Arlenis finished fifth in the Nokere Koerse in Belgium.

The fourth Women’s Nokere Koerse took place this Wednesday between Deinze and Nokere in Belgium.

On the classic 129.1km Belgian lap, host rider Lotte Kopecky of SD Worx set an official time of 3:15:03; while Dutch Lorena Vibes (SD Worx) and Italian Marta Bastianelli (UAE-Adq) looked at her back in that order.

Among the outstanding results of the fight is the performance of the Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Movistar), who took a very honorable fifth place (+0:29) along with seven other runners, including the outstanding Italian Elisa Balsamo. (Trek-Segafredo), fourth position.

Belgian Kopecky (SD Worx) and Britain’s Anna Henderson (Jumbo-Visma) made a spectacular escape, riding together until the peloton caught up with them 43 kilometers from the finish line.

But the local cyclist took the lead with 12 km to go and was crowned; However, the Belgian did not celebrate her victory, as she suddenly lost her brother last Saturday.

Sierra, for her part, was the leader of a phone group that also included performances by Spaniards Sheila Gutiérrez, Alicia González, Gloria Rodriguez and Sarah Martin, as well as Frenchwoman Aude Bianique, according to what the team recorded on their social media days before. . contest. .

About twenty paved sections characterized the 77th edition of the Danilith Nokere Koerse, including a starting distance with five paved sections, as well as climbs.

The layout serves as a preparation for the meeting with the great cobbled classic, which will take place later in the season.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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