2017 News

Lepistö wins Women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen

Bigla rider out-sprints Elvin, Brennauer

Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla) claimed her first victory of the 2017 season in the inaugural women’s Dwars door Vlaanderen. The Finnish rider out-sprinted Gracie Elvin (Orica-Scott) and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM).

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Photo: Gracie Elvin, Lotto Lepistö and Lisa Brennauer on the Dwars door Vlaanderen podium (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

 


Elvin becomes the first Australian female to podium at the Tour of Flanders

Former Australian road race champion Gracie Elvin sprinted to a sterling second place for ORICA-SCOTT at the 14th Tour of Flanders today, becoming the first Australian female to mount the podium in the iconic event.

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Photo: Gracie Elvin, Coryn Rivera and Chantal Blaak on the Tour of Flanders podium (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

 


Rivera wins Tour of Flanders Women

How it unfolded
The women’s peloton rolled out for the start of Ronde van Vlaanderen under sunny skies from the market square of Oudenaarde. Sunday’s menu included the longest route yet: a 153-kilometre course with 12 climbs, some cobbled, and five additional cobbled sections. Like the men’s event, the women’s race finished back in Oudennarde. 

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Photo: Gracie Elvin, Coryn Rivera and Chantal Blaak on the Tour of Flanders podium (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)