Lisa Klein sprinted to third place today at UCI Women’s WorldTour race, Gent Wevelgem in Belgium. A small group came to the finish line in Wevelgem, with Klein storming home but running out of time to overtake winner Marta Bastianelli (ALE) and second place-getter Jolien D’hoore (MTS).
After the race, the CANYON//SRAM Racing rider said was delighted to finish on the podium.
“I am really happy and pleased. It was my first goal of the season to be in the best shape possible for Gent Wevelgem and Flanders,” said Klein.
“We’ve raced for Hannah (Barnes) and myself during the race. Trixi (Worrack) was always bringing me into the top ten at all of the important parts of the race and the rest of the time she was controlling the bunch! Elena (Cecchini) was also always really safe to be around and we spent a lot of time near each other. The girls have worked so hard for me today, it was great,” the German road champion continued.
“In the sprint I’ve started behind Jolien. I had to make an effort in the wind to get to her wheel and then I’ve made sure that I wasn’t going to be boxed in by anyone. I waited for Jolien to go first and then I’ve started my sprint but I didn’t have the best launch and in the end I started too late. I was coming really strong but couldn’t reach Jolien and Marta before the line,” added Klein.