Marianne Vos finished sixth in the Prudential RideLondon Classique. The 68-kilometre long ride ended as expected in a mass sprint. Lorena Wiebes grabbed the victory after Kirsten Wild was disqualified. Evy Kuijpers was vigilant in the intermediate sprints and finished second in the sprint classification.
“It was a rather lacklustre race. The speed was high and breakaways consequently did not happen, says team manager Jeroen Blijlevens. “With Evy we did a good job in the intermediate sprints. We wanted to bring Marianne as our trump card in the final sprint. Unfortunately, she had to come from too far.”
In the last hundred metres of the race a huge crash occurred. Also Evy went down. She suffered back complaints as a result of the crash.
Photo credits: Cor Vos