Kirsten Wild wins Gent-Wevelgem and brings Repente into the myth
Kirsten Wild has made history being the first rider to win Gent-Wevelgem twice, her win comes three days after winning Team WNT Rotor’s first UCI WWT race Driedaagse De Panne on Thursday. Showing how smoothly her transition from track rider back to racing on the road has gone.
Starting in Ypres and finishing in Wevelgem, the race covered 136.9 km with Kirsten Wild, Lisa Brennauer, Gabrielle Pilote, Sarah Rijkes, Claudia Koster and Lara Vieceli on the start line. The main difficulties between the start and the finish were the Baneberg, Kemmelberg, and Monteberg, each of which had to be climbed twice, and two "Plugstreet" gravel sections.
Wild who last won Gent Wevelgem in 2013 timed her sprint to perfection and showed the speed that has won her races throughout her career.
In the UCI Women’s World Tour rankings, Kirsten moves up to 2nd overall after her two wins, only 10 points behind leader Marta Bastianelli. Our next race is the sixth round of the UCI WWT, Tour of Flanders.
Kirsten Wild’s Orbea bicycle is equipped with ultralight full carbon saddle Aleena - Selle Repente.