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    Katarzyna Niewiadoma Secures Second Place at Tour of Flanders

    Polish cyclist Katarzyna Niewiadoma, representing Canyon-SRAM, clinched an impressive second place at the renowned Tour of Flanders, a grueling 163 km race starting and finishing in Oudenaarde.

    A Gritty Performance

    Niewiadoma’s tenacity was on full display as she found herself in a three-person breakaway, ultimately conceding the sprint finish victory to Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini of Lidl-Trek. Despite being outnumbered by her rivals from the same team, Niewiadoma fought relentlessly until the finish line.

    This marks the greatest success for Polish women in the history of the event, surpassing Niewiadoma’s previous fifth-place finish. Her remarkable performance fuels hopes for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, where she emerges as a strong contender for a medal in the road race.

    Men’s Competition and Future Prospects

    Meanwhile, in the men’s race, Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Deceuninck claimed victory after a challenging 271 km route from Antwerp to Oudenaarde. Polish cyclist Kamil Małecki finished fourteenth, trailing the winner by just over two minutes. Niewiadoma’s impressive form signals promise for her Olympic ambitions, solidifying her status as a medal prospect in the road race event.

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