Van Dijk wins Dwars door Vlaanderen

Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb) won the women's Dwars door Vlaanderen thanks to a powerful solo attack in the final seven kilometres of the rain-soaked race.

She gradually opened a gap on a group of riders that had emerged on the Knoteberg climb after 84km of racing. They struggled to respond to her time trialling skills and van Dijk won alone.

Three-time winner Amy Pieters (Boels-Dolmans) won the sprint for second place ahead of Floortje Mackaij (Team Sunweb).

The mid-week, semi-classic was positioned between two Women's WorldTour races; Gent-Wevelgem, won by Marta Bastianelli on March 25, and Tour of Flanders on April 1, which offered a good test for the riders looking for success in Oudenaarde.

The women raced 117.9km starting in Tielt and finishing in Waregem. The parcours was mainly flat in the first half but hit the bergs mid-race with Kluisberg, Knokteberg, Vossenhol and Nokereberg climbs, and the cobblestoned roads Holstraat and Herlegemstraat.

Van Dijk was in a late-race lead group that included Pieters and Mackaij, along with Eugenia Bujak, Annemiek Van Vleuten, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Kasia Niewiadoma. They held a 20-second lead over the field in the closing kilometres.

Van Dijk made her signature late-race attack out of that group and built a lead of 10 seconds with five kilometres to go, leaving the chasers scrambling to close the gap before the finish line in Waregem. Pieters, who won the event from 2014-2016 before the event gained UCI status, sprinted for second place.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women3:30:24
2Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:55
3Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 2 - Cell 2
4Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott WomenRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team WomenRow 6 - Cell 2
8Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:01:47
10Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale CipolliniRow 10 - Cell 2
12Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Doltcini-Van Eyck SportRow 13 - Cell 2
15Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City LjubljanaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Martina Alzini (Ita) Astana Women's TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb WomenRow 18 - Cell 2
20Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBMRow 19 - Cell 2
21Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Stine Borgli (Nor) Autoglas WetterenRow 22 - Cell 2
24Henrietta Colborne (GBr) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi MuriasRow 23 - Cell 2
25Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Marjolein van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 25 - Cell 2
27Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team WomenRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 29 - Cell 2
31Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Marie Vilmann (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck SportRow 33 - Cell 2
35Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk SportRow 34 - Cell 2
36Alba Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 35 - Cell 2
37Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 36 - Cell 2
38Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi MuriasRow 37 - Cell 2
39Kaat Hannes (Bel) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 38 - Cell 2
40Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Elise Maes (Lux) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 42 - Cell 2
44Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale CipolliniRow 43 - Cell 2
45Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City LjubljanaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM RacingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sara Mustonen Lichan (Swe) Experza-FootlogixRow 46 - Cell 2
48Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu CyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk SportRow 48 - Cell 2
51Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
52Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 50 - Cell 2
53Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 51 - Cell 2
54Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 52 - Cell 2
55Ruth Winder (USA) Team Sunweb WomenRow 53 - Cell 2
56Valerie Demey (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 54 - Cell 2
57Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Experza-FootlogixRow 55 - Cell 2
58Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5Row 56 - Cell 2
59Anne De Ruiter (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 57 - Cell 2
60Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5Row 58 - Cell 2
61Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale CipolliniRow 59 - Cell 2
62Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:02
63Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 61 - Cell 2
64Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott WomenRow 62 - Cell 2
65Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott WomenRow 63 - Cell 2
66Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:23
67Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar PBMRow 65 - Cell 2
68Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott WomenRow 66 - Cell 2
69Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:03:18
70Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:50
71Marieke van Witzenburg (Ned) Health Mate-Cyclelive TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
72Line Marie Gulliksen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk SportRow 70 - Cell 2
73Fien Delbaere (Bel) Autoglas Wetteren0:03:52
74Nathalie Bex (Bel) Experza-FootlogixRow 72 - Cell 2
75Thalita De Jong (Ned) Experza-FootlogixRow 73 - Cell 2
76Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
77Nancy Van Der Burg (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 75 - Cell 2
78Evita Muzic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 76 - Cell 2
79Kathrin Schweinberger (Aut) Health Mate-Cyclelive TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
80Lone Meertens (Bel) Keukens RedantRow 78 - Cell 2
81Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 79 - Cell 2
82Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 80 - Cell 2
83Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck SportRow 81 - Cell 2
84Bryony van Velzen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck SportRow 82 - Cell 2
85Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBMRow 83 - Cell 2
86Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu CyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
87Daria Pikulik (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 85 - Cell 2
88Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 86 - Cell 2
89Quinty van de Guchte (Ned) Isorex0:03:56
90Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 88 - Cell 2
91Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb WomenRow 89 - Cell 2
92Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:59
93Christina Perchtold (Aut) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:04:22
94Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Health Mate-CycleLive Team0:05:08
95Malin Eriksen (Nor) Keukens Redant0:07:10
96Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM0:07:13
97Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
98Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT RotorRow 96 - Cell 2
99Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 97 - Cell 2
100Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBMRow 98 - Cell 2
101Kirsten Peetoom (Ned) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFAnisha Vekemans (Bel) Ale CipolliniRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFLorena Llamas Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team WomenRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFNatalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFMeike Uiterwijk Winkel (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFHolly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFBrenda Goessens (Bel) Keukens RedantRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFOlena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City LjubljanaRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFLea Lin Teutenberg (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFBirgitte Ravndal (Nor) Keukens RedantRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFVibeke Dybwad (Nor) Keukens RedantRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFRozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFRomy Kasper (Ger) Ale CipolliniRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFSandra Alonso (Spa) Bizkaia Durango - Euskadi MuriasRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFEvelien Debboudt (Bel) Keukens RedantRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFAndrea Terjesen (Nor) Isorex NoAqua Ladies TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFCaroline Thorvik Olsen (Nor) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFMie Bjørndal Ottestad (Nor) De Sprinters MalderenRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFCorinna Lechner (Ger) BTC City LjubljanaRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFAntonia Gröndahl (Fin) Isorex NoAqua Ladies TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFChloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Ten Hartog (Bel) Equano-Wase Zon Cycling TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFGaia Tortolina (Ita) Equano-Wase Zon Cycling TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFChristina Schweinberger (Aut) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFTetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport UCI Women CyclingRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Badegruber (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFNaïka Deneef (Bel) Equano-Wase Zon Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFMarjon Claus (Bel) De Sprinters MalderenRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFYva Geluk (Ned) Equano-Wase Zon Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFDemmy Druyts (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport UCI Women CyclingRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFLorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFMartine Fon (Nor) Equano-Wase Zon Cycling TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFSusanna Zorzi (Ita) Experza-FootlogixRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFAafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFAgnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-FootlogixRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFTerry Fremineur (Bel) Terry FremineurRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFSilvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBMRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFEmmy Andersson (Swe) De Sprinters MalderenRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFKelly Kalm (Est) Isorex NoAqua Ladies TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFSenna Feron (Ned) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFGrace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 140 - Cell 2
DNFAgata Sredzinska (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFMarit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFVania Canvelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFKerry Jonker (Aus) Isorex NoAqua Ladies TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFFrancesca Pisciali (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFAnnelies Dom (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFBeatrice Rossato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 147 - Cell 2
DNFSara Mariotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandra Nessmar (Swe) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 149 - Cell 2
DNFWiktoria Pikulik (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFAleksandra Kowalska (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFMarta Jaskulska (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFWiktoria Kierat (Pol) BCM Nowatex Ziemia DarlowskaRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFChiara Perini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFJeydy Pradera Bernal (Cub) Astana Women's TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFGilke Croket (Bel) De Sprinters MalderenRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFLynn Marien (Bel) De Sprinters MalderenRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFLara Defour (Bel) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
DNFCarolien Haers (Bel) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
DNFAne Iriarte Lasa (Spa) Bizkaia Durango - Euskadi MuriasRow 160 - Cell 2
DNFKim Johanna Kohlmeyer (Ger) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
DNFMargot Dutour (Fra) Autoglas Wetteren Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
DNFSofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
DNFKarolina Perekitko (Pol) De Sprinters MalderenRow 164 - Cell 2
DNFArlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
DNFKeira McVtty (GBr) Isorex NoAqua Ladies TeamRow 167 - Cell 2
DNFLierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia Durango - Euskadi MuriasRow 168 - Cell 2
DNFDemi De Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 169 - Cell 2
DNFNathalie Verschelden (Bel) Jos Feron Lady ForceRow 170 - Cell 2
DNSLisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High5Row 171 - Cell 2
DNSJelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 172 - Cell 2
DNSChristina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu CyclingRow 173 - Cell 2

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