Tour of Flanders 2017 - women: Rivera sprints to victory ahead of Elvin

At 153.3 kilometers, the women’s Tour of Flanders takes in twelve hills. The race boils down to a sprint of a select group with Coryn rivera sprinting to victory. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results women’s Tour of Flanders

1. Coryn Rivera (usa)
2. Gracie Elvin (aus) z.t.
3. Chantal Blaak (nld) z.t.
4. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) z.t.
5. Lotte Kopecky (bel) z.t.
6. Elena Cecchini (ita) z.t.
7. Rasa Leleivytė (lit) z.t.
8. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) z.t.
9. Janneke Ensing (nld) z.t.
10. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) z.t.

Race report
After almost 100 kms Rozanne Slik attacks and she races to a lead of 1’30”, yet she is caught at Kanarieberg when Kasia Niewiadoma makes a move. All other favourites jump to her wheel. Front group at some 30 riders.

Anna van der Breggen leaves with 30 kms left and is accompanied by Elisa Longo Borghini, Annemiek van Vleuten and Kasia Nieuwadoma. They race to a lead of half a minute, yet it’s shrinking. At Oude Kwaremont they are almost brought back, but not quite. Van der Breggen accelerates with Longo Borghini on her wheel, but the other two make it back. At the top of Paterberg they are 44 seconds adrift.

A group with Rivera, Elvin, Kopecky, Deignan, Blaak, Pieters, Rivera, Van Dijk, Barnes, Cecchini, and Ensing closes the gap in the last kilometre.

In the ensuing sprint 24-yo Coryn Rivera bests Gracie Elvin and Chantal Blaak.

Read about the route of the women’s Tour of Flanders.

Tour of Flanders 2017 for women: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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