Speedster Shani on the money in Belgium
SHANI Bloch clocked 2:43:18 at the UCI Category 1-2 Le Samyn des Dames road race from Quaregnon to Dour in Belgium.
Racing for her new team, Denmark’s TVW, the Israeli will mix her racing as their No. 1 rider with a role as team manager in selected events.
Bloch is one of a number of Israelis to have signed professional contracts with European teams. Omer Shapira has joined Italian registered GSB. She was placed 65th at 8:52, four minutes behind the winner at the Women’s World Tour-Ranking in Strode Blanch, Siena. Almost half the field failed to complete the hard-fought race.
In Belgium, the Spar – Omloop van het Hageland road race saw Rotem Gavinovitz (WM3) finish in the main bunch in 3:17:41.