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Movistar Team fights on gravel and cobblestones of Gent-Wevelgem

26 March 2018
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Gallery from both races

We combined pictures from Vélofocus and BettiniPhoto to show the equal efforts from our girls and boys at the races held in Belgium on Sunday, both part of the UCI WorldTour calendar.

Aude Biannic, 11th at the women’s event, was the top performer from the Movistar Team in a race which started in 2017 to mix the tough slopes of the cobbled Kemmelberg climb with the ‘Plugstreets’, dirt road sections which weren’t particularly generous with our road captain Daniele Bennati.

Through the work of Sean Robinson (Vélofocus) and Luca Bettini (BettiniPhoto.net), we take a look at the performances from both squads in the Belgian pavé, one week before the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

Lourdes Oyarbide sought for the early breakaways.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Jasha Sütterlin (33rd) was the top Movistar Team finisher at the men’s race.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

Aude Biannic at the ‘Plugstreets’.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Jorge Arcas manages his way through one of the turns at the gravel sectors.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

Teruel, González and Biannic at the ‘white roads’ in southern Belgium.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Andrey Amador on the slopes of the Kemmelberg.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

Malgorzata Jasińska at the toughest climb of the day.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Daniele Bennati, later retired due to a blow to his ankle by a little rock at high speed through one of the ‘Plugstreets’, here smiling at the start in Deinze.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

A beautiful mirror shot by Sean Robinson in the early part of the race, with Gloria Rodríguez y Jasińska.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Oliveira, Arcas and Carretero at the start of the men’s race.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

The final sprint of the women’s race, with Marta Bastianelli (ALE) victorious and Aude Biannic in 11th place.

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Photo: BettiniPhoto.net / Movistar Team

Amador at the final part of the men’s race, which Peter Sagan (BOH) won into a bunch sprint.

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Photo: Vélofocus / Movistar Team

The team’s youngest member, Alba Teruel, at the Kemmelberg.