Road race - Women: Drenthe
Amy Pieters (SD Worx) took victory at the Dutch National Championships, soloing to victory at the road race in Drenthe to take her first national title in 12 attempts.
The 30-year-old crossed the line 2:27 ahead of Nancy van der Burg (Jumbo-Visma) in second place, while Karlijn Swinkels (Jumbo-Visma) rounded out the podium a second later.
Pieters was part of an early attacking move along with the two Jumbo-Visma women and three other riders, though they reached the final laps of the VAMberg circuit over a minute ahead of the chasing peloton.
With the likes of Team DSM and Parkhotel Valkenburg not represented in the attack, the teams contributed to the chase, but it wasn't enough to bring the move back.
At two laps to go, Pieters put in what would be her race-winning attack, jumping away from her companions on the hill and quickly building a lead out front. She only continued to build her lead as the kilometres ticked down, with a lack of co-operation in the chase only helping.
Pieters, a long way in front by the time she reached the final lap, had time to celebrate as she crested the summit of the VAMberg for the final time, crossing the line over two minutes up on her closest rivals.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx||3:18:54|
|2||Nancy van der Berg (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team||0:02:27|
|3||Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team||0:02:28|
|4||Shirin van Anrooij (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||0:02:30|
|5||Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:02:59|
|6||Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Liv Racing||0:03:06|
|7||Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Team DSM||0:03:40|
|8||Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|9||Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx||0:03:43|
|10||Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team DSM|
|11||Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar Team Women|
|12||Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo|
|13||Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx|
|14||Riejanne Markus (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|15||Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg|
|16||Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Plantur-Pura|
|17||Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies|
|18||Inge van der Heijden (Ned) Plantur-Pura|
|19||Marjolein van 't Geloof (Ned) Drops-le Col|
|20||Nicole Steigenga (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team|
|21||Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|22||Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo|
|23||Amber Kraak (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|24||Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:03:51|
|25||Quinty Ton (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling||0:03:52|
|26||Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg|
|27||Denise Betsema (Ned)|
|28||Esmée Peperkamp (Ned) Team DSM|
|29||Marit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg|
|30||Nina Buysman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg||0:03:55|
|31||Annemarie Worst (Ned) Plantur-Pura|
|32||Pien Limpens (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg|
|33||Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing||0:03:58|
|34||Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Liv Racing||0:03:59|
|35||Belle de Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg|
|36||Fem van Empell (Ned)||0:04:00|
|37||Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team||0:04:07|
|38||Jip van den Bos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team|
|39||Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire||0:04:12|
|40||Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Team SD Worx|
|41||Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx|
|42||Aafke Soet (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team||0:06:00|
|43||Aniek van Alphen (Ned) Plantur-Pura||0:06:50|
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