After kicking off the week in style with the prologue victory, Team dsm-firmenich claimed back to back wins in the Baloise Ladies Tour as Charlotte Kool finished off the team’s hard work in a bunch sprint on Thursday.
The peloton rolled out from a rainy Zwevegem as they awaited a fast day on the almost pancake-flat parcours. For almost the whole day, the ladies of Team dsm-firmenich rode strongly at the front of the bunch, controlled the race and chased down several attacks. One rider tried her luck with 45 kilometres to go as she was joined by another one later on. The team increased the pace once again and caught the two leaders with ten kilometres to go. Coming into the deep finale, the team performed a solid lead-out with Pfeiffer Georgi as the last rider after which Charlotte Kool finished it off, claiming a back to back victory in the Baloise Ladies Tour.