UCI World Road Cham­pi­onships, Elite women's RR

Procycling - - Gallery - Im­age: Chris Auld

Nor­way 23 Septem­ber 2017

Chantal Blaak holds her hand to her mouth in dis­be­lief as the real­ity she has won the rain­bow jersey at the Worlds road race sinks in. The Dutch­woman was still sport­ing the rips in her jersey from a pre­vi­ous crash, which had put Megan Guarnier out with a bro­ken jaw. Blaak re­joined the pelo­ton and showed lit­tle sign of in­jury when she at­tacked from a select seven-rider group with 7km to go. With all eyes on her team-mates Anna van der Breggen and An­namiek van Vleuten, once Blaak was clear she quickly dis­ap­peared out of view. Typ­i­cally a do­mes­tique, she took her chance and crossed the line solo for a de­but world ti­tle

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