Floortje Mackaij booked her first individual cycling victory in more than three years on Saturday.

The Team DSM rider was the strongest during the second and final stage of the Trophée des Grimpeuses Vresse-sur-Semois, a Belgian race, in which she also took the overall victory.

Mackaij settled with her fellow refugees in the final of the tough stage over more than 105 kilometers.

American Tayler Wiles finished second, ahead of number three Ella Harris from New Zealand.

The 25-year-old Mackaij was already close to a victory on Friday.

She had to tolerate in the opening stage when the Belgian Lotte Kopecky in front of her.

Her win from Saturday means that the win in the standings is also for Mackaij.

The last individual victory of the rider from Woerden was in July 2018, when she was the best in the fourth stage of a race in the Czech Republic.

A year later, she belonged to the Dutch formation that took European Championship gold in the mixed team time trial.

Mackaij is not part of the Dutch delegation at the World Cycling Championships, which will be held in Flanders from next Sunday until next Sunday.

See also: Overview: Program and Dutch participants of the World Cycling Championships

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