Van Dijk wins Omloop van het Hageland

Ellen Van Dijk (Sunweb) solos to 2018 Omloop van het Hageland victory

Ellen Van Dijk (Sunweb) solos to 2018 Omloop van het Hageland victory (Image credit: Team Sunweb)

Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) secured victory at Omloop van het Hageland on Sunday. The time trial specialist attacked in the final kilometres and soloed to the win ahead of a reduced bunch sprint led by Chloe Hosking (Ale Copillini) and Jolien D'hoore (Mitchelton-Scott).

"The team was really incredible today, everyone did their job perfectly. We were constantly attacking all race and it was my job to just stay calm. The girls did a super strong lead-out onto the last climb and nobody could follow us. From then it was all or nothing and I knew I just had to keep riding to the finish and not look back," Van Dijk said.

"There was a really hard crosswind section on the open fields and I realised it would be really hard to stay away by myself, but I just carried on and it paid off. I'm really happy to finish off the team's hard work today with the win."

Tired legs lined up at the start of UCI 1.1 Omloop van het Hageland on Sunday following the previous day's Classics opener at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

The 131km race started in Tielt with one larger 52km loop before reaching the six smaller 13km loops in Aankomstiljn.

A two-rider breakaway formed with Marjolen Van't Geloof and Femke Geeris. The pair gained a maximum of 1:45 on the main field, and although there were several attempted chase groups, none made it across before the breakaway was completely shut down with 35km to go.

Sunweb drove the peloton into the narrow roads and crosswinds with 30km to go causing a large group to split off the front of the field. The leading group included riders from Sunweb, Ale Cipollini and Mitchelton-Scott.

The leaders lacked some organisation so close to the finish line, and although there were some accelerations from Sunweb and Mitchelton-Scott, and smaller splits happened, the group ultimately slowed and spread across the road. The two groups merged back together.

A dangerous group of six were the next to go clear with Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott), Eri Yonamine (Wiggle High5), Danielle Rowe (Waowdeals), Silvia Persico (Valcar), Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Karol Ann Canual (Boels Dolmans).

Van Dijk made her winning move as soon as the peloton caught the breakaway group and she used her time trialling power to stay away for the win. 

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb3:36:14
2Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:00:12
3Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Mitchelton ScottRow 2 - Cell 2
4Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PbmRow 3 - Cell 2
5Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Roxane Fournier (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5Row 6 - Cell 2
8Christina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Valerie Demey (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Kaat Hannes (Bel)Row 9 - Cell 2
11Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 10 - Cell 2
12Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Kirsten Peetoom (Ned)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 16 - Cell 2
18Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale CipolliniRow 17 - Cell 2
19Stine Borgli (Nor)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Eugenia Bujak (Slo) Btc City LjubljanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Martina Ritter (Aut) Wiggle High5Row 21 - Cell 2
23Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 22 - Cell 2
24Polona Batagelj (Slo) Btc City LjubljanaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5Row 25 - Cell 2
27Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19
29Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Liane Lippert (Ger) Team SunwebRow 29 - Cell 2
31Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PbmRow 31 - Cell 2
33Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton ScottRow 32 - Cell 2
34Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 33 - Cell 2
35Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 34 - Cell 2
36Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:25
37Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:29
38Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott0:00:49
39Marieke Van Witzenburg (Ned) Health Mate - Cyclelive Team0:01:27
40Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 41 - Cell 2
43Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team SunwebRow 42 - Cell 2
44Vibeke Dybwad (Nor)0:01:29
45Kylie Waterreus (Ned)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 45 - Cell 2
47Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 46 - Cell 2
48Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High50:01:32
50Greta Richioud (Fra) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 49 - Cell 2
51Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Experza - FootlogixRow 50 - Cell 2
52Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar Pbm0:01:35
53Maaike Boogaard (Ned) Btc City LjubljanaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sara Mustonen Lichan (Swe) Experza - FootlogixRow 53 - Cell 2
55Danique Braam (Ned)0:02:13
56Marjolein Van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 55 - Cell 2
57Désirée Ehrler (Swi)Row 56 - Cell 2
58Marlies Van Der Lugt (Ned)Row 57 - Cell 2
59Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Line Marie Gulliksen (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 59 - Cell 2
61Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PbmRow 60 - Cell 2
62Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PbmRow 61 - Cell 2
63Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 65 - Cell 2
67Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team SunwebRow 66 - Cell 2
68Ruth Winder (USA) Team SunwebRow 67 - Cell 2
69Femke Geeris (Ned)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:23
71Bente Van Teeseling (Ned)0:02:27
72Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale CipolliniRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFJulie Solvang (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Ten Hartog (Bel)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFCorinna Lechner (Ger) Btc City LjubljanaRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFUrška Žigart (Slo) Btc City LjubljanaRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFMia Radotić (Cro) Btc City LjubljanaRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFGaia Tortolina (Ita)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFLily Schuitemaker (Ned)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFTherese Bellfors (Swe)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFMylene De Zoete (Ned)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFMarion Sicot (Fra) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFRomy Kasper (Ger) Ale CipolliniRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFAnisha Vekemans (Bel) Ale CipolliniRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFCharlotte Kool (Ned)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFKelly Markus (Ned) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFLouise Norman Hansen (Den) Team Virtu CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFPhaedra Krol (Ned)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFGracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton ScottRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFMinke Bakker (Ned)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFDorien Geertsema (Ned)Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFTara Gins (Bel) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Vainionpää (Fin) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFKirstie Van Haaften (Ned)Row 94 - Cell 2
DNFChloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFFien De Paepe (Bel) Health Mate - Cyclelive TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFGina Hofland (Ned)Row 97 - Cell 2
DNFSara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu CyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFDitte Lenseclaes (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFLauren Stephens (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFJelena Erić (Srb) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFHolly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFAnna-Leeza Hull (Aus)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFLynn Marien (Bel)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFAmy Hill (GBr)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFMartine Fon (Nor)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFLenny Druyts (Bel) Experza - FootlogixRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFTrine Holmsgaard (Den) Experza - FootlogixRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFDemmy Druyts (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport Uci Women CyclingRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFDesiree Liegeois (Ned)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFArianna Pruisscher (Ned)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFHolly Flannery (GBr)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFFien Delbaere (Bel)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFCarolien Haers (Bel)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Van Regenmortel (Ned)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFJoyce Accoe (Bel)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNFHerlinde Coudeville (Bel)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFEline Coudeville (Bel)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFBonnie Delanote (Bel)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFLiena Vanderheyden (Bel)Row 120 - Cell 2
DNFMelanie Reynders (Bel)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFEmilie Van Bellinghen (Bel)Row 122 - Cell 2
DNFCaren Commissaris (Bel)Row 123 - Cell 2
DNFSilke D'hont (Bel)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFSenna Feron (Ned)Row 125 - Cell 2
DNFLiisa Ehrberg (Est)Row 126 - Cell 2
DNFJulia Soek (Ned) Team SunwebRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFAnne De Ruiter (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFIlona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel ValkenburgRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFBerdine Bakker (Ned)Row 130 - Cell 2
DNFIngrid Van Den Wijngaard (Ned)Row 131 - Cell 2
DNFDèvon Kuijstermans (Ned)Row 132 - Cell 2
DNFDoris De Rooij (Ned)Row 133 - Cell 2
DNFTessa Van Der Velden (Ned)Row 134 - Cell 2
DNFAllegra Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar PbmRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFMargot Dutour (Fra)Row 136 - Cell 2
DNFSofie Van Horik (Ned)Row 137 - Cell 2
DNFMerel Hofman (Ned)Row 138 - Cell 2
DNFLieke V.D. Draaij (Ned)Row 139 - Cell 2
DNFLauren Kitchen (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFAmber Van Der Hulst (Ned)Row 141 - Cell 2
DNFPaulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Michielsen-Stevens (Bel)Row 143 - Cell 2
DNFKathleen Sterckx (Bel)Row 144 - Cell 2
DNFEmmy Andersson (Swe)Row 145 - Cell 2
DNFKelly Lambrechts (Bel)Row 146 - Cell 2
DNFSara Fletcher (USA)Row 147 - Cell 2
DNFSusanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products - Birk SportRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFNancy Wittock (Bel)Row 149 - Cell 2
DNFGrace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 150 - Cell 2
DNFEvelien Debboudt (Bel)Row 151 - Cell 2
DNFLensy Debboudt (Bel)Row 152 - Cell 2
DNFKatie Van Geyte (Bel)Row 153 - Cell 2
DNFLara Defour (Bel)Row 154 - Cell 2
DNFMalin Eriksen (Nor)Row 155 - Cell 2
DNFLana Petit (Bel)Row 156 - Cell 2
DNFKeira McVitty (GBr)Row 157 - Cell 2
DNFLiliane Leenknegt (Bel)Row 158 - Cell 2
DNFAntonia Gröndahl (Fin)Row 159 - Cell 2
DNFKarolina Perekitko (Pol)Row 160 - Cell 2

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