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Longo Borghini puts Vollering over his knee and also wins Brabantse Pijl after the Tour of Flanders

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Elisa Longo Borghini also won the Brabantse Pijl after the Tour of Flanders. The Italian champion of Lidl-Trek rode away from Tour winner Demi Vollering in the final and soloed to her second victory in Overijse.

A group of four, including Laura Molenaar and former Tour of Flanders winner Coryn Labecki, had a great time in the Brabantse Pijl. About forty kilometers from the end, they were joined by Italians Sofia Beritzzolo and Alessia Vigilia who broke away from the peloton. Molenaar and Labecki were still able to follow the two when, just fifteen kilometers later, Vollering and Tour of Flanders winner Longo Borghini jumped to the front on one of the many short climbs.

Vollering was very active and pushed hard at the start of the last local lap of twenty kilometers, leaving only Longo Borghini and Vigilia on her wheel. Two climbs later, Vigilia also had to leave, leaving the two top favorites, although the group of favorites behind them was rarely reported at more than twenty seconds.

The leader of Lidl-Trek then made the difference at the Holstheide 8 km from the finish. She rode her last fellow escapee, the Dutch Tour winner Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx-Protime), out of the wheel and flamed to the finish solo. Just like last year, Vollering came second, the Australian Alexandra Manly (Liv AlUla Jayco) sprinted to third place.

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Longo Borghini also won the Tour of Flanders for the second time ten days ago. The Italian is the successor to her compatriot Silvia Persico on the honors list. He was originally also going to participate this year, but canceled on Tuesday for family reasons.

Vollering knows better than anyone that a second place in Brabantse Pijl does not have to be a bad omen. Last year, the Dutch champion subsequently won the Amstel Gold Race, the Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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