Strade Bianche Donne 2021: Van den Broek-Blaak outguns Longo Borghini

Chantal Blaak - Strade Bianche Donne 2021: Van der Broek-Blaak outguns Longo Borghiniimage: Cor VosChantal van den Broek-Blaak wins the Strade Bianche after dropping Elisa Longo Borghini on the steep climb into the old town of Siena. Anna van der Breggen finishes in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2021 Strade Bianche

1. Chantal Van den Broek-Blaak (nld)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 0.07
3. Anna van der Breggen (nld) + 0.09
4. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) + 0.11
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) s.t.
6. Demi Vollering (nld) s.t.
7. Marianne Vos (nld) + 0.23
8. Marta Cavalli (ita) + 0.27
9. Kasia Nieuwiadoma (pol) + 0.30
10. Ellen van Dijk (nld) + 0.32

Race report
Pirrone goes alone after the second gravel sector and the 22-year old Italian opens a gap of almost 1 minute before she is caught on sector 5. Fisher-Black and Kopecky are next, but with 36 kilometres remaining their story is over.

Eric, Garcia, Amialiusik, Banks, Chapman, Stultiens, Van der Broek-Blaak and Van Dijk counter-attack before secor 6 halves the lead group to Blaak, Garcia, Van Dijk and Stultiens.

Following a number of changes fifteen riders are approaching the last sector to El Tolfe when Van den Broek-Blaak escapes. Longo Borghini tracks the former World Champion down, but before entering the last unpaved climb the others return.

Van Vleuten strikes on the El Tolfe climb with Vos on her wheel. The two re-enter the tarmac with a lead of 10 seconds, which is not enough as the riders regroup with 8 kilometres remaining.

Approximately 2 kilometres later Van den Broek-Blaak once again attacks with Longo Borghini once again chasing her down. The two enter the last kilometre with a lead of 15 seconds.

Van den Broek-Blaak rides away from Elisa Longo Borghini on the Via Santa Caterina climb into Siena and finishes off a brilliant race. Meanwhile Anna van der Breggen outguns Annemiek van Vleuten to finish in third place.

Another interesting read: route Strade Bianche Donne 2021.

Strade Bianche Donne 2021: route, profiles, more

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