There was a dramatic finish to the De Brabantse Pijl women’s race as American Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) snatched victory by a matter of millimetres.
Dutchwomen Demi Vollering initially thought she had won and even celebrated as she crossed the finish line alongside her rival.
However, a photo finish showed that it was Winder who was actually victorious by the narrowest of margins following the late sprint.
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Vollering (SD Worx) had to make do with second place while Italian Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Travel & Service) came third.
After passing Balsamo, Vollering was leading going onto the final climb to the line and looked set for victory as the six-rider breakaway entered the final kilometre.
Winder, however, opened her sprint to chase down Vollering but initially thought she hadn't done quite enough.
Highlights: Winder beats out Vollering in tight finish to win Brabantse Pijl
“I’m extremely surprised. I came to this race really wanting to be my best and in the end it played really well for me,” a shocked Winder said after her win.
“In the end, I thought Demi had it. I was sprinting and I threw my bike but she celebrated and I thought she’d won.”
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