Dideriksen wins Lotto Belgium Tour stage 2

Plichta takes overall race lead

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) claimed victory on stage 2 of the Lotto Belgium tour, beating Dutch rider Amy Pieters and Emma Johansson (Sweden) in a small group sprint.

Poland's Anna Plichta took over the race lead from Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg), who missed the split and finished 2:12 off the pace, with Johansson now second at 1 second and Dideriksen in third, two further seconds behind.

The 115.7km stage out and back from Moorslede included a cobbled section 2100 meters in length that provided the main selection of the day. It was here that the 20-rider move went clear, and with Lotto Soudal, the Dutch and Danish teams well represented, there was little hope of the breakaway being caught.

Several attacks threatened to split the group, but in the end Lotto Soudal kept the race together, with Dideriksen taking the stage win.

"The cobblestone section was really tough. Everyone wanted to be in front there, so it was a sprint ahead of it," Dideriksen said. "Also I was scared that a gap would fall in front of me. Together with two teammates I was part of the big breakaway of twenty, although I was the last to join the group. We worked together well until the penultimate lap, then there were several attacks. If someone of our team would have been able to jump away it would have been good, but we actually aimed for a sprint. I was riding in first position when we got out of the last corner with 150 metres to go. That was perfect. The next two stages, we’ll keep attacking to try to take another victory with the team."

The overall race lead went to Plichta, who had been second on the opening stage. "This stage was hard," Plichta said. "We’re here with the national team to prepare for the World Championships and we wanted to make something of this stage. I was second on GC after yesterday, six seconds behind Natalie Van Gogh, so the jersey was within reach. We want to keep the jersey in the team. For me this is the first race ever in Belgium, so Friday will be my first meeting with the Flemish hills. My teammate Katarzyna Niewiadoma, who was also part of the breakaway, definitely has a chance to end up high in the overall ranking."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark2:53:38 
2Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands  
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Sweden  
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Poland  
5Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
6Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
7Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
8Céline Van Severen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
9Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
10Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products  
11Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Netherlands  
12Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
13Anna Plichta (Pol) Poland  
14Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
15Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
16Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
17Iris Slappendel (Ned) Netherlands  
18Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
19Marie Vilmann (Den) Denmark  
20Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Denmark  
21Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zannata0:02:12 
22Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany  
23Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
24Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Netherlands  
25Daniela Gass (Ger)  
26Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
27Monika Brzezna (Pol) Poland  
28Kaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
29Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
30Caroline Baur (Swi)  
31Sara Penton (Swe) Sweden  
32Ema Manikaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
33Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel)  
34Lensy Debboudt (Bel)  
35Valerie Demey (Bel)  
36Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
37Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
38Nikol Plosaj (Pol) Poland  
39Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)  
40Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Sweden  
41Jacqueline Dietrich (Ger)  
42Ilse Temmerman (Bel)  
43Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
44Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
45Sara Mustonen (Swe) Sweden  
46Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Sweden  
47Christina Siggaard (Den) Denmark  
48Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
49Eva Van Den Born (Ned)  
50Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
51Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
52Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Lithuania0:02:19 
53Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Denmark  
54Dana Rožlapa (Lat)  
55Demmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
56Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Sweden  
57Paula Gorycka (Pol) Poland  
58Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
59Kim De Baat (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zannata0:04:39 
60Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:04:48 
61Tara Gins (Bel)0:04:55 
62Laura Van Geyt (Bel)0:05:04 
63Dani Christmas (GBr)0:15:19 
64Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
65Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:16:22 
66Gudrun Stock (Ger) Germany  
67Lisa Küllmer (Ger) Germany  
68Genevieve Whitson (GBr)  
69Dorothee Lorch (Ger)0:17:15 
70Amelie Peiker (Ger)  
71Liliano Leenknegi (Bel)  
72Mieke Docx (Bel)  
73Mieke Leeman (Bel)  
74Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Poland  
75Anna-Lena Nowak (Ger)  
76Demi De Jong (Ned) Netherlands  
77Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany  
78Saimanta Cernikyte (Ltu) Lithuania  
79Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
80Claire Thomas (GBr)  
81Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
82Shana Van Glabeke (Bel) Hitec Products  
83Katja Breitenfellner (Ger)  

General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Plichta (Pol) Poland5:05:14 
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Sweden0:00:01 
3Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Denmark0:00:03 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands0:00:05 
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:06 
6Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:11 
7Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:13 
8Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Poland0:00:14 
9Céline Van Severen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
10Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Netherlands  
11Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
12Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
13Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
14Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Denmark  
15Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
16Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
17Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
18Iris Slappendel (Ned) Netherlands  
19Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
20Marie Vilmann (Den) Denmark  
21Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:02:06 
22Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:02:14 
23Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Netherlands0:02:24 
24Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
25Anna Knauer (Ger) Germany0:02:26 
26Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
27Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel)  
28Daniela Gass (Ger)  
29Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
30Kaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
31Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
32Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zannata  
33Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
34Lensy Debboudt (Bel)  
35Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
36Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
37Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
38Caroline Baur (Swi)  
39Sara Penton (Swe) Sweden  
40Ema Manikaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
41Valerie Demey (Bel)  
42Ilse Temmerman (Bel)  
43Eva Van Den Born (Ned)  
44Jacqueline Dietrich (Ger)  
45Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Sweden  
46Sara Mustonen (Swe) Sweden  
47Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)  
48Monika Brzezna (Pol) Poland  
49Christina Siggaard (Den) Denmark  
50Nikol Plosaj (Pol) Poland  
51Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Sweden  
52Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
53Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Lithuania0:02:33 
54Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Denmark  
55Paula Gorycka (Pol) Poland  
56Demmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
57Dana Rožlapa (Lat)  
58Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Sweden  
59Kim De Baat (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zannata0:04:53 
60Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:05:02 
61Tara Gins (Bel)0:05:09 
62Laura Van Geyt (Bel)0:05:18 
63Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products0:15:33 
64Dani Christmas (GBr)  
65Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:16:36 
66Genevieve Whitson (GBr)  
67Gudrun Stock (Ger) Germany  
68Lisa Küllmer (Ger) Germany0:17:09 
69Demi De Jong (Ned) Netherlands0:17:29 
70Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany  
71Shana Van Glabeke (Bel) Hitec Products  
72Mieke Docx (Bel)  
73Amelie Peiker (Ger)  
74Claire Thomas (GBr)  
75Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
76Dorothee Lorch (Ger)  
77Liliano Leenknegi (Bel)  
78Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Poland  
79Mieke Leeman (Bel)  
80Anna-Lena Nowak (Ger)  
81Saimanta Cernikyte (Ltu) Lithuania  
82Katja Breitenfellner (Ger)  
83Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  

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