Race four of the Women’s World Tour saw yet another Boels-Dolmans team victory with Chantal Blaak taking her second win of the series and moving into the leader’s jersey.
Blaak won the race alone, soloing towards victory after breaking from a group of twenty riders with around 10 kilometres left of the 115 km route to Wevelgem.
The chasers were headed up by Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) followed by Lucinda Brand (Rabo-Liv), just under 90 seconds behind the winner.
Boels-Dolmans managed to contain all six of their riders in a 27 strong break that formed as the characteristic climbs and cobbles of the Belgium classic came thick and fast. The team had always planned to bolster their chances with numbers at the front and their tactics played out well.