Bastianelli seals excellent Belgian weekend with victory at Omloop van het Hageland

Former word champion out sprints rivals while aggressive Trek-Segafredo are left empty handed

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Italian Marta Bastianelli won Sunday’s Omloop van het Hageland in a sprint finish to take the first victory of her 2019 season.

Having finished third in yesterday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the 2007 world champion took first place from a reduced bunch in a gnarly, aggressive race on Sunday.

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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.