Another great performance in Belgium by Valcar-Travel & Service who at the SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour runs on par with the major international teams and wins second place thanks to a superlative Chiara Consonni who is only surpassed in the sprint by Lorena Wiebes. Third a surprising Amber Van Der Hulst, in the ten even the excellent Silvia Persico, sixth.
But beyond the placings, the positive note of the day was the collective test of the girls directed by Davide Arzeni who were able to run compactly and be ready in the decisive moments of the race, especially in the final.
In fact, it is also thanks to the work of Martina Alzini, Elisa Balsamo, Eleonora Gasparrini, Vittoria Guazzini and Silvia Pollicini that Silke Smulders’ breakaway for the day was canceled just under ten kilometers from the finish.
In the last five kilometers it is a real battle between the sprinter trains. 2 km from the arrival, the DSM train takes over the command of operations, but the girls from Valcar-Travel & Service led by Vittoria Guazzini manage to undermine the opposing train until they take the lead. In the end it is an absolute brawl with Vittoria Guazzini who even goes so fast as to break away from the group creating a small hole promptly stitched up by her teammates.
In the last hectic Km the cards are shuffled again and in the final duel Wiebes-Consonni it is the Dutch who prevails.