Puck Pieterse conquers crash-riddled World Cup Hulst

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Puck Pieterse (Alpecin-Deceuninck) proved to be the best in the wet and wild Hulst World Cup.

Pieterse won her second consecutive World Cup victory in a race that prompted a serious fall from Fem Van Empel.

Series supervisors Van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and Pieterse on the form were locked together in the third round when the Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal ace fell heavily at the base of a difficult drop. .

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A 20-year-old woman was forced to stop straightening a barrier, re-tie a chain, and dig into a machine that did not work. In the pit.

“I started fast and there was a gap, but Fem closed it in the second or third round,” Pieterse said.

“When she overturned, she fell and her driver was in a collision mode, so her motorcycle was slightly damaged, so I got there for a few seconds and then I just had to push hard.

Pieterse made her profit while Van Empel suffered through her catastrophic third circuit. But it was not all smooth sailing for Pieterse, who continued to crash several times in increasingly difficult situations in a luxurious technical course.

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Pieterse later admitted that Van Empel’s misfortune may have made a difference as her intimacy continued into the second half, which lasted more than 40 seconds.

Shirin van Anrooij (Baloise Trek Lions) finished third at 1:47 in the race to get lucky and stand up straight.

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“It was really hard with all the climbing, I felt Fem was stronger in that section,” Pieterse said. So I’m a little bit lucky today with the fall of Fem, otherwise we will have another fight The first and the second.

Pieterse’s second World Cup victory in eight days saw her close the gap on Van Empel, who led the series ahead of next weekend’s race in Antwerp.

“I’m really happy with this,” Pieterse said.

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