Elvin wins Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik

Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) wins Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik

Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) wins Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik (Image credit: Orica-AIS)

Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) won her second consecutive title at the UCI 1.1 Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik in Belgium on Sunday. The Australian won the race from a sprint ahead of Lotte Kopecky and Elise Delzenne, both from the Lotto Soudal Ladies team.

"We were really in control the whole race today," said Elvin in a team press release. "It was great for us to have so many cards to play and then actually finish it off.

"I tried to keep a clear head going into the race, we had a good team plan before the race. We've really been working since the camp on our tactics and communication so we ticked all the boxes today and we had a lot of confidence in ourselves and each other, which is also something we have really been working on.

"It just all came together today so it really was perfect for us. Everyone's in a really good place, good form, training camp went so well, we've all been working hard but super lucky to have our great staff who have been facilitating all of this.

"We are all very happy at the moment and it's exciting to keep moving forward like this."

The women's 136km one-day race is nestled on the calendar between two American WorldTour events; Tour of California and Philadelphia International Cycling Classic, which has spread the peloton across two continents.

Still a strong field was present, marked by the day's early breakaway that included two powerful riders Emma Johansson (WiggleHigh5) and Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-AIS), and the pair gained 1:30 on the field over the hilly terrain. With a teammate in the breakaway, Elvin was able to sit in and wait for the final sprint. The two were caught in the closing kilometres and Elvin's teammates placed her in perfect position to win the sprint.

"It was a great day for the team," said Van Vleuten. "I was able to go with Emma when she attacked on the uphill cobbles with around 50 kilometres to go.

"It was close in the final, I was ready to sprint and then suddenly we were caught. Amanda Spratt did a fantastic counter attack which worked perfectly for us as Boels-Dolmans then had to chase.

"They closed in and I fought back with Gracie on my wheel and started the sprint around 400m to go. I am happy I was still able to lead her out for the sprint and that she was able to win. Overall it was a really amazing day for the team."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS3:33:15
2Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 1 - Cell 2
3Elise Delzenne (Fra) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 2 - Cell 2
4Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AISRow 3 - Cell 2
5Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5Row 6 - Cell 2
8Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 8 - Cell 2
10Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 10 - Cell 2
12Valerie Demey (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'orRow 11 - Cell 2
13Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 12 - Cell 2
14Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AISRow 14 - Cell 2
16Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Marie Vilmann (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 16 - Cell 2
18Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:06
19Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:12
20Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:14
21Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:01:06
22Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christina Siggaard (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 22 - Cell 2
24Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:01:07
26Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'orRow 25 - Cell 2
27Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-PlanturRow 29 - Cell 2
31Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 30 - Cell 2
32Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Demmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or0:04:36
34Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:06:46
35Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 35 - Cell 2
37Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'orRow 37 - Cell 2
39Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:07:55
40Pia De Quint (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marjolein Van 'T Geloof (Ned)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Danique Braam (Ned)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Sara Penton (Swe) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Willeke Knol (Ned) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 44 - Cell 2
46Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Riejanne Markus (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 46 - Cell 2
48Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Vibeke Dybwad (Nor) NorwayRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ingrid Tempert (Ned)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'orRow 50 - Cell 2
52Daniela Gass (Ger)Row 51 - Cell 2
53Senna Feron (Ned)Row 52 - Cell 2
54Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Julie Solvang (Nor) NorwayRow 54 - Cell 2
56Inga Rodieck (Ger)Row 55 - Cell 2
57Eva Van Den Born (Ned)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Laura Vainionpää (Fin)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Francesca Cauz (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 58 - Cell 2
60Caroline Thorvik Olsen (Nor)Row 59 - Cell 2
61Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'orRow 60 - Cell 2
62Suzanne Verhoeven (Ned)Row 61 - Cell 2
63Stine Andersen Borgli (Nor) NorwayRow 62 - Cell 2
64Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AISRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5Row 64 - Cell 2
66Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AISRow 65 - Cell 2
67Genevieve Whitson (GBr)Row 66 - Cell 2
68Karen Elzing (Ned)Row 67 - Cell 2
69Wiebke Rodieck (Ger)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 69 - Cell 2
71Julie Leth (Den) Hitec ProductsRow 70 - Cell 2
72Lensy Debboudt (Bel)Row 71 - Cell 2
73Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 72 - Cell 2
74Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld-ZannataRow 73 - Cell 2
75Annelies Dom (Bel) Lensworld-ZannataRow 74 - Cell 2
76Esther Van Veen (Ned)Row 75 - Cell 2
77Lisa Küllmer (Ger)Row 76 - Cell 2
78Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Lensworld-ZannataRow 77 - Cell 2
79Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-ZannataRow 78 - Cell 2
80Beatrice Rossato (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 79 - Cell 2
81Tessa Dijksman (Ned)Row 80 - Cell 2
82Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec ProductsRow 81 - Cell 2
83Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 83 - Cell 2
85Birgitte Ravndal (Nor) NorwayRow 84 - Cell 2
86Marie Flataas (Nor) NorwayRow 85 - Cell 2
87Martina Alzini (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 86 - Cell 2
88Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Christian (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFLucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFEllen Skerritt (Aus) Alé CipolliniRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFIsabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFSusanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFWinanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-ZannataRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFKim De Baat (Bel) Lensworld-ZannataRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFMargriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFJannie Sand (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFSilvija Latozaite (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFEdita Janeliunaite (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFIeva Jakubonyte (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFJustina Jovaišyte (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFLinda Jacobsson (Swe)Row 101 - Cell 2
DNFJosefine Huitfeldt (Den)Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFEllinor Huusko (Swe)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFAmy Hill (GBr)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFDani Christmas (GBr)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFNele Armée (Bel)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFMieke Leeman (Bel)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFLiliano Leenknegi (Bel)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFEvelien Debboudt (Bel)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFSylvia Debboudt (Bel)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFCéline Van Severen (Bel)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFAna Paula Casetta (Bra)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFMalin Berlin (Swe)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Van Geyt (Bel)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFLisa Vermeire (Bel)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFSylvie Boermans (Ned)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNFDana Lodewyks (Bel)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFSteffi Lodewyks (Bel)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFFatima Berton (Bel)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFBryony Van Velzen (Ned)Row 120 - Cell 2
DNFRobin Driehuis (Ned)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFEsther Van Leeuwen (Ned)Row 122 - Cell 2
DNFKim Lahaije (Ned)Row 123 - Cell 2
DNFTessa Veen (Ned)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFBianca Lust (Ned)Row 125 - Cell 2

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