Tour of Eftalia Hotels & Velo Alanya

Race report

Prologue

Over the past weekend, six of our girls showed our team colors in a road race for the first time this year. Tania Riabchenko, Demmy Druyts, Sarah Inghelbrecht, Kelly Druyts, Marion Sicot and Kelly Markus were the ones defending our team’s honor in the Tour of Eftalia Hotels & Velo Alanya, a three day stage race following their training camp in Turkey.

On Friday, the stage race took of with a 6,47k prologue, in which our DVEgirls did a great job. No less than five of them finished inside the top 25! Tania Riabchenko finished 9th, Demmy Druyts 14th, Sarah Inghelbrecht 16th, Kelly Druyts 20th, Marion Sicot 23rd and Kelly Markus 49th.

Stage 2

The second stage was one of 128k with 1.388 meters of elevation gain. This time, two of our girls even managed to finish inside the top 5: Tania Riabchenko finished fourth, while Sarah Inghelbrecht won the sprint of her group for fifth place. Marion Sicot finished just outside the top ten as 11th, Kelly Druyts crossed the finish line in 28th position, Kelly Markus as 29th and Demmy Druyts as 32nd.

Stage 3 & GC

The last stage was a 129,3k race with 984 meters of elevation gain. This stage ended in a bunch sprint, with Kelly Druyts closely finishing second. Sarah Inghelbrecht again finished in the top ten, becoming sixth this time. Kelly Markus crossed the finish line in 11th position, Marion Sicot finished 25th, Tania Riabchenko 31st and Demmy Druyts 44th.

Thanks to their great performances throughout all three stages, our DVEgirls also got some great GC-classifications. Tania just missed the podium with fourth place, Sarah Inghelbrecht is in seventh place, Marion Sicot 13th, Kelly Druyts 28th, Demmy Druyts 31st and Kelly Markus 35th. Our team also grabbed third place in the team classification.

Prologue

Over the past weekend, six of our girls showed our team colors in a road race for the first time this year. Tania Riabchenko, Demmy Druyts, Sarah Inghelbrecht, Kelly Druyts, Marion Sicot and Kelly Markus were the ones defending our team’s honor in the Tour of Eftalia Hotels & Velo Alanya, a three day stage race following their training camp in Turkey.

On Friday, the stage race took of with a 6,47k prologue, in which our DVEgirls did a great job. No less than five of them finished inside the top 25! Tania Riabchenko finished 9th, Demmy Druyts 14th, Sarah Inghelbrecht 16th, Kelly Druyts 20th, Marion Sicot 23rd and Kelly Markus 49th.

Stage 2

The second stage was one of 128k with 1.388 meters of elevation gain. This time, two of our girls even managed to finish inside the top 5: Tania Riabchenko finished fourth, while Sarah Inghelbrecht won the sprint of her group for fifth place. Marion Sicot finished just outside the top ten as 11th, Kelly Druyts crossed the finish line in 28th position, Kelly Markus as 29th and Demmy Druyts as 32nd.

Stage 3 & GC

The last stage was a 129,3k race with 984 meters of elevation gain. This stage ended in a bunch sprint, with Kelly Druyts closely finishing second. Sarah Inghelbrecht again finished in the top ten, becoming sixth this time. Kelly Markus crossed the finish line in 11th position, Marion Sicot finished 25th, Tania Riabchenko 31st and Demmy Druyts 44th.

Thanks to their great performances throughout all three stages, our DVEgirls also got some great GC-classifications. Tania just missed the podium with fourth place, Sarah Inghelbrecht is in seventh place, Marion Sicot 13th, Kelly Druyts 28th, Demmy Druyts 31st and Kelly Markus 35th. Our team also grabbed third place in the team classification.

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