket (Bel)0:02:45 
93Laura Süßemilch (Ger) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
94Sylvie Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
95Malin Eriksen (Nor)  
96Thi That Nguyen (Vie) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
97Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) Health Mate-Ladies Team  
98Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel)0:03:16 
99Chiara Perini (Ita) Bepink  
100Femke Verstichelen (Bel)0:03:34 
101Josefine Huitfeldt (Den)0:03:49 
102Isabel Martin Martin (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:04:08 
103Elyse Fraser (NZl)0:04:22 
104Mie Bjørndal Ottestad (Nor)0:04:56 
105Lone Meertens (Bel)  
106Ditte Lenseclaes (Bel)0:05:41 
107Loes Adegeest (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:06:06 
108Karolina Perekitko (Pol)  
109Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:07:46 
110Fernanda Yapura (Arg)0:08:16 
DNFHanna Johansson (Swe)  
DNFAmiliya Iskakova (Kaz) Astana Women'S Team  
DNFCarolien Haers (Bel)  
DNFJulie Debock (Bel)  
DNFGrace Garner (GBr) Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
DNFMelanie Klement (Ned) Biehler Pro Cycling  
DNFSarah Borremans (Bel)  
DNFMeike Uiterwijk Winkel (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFAurore Verhoeven (Fra)  
DNFLynn Marien (Bel)  
DNFMaxime Roes (Bel)  
DNFMartina Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFLies De Vleminck (Bel)  
DNFChloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate - Ladies Team  
DNFCamille Delestrait (Bel)  
DNFFemke Geeris (Ned)  
DNFGreta Marturano (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFAmber Lacompte (Bel)  
DNFAroa Gorostiza Ulloa (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
DNFKim De Baat (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women Cycling  
DNFLuisa Ibarrola Albizua (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
DNFCrystal Lane-Wright (GBr)  
DNFLensy Debboudt (Bel)  
DNFDoris Schweizer (Swi) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFMerel Hofman (Ned) Biehler Pro Cycling  
DNFLisa Groothuesheidkamp (Ned)  
DNFIsabella Stone (GBr)  
DNFArianna Pruisscher (Ned)  
DNFNele Armee (Bel)  
DNFMichelle Geoghegan (Irl)  
DNFLiena Vanderheyden (Bel)  
DNFAnna Bohatá (Cze)  
DNFElisa Dalla Valle (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFChristina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFGaia Tortolina (Ita)  
DNFEveline Baele (Bel)  
DNFLotte Popelier (Bel)  
DNFMarie Flataas (Nor)  
DNFSenna Feron (Ned)  
DNFRachel Jary (GBr)  
DNFLeonie Vanderjeugt (Bel)  
DNFNatalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women'S Team  
DNFElena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFMarina Kurnossova (Kaz) Astana Women'S Team  
DNFMaja Perinović (Cro) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFSavannah Morgan (GBr)  
DNFSvetlana Pachshenko (Kaz) Astana Women'S Team  
DNFMargot Bourguignon (Bel)  
DNFCaren Commissaris (Bel)  

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