The Pajot Hills Classic has got a make over. Now part of the Flanders Classics series of races the route is a variation of previous year’s races with the omission of the Muur van Geraardsbergen.
Today was an odd day, our teams had decided to skip the race in favour of preparation for the upcoming Ardennes week. At first I was excited about the prospect of not having to make sure I got riders of x, y and z but once the race was underway it made me a little indecisive. When you can shoot anything it’s hard to decide!
Next stop is Amstel Gold on Sunday!
Servetto Stradalli Cycle Alu Recycling prepare for Brabantse Pijl
Making way in the trophy cabinet, a disgarded trophy behind the race HQ
Jessica Allen jokes with her Mitchelton Scott teammates at sign on
Eugenia Bujak answers questions from the media
New nails for Brabantse Pijl
Waiting for the race to get underway
The peloton along the rolling hills around Gooik
Check out the bouncing chain!
Kseniya Dobrynina in an early attack
Peloton weave through the countryside
There was a heated debate in the café in Gooik last night about whether Jolien or Marianne was going to win
The break hit the Bosberg
Jolien D’hoore climbs Bosberg
Lucinda Brand roars up Bosberg
Liane Lippert was on the front of the peloton so much today!
Liane again putting her face in the wind
Kseniya Dobrynina bouncing across the cobbles
Marta Bastianelli wins with plenty of room to spare
A surprised Lucinda Brand chats with her teammates after Brabantse Pijl 😀