Gent - Wevelgem 2024 - women: Wiebes outguns Balsamo in photofinish

Lorena Wiebes - Gent - Wevelgem 2024 - women: Wiebes outguns Balsamo in photofinishfoto: Cor VosThe women's edition of Gent-Wevelgem boils down to a photofinish sprint. Lorena Wiebes pips Elisa Balsamo for the win, while Chiara Consonni comes home in third position. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results Gent-Wevelgem for women 2024

1. Lorena Wiebes (nld)
2. Elisa Balsamo (ita) s.t.
3. Chiara Consonni (ita) s.t.
4. Charlotte Kool (nld) s.t.
5. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ita) s.t.
6. Arlenis Sierra (cub) s.t.
7. Puck Pieterse (nld) s.t.
8. Thalita de Jong (nld) s.t.
9. Christina Schweinberger (aut) s.t.
10. Maggie Coles-Lyster (can) s.t.

Race report
Amandine Fouquenet, Laura Molenaar, Lieke Nooijen, Christina Schweinberger, Julie Van de Velde and Giorgia Vettorello establish the breakaway early on. Anniina Ahtosalo raplaces and the six race to a lead of over 6 minutes.

The attackers are caught ahead of the hilly zone.

Featuring Lorena Wiebes, Lotte Kopecky, Elisa Balsamo, Pfeiffer Georgi, Elisa Longo Borghini, Silvia Persico and Puck Pieterse, a lead group of seven takes shape on the Kemmelberg. They are reeled in in the following phase, but in the last climb – again, the Kemmelberg, now on the steepest side – Kopecky, Wiebes and Georgi go again.

Five more riders bridge across and because of a lack of cooperation the peloton catches them before Ypres.

Movistar attacks in the old town – first Floortje Mackaij and then Emma Norsgaard. She is caught with 18 kilometres remaining.

Norsgaard tries again with a late attack, but she is reeled in under the 3 kilometre sign. Then Grace Brown gives it a go.

After she has been caught inside the final kilometres. It comes down to a clash of two fast women. Lorena Wiebes crosses the line a couple of millimetres ahead of Elisa Balsamo to take the win.

Other interesting reads: route and start list 2024 Gent-Wevelgem.

Gent – Wevelgem for women 2024: routes, profiles, more

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