Dwars door Vlaanderen 2019

Looking at the forecast yesterday I was convinced I was going to get drowned today. Even when dropping my car off at the finish in Waregem this morning and riding to the start, there were spots of rain and some very ominous looking black clouds on the horizon, but somehow we stayed dry!

The jersey of the winner may have been different but the winner was the same, as Ellen van Dijk defended her Dwars door Vlaanderen title. She’s going to have to get a stable for those podium ponies! 😉

That’s it, all the Flandrian dress rehearsals are done, all that’s left after today is the big one on Sunday!

 

Alé Cipollini commandeer a tank at the start in Tielt

Lisa Klein makes her way to the start line

Chiara Consonni tries to bridge to the early escape

Côte du Trieu

Kasia Niewiadoma leads to the top of the climb

Maria hopes the climb disappears if she can’t see it 😉

Gracie Elvin leads across the Varent cobbles

Here comes Gracie and co.

 

The leaders duke it out on the penultimate climb

Ellen van Dijk goes solo

They’re still chasing but Ellen is disappearing from view

The final kilometres

Martina Alzini recovers after the effort

Ellen needs to find a stable for her ponies

Podium fun

 

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