ESSEN, BELGIUM – On a rainy, muddy course today in Essen, Belgian champion Sanne Cant (BKCP) continued her winning ways as she proved best equipped to handle the difficult terrain to take the GVA Trofee win.

Sanne Cant was unstoppable at the GVA Trofee in Essen © Bart Hazen

Sanne Cant was unstoppable at the GVA Trofee in Essen © Bart Hazen

At the start of the race, it was Katerina Nash (Luna) who gave the Belgian the most difficulty, but Nash began to struggle on the slippery straight-aways, giving Cant a small gap that then only increased throughout the race. Nash’s trouble continued with a mechanical, forcing her to run to the pits and allowing first European champion Helen Wyman (Kona), and then Telenet-Fidea’s Nikki Harris to overtake her and claim the final two spots on the podium. American Nicole Thiemann took 18th, and Christine Vardaros 24.

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Full Results:

GVA Rouwmoer Women

Rank
Name
Nat.
Result
1Sanne CANTBEL42:00:00
2Helen WYMANGBR42:12:00
3Nikki HARRISGBR42:22:00
4Gabriella DAYGBR42:36:00
5Ellen VAN LOYBEL43:10:00
6Katerina NASHCZE43:15:00
7Githa MICHIELSBEL44:52:00
8Reza HORMESNED45:25:00
9Pauline FERRAND PREVOTFRA45:33:00
10Joyce VANDERBEKENBEL45:48:00
11Pavla HAVLIKOVACZE46:07:00
12Kim VAN DE STEENEBEL46:28:00
13Liesbet DE VOCHTBEL46:55:00
14Nancy BOBERBEL47:12:00
15Bianca VAN DEN HOEKNED47:17:00
16Monique VAN DE REENED48:04:00
17Lotte EIKELENBOOMNED48:26:00
18Nicole THIEMANNUSA48:42:00
19Thalita DE JONGNED49:03:00
20Esmee OOSTERMANNED49:25:00
21Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURGDEN50:00:00
22Stephanie DE CROOCKBEL50:07:00
23Nathalie NIJNSBEL50:54:00
24Christine VARDAROSUSA51:04:00
25Katrien THIJSBEL51:14:00
26Kristien NELENBEL51:20:00
27Suzie GODARTLUX51:38:00
28Femke VAN DEN DRIESSCHEBEL51:47:00
29Ilona METERNED51:47:00
30Shana MAESBEL51:47:00
31Caren COMMISSARISBEL
32Marijke DE PAUWBEL
33Anja GELDHOFBEL
34Tine VERDEYENBEL
35Lene VRIJSENBEL
36Axelle DUBAU PREVOTFRA
37Sandie VERRIESTBEL
38Meggie VAN BEEUMENBEL