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Majerus wins Dwars door de Westhoek

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Race winner Christine Majerus on the top step of the podium at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Race winner Christine Majerus on the top step of the podium at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Lotto Cycling Cup leader Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5)

Lotto Cycling Cup leader Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5)
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Mieke Kroeger (Canyon-SRAM)

Mieke Kroeger (Canyon-SRAM)
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Kat Garfoot (Orica-AIS)

Kat Garfoot (Orica-AIS)
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Danish champ Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans)

Danish champ Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans)
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The peloton pushes the pace

The peloton pushes the pace
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Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) in the bunch

Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) in the bunch
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Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv)

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv)
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Lotto Soudal Ladies control the peloton

Lotto Soudal Ladies control the peloton
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Margarita López (Bizkaia - Durango)

Margarita López (Bizkaia - Durango)
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The Canyon-SRAM team at sign on

The Canyon-SRAM team at sign on
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Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans)

Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans)
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Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv)

Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv)
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Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS)

Tayler Wiles (Orica-AIS)
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The podium of Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM), Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) and Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5)

The podium of Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM), Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) and Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5)
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Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) gets a hand after her win

Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) gets a hand after her win
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Elena Cecchini and Canyon-SRAM teammate Alexis Ryan discuss the race

Elena Cecchini and Canyon-SRAM teammate Alexis Ryan discuss the race
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Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) looks back at the Vos crash

Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) looks back at the Vos crash
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No celebration for Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) after Vos' crash

No celebration for Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) after Vos' crash
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Marianne Vos makes impact with the barrier

Marianne Vos makes impact with the barrier
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Marianne Vos close to saving it

Marianne Vos close to saving it
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Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM)

Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM)
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Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)
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Mieke Kroeger signs on

Mieke Kroeger signs on
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Marianne Vos tries to save it

Marianne Vos tries to save it
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Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5)
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Thalita de Jong (Rabo Liv) comes to the front as the rain begins to pour again at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Thalita de Jong (Rabo Liv) comes to the front as the rain begins to pour again at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Hi5) at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle Hi5) at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Emma Johansson leads the second time up Roderberg at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Emma Johansson leads the second time up Roderberg at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) on the long descent of Roderberg at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) on the long descent of Roderberg at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Jeanne Korevaar (Rabo Liv) attacks at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Jeanne Korevaar (Rabo Liv) attacks at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Emma Johansson (Wiggle Hi5) at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Emma Johansson (Wiggle Hi5) at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Elena Cecchini (CANYON//SRAM Racing) tests the legs of the others in the front group at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Elena Cecchini (CANYON//SRAM Racing) tests the legs of the others in the front group at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Marianne Vos leads the front group as they approach Rodeberg for the first of three ascents at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Marianne Vos leads the front group as they approach Rodeberg for the first of three ascents at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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One lap to go, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) is in Marianne Vos' wheel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

One lap to go, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) is in Marianne Vos' wheel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) sprints to victory as Marianne Vos crashes out at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) sprints to victory as Marianne Vos crashes out at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Lead group approach Kemmel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Lead group approach Kemmel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Lead group approach Kemmel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Lead group approach Kemmel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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The climbing begins at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

The climbing begins at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Marianne Vos and her Rabo Liv teammates presented to the crowds at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Marianne Vos and her Rabo Liv teammates presented to the crowds at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Rain featured often throughout the afternoon of racing at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Rain featured often throughout the afternoon of racing at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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One final chat for Orica-AIS before the start of Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

One final chat for Orica-AIS before the start of Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) on the front in the early kilometres at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) on the front in the early kilometres at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Quick bike change for Sarah Roy (Orica AIS) after a crash at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Quick bike change for Sarah Roy (Orica AIS) after a crash at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) finishes second

Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) finishes second
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Race winner Christine Majerus on the top step of the podium at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Race winner Christine Majerus on the top step of the podium at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) sprints to victory as Marianne Vos crashes out at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) sprints to victory as Marianne Vos crashes out at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) wins Dwars door de Westhoek 2016. A 127km road race starting and finishing in Boezinge, Belgium

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) wins Dwars door de Westhoek 2016. A 127km road race starting and finishing in Boezinge, Belgium
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One lap to go, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) is in Marianne Vos' wheel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016

One lap to go, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) is in Marianne Vos' wheel at Dwars door de Westhoek 2016
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Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) took a hard-fought win at the Dwars door de Westhoek on Sunday in Belgium. The Luxembourg champion won the 127km race ahead of Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) and Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5). Former world champion Marianne Vos crashed in the finale but recovered to finish 16 seconds down in Majerus in ninth place.

"It came down to a sprint," said Majerus of the finish. "It was a dangerous finish on cobblestone. It's never easy to sprint on cobblestones. Marianne made a bit of a mistake in the sprint, and I was following her. Before she crashed, I could already see it coming. My bike was going from right to the left, and it was hard to stay in control. It was safer to move across the road.

"I feel sorry for Marianne that she crashed, but I cannot change it. I'm happy she's ok. Sometimes for winning you need to do no mistakes, and unfortunately for Vos, she made a mistake and I didn't. It's all part of the game."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team3:24:38
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS
5Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
6Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
7Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
8Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM0:00:16
9Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
10Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata0:02:28
11Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:03:05
12Valerie Demey (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or
13Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
14Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or
15Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS
16Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
17Eileen Roe (GBr) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team
18Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata
19Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa
20Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
21Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
22Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5
23Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products
24Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5
25Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS
26Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM0:03:10
27Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana0:06:00
28Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Lensworld-Zannata0:06:56
29Esther Van Veen (Ned)0:06:59
30Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or0:07:09
31Fiona Dutriaux (Fra)
32Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
33Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata
34Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products
35Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS
36Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products
37Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) INPA - Bianchi
38Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
39Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Lensworld-Zannata
40Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team
41Keira Mcvitty (GBr)
42Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus)
43Sara Penton (Swe) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team
44Daniela Gass (Ger)
45Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products
46Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
47Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano
48Lensy Debboudt (Bel)
49Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
50Evy Kuijpers (Ned)
51Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek
52Kaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata
53Laura Gorter (Ned)
54Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
55Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
56Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
57Roos Hoogeboom (Ned) Bizkaia - Durango
58Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) Colavita/Bianchi
59Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
60Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
61Kirsten Peetoom (Ned)
62Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek
63Karen Elzing (Ned)
64Laurel Rathbun (USA)
65Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5
66Laura Vainionpää (Fin)
67Bryony Van Velzen (Ned)
68Špela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
69Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or
70Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS
71Dana Rožlapa (Lat)
72Natalie Grinczer (GBr)
73Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AIS
74Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango
75Dani Christmas (GBr)
76Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
77Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus)
78Liisi Rist (Est)
79Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
80Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High5
81Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
82Ksenia Tsymbaljuk (Rus)
83Cleo Kortenhorst (Ned)
84Holly Breck (USA)
85Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
86Lydia Boylan (Irl)
87Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products
88Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.860:07:24
89Céline Van Severen (Bel)0:07:28
90Claire Thomas (GBr)0:09:01
91Paz Bash (Isr)0:09:05
DNFElise Delzenne (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNFWilleke Knol (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNFAmy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5
DNFMieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon-SRAM
DNFBarbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon-SRAM
DNFThea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products
DNFMelissa Van Neck (Ned)
DNFMarianne Van Leeuwen (Ned)
DNFKristine Kofman (Ned)
DNFDanielle De Jong (Ned)
DNFPernilla Van Rozelaar (Ned)
DNFAliya Traficante (USA)
DNFMadeleine Boutet (USA)
DNFDaria Egorova (Rus)
DNFSvetlana Vasilieva (Rus) Astana Pro Team
DNFJustina Jovaišyte (Ltu)
DNFZavinta Titenyte (Ltu)
DNFCoralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
DNFCharlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
DNFEugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana
DNFAnna Knauer (Ger) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFJessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or
DNFDemmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or
DNFKimberley Le Court De Billot (Mri) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFLierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFMargarita López (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFElisabet Escursell Valero (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFJesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team
DNFShana Van Glabeke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team
DNFAlba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek
DNFGloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Spa) Lointek
DNFMaria Del Mar Bonnin Palou (Spa) Lointek
DNFChloe Fraser (GBr) Lointek
DNFKathleen Sterckx (Bel)
DNFAna Paula Casetta (Bra)
DNFPauline Verhoeven (Fra)
DNFSanne Bamelis (Bel)
DNFGenevieve Whitson (GBr)
DNFMieke Leeman (Bel)
DNFLiliano Leenknegi (Bel)
DNFFemke Verstichelen (Bel)
DNFSjoukje Dufoer (Bel)
DNFLara Defour (Bel)
DNFSarah Borremans (Bel)
DNFIne Allaert (Bel)
DNFEva Van Den Born (Ned)
DNFNathalie Verschelden (Bel)
DNFTerry Fremineur (Bel)
DNFYva Geluk (Ned)
DNFJoyce Accoe (Bel)
DNFLiesbeth Verbiest (Bel)
DNFBonnie Delanote (Bel)
DNFKirsten Howard (Aus)
DNFErin Kinnealy (Aus)
DNFSara Verhaest (Bel)
DNFAmalie Winther Olsen (Den)
DNFAngela Smith (Aus)
DNFAnne Posthuma (Ned)
DNFRobin Driehuis (Ned)
DNFKim Lahaije (Ned)
DNFDanique Speklé (Ned)
DNFEsther Van Leeuwen (Ned)
DNFJarna De Jong (Ned)
DNFDanique Braam (Ned)
DNFMarjolein Van 'T Geloof (Ned)
DNFBrit Teunnisse (Ned)
DNFHannah Walker (GBr)
DNFBecca Carter (GBr)
DNFSam Burman (GBr)
DNFFatima Berton (Bel)
DNFDana Lodewyks (Bel)
DNFSenna Feron (Ned)
DNFAlicia Gafinovtz (Isr)
DNFMieke Docx (Bel)
DNFAlicja Verhagen (Ned)
DNFIngrid Tempert (Ned)
DNFTessa Veen (Ned)
DNFMarieke Van Witzenburg (Ned)
DNFKimberly Nieuwerth (Ned)
DNFGemma Sargent (GBr)
DNFLouise Laker (GBr)
DNFKim Ashton (GBr)
DNFLucy Harper (GBr)
DNFAgata Woznika (GBr)
DNFIngrid Rouw (Ned)
DNFMarielle Rockland (Ned)

 

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