Lorena Wiebes grabs Gent-Wevelgem victory in close photo-finish sprint

Dutchwoman claims crown on sixth appearance at Belgian Classic

Lorena Wiebes wins Gent-Wevelgem
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In a neck-and-neck bunch sprint, Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime) dashed to victory at Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, adding to her ever-growing palmarès. 

The Dutchwoman beat former world champion Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek) with a lunge over the line, taking her 76th career win by the width of her tyre.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.