Cyclist Adegeest takes his first win in the Great Ocean Road Race

Loes Adegeest won the Great Ocean Road Race, the second WorldTour race of the year in Australia. Amanda Spratt was the sprinter starting the FDJ from Wageningen after a 141km race that started and finished in Geelong, which hosted the 2010 World Road Championships.

Dutchman Nina Buijsman finished third.

Adegeest, 26, was active on the roads. He set the pace and became the first person to climb Challambra Crescent, a 3,000-foot, 8.9% climb that required two climbs.

Nine kilometers from the finish, at the second roundabout, Adegeest got everyone off the bike except Spratt, a 35-year-old veteran. The 2016 winner and four World Championship medalist Australian couldn’t help but take Adegeest’s first WorldTour win in a sprint between two women.

With the win in Australia, Adegeest follows Annemiek van Vleuten, who was the last Dutch woman to win the race in 2017.

For Adegeest, this is the second stage win of his career after winning a stage at the Tour of Ardèche last year.

Source: NOS

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