Chantal van den Broek-Blaak wins women's Tour of Flanders

Lukas Knöfler
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 OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Chantal Van Den Broek  Blaak of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Chantal Van Den Broek Blaak of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Chantal Van Den Broek  Blaak of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Chantal Van Den Broek Blaak of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Elisabeth DeignanArmitstead of The United Kingdom and Team Trek Segafredo UCI Leader Jersey  Mask  Covid safety measures  Team Presentation  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Elisabeth DeignanArmitstead of The United Kingdom and Team Trek Segafredo UCI Leader Jersey Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands World Champion Jersey Jolien Dhoore of Belgium and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  Mask  Covid safety measures  Team Presentation  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands World Champion Jersey Jolien Dhoore of Belgium and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team Mitchelton  Scott European Champion Jersey  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands and Team Mitchelton Scott European Champion Jersey during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Ladies  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Lotte Kopecky of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Ladies during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands European Champion Jersey Jessica Allen of Australia Grace Brown of Australia Gracie Elvin of Australia  Sarah Roy of Australia and Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team Mitchelton  Scott   Mask  Covid safety measures  Team Presentation  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Annemiek Van Vleuten of The Netherlands European Champion Jersey Jessica Allen of Australia Grace Brown of Australia Gracie Elvin of Australia Sarah Roy of Australia and Amanda Spratt of Australia and Team Mitchelton Scott Mask Covid safety measures Team Presentation during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Mieke Krger of Germany  and Team Hitec Products  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Mieke Krger of Germany and Team Hitec Products during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Start  Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team World Champion Jersey  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Start Anna Van Der Breggen of The Netherlands and Boels Dolmans Cycling Team World Champion Jersey during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

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OUDENAARDE BELGIUM  OCTOBER 18 Teuntje Beekhuis of The Netherlands and Team Lotto Soudal Ladies  Heidi Franz of The United States and Rally Cycling Team  Breakaway  during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020  Ronde van Vlaanderen  Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde  RVV20  FlandersClassic  on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
OUDENAARDE BELGIUM OCTOBER 18 Teuntje Beekhuis of The Netherlands and Team Lotto Soudal Ladies Heidi Franz of The United States and Rally Cycling Team Breakaway during the 17th Tour of Flanders 2020 Ronde van Vlaanderen Women Elite a 1356km stage from Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde RVV20 FlandersClassic on October 18 2020 in Oudenaarde Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Boels Dolmans) has won the women's Tour of Flanders. Attacking on the Oude Kwaremont 19 kilometres from the finish, Van den Broek-Blaak went solo and held off a chasing group to the finish in no small part due to the work of her teammates who disrupted the chase.

Amy Pieters concluded a great day for Boels Dolmans by winning the sprint for second place ahead of Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal).

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