Winner Chiara Consonni didn't expect to be competing in a sprint at Dwars door Vlaanderen

The Italian continues her nation's dominance of the Classics so far

Chiara Consonni
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After winning Dwars door Vlaanderen, Chiara Consonni admitted that she did not think she would sprint for the win at the start of the day.

The Italian Valcar-Travel & Service rider won in Waregem on Wednesday to take the biggest victory of her career. The win kept up the trend of Italians winning elite bike races, as she followed her former team-mate Elisa Balsamo in triumphing at a Belgian Classic.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.