Marta Bastianelli continues winning streak with victory at Tour of Flanders 2019

Italian proves her scintillating form forcing the final selection on the Oude Kwaremont

Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling) wins the Tour of Flanders 2019
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Marta Bastianelli continued her fine streak of form on Sunday, winning the Tour of Flanders. The Italian out-sprinted Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) in second place and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Bigla), after the trio rode the closing 13km alone.

The group had formed on the run in to the final climb, the Paterberg, only 13km from the finish in Oudenaarde, and had initially included Canyon-SRAM’s Kasia Niewiadoma. The former Polish champion though was dropped at the top of the climb and unable to close the gap.

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