De Boer wins in Essen

Sophie De Boer (Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team) was third

Sophie De Boer (Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team) was third (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Sophie De Boer (Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team) proved to be the strongest in the elite women's race at the Bpost Bank Trofee series event held in Essen, Belgium on Saturday. The Dutchwoman took the win ahead of Belgium champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm - BKCP) and Ellen Van Loy (Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team). 

De Boer is leading the Bpost Bank Trofee series standings in the elite women's category. "I found that this track suited me here," De Boer told "This ranking was a goal for the season."

Cant has won 16 races this season and was on a winning streak of five races until Rabo Liv’s Sabrina Stultiens broke it at Zilvermeercross the previous weekend. In Essen, however, Cant had a mechanical and was forced into the pits, and then lost time in the race. "It was a long time until the next pit and when I got there I had a backlog of about 20 seconds. So I'm pretty disappointed," Cant told

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sophie De Boer (Ned) Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team0:40:07
2Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm - BKCP0:00:32
3Ellen Van Loy (Bel) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:05
4Nikki Harris (GBr) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:18
5Loes Sels (Be) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:32
6Pavla Havlikova (Cze) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:40
7Githa Michiels (Bel)0:01:52
8Helen Wyman (GBr) Konfa FFSA Factory Team0:02:19
9Lucinda Brand (Ned)0:02:30
10Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Wielerteam Decock-Woningbouw Vandekerckhove0:02:34
11Femke Van Den Driessche (Bel) VZW Lotto-Ladiescycling0:02:43
12Esmee Oosterman (Ned) AA Drink-B.R.I.S. Cycling Team0:03:11
13Arley Kemmerer (USA)0:03:27
14Bianca Van Den Hoek (Ned)0:03:39
15Elena Valentini (Ita)Row 14 - Cell 2
16Cindy Bauwens (Bel)0:04:32
17Katrien Thijs (Bel) Kleur Op Maat cyclingteam0:04:42
18Shana Maes (Bel) AA Drink-B.R.I.S. Cycling Team0:04:59
19Nikola Noskova (Cze)0:05:17
20Asa Maria Erlandsson (Nor)0:05:34
21Kim Van De Steene (Bel) Afdeling Oost-Vlaanderen WBV - VZW0:05:57
22Lotte Eikelenboom (Ned) AA Drink-B.R.I.S. Cycling Team0:06:50
23Gertie Willems (Bel) Kleur Op Maat cyclingteam0:07:06
24Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel)0:07:27
25Laura Krans (Ned)0:07:50
26Ksenia Lepikhina (USA)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Sarah Lomas (GBr)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Anja Nobus (Bel) Feestcomiteit DrogenboomRow 27 - Cell 2
29Marijke De Pauw (Bel) WK Noord West BrabantRow 28 - Cell 2
30Chantal Verstraten (Ned)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Chris Van Dorsselaere (Bel) Rudyco-Janatrans Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Enara Lopez Gallastegi (Spa)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Cindy Diericx (Bel) Coolens Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2

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