Dwars door Vlaanderen - Race Overview

ORICA-SCOTT impressed in their first appearance at Dwars door Vlaanderen today as Australian Gracie Elvin sprinted to a superb second place in a fast and windy race.

The races winning move came on the iconic Oude Kwaremont with an elite group of sixteen riders going clear that included Elvin and Annemiek van Vleuten for ORICA-SCOTT.

Developing a lead of over a minute it became clear that the winner would come from this selection and as the race hit the closing kilometres it was van Vleuten who initiated the first attacks before the group came back together for the sprint.

Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo-Bigla) eventually claimed the victory with Elvin sprinting well to take a very close second place after great work from van Vleuten.

“It was a great result for Gracie and the team,” said Sport director Gene Bates. “She has really been working hard all winter towards this series of races and today that work paid off and went some way to solidifying her preparation.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lotta Lepistö (FIN) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 2:55:40
2 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:55:40
3 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing
4 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Team Sunweb Women
5 Thalita De Jong (NED) - Lares-Waowdeals
6 Lotte Kopecky (BEL) - Lotto Soudal Ladies
7 Romy Kasper (GER) - Alé Cipollini
8 Janneke Ensing (NED) - Alé Cipollini
9 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - WM3 Pro Cycling
10 Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL) - Drops Cycling Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:55:40
12 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:09
25 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:02:16
46 Georgia Williams (NZL) - Orica Scott 0:02:23
68 Jessica Allen (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:03:05