Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) added to her ever-growing legend by winning the Masters 55-59 race at the 2018 Masters World Championships in Mol, Belgium on Friday.
Van Gilder took home the win by finishing over a minute ahead of Belgium’s Brenda Kaczmarcyzk (Heylen KZLWC).
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Going to see lots of sand at the Master’s World Championships in Mol , Belgium. Can’t wait to return ,10 years after it all began in Hoogerheide, Holland. Thanks to everyone for pushing me to do this and to all my sponsors. @van_dessel @mellowmushroom @pactimo_official @psimet @enzoscycling #MOM @elliston_coaching #WWRD
Other U.S. finishers were Lisa Fitzgerald (Kuhl) in sixth and Teresa Jarzemkoski (Shawnee).
This year marks the first year that Masters riders with UCI points are permitted to race at Masters Worlds. With 89 UCI points—many earned by finishing on podiums at Nittany Lion Cross and HPCX—Van Gilder came in right under the maximum 100 allowed by the new UCI rules.
Full race results are below.
Featured image: Andrew Yee
Masters Women 55-59 Results: 2018 Masters Worlds
|1||79||USA||VAN GILDER Laura||MELLOW MUSHROOM||0:31:16|
|2||76||BEL||KACZMARCZYK Brenda||HEYLEN KZLWC||0:32:19|
|3||74||LUX||GODART Suzie||CCI DIFFERDANGE||0:33:37|
|4||72||BEL||DE KEULENAER Karen||TESSENDERLO||0:33:58|
|6||73||USA||FITZGERALD Lisa||KUHL CYCLING TEAM||0:38:00|
|7||78||FRA||TERRIEN Martine||AS SAINT HILAIRE DE RIEZ||0:38:40|
|8||77||NED||LUBEEK Anneke||DRC DE MOL||0:38:54|
|9||75||USA||JARZEMKOSKI Teresa||SHAWNEE||1 lap|