Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) took her first victory of the 2014 season on Sunday, winning the Omloop van het Hageland in Belgium.
Armistead and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) had escaped from their rivals to contest a two-way sprint, with the British champion coming out on top. Audrey Cordon (Hitec) completed the podium in third.
It’s the second time that Armitstead has won the UCI 1.2-ranked race after claiming the victory in 2012.
“We have worked hard as a team today,” Armitstead said after the finish. “I knew I had strong legs in recent races. My goal this season was to win more… and this is a good first result. “