Emma Norsgaard (Movistar) produced a powerful sprint to win Le Samyn des Dames, beating Chiara Consonni (Valcar – Travel & Service) and Susanne Andersen (Uno-X) to the line in Dour.

The Dane was the pre-race favourite after placing second a year ago, but the race looked to be slipping from her grasp as Shirin van Anrooij (Trek-Segafredo) and Vittoria Guazzini (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitane Futuroscope) jumped clear with 6km to go and extended their advantage on the final cobbled section on the Rue de Belle Vue.

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