Lotte Kopecky of Belgium won the Women’s Tour of Flanders on Sunday, retaining her title, thanks to a long solo break on the 154km route.
The 27-year-old SD Worx rider crossed the finish line in Oudenaarde after 4hrs 06min 11sec, finishing 36 seconds ahead of a six-rider sprint for second place won by Dutch rider Demi Vollering.
She is only the second woman in history to win back-to-back titles, and only the fourth to do so twice.
“It’s amazing how we raced as a team,” said the 27-year-old winner. “What a wonderful season.”