Amy Pieters takes home win for the Netherlands with European championship title

Dutch woman sprints to victory from a day-long breakaway of three, capping a great day for the home nation who finished with three riders in the top six

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Amy Pieters added to the Netherlands' tally of European titles today, sprinting from a three woman breakaway to the take the win in Alkmaar.

The 28 year-old was the clear winner in the sprint, Elena Cecchini crossing the line a bike length behind in second, and Germany’s Lisa Klein third.

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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.