New road race national champions | Lotte Kopecky; Georgi Pfeiffer; Chantal van den Broek-Blaak; Blanka Kata Vas; Anna Kiesenhofer and Urska Zigart

The national championships are in full steam today in several countries. The women's races have, in general, taken place before the men's events. Among the winners are Lotte Kopecky for Belgium, Georgi Pfeiffer for the United Kingdom and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak for the Netherlands.

In the Belgian race we've got Lotte Kopecky taking the victory once again, revalidating her title ahead of Sanne Cant and Justine Ghekiere.

Belgium national championships women's road race:

01  KOPECKY Lotte Team SD Worx-Protime
02  CANT Sanne Fenix-Deceuninck
03  GHEKIERE Justine AG Insurance-Soudal Team

In the British race we've had another title revalidation, as a late attack saw Georgi Pfeiffer of Team DSM - Firmenich PostNL bring in yet another title for the Dutch team. Anna Henderson and Lizzie Deignan completed the podium.

Great Britain national championships women's road race:

01  GEORGI Pfeiffer Team dsm-firmenich PostNL
02  HENDERSON Anna Team Visma | Lease a Bike
03  DEIGNAN Lizzie Lidl-Trek
04  PERKINS Flora Fenix-Deceuninck
05  COUZENS Millie Fenix-Deceuninck
06  TOWERS Alice CANYON//SRAM Racing
07  NELSON Josie Team dsm-firmenich PostNL
08  STEELS Claire Movistar Team
09  BARKER Elinor Uno-X Mobility

In the Netherlands we've had Chantal van den Broek-Blaak take the victory with a solo attack. The veteran took her first pro win in almost three years, and this was also her third national title. A dominant win for SD Worx, as teammate Mischa Bredewold sprinted to second place; Nina Kessler was third.

The Netherlands national championships women's road race (Top20):

01  VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal Team SD Worx-Protime 03:50:29
02  BREDEWOLD Mischa Team SD Worx-Protime + 08
03  KESSLER Nina EF Education-Cannondale + 08
05  ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena Fenix-Deceuninck + 08
06  DE VRIES Femke Team Visma | Lease a Bike + 08
07  VAN ANROOIJ Shirin Lidl-Trek + 08
08  KASTELIJN Yara Fenix-Deceuninck + 11
09  VINKE Nienke Team dsm-firmenich PostNL + 11
10  TON Quinty Liv AlUla Jayco + 27
11  STULTIENS Sabrina VolkerWessels Pro Cycling Team + 27
12  GERRITSE Femke Team SD Worx-Protime + 29
13  BENTVELD Leonie AG Insurance-Soudal Team + 29
14  VON BERSWORDT Sophie Team Visma | Lease a Bike + 38
15  WIEBES Lorena Team SD Worx-Protime + 03:10
16  KOOL Charlotte Team dsm-firmenich PostNL + 03:10
17  JANSEN Eline VolkerWessels Pro Cycling Team + 03:10
18  DE JONG Thalita Lotto Dstny Ladies + 03:10
19  KOREVAAR Jeanne Liv AlUla Jayco + 03:10
20  DE ZOETE Mylene Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling + 03:10

In Slovenia, the country's most notable rider took a comfortable victory. Just like her partner Tadej Pogacar did at the Giro d'Italia, Urska Zigart won with a ten-minute lead over her closest competitor. Ursa Pintar and Spela Kern were second and third.

Slovenia national championships women's road race:

01  ZIGART Urska Liv AlUla Jayco 03:01:14
02  PINTAR Ursa BTC City Ljubljana Zhiraf Ambedo + 10:47
03  KERN Spela Cofidis Women Team + 11:03
04  BOBNAR Nika WCC Team
05  SUSNIK Tjasa -
06  COLNAR Spela BTC City Ljubljana Zhiraf Ambedo

In Hungary SD Worx brought in another title, with Blanka Kata Vas taking a strong triumph over Petra Zsanko. Szonja Greman was third on the day.

Hungary national championships women's road race:

01  VAS Blanka Team SD Worx-Protime 02:19:48
02  ZSANKO Petra - + 58
03  GREMAN Szonja - + 08:07

Olympic Champion Anna Kiesenhofer was declared double national champion in Austria. After winning the time-trial, the Roland rider won the road race as well, beating Valentina Cavallar and Christina Schweinberger.

Austria national championships women's road race:

01  KIESENHOFER Anna Roland 02:30:36
02  CAVALLAR Valentina ARKEA-B&B HOTELS + 53
03  SCHWEINBERGER Christina Fenix-Deceuninck + 05:02
04  SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling + 05:02

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