Perfect sprint brings Kirsten Wild victory at Driedaagse De Panne

WNT take their first Women's WorldTour win while the bigger teams continue to struggle

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The women’s peloton continued to witness a changing of the guard in Belgium today, with Kirsten Wild winning Driedaagse De Panne. The Dutch woman was hardly a surprise winner in what was always set to be a bunch finish, but the fact only one of the biggest teams have won a WorldTour race this season shows the sport is perhaps changing.

Fresh from winning rainbow jerseys on the track, Wild's (WNT-Rotor) win was never in doubt after she opened her powerful sprint late in the finishing straight. First she followed Boels-Dolmans’ Amalie Dideriksen, then as the Dane tired after being forced into the wind too early, Wild effortlessly passed.

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