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Elisa Balsamo wins Gent-Wevelgem Girls in bunch dash


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WEVELGEM, BELGIUM - MARCH 27: Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek - Segafredo celebrates at finish line as race winner ahead of Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen of Denmark and Movistar Team, Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team, Maria Giulia Confalonieri of Italy and Ceratizit – WNT Pro Cycling Team, Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team SD Worx, Marta Bastianelli of Italy and UAE Team Adq and Susanne Andersen of Norway and Uno-X Women Cycling Team during the 11th Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 - Women's Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem / #GWEwomen / #UCIWWT / on March 27, 2022 in Wevelgem, Belgium. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) wins Gent-Wevelgem (Picture credit score: Tim de Waele/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo celebrates at finish line as race winner ahead of Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team Maria Giulia Confalonieri of Italy and Ceratizit WNT Pro Cycling Team and Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team SD Worx during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) emerges from bunch dash for win (Picture credit score: Tim de Waele/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo competes in the breakaway during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Elisa Balsamo sprinted to victory (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 LR Anne Van Rooijen of Netherlands and Team Parkhotel Valkenburg and Gulnaz Khatuntseva of Russia and Team Roland Cogeas EdelweissIsraelPremier Tech during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Breakaway duo of Anne Van Rooijen of Group Parkhotel Valkenburg and Gulnaz Khatuntseva of Group Roland Cogeas Edelweiss (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 LR Clara Honsinger of United States and Clara Honsinger of United States and Team EF Education Tibco Svb during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

At entrance of peloton is Clara Honsinger (EF Training-TIBCO-SVB) (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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Gent Wevelgem Women 2022 - 9th Edition - Ypres - Wevelgem 159 km - 27/03/2022 - Lotte Kopecky (BEL - Team SD Worx) - Marta Bastianelli (ITA - UAE Team ADQ) - photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Lotte Kopecky (Group SD Worx) rides in entrance of Marta Bastianelli (UAE Group ADQ) (Picture credit score: Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency)
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WEVELGEM, BELGIUM - MARCH 27: A general view of the peloton competing during the 11th Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 - Women's Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem / #GWEwomen / #UCIWWT / on March 27, 2022 in Wevelgem, Belgium. (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Surroundings alongside 159km route for Gent-Wevelgem Girls (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures))
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo competes during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) takes off the arm heaters (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Alice Barnes of United Kingdom and Team Canyon SRAM Racing competes during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Alice Barnes of Group Canyon SRAM (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 LR Pfeiffer Georgi of United Kingdom and Team DSM and Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Marianna Vos (Jumbo-Visma) leads peloton early in 159km contest (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Marlen Reusser of Switzerland and Team SD Worx competes during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Marlen Reusser of Group SD Worx (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 LR Charlotte Kool of Netherlands and Pfeiffer Georgi of United Kingdom and Team DSM compete during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Charlotte Kool (left) and Pfeiffer Georgi of Group DSM compete in Gent-Wevelgem (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 The peloton at Menin Gate Menenpoort prior to the during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

The peloton passes via the Menin Gate for 159km one-day race from Ypres to Wevelgem (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 LR Marianne Vos of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Team Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team SD Worx Gaia Masetti of Italy and Ag Insurance Nxtg Team and the peloton at Menin Gate Menenpoort prior to the during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Peloton begins below the Menin Gate, led by Marianne Vos of Jumbo Visma Group, Elisa Balsamo of Trek – Segafredo, Lotte Kopecky of Group SD Worx, Gaia Masetti of Ag Insurance coverage – Nxtg Group (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Lotte Kopecky of Belgium Elena Cecchini of Italy Marlen Reusser of Switzerland Christine Majerus of Luxembourg Lonneke Uneken of Netherlands Chantal Van Den Broek Blaak of Netherlands and Team SD Worx during the team presentation prior to the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Group SD Worx at crew presentation previous to the eleventh Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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Gent Wevelgem Women 2022 - 9th Edition - Ypres - Wevelgem 159 km - 27/03/2022 - Le Col - Wahoo - photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Le Col – Wahoo at crew presentation to start out the day (Picture credit score: Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency)
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Gent Wevelgem Women 2022 - 9th Edition - Ypres - Wevelgem 159 km - 27/03/2022 - Trek - Segafredo - photo Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Trek-Segafredo on the crew presentation earlier than race begin (Picture credit score: Rafa Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 The peloton passing through flowery landscape during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Racing throughout Flanders in spring for the peloton (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo competes in the breakaway during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Elisa Balsamo of Trek – Segafredo within the closing kilometres (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Grace Brown of Australia and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope attacks in the breakaway during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

Grace Brown of FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope assaults within the breakaway (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)
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WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 27 Chantal Van Den Broek Blaak of Netherlands and Team SD Worx attacks in the breakaway during the 11th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2022 Womens Elite a 159km one day race from Ypres to Wevelgem GWEwomen UCIWWT on March 27 2022 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images

There have been a number of assaults within the last 10k, this one by Chantal Van Den Broek – Blaak of Group SD Worx (Picture credit score: Luc Claessen/Getty Pictures)

Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) has continued her successful streak, sprinting to victory within the ladies’s Gent-Wevelgem. 

After a final breakaway try by Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) was reeled in simply earlier than the flamme rouge, the Italian world champion was the quickest within the dash, coming off the wheel of Lotte Kopecky (Group SD Worx) to beat Marianne Vos (Group Jumbo-Visma) and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ceratizit-WNT) to the road.

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