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Moolman-Pasio impressive again in Belgium

Moolman-Pasio impressive again in Belgium

Moolman-Pasio impressive again in Belgium

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio continued her consistent start to the season, finishing sixth in Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday. The South African formed part of an 8-rider breakaway that formed late in the race.

Ellen van Dijk attacked the group and won solo. Moolman-Pasio contested the sprint for the rest of the podium positions. “I did a lot of work in the first third of the race so I’m happy to make the winning move considering that. It was really cold out there and that affected my legs. I didn’t quite have it in the sprint but it was a good final hit session before Flanders. The team is getting stronger and we’re confident going into the weekend,” Moolman-Pasio said.

The mid-week race was positioned between World Tour races Gent Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders. Flanders takes place on 1 April.

Cervélo Bigla at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (DEN) takes to the stage to sign on at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) and Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (DEN) join the train of Danish riders making their way to the start line at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Lotta Lepistö (FIN) near the front in the early stages of Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Marie Vilmann (DEN) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) on Côte de Trieu at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Marie Vilmann (DEN) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) at Dwars door Vlaanderen Elite Women 2018 - a 118 km road race from Tielt to Waregem on March 28, 2018. Photo by Sean Robinson/Velofocus.com