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Photo gallery from the Belgian Classic opening race, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Photo gallery from the Belgian Classic opening race, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Photo gallery from the Belgian Classic opening race, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Our photographer Sean from Velofocus was at the opening race of the Belgian Classics today, the 14th edition of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Have a look at the photos which he captured of our team before and during the race. 

The race saw Nicole Hanselmann escape from the main field from the get go, and carve out an advantage over the chasing peloton. However after 35km, the race was neutralised, and not long afterwards, the Swiss rider was caught by the field and everything came together again. Towards the end of the race, Bigla had Leah Thomas at the front end of the race, with the American rider eventually finishing in 20th place. 

Nicole Hanselmann in concentration mode before the race in Ghent

Nicole Hanselmann in concentration mode before the race in Ghent

 

Leah Thomas ahead of the race

Leah Thomas ahead of the race

 

Nicole Hanselmann in a solo move which came to an end shortly after the race was neutralised

Nicole Hanselmann in a solo move which came to an end shortly after the race was neutralised

 

Maria Vittoria Sperotto taking on the cobbles

Maria Vittoria Sperotto taking on the cobbles

 

Mikayla Harvey of New Zealand

Mikayla Harvey of New Zealand

 

Maria Vittoria Sperotto, again, on the cobbled sectors

Maria Vittoria Sperotto, again, on the cobbled sectors

 

Lizzy Banks on the cobbled slopes of the Molenberg

Lizzy Banks on the cobbled slopes of the Molenberg

 

Leah Thomas on the Molenberg

Leah Thomas on the Molenberg

 

Nicole Hanselmann on the cobbles

Nicole Hanselmann on the cobbles

 

A group makes its way towards the finish

A group makes its way towards the finish

 

Leah Thomas on the Muur van Geraardsbergen

Leah Thomas on the Muur van Geraardsbergen