Van der Breggen takes her first Dutch road race title

Anna van der Breggen wins the 2018 Tour of Flanders
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/

She's been world champion, Olympic chapion and national champion in the time trial, but Anna van der Breggen, until Saturday, never wore the jersey of Dutch road champion. That all changed on a windy, rainy day in Drenthe.

Van der Breggen overcame a mechanical with 3km to go to hold off the chase from world champion Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) and take a solo victory. Anouska Koster (Parkhotel Valkenburg) was third.

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:18:30
2Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott Women 0:01:19
3Anouska Koster (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:02:00
4Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv 0:03:09
5Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:03:13
6Jip Van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:03:45
7Chantal Van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:05:27
8Nancy Van der Burg (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
9Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv 0:05:29
10Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:05:30
11Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
12Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) CCC-Liv
13Eva Buurman (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
14Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) CCC-Liv 0:05:39
15Nina Kessler (Ned) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:06:19
16Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo Women 0:06:24
DNFCathalijne Hoolwerf (Ned) NXTG Racing
DNFRozemarijn Ammerlaan (Ned) NXTG Racing
DNFAafke Soet (Ned) Ceratizit-WNT Pro
DNFMelanie Klement (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFFloortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
DNFSylvie Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFMarieke Van Witzenburg (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport
DNFNienke Wasmus (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFKirstie Van Haaften (Ned) Ciclotel
DNFInez Beijer (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFBelle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFPauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv
DNFLonneke Uneken (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
DNFDanique Braam (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNFQuinty Ton (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFTeuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNFLaura Van Regenmortel (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFMaria Apolonia Van 't Geloof (Ned) Drops
DNFKylie Waterreus (Ned) Multum Accountants-LSK Ladies
DNFNatalie Van Gogh (Ned) Chevalmeire
DNFJulia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
DNFCéline Van Houtum (Ned) Multum Accountants-LSK Ladies
DNFManon Bakker (Ned) Cyclismo Mundial
DNFRozanne Slik (Ned) Chevalmeire
DNFMinke Bakker (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport
DNFAmber Van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFMaike Van der Duin (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFRoos Hoogeboom (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFSharon Dommanschet (Ned) Memorial-Santos
DNFMylene de Zoete (Ned)
DNFSenna Feron (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFMarissa Baks (Ned) Biehler Krush Pro Cycling
DNFMarit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFCharlotte Kool (Ned) NXTG Racing
DNFLorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFNicole Steigenga (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport
DNFFemke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFEsther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNFCeylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Cyclismo Mundial
DNFEvy Kuijpers (Ned) CCC-Liv

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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.

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