Strade Bianche Donne: Lotte Kopecky beaten by teammate Demi Vollering in photo finish

Dutch rider Demi Vollering (SD Worx) won the ninth edition of the Strade Bianche Donne in Siena, Italy, on Saturday. She narrowly beat her team-mate Lotte Kopecky, last year's winner, in a two-rider sprint.

The final 15 kilometres were nerve-wracking. As Vollering chased US leader Kristen Faulkner, a loose horse suddenly joined her. The Dutch rider was startled and braked briefly, losing a handful of seconds in the chase. When the horse went down in a bend, Vollering could continue.

Kopecky joined Vollering, and they overtook Faulkner as they entered Siena. The final sprint required a photo finish before the winner could be declared.




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