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.
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Armitstead brought the chase group home for third.
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