Amy Pieters out-sprints Marianne Vos to take GP Plouay honours

Boels-Dolmans rider ends win drought for Dutch team

(Image credit: Luc Claessen/ Getty Images)

Sprinting ahead of her compatriot, Amy Pieters ended Marianne Vos’s run of Women’s WorldTour victories, winning the GP Plouay on Saturday afternoon. The Boels-Dolmans rider was the strongest in the final, opening sufficient gap to celebrate across as she crossed the line, with Vos (Waowdeals) in second and US champion Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) third.

Pieters's third top level win of the season came from a group of 15 riders which formed following he fifth and final ascent of the races’s signature climb Ty Marec, with around six of the 125.5km remaining.

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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.