Shouldered with the majority of the early work Team DSM stepped forward brilliantly on the opening stage at RideLondon Classique, closing down the early break, then joining the late moves with Charlotte Kool and Pfeiffer Georgi; the latter of whom positioned Kool perfectly who then powered to the win.
A nervy start saw several attempts before eventually a breakaway went clear. Taking up the onus in the chase, Maeve Plouffe controlled the gap which slowly fell as the kilometres ticked by with the attackers caught at 40 kilometres to go. More attacks then went, with an elite group going clear that Kool and Georgi infiltrated. Riding smartly throughout the closing 20 kilometres, the Team DSM duo contributed to the pace and patrolled the group in equal measure. On the technical run-in Georgi delivered Kool perfectly who in sight of the finish line the kicked hard and surged to the line; delivering another incredible sprint win with Team DSM and as a result moves into the race lead.