Gent - Wevelgem 2017 - women: Lotta Lepistö sprints to victory

Gent-Wevelgem for women amounts to 146.2 kilometres, while the race takes in five hills. The race boils to a sprint of a redcued peloton with Lotta Lepistö fastest, while homerider Jolien d'Hoore comes in a close second. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results women’s Gent-Wevelgem 2017

1. Lotta Lepistö (fin)
2. Jolien D’Hoore (bel) s.t.
3. Coryn Rivera (usa) s.t.
4. Marta Bastianelli (ita) s.t.
5. Lisa Brennauer (ger) s.t.
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ita) s.t.
7. Alice Barnes (gbr) s.t.
8. Chantal Blaak (nld) s.t.
9. Elena Cecchini (ita) s.t.
10. Sheyla Gutiérrez (spa) s.t.

Race report
World Champion Dideriksen doesn’t survive the hills, all other favourites are together in the finale. With 15 kms to go Garfoot, Van Dijk, Bronzini and Majerus, while Sierra and Bastianelli bridge over. Yet, they are reeled in.

Janneke Ensing attacks with 5 kms to go. Olga Zabelinskaya hooks up. But with 2 kms left they are caught.

The ensuing sprint is won by Lepistö ahead of D’Hoore. Title defender Blaak comes in ninth.

Read about the women’s route and the start list.

Gent-Wevelgem 2017 for women: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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