Lizzie Armitstead third in women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Anna van der Breggen wins women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad from two-rider escape

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) repeated her third place of last year in the women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium on Saturday.

Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) won the race ahead of compatriot and former time trial world champion Ellen van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans) after the pair had escaped on the Molenberg with 30 kilometres to race.

Armitstead brought the chase group home for third.

>>> Lizzie Armitstead among front runners for Women's Het Nieuwsblad

Result

Women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015, 120.5km

1. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv

2. Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels-Dolmans at same time

3. Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans at 14 secs

4. Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels-Dolmans

5. Tiffany Cromwell (USA) Velocio-SRAM

6. Elna Cecchini (Ita) Lotto-Soudal

7. Amy Pieters (Ned) Liv-Plantur

8. Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels-Dolmans

9. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio-SRAM

10. Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo-Liv at same time

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.