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Marianne Vos, riding for Visma-Lease a Bike, achieved her 250th career win with a victory at the Dwars door Vlaanderen race. The 36-year-old finished with a time of 3:18.39, outpacing Shirin van Anrooij of Lidl-Trek in a sprint finish. Letizia Paternoster of Liv AlUla Jayco took third place, leading a group of four chasers who were 15 seconds behind. Vos described the win as a highlight in her career, reflecting on the many memories she has amassed over the years.

The race started without any major incidents, despite some climbs being removed from the course after the race was briefly neutralized due to a car accident. The pace picked up as the riders approached the final kilometers, with a sprint finish looming. The Lidl-Trek trio of Elisa Longo Borghini, Lucinda Brand, and Van Anrooij broke away from the pack with 30km remaining, but were eventually caught by a group that included Vos, Paternoster, and Emma Norsgaard among others. When Brand faltered, a sextet of riders opened up a 30-second lead on the peloton, culminating in a sprint finish between Vos and Van Anrooij.

In the final 12km of the race, Vos and Van Anrooij demonstrated their strength by outpacing the other riders. Vos narrowly defeated Van Anrooij in a two-up sprint, capturing her second win of the season. Vos expressed her surprise at her successful start to the season, noting that she did not expect to have two victories already. She commended Van Anrooij as a strong rider and emphasized the importance of staying focused during the sprint. Vos’ victory at the Dwars door Vlaanderen was a significant milestone in her illustrious career.

Cycling fans can watch all the top cycling action, including the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta a Espana, live and on-demand on discovery+. The platform offers coverage of various races and events throughout the season, allowing fans to stay up to date with their favorite riders and teams. Marianne Vos’ win at the Dwars door Vlaanderen adds to her impressive list of achievements, further solidifying her status as one of the greatest cyclists of all time. Vos’ determination and skill have been on display throughout her career, and her 250th win is a testament to her talent and perseverance on the bike.

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