Marianne Vos wins Ghent-Wevelgem 2021 after thrilling finale

The former world champion takes a bunch sprint after a two woman break away was caught with 300 metres to go

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Marianne Vos took Jumbo Visma Women's team first WorldTour victory at Ghent-Wevelgem on Sunday. In what was an incredibly exciting final 35km, the former multiple world champion opened her sprint from way back in the group, with around 300m remaining, but was so strong no one was able to get near her.

Belgian champion Lotte Kopecky (Liv-Racing) and German champion Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT) repeated their results from last year's race, finishing second and third respectively in a keenly fought battle for the podium.

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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.