HUY, Belgium (AP) — World champion Anna van der Breggen won the women’s Fleche Wallonne classic race for the sixth straight time on Wednesday after beating the field to the finish line at the top of the Mur de Huy.
Four days after claiming the world champion’s rainbow jersey, Van der Breggen was able to follow an attack from Demi Vollering on the steep climb to the finish line. Vollering ran out of gas in the final meters and Van der Breggen overpowered Cecilie Uttrup-Ludwig to prevail in the sprint.
Vollering completed the podium.
“I think it was the closest of every year. It means a lot,” said Van der Breggen. “This finale is incredibly hard, winning six times is crazy.”