Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog about the women's race during the European Cycling Championships in Plouay. My name is Willem Haak and I will keep you informed of the latest developments in the course.

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  • Dutch favorite
  • 109 km

European Cycling Championships · a few seconds ago

FINISH - The winning sprint of Annemiek van Vleuten. She becomes European champion for the first time in her career.

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Van Vleuten sprints faster than Longo Borghini and is the new European champion

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European Cycling Championships · 3 minutes ago

FINISH - Van Vleuten was not given it as a gift, but eventually turned out to be the strongest. The world champion is now also European champion! Longo Borghini comes in second. Niewiadoma takes bronze. Blaak finished fourth.

European Cycling Championships · 3 minutes ago

FINISH - Van Vleuten wins !! She rides Longo Borghini off the wheel in the last few hundred meters.

European Cycling Championships · 4 minutes ago

Another 1 km -  Van Vleuten and Longo Borghini drive together to the finish. Niewiadoma follows at fifty meters.

European Cycling Championships 6 minutes ago

Another 1.5 km - Van Vleuten and Longo Borghini will decide together who will become European champion today. Or can Niewiadoma and Blaak come back?

6 minutes ago

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Another 2 km - Van Vleuten will not leave. Longo Borghini can follow cleverly and has bitten herself into her wheel.

European Cycling Championships · 7 minutes ago

Another 2.5 km - Only Longo Borghini can go with Van Vleuten. The duo is well matched today.

European Cycling Championships · 8 minutes ago

Another 3 km - And there goes Van Vleuten!

European Cycling Championships · 8 minutes ago

Another 3 km - The four leaders start the last climb of the day. It is the time for Longo Borghini to attack again. Blaak has to try again. Van Vleuten and Niewiadoma can come along.

European Cycling Championships · 10 minutes ago

Another 4 km - Niewiadoma and Blaak join Van Vleuten and Longo Borghini. So we have four leaders again.

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European Cycling Championships · 11 minutes ago

Another 5 km - We are going to climb one more time. Can Van Vleuten make a difference there? Niewiadoma and Blaak have the two front runners in their sights again.

European Cycling Championships 13 minutes ago

Another 7 km - In the meantime, Blaak is joining Niewiadoma. The duo is twelve seconds behind leaders Longo Borghini and Van Vleuten.

European Cycling Championships 15 minutes ago

Another 7 km - Longo Borghini can join Van Vleuten again. It will be exciting.

European Cycling Championships 15 minutes ago

Another 8 km - Van Vleuten's attack.

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Van Vleuten leaves the rest behind at 9 kilometers from the end

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European Cycling Championships 16 minutes ago

Another 9 km - Niewiadoma has to pass immediately. Longo Borghini is also having a hard time. Did Van Vleuten fly? It appears so!

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Another 9 km - Attack Van Vleuten!

European Cycling Championships · 18 minutes ago

Another 10 km - Blaak is having a hard time and seems to no longer be able to join the three leaders. In the meantime, Vollering tries to make the crossing from the peloton to the leading group. The difference is still less than a minute.

European Cycling Championships 21 minutes ago

Another 12 km - Longo Borghini tries to jump away. Van Vleuten responds. Blaak cannot follow. Niewiadoma can still hook up.

European Cycling Championships · 24 minutes ago

14 km to go - The bell rings for the last lap! Blaak, Van Vleuten, Longo Borhghini and Niwiadoma are still one minute ahead of the peloton.

European Cycling Championships 25 minutes ago

Another 14 km - Van Vleuten and Blaak drive next to each other for a while and seem to be making naughty plans. That is necessary, because today's race is held without ears. Will one of the two Dutchmen become European champion today? Van Vleuten calls out to Blaak: "You're going to win, aren't you!"

25 minutes ago

European Cycling Championships 29 minutes ago

Another 16 km -  Van Vleuten has been making a good impression all day long. She rides in the leading group with Blaak, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma. It looks like the four women in the front will decide who will be the European champion today.

European Cycling Championships 31 minutes ago

Another 18 km - Blaak tries to jump out of the leading group immediately.

European Cycling Championships 33 minutes ago

19 km to go - Blaak closes the gap to the leading group in one go. She ties in with Van Vleuten, Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini. The Netherlands now has two women at the front. The peloton follows in less than a minute.

European Cycling Championships 35 minutes ago

21 km to go - The state of affairs:

  • Front runners: Van Vleuten, Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini
  • +0.21: Blaak
  • +0.48: Platoon

European Cycling Championships 38 minutes ago

Another 23 km - Chantal Blaak jumps away from the peloton. She is going to try to join the three escapees. Van Vleuten still does not do any head work there.

38 minutes ago

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 27 km - Annemiek van Vleuten does not do any front work. She leaves that to her fellow refugees. Two more rounds to go!

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 29 km - Van Vleuten, Niewiadoma and Longo Borghini are seventeen seconds ahead of the peloton.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

31 km to go - The attack of the front runners in the picture.

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Borghini, Van Vleuten and Niewiadoma jump away

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European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 34 km - Van Vleuten, Longo Borghini and Niewiadoma are now separate from the pursuers. They punched a hole. Vos, Van der Breggen and Pieters, among others, are in the chasing group.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 43 km - Oops! Van Vleuten attacks first. When she is taken back, there is some inattention, causing some women to fall. There is no Dutch among them.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 47 km - Elise Chabbey (Zwi) takes off, but the danger is neutralized by the Dutch team.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 50 km -  The Dutch team is trying to make the race hard. After a demarrage by Van Dijk, Blaak now tries to drive away from the merged peloton.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 53 km -  It is going fast, because the chasing group connects with the front runners.

European Cycling Championships one hour ago

Another 56 km - Ellen van Dijk increases the pace in the peloton, creating a second leading group. Van der Breggen and Van Vleuten are on board.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

58 km to go - The lead of the ten refugees is increasing rapidly. The difference with the peloton is just under a minute.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 63 km - Lorena Wiebes is having a hard time. We can cross her name on the list of possible European champions.

Lorena Wiebes is far behind in Plouay, she is not expected to play a role in this European Championship anymore.

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European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 67 km -  A group with Chantal Blaak joins the escapees. Ten women are now in the front. The Netherlands controls the course.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 69 km - Attack Demi Vollering! Some women are jumping with the Dutch: Lach (Pol), Barnes (GBR) and Majerus (Lux).

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 70 km - Anna van der Breggen does a lot of head work, which means that more and more women are releasing. The pace is high in the first 30 kilometers.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 75 km - We are almost an hour on the road. Still no leading group has formed. At the back of the peloton, things are going a bit too fast for a few women.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 88 km - Annemiek van Vleuten indicated prior to the European Cycling Championships that she will continue cycling for the time being. "I still enjoy it a lot. My contract is about to expire, but I will still sign up somewhere for two years", said the 37-year-old rider in front of the cameras of the NOS .

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Still 92 km - For the time being it will continue to rain in Plouay. In the meantime, no one has jumped out of the pack yet.

European Cycling Championships 2 hours ago

Another 100 km -  Top favorite Annemiek van Vleuten looked sharp at the start in Plouay.

European Cycling Championships 3 hours ago

Another 109 km - And we are on the way! The European Cycling Championships for women has started.

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