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Fem van Empel dominates on the sand in Koksijde for 14th win of the season

Sarah Gigante (Movistar) on her way to stage and overall victory on stage 3 of the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

Fem van Empel (Visma-Lease a Bike) won her 14th race of the season with a dominant solo performance over the sand dunes in Koksijde. The World Champion took the lead with an explosive start and only consolidated it throughout the five laps to extend her overall lead in the X2O Trofee series.

The only rider with Van Empel in sight when she powered away was Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions), but by the end of the second lap, her compatriot had almost doubled her lead from 21 to 39 seconds which she maintained to take her first win in Koksijde. 

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