The last two year’s at Gent Wevelgem have been off the charts windy but today, Summer seemed to have come early to Belgium. Aeroplane trails being the only imperfections on a clear blue sky. A bit like a reversed version of Lotta Lepistö’s national champion jersey.

Here’s a few photos from the day. Next up is the Pajot Hills Classic on Wednesday!

CANYON//SRAM team top up their tan in the Spring sunshine.

 

Veloconcept wait to be called from backstage.

 

Sunweb are presented to the crowds in Boezinge.

 

Peloton begin four laps around Boezinge at the start of the Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2017.

 

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Barbara Guarischi leads the peloton on the first lap around Boezinge.

 

Audrey Cordon-Ragot on the Boezinge circuit.

Julia Soek through Menenpoort, heading to Ieper town centre.

 

Leaders head up Kemmelberg for the first time.

 

Kasia Niewiadoma & Katrin Garfoot on the front of the bunch on the second time up Kemmelberg.

 

Katrin Garfoot leads on the final Kemmelberg ascent.

 

Chantal Blaak grimaces.

 

Marie Vilmann attacks through the woodland.

Amy Pieters leads the peloton under the railway on the approach to Wevelgem.

 

Christine Majerus, Ellen van Dijk, Elisa Longo Borghini & Katrin Garfoot escape briefly on the run in to Wevelgem.

 

Lotta Lepistö wins the sprint finish by a whisker at Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2017

 

The wait for the result to be confirmed. Lotta Lepistö can’t be sure if she’s won.

 

Result confirmed, Lotta Lepistö wins the Women’s Gent Wevelgem 2017.

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