Emma Johansson continued her Belgian podium performances with a third place finish in Le Samyn. Johansson was part of a three-rider chase group in pursuit of solo leader Ellen Van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon). The Swede took second in the three-up sprint to earn the final spot on the podium. Tiffany Cromwell took out the sprint from a group 40-strong to slot into fifth place.
“I had the feeling that some of the other riders had a bit of racing from Het Nieuwsblad left in their legs. They weren’t going as strong today as they were there. I felt fresh, so for me, I was quite confident I could have a strong result.” - Emma Johansson