D'hoore sprints to third Belgian title

Jolien d'Hoore (Wiggle Honda)

Jolien d'Hoore (Wiggle Honda)

Top favourite Jolien D'hoore (Wiggle-Honda) easily grabbed the sprint victory at the Belgian championships in Tervuren on Saturday morning with Lotte Kopecky (Topsport Vlaanderen-ProDuo-Ridley) and Sofie De Vuyst (Lensworld.eu-Zannata) crossing the line in second and third place the podium turned out to be a copy of the 2014 title race.

Only in the final kilometre, in the streets of Tervuren was the 27km long solo move from Jessie Daams (Lotto-Soudal Ladies) neutralized.

"Jessie Daams was very strong today. To me, she deserved the victory because she was the best in the race. It was very hard, without teammates but it’s one of the most beautiful jerseys in the peloton and I wanted to keep it for another year. Now I can head to the Giro in the Belgian tricolor,” D’hoore told Sporza.

In-form D’hoore was runner-up in the Belgian time-trial championship on Friday and recently the 25 year-old finished as runner-up in the Aviva Women’s Tour where she also won a stage.

Daams strongest, D’hoore fastest

The four were joined by 23 other riders and this turned out to be the group that would battle for the title.

Although there were still just over two laps to cover Jessie Daams went all in by launching a solo attack. She gathered more than half a minute on the peloton. At 15km from the finish line Daams’ lead over the peloton was still 37s. Lotte Kopecky realized that without action from the peloton Daams would ride away with the tricolor jersey. Kopeckey tried to close the gap on her own. She came back to twenty seconds but was then caught back at 4km from the finish line. Daams was still leading by 17s at that stage of the race but within the final kilometre she was reeled back in. In the sprint D’hoore was by a huge margin over Kopecky and De Vuyst.

“Ultimately the gap was closed and at 200 metres from the finish line I believed in the victory,” D’hoore said. “I’m a power sprinter so the uphill finish suited me perfectly. I was leading quite early but otherwise I risked being boxed in so it was all or nothing.”

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda2:55:42
2Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - ZannataRow 2 - Cell 2
4Lensy Debboudt (Bel)Row 3 - Cell 2
5Evelyn Arys (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Valerie Demey (Bel)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Sanne Cant (Bel)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 7 - Cell 2
9Loes Sels (Bel)Row 8 - Cell 2
10Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - ZannataRow 10 - Cell 2
12Demmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 11 - Cell 2
13Sanne Bamelis (Bel)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Ellen Van Loy (Bel)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Jolien Verschueren (Bel)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 15 - Cell 2
17Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 16 - Cell 2
18Shana Van Glabeke (Bel) Hitec ProductsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Ann-Sofie Duyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:05
21Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata0:00:06
22Annelies Dom (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zannata0:00:09
23Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:31
24Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:04:52
25Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:07:28
27Pia De Quint (Bel)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Steffy Van Den Haute (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Terry Fremineur (Bel)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Sarah Borremans (Bel)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ilse Temmerman (Bel)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Els Belmans (Bel)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Mieke Leeman (Bel)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Femke Van Den Driessche (Bel)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Sara Van Peer (Bel)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Liesbeth Verbiest (Bel)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Carolien Haers (Bel)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 39 - Cell 2
41Liliano Leenknegi (Bel)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Lien Verhaege (Bel)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Mieke Docx (Bel)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Kaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - ZannataRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ine Vercammen (Bel)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Julie Cotteels (Bel)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 47 - Cell 2
49Céline Van Severen (Bel) Lensworld.eu - ZannataRow 48 - Cell 2
50Evelien Deltombe (Bel)0:11:21
51Jolien Vleugels (Bel)Row 50 - Cell 2
52Natalie Elst (Bel)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Sarah Vloemans (Bel)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Brenda Saeys (Bel)Row 53 - Cell 2
55An Wellens (Bel)Row 54 - Cell 2
56Lisa Vermeire (Bel)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Sandie Verriest (Bel)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFFien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - DuoRow 57 - Cell 2
DNFMarieke Blomme (Bel)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFNaika Deneef (Bel)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFLynn Depuers (Bel)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFJessika Timmermans (Bel)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFKim Van Den Steen (Bel)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFChris Van Dorsselaere (Bel)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFSara Vandeput (Bel)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFJasmien De Boeck (Bel)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFAdeline De Vestele (Bel)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFAlicia Helderweirt (Bel)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFLana Petit (Bel)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFIsabelle Vandewalle (Bel)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFEvelien Debboudt (Bel)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFSylvia Debboudt (Bel)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFJoyce Accoe (Bel)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNFHerlinde Coudeville (Bel)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFSteffi Derveaux (Bel)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFEveline Dergent (Bel)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFTara Gins (Bel)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFAnka Hermans (Bel)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Van Geyt (Bel)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFCeline Verreydt (Bel)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFFemke Verstichelen (Bel)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFKatleen Jacobs (Bel)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFEvy Roelen (Bel)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFKatrien Thijs (Bel)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFMeg De Bruyne (Bel)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFNancy Wittock (Bel)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFDelphine Brits (Bel)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFGoedele Van Den Steen (Bel)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFDelphine Couckuyt (Bel)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFMaaike De Marez (Bel)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFShani Denolf (Bel)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFCeline Vanelverdinghe (Bel)Row 91 - Cell 2

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