In form Australian Sarah Roy came close to a second successive victory for Mitchelton-SCOTT in Holland today, sprinting to second place at Salverda Omloop van de IJsseldelta.
A classic Dutch race covering 125 predominantly flat kilometres along the narrow country lanes around Zwolle and the splits came early with Mitchelton-SCOTT driving things forrward with three riders in the front group and Georgia Williams further back in the chasing bunch.
Around 35-riders made up group one and Jess Allen, and Alexandra Manly were all up there alongside Roy and despite the disruptions from further crashes and attacks the lead group approached the finale intact and at pace.
With a compact group now flying to the finish, it became all about positioning for the sprint and despite being boxed in Roy did well to make some space and ran a very close second behind the race winner Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel-Valkenberg).
|1||WIEBES Lorena (Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team) - 40||40|
|2||ROY Sarah (MITCHELTON-SCOTT) - 30||30|
|3||DOM Annelies (Lotto Soudal Ladies) - 16||16|
|4||VAN DE REE Monique (WaowDeals Pro Cycling) - 12||12|
|5||VAN DER MEER Janine (Health Mate - Cyclelive Team) - 10||10|
|6||BRAAM Danique 8||8|
|7||KNUTSSON Frida 6||6|
|8||PEETOOM Kirsten 3||3|
|9||HOEKSMA Ilona (Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team) - 2|
|10||EHRLER Desiree 1|