The happiness of Lorena Wiebes, winner of Binche-Chimay-Binche, was marred a little by a somewhat insistent official.
If Annemiek van Wleuten crushed women’s cycling like no other, winning three Grand Tours before being crowned world champion despite a broken elbow, her compatriot Lorena Wiebes was not left out. Confirming his status as the best sprinter of the moment, the Dutchman won a new bouquet by winning over Binche-Chimay-Binche on Tuesday.
At 23, the Mijdrecht native has in fact conquered 23And race of the season. A way to end the year as well as his adventure at the DSM. “I am very happy to have finished my last road race with DSM with a victory”, he confided on arrival in comments sent by Direct Vélo. “It’s even better to win with this European Champion jersey, it really shows off”, added the one that will join SD Worx this winter. “2019 was also a good season, with a Dutch Champion title, but 2022 is my best season, it’s true. I’ve won more important races, “ he could taste what he won in particular two stages of the Tour de France, the European championships or the RideLondon.
His joy was however somewhat altered when the Belgian classic arrived. She was the fault of an official who kept touching her, putting his hands on her shoulders, back or kidneys while the Dutchman clearly told her that she was too tactile for her liking. Lorena Wiebes tried in vain to distance herself, she tirelessly returned to the charge, continuing to put her hands on the body of the runner, still marked by the fatigue of the sprint.
– Jaap Sluis (@JaapSluis) October 5, 2022