DAS-Handsling rider Monica Greenwood had a weekend to remember in Belgium with two wins from two.
The first race was the Erpe-Mere Kermesse in Flanders, held on a narrow course with cross winds and an uphill finish. A combination of a tough parcours and repeated attacks led to many DNFs. Eventually a break was established, which was then caught by the bunch meaning it was time for Monica to win the bunch gallop. What a ride! Making the break, going alone and then winning the sprint, a real never-say-die attitude!
Sunday’s race was the Denderhoutem Kermesse, just a fifteen minute drive away. Monica described this as an aggressive race with lots of riders trying to get away on the wider roads. Waiting until after a sprint prime, she attacked up the climb taking two Belgians with her. The trio worked well together, building a lead of one and a half minutes over the bunch. Then in the final lap, she put in multiple attacks until with the fourth and last she sprinted to her second victory.