Mischa Bredewold wins women's European Championships as Netherlands dominate the race; Wiebes and Kopecky close podioum

Team SD Worx has taken the whole podium on the European Championships, Mischa Bredewold won the race following a late attack, anticipating the expected sprint.

The race never truly had a breakaway. From early on the national teams did not want to be on the backfoot and did not allow each other to go up the road ahead of the rest. The likes of Audrey Cordon-Ragot and Lotte Kopecky namely tried to attack once the race entered the circuit but once it became clear the circuit was not too selective they stayed away from the wind.

Only with 55 kilometers to go did a small group get away with Elise Chabbey, Soraya Paladin and Jelena Eri´c. he trio held a small but existing advantage, however was reeled in with 29 kilometers to go, much due to the work of the Netherlands.

From there on more attacks surged through, constantly both uphill and in the pan-flat roads. Marlen Reusser, Elisa Balsamo and Pfeiffer Georgi got a gap through the penultimate lap with a gap but where then shut down.

Mischa Bredewold attacked with 9 kilometers to go and got a gap and then the Netherlands began to cover all moves. This saw the Team SD Worx rider get a sizeable gap, which grew with no collaboration in the chasing group, where Emma Norsgaard and Marlen Reusser attacked multiple times. Eventually Norsgaard would set off on pursuit, as Reusser did not follow the wheel knowing that Demi Vollering was doing a specific coverage.

For a moment it seemed as if the youngster, as teammate Vollering pushed the pace up the final kilometer for her other teammate (both team and national team) Lorena Wiebes. However she had the legs to wrap off the biggest win of her career thus far.

Vollering led out the uphill sprint behind, where Lorena Wiebes narrowly outsprinted Lotte Kopecky to the line.

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