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Lotto Cycling Cup : Gooik - Geraardsbergen - Gooik
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 5/18/2012
Lotto Cycling Cup : Gooik - Geraardsbergen - Gooik
 

Lotto Cycling Cup : Gooik - Geraardsbergen - Gooik
Liesbet de Vocht takes the win in the UCI race Gooik -Geraardsbergen-Gooik. Rabobank Belgian strongest of small break. Sharon Laws and Elisa Longo Borghini complete international podium. Photos..

Liesbet de Vocht (Rabobank) has won the Lotto Cycling Cup race in Gooik. The Belgian was the strongest in a sprint with three over Sharon Laws (AA Drink-Leontien.nl) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products). The three broke clear in the penultimate lap out of a nine-rider break which animated the race. British national champion Lizzie Armitstead and Swedish national champion Emma Johansson completed the international top five.

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Liesbet de Vocht wins in Gooik ahead of Laws and Longo Borghini. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

The race over 140 km contained one big lap of almost 70 km and 7 local laps of 10 km. In the big lap the riders had to do the famous Mur in Geraardsbergen, the Bosberg, the Congoberg and several cobblestone sections. On the Mur Sharon Laws attacked and was followed by Emma Johansson and Liesbet De Vocht. Later the three were joined by Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Marijn de Vries, Elisa Longo Borghini, Gracie Elvin and Tiffany Cromwell.

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Liesbet de Vocht won also the race in Bredene for the Lotto Cycling Cup two weeks ago. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

In front AA Drink-Leontien.nl, with four riders in the break, did most of the work. The gap never got big in the beginning but teams like Lotto, Topsport Vlaanderen and Kleo Ladies Team were not able to close the gap with riders from AA Drink, Hitec and Rabobank trying to slow down. In the penultimate local lap when the bunch gave up their efforts Liesbet de Vocht, Elisa Longo Borghini and Sharon Laws launched their decisive move. When the gap of the trio was about 25 seconds Armitstead and Johansson tried to bridge across. The duo came back to 10 seconds but dropped back to the chasing group led by Cromwell and Elvin in the final lap.

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Emma Pooley leads the World Class break of nine riders. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

In the sprint De Vocht, who got back from China a few days ago, was clearly the strongest. A few seconds later Laws won the sprint for second from Longo Borghini. For De Vocht it is her second win in a race for the Lotto Cycling Cup. Two weeks ago she was also the best in Bredene.

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Gracie Elvin leads the break. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

Result
1 DE VOCHT Liesbet RBW STICHTING RABO WOMEN CYCLING TEAM 3:31:28
2 LAWS Sharon LNL AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 0:00:03
3 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa MIX5 HITEC 0:00:03
4 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth LNL AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 0:01:23
5 JOHANSSON Emma MIX5 HITEC 0:01:23
6 ELVIN Gracie AUS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM 0:01:25

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Sharon Laws - Liesbet de Vocht. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

7 DE VRIES Marijn LNL AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 0:01:25
8 CROMWELL Tiffany AUS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM 0:01:25
9 POOLEY Emma LNL AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 0:01:33
10 DIJKMAN Petra KLT KLEO LADIES TEAM 0:02:54
11 MC CONVILLE Chloe AUS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM 0:02:58
12 DRUYTS Jessy BEL BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:10

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Emma Johansson. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

13 DRUYTS Kelly VLL TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - RIDLEY 2012 0:03:11
14 MUSTONEN Sara MIX5 HITEC 0:03:11
15 CORAZZA Martina KLT KLEO LADIES TEAM 0:03:11
16 HANNES Kaat LBL LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 0:03:11
17 BJORNSRUD Miriam MIX5 HITEC 0:03:11
18 MAJERUS Christine GSD TEAM GSD GESTION 0:03:11

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Elisa Longo Borghini - Maaike Polspoel. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

19 POLSPOEL Maaike VLL TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - RIDLEY 2012 0:03:11
20 RINGLEVER Linda MIX4 BIKE4AIR 0:03:11
21 DE JONG Thalita RBW STICHTING RABO WOMEN CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
22 LAMBORELLE Nathalie KLT KLEO LADIES TEAM 0:03:11
23 DECROIX Lieselot MIX4 BIKE4AIR 0:03:11
24 FREDÄNG Linea MIX2 CK VICTORIA - ALRIKSSON GO: GREEN 0:03:11

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Tiffany Cromwell. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

25 CANT Sanne BEL BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:11
26 VAN SEVEREN Celine SLT SENGERS LADIES CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
27 ROGGEMAN Inge SLT SENGERS LADIES CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
28 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna POLAND NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:11
29 GLASBERGEN Jessica TEAM SPECIALIZED - DPD - SRAM 0:03:11
30 DE BAAT Kim WIMI-GAMES - ST MARTINUS CT - KERKSKEN 0:03:11

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Emma Pooley. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

31 KAPUSTA Sylwia MIX5 HITEC 0:03:11
32 KNETEMANN Roxane RBW STICHTING RABO WOMEN CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
33 CRUM Emma MIX3 ASPTT DIJON-PCW 0:03:11
34 VAN DE WINKEL Joanna LBL LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 0:03:11
35 KLOPPENBURG Margriet DURA VERMEER CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
36 TONDEUR Alexandra MIX3 ASPTT DIJON-PCW 0:03:11

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De Vocht leads the decisive break with Laws and Longo Borghini turning into the final lap. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

37 DEBBOUDT Lensy KEUKENS REDANT CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
38 VAN GOGH Natalie DPD TEAM IBIS CYCLES 0:03:11
39 BUJAK Eugenia POLAND NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:11
40 DAAMS Jessie LNL AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
41 JOHNSEN Cecilie Gotaas MIX2 CK VICTORIA - ALRIKSSON GO: GREEN 0:03:11
42 DE VUYST Sofie LBL LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 0:03:11

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Cecilie Johnson. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

43 CLAESSEN Marjolein DURA VERMEER CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
44 SCHREURS Geerike SLT SENGERS LADIES CYCLING TEAM 0:03:11
45 SULZBERGER Grace AUS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:11
46 WERNER Laure WIELERCLUB DE SPRINTERS MALDEREN 0:03:11
47 THOMAS Claire MIX3 ASPTT DIJON-PCW 0:03:11
48 PIJNENBORG Mascha MIX4 BIKE4AIR 0:03:11

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Lotto chased behind the 9-rider break but couldn't close the gap. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

49 SCHINK Lina-Kristin GSD TEAM GSD GESTION 0:03:11
50 OLTHUIS Esther DPD TEAM IBIS CYCLES 0:03:11
51 ALLEN Jessica AUS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM 0:03:11
52 HENRION Ludivine LBL LOTTO BELISOL LADIES 0:03:11
53 BEYEN Ine VLL TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - RIDLEY 2012 0:03:27
54 BRULEE Latoya VLL TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - RIDLEY 2012 0:03:28

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Elisa Longo Borghini. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

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Petra Dijkman (Kleo) leads the chase. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen


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