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Re: 2018 Women's WorldTour
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:23 »
The Ardennes races - and the whole spring classics season - finished yesterday with the second-ever edition of the women's Liège-Bastogne-Liège. And it was the same winner as in the first edition, #boels Anna van der Breggen.
There was attack after attack by the favourites from the Redoute, 40 km out, but sadly we couldn't see any of it[1] live on TV - something that the winner commented on in her post-race interview.

#canyon had PFP attack on the Redoute. She got a 55" gap, but was caught on the Roche-aux-Faucons. A group of ten formed after that climb, and #mts Amanda Spratt attacked next, going on a solo from ~16 km to go. #bigla Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, van der Breggen, and #mts Annemiek van Vleuten went after her on the Saint-Nicolas, but only #boels van der Breggen made it to the front after shaking off the two others. Spratt went onto the Boels Dolmans rider's wheel to save some energy for the sprint, but couldn't follow van der Breggen on the uphill drag to the Ans finish.

Van der Breggen has now won four WWT classics this spring season (out of nine) and, even more dominantly, seven of the last eight Ardennes races (all in the last four years except the 2018 AGR won by her teammate Chantal Blaak).

Cyclingnews reporting:
Anna van der Breggen solos to LBL victory
Van der Breggen: I love to see the others take initiative

Van der Breggen interview with Voxwomen:

Next up is the three-day Tour of Chongming Island aka. the sprintfest. :shh
 1. except for the final 200 metres
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