Lorena Wiebes sprints to victory after a pulsating Ronde van Drenthe

Wiebes recovers from a late puncture to outsprint the field to win a second consecutive edition of the Dutch classic

Lorena Wiebes
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Dutch sprint superstar Lorena Wiebes outpaced her rivals to take the win at Ronde van Drenthe in the Netherlands’ far north-east on Saturday.

Once again, the 22-year-old benefitted from excellent teamwork, her DSM squad bringing back a late move after she had been caught out by a late puncture. Wiebes was left to position herself on world champion Elisa Balsamo’s wheel before opening her sprint with 150m remaining, beating the Trek-Segafredo rider into second place.

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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.