Van den Broek-Blaak takes the Simac Ladies Tour GC as Marianne Vos wins second consecutive stage

Sprinters’ teams make no mistake as the final stage ends in a bunch kick with British champion Alice Barnes second

Chantal van den Brek-Blaak (SDWorx) winner of the 2021 Simac Ladies Tour
(Image credit: Bas Czerwinski)

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak won her home stage race after a controlled performance from her SDWorx team in Arnhem on Sunday. The former world champion finished three seconds behind stage winner Marianne Vos after the final stage finished in a bunch kick.

The stage was Vos’s third success of the race after she won the opening prologue and Saturday’s queen stage. A consummate example of positioning, the Jumbo-Visma rider was in third wheel as Amalie Dideriksen (Trek-Segafredo) led round the final corner.

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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.