Boels-Dolmans' grip on women's WorldTour finally broken in Fleche Wallonne

After a straight run of five wins in the 2016 Women's WorldTour, Boels-Dolmans had to settle for second as Anna van der Breggen of Rabo-Liv won Flèche Wallonne

Lizzie Armitstead, winner of 2016 Strade Bianche

(Image credit: Angelo Carconi)

The stranglehold Boels-Dolmans have had on the Women’s WorldTour was finally broken this afternoon, when Anna van der Breggen of Rabo-Liv won Flèche Wallonne for the second consecutive year. Behind her, however, Americans Evie Stevens and Megan Guarnier of Boels-Dolmans completed the podium, meaning the day was not a lost cause for the Dutch team.

After attacking one the penultimate climb, as she did last year, Van der Breggen led Stevens most of the way up the final ascent of the Mur de Huy, before leaving her behind in the final few metres.

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