Van Dijk powers back into Baloise Ladies Tour lead

Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo)
Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Trek-Segafredo)

The racing at the Baloise Ladies Tour moved back into the favoured territory of Ellen van Dijk on Saturday evening, with an individual time trial, and the Trek-Segafredo rider took full advantage with her dominant performance in Knokke-Heist turning the tables on former race leader Lorena Wiebes.

Van Dijk, the world champion in the discipline, was always the rider to watch for the stage, having already swept up the prologue. Still over the 15.6km she not only took the win but stretched out a gap of 44 seconds to her nearest rival for the stage, Mieke Kröger (Human Powered Health). Teammate Audrey Cordon-Ragot took third and then it was Wiebes at 51 seconds back.

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