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Wild does it again!


Kirsten Wild (Cervelo TestTeam) has once again made it two in a row yesterday after winning the GP Stad Roeselare in Belgium. This is Wild’s second consecutive year of winning the GP Stad Roeselare and yesterday’s Omloop van Borsele back-to-back. Chloe Hosking (HTC- Columbia) finished second and Annemiek Van Vleuten (Nederland Bloeit) placed third.

“The race was great again today,” said Wild. “We had a perfect situation in the break, then when the peloton took the break back it was our team that did the work in the final. The team then brought me into a perfect position enabling me to sprint to my second victory this weekend.”

“It was a good race, 136km long with one lap of 118.7km and two laps of 8.7km circuit. In the course of the race the riders have to climb the famous Kemmel, twice,” said Egon van Kessel, Cervelo TestTeam sport director. “After two climbs, although the group was split up in several bunches, there was a group of about 60-70 riders and it came to a bunch sprint. Out of that came a break that included our rider Patricia Schwager.

“But in the last 10km the peloton slowly closed the gap. It was done very professionally, with great teamwork and again today the team demonstrated a very high level of performance. Kirsten again won the sprint and that was very nice. What was also very nice today was having Claudia Häusler win the mountain prize, so all in all, we won two big prizes today.”

1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 3:37:08
2 Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit

Photo: © CJ Farquharson