Gent - Wevelgem 2022 - women: Balsamo sprints to triumph

elisa balsamo - Gent - Wevelgem 2022 - women: Balsamo sprints to triumphfoto: Cor VosElisa Balsamo sprints to victory in Gent-Wevelgen for women. The World Champion outguns Marianne Vos and Maria Giulia Confalonieri on the line. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results women’s Gent-Wevelgem 2022

1. Elisa Balsamo (ita)
2. Marianne Vos (nld) s.t.
3. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ita) s.t.
4. Lotte Kopecky (bel) s.t.
5. Emma Cecilie Bjerg (nor) s.t.
6. Marta Bastianelli (ita) s.t.
7. Susanne Andersen (nor) s.t.
8. Tamara Dronova (rus) s.t.
9. Silvia Persico (ita) s.t.
10. Clara Copponi (fra) s.t.

Race report
Gulnaz Khatuntseva and Anne van Rooijen attack early on to open up a 3 minutes gap. The duo is brought back with 65 kilometres to go.

Lotte Kopecky attacks after the Baneberg with Lianne Lippert, Kasia Niewiadom and Anna Henderson in her wheel. But without ever opening a real gap.

Grace Brown jumps clear in the last Kemmelberg ascent, but a reduced peloton brings her back. The ensuing attacks are neutralised.

Grace Brown gives it a go inside the last 3.5 kilometres, but she is caught before the flamme rouge.

Elisa Balsamo outsprints title defender Marianne Vos, while Maria Giulia Confalonieri crosses the line in third position.

Another interesting read: route and start list 2022-edtion of Gent-Wevelgem for women.

Gent – Wevelgem for women 2022: route, profiles, more

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