I know it’s almost sacrilegious to say, but races in Flanders aren’t my favourite races to shoot. Maybe because all the big ones are concentrated in such a short period, it’s the same 10 to 15 climbs/cobbles sections just in a different order. But Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne is a fresh race on the calendar and avoided the usual highlights of other Flanders races. In fact at a glance, the course is quite unremarkable. But the narrow, and often rough roads made for a tough day of racing. It was great to see the race live on TV too. On a more local level it seems they’ve taken a leaf out of the Women’s Tour book, with trains of school kids making their way to watch the finish of the race in De Panne.
Here’s a few photos from another damp day on the UCI Women’s WorldTour. The weather man promises sun for Sunday! I’m excited! 🙂
Malgorzata Jasinska singing in the rain.
Gracie Elvin ahead of Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne.
Jolien D’hoore’s race face.
Floortje Mackaij checks her helmet in the reflection of Rivera’s glasses.
Peloton roll out of Brugge.
Peloton get strung out.
Lisa Klein in the break at Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne.
Peloton in single file.
Julie Leth at Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne 2018.
Anna Plichta speeds past the police.
Lisa Klein again on the front at Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne .
Some people on the roadside aren’t as happy as others…
Mieke Kröger in the break. She was so close to winning solo.
Alice Barnes throws some shapes for the camera. Or maybe to avoid the tramlines?
The final sprint!
Impressive day for Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen out in the break.
Eva Buurman recovers.
Mieke Kröger is awarded the combativity prize at Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne.