Van Den Brand Wins Outright; Dombroski Takes Ninth at Hamme-Zogge — UPDATED Photos, Report, Full Results
by David Evans
Daphny van den Brand (AA Drink-Leontien.nl) attacked from a group of six in the last lap of the women’s race to take the win. She managed to build her lead to 21 seconds in the last seven minutes of racing, a testament to her form and her suitability for tight and fast courses such as Hamme-Zogge.
The lead group had separated itself from the rest of the field within the first two laps of the race. After testing her legs in the second lap, van den Brand clearly was biding her time before launching herself off the front just before a technical section.
19-year-old Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (AC Bazancourt) won the sprint for best of the rest, a just reward for an otherwise fruitless attack early in the race.
American Amy Dombroski (Crank Brothers Race Club) scored another top 10 result, finishing just 1:20 down on the winner in ninth place.
Cyclocross Magazine columnist Christine Vardaros, who finished right in the middle of the field in 15th, had this to say about the race: “It thankfully went better for me today than the previous races. But what was most encouraging today was easily the crowds that showed for such a crazy early event where we rode at 10:45 a.m. before the Juniors. Once again, the Superprestige couldn’t bother to put our event right before the elite men as they do in the GvA Trofee and FIDEA events.”
Results after gallery.
Bart Hazen’s Gallery:
Full Results: Elite Women
Hamme-Zogge Women 2011
Rank Name Nat. Age* Result
1 Daphny VAN DEN BRAND NED 34 40:35:00
2 Pauline FERRAND PREVOT FRA 20 40:53:00
3 Sanne CANT BEL 22 40:53:00
4 Sabrina STULTIENS NED 19 40:53:00
5 Sophie DE BOER NED 22 40:53:00
6 Nikki HARRIS GBR 26 41:18:00
7 Ellen VAN LOY BEL 32 41:51:00
8 Joyce VANDERBEKEN BEL 28 41:51:00
9 Amy DOMBROSKI USA 25 41:55:00
10 Tessa VAN NIEUWPOORT NED 21 42:10:00
11 Nikoline HANSEN DEN 25 42:35:00
12 Hilde QUINTENS BEL 48 42:35:00
13 Annefleur KALVENHAAR NED 18 42:47:00
14 Nicole DE BIE - LEYTEN BEL 37 43:39:00
15 Christine VARDAROS USA 43 43:41:00
16 Kim VAN DE STEENE BEL 26 44:37:00
17 Ilona METER NED 34 44:42:00
18 Shana MAES BEL 17 44:49:00
19 Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURG DEN 24 44:53:00
20 Susanne JURANEK GER 37 45:16:00
21 Liv-Susanne BACHMANN GER 33 45:54:00
22 Caren COMMISSARIS BEL 18 46:51:00
23 Anja BUYSSE BEL 43 47:22:00
24 Vicki THOMAS CAN 40 47:41:00
25 Katrien THIJS BEL 27 26 Anja GELDHOF BEL 39 27 Marijke DE PAUW BEL 22 28 Caitlyn LA HAYE BEL 19 29 Maaike LANSSENS BEL 20 30 Sandie VERRIEST BEL 30
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