Elite Women: Essen
Marianne Vos (CCC Liv) won her first cyclo-cross race of the 2020 winter season in Essen, going away on the final lap to win alone.
Vos watched and waited as her rivals lead the race on the muddy but largely flat course in northern Belgium. Yara Kastelijn was expected to fight for victory but was forced out of the race due to a blocked chain mid-race.
Hungarian national champion Kata Blanka Vas lead early on and going into the final lap but then Vos accelerated to win alone to take her second consecutive victory in Essen.
After Kata Vas crashed on the last lap, Perrine Clauzel passed her to take second place at six seconds, as did Inge van der Heijden who was third at nine seconds. Kata Vas finished fourth at 17 seconds.
"I had to go deep," Vos admitted in her post-race interview.
"My race went well. Fortunately I was able to move up straight away at the start. I never really panicked and then rode my own race. A number of my rivals had bad luck, which changed the race situation, but I kept riding my own race.”
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv||0:39:45|
|2||Perrine Clauzel (Fra) A.S. Bike Crossteam||0:00:06|
|3||Inge van der Heijden (Ned) 777||0:00:09|
|4||Kata Blanka Vas (Hun) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport||0:00:17|
|5||Anna Kay (GBr) Starcasino CX Team||0:00:21|
|6||Marion Norbert Riberolle (Fra) Starcasino CX Team||0:00:53|
|7||Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) 777||0:00:56|
|8||Aniek van Alphen (Ned) Credishop-Fristads||0:01:02|
|9||Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal||0:01:08|
|10||Alicia Franck (Bel) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CT||0:01:12|
|11||Clara Honsinger (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld||0:01:20|
|12||Maghalie Rochette (Can)||0:01:24|
|13||Rebecca Fahringer (USA)||0:01:53|
|14||Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Iko-Crelan||0:02:09|
|15||Zina Barhoumi (Swi)||0:02:13|
|16||Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service|
|17||Kaitlin Keough (USA)||0:02:14|
|18||Anne Tauber (Ned)||0:02:20|
|19||Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv||0:02:32|
|20||Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel)||0:02:35|
|21||Anaïs Morichon (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic||0:02:36|
|22||Ruby West (Can) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CT||0:02:55|
|23||Lara Krähemann (Swi) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro||0:03:20|
|24||Madigan Munro (USA) Trek Factory Racing CX|
|25||Loes Sels (Bel) Iko-Crelan||0:03:32|
|26||Camille Devigne (Fra) Ardennes Cross Team||0:03:54|
|27||Sidney Mcgill (Can)||0:04:17|
|28||Kiona Crabbé (Bel) Cyclismo Mundial||0:04:21|
|29||Julie Brouwers (Bel)||0:04:28|
|30||Sara Cueto Vega (Spa)||0:04:29|
|31||Amelie Laquebe (Fra)||0:04:36|
|32||Marine Strappazzon (Fra) Team Podiocom CC||0:04:56|
|33||Jinse Peeters (Bel) Cyclismo Mundial||0:05:09|
|34||Gwennig le Dantec (Fra)||0:05:15|
|35||Fauve Bastiaenssen (Bel)|
|36||Siobhan Kelly (Can)||0:05:31|
|37||Shana Maes (Bel) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team||0:05:47|
|38||Jana Dobbelaere (Bel)||0:05:58|
|39||Tessa Zwaenepoel (Bel) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CT||0:06:11|
|40||Lise van Wunsel (Bel)||0:06:12|
|41||Laura Greenhalgh (GBr)||0:06:55|
|42||Meg de Bruyne (Bel)||0:07:29|
|43||Maïté Barthels (Lux)||0:07:45|
|44||Corey Coogan Cisek (USA)||0:08:25|
|45||Tine Rombouts (Bel)|
|46||Yenthe van Lommel (Bel)|
|47||Michelle Geoghegan (Irl)|
|48||Lina Beirinckx (Bel)|
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