In a super-close sprint that took her over the finish line only millimetres ahead of co-escapee Emma Johansson, British world champion Lizzie Armitstead was ecstatic with her victory in “Flanders’ Finest”.
British world champion Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) won the thirteenth edition of the Tour of Flanders for women (WorldTour) yesterday. After 141.2 km, starting and finishing in Oudenaarde, she beat Swedish champion Emma Johansson in a neck and neck sprint. Dutch rider Chantal Blaak took third position on the podium.
Women's cycling is more popular than ever. Thanks to leading figures such as Lizzie Armitstead, Amy Pieters, Elisa Longo Borghini or Jolien D'Hoore it has become more attractive than ever to watch. Together with Proximus, Flanders Classics wants to be a pioneer in taking women's cycling to another level. During the Ronde van Vlaanderen all enthousiasts will be spoiled.
The Tour of Flanders doesn't only go big at the men's elite race for the 100the edition of "Flanders Finest", also the women's elite will be placed in the spotlights. A nice novelty this year for fans of women's cycling: a team presentation on the market place of Oudenaarde on Saturday 2nd of April!
- 1 Lizzie Armitstead
- 2 Emma Johansson
- 3 Chantal Blaak
Victories per countryGo to Hall of fame
- 1 5 victories
- 2 3 victories
- 3 2 victories