Lucinda Brand wins women's GP Plouay

Former Dutch Champion Lucinda Brand leads a Rabo-Liv one-two-three in Brittany; Lizzie Armitstead wins series overall

Lucinda Brand and Cantele in the womens road race

(Image credit: Watson)

Lucinda Brand (Raabo-Liv) became the ninth winner in the ninth Women’s Road World Cup race this year, by winning the Grand Prix de Plouay - Bretagne on Saturday. The 25-year-old Dutch woman escaped with about seven kilometres to ride and stayed clear to win by nearly a minute, leading home a Rabo-Liv one-two-three.

The Dutch woman was clearly pleased with her performance after a number of second places this season, especially the national championship, where she was caught on the line. “I knew I had a lot of time, but I hadn’t made sure [of the win] a few times this year, so I really wanted keep going to the line,” she told cycling Weekly.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.