2013 Omnium Race during the Six Days of Ghent - Jolien D'Hoore
by Matthias Van Milders on 21 June 2021
Women's cycling is now going from strength to strength and, in our part of the world, that success is definitely due to Jolien D'Hoore. She was one of the top road and track riders. In the 2013 Six Days of Ghent, D'Hoore triumphed in the Women's Omnium race. The overall win was a foregone conclusion, given her victory in all six disciplines. Three years later, she reached one of the high points of her career in the omnium event. At the Rio Olympics, D'Hoore started the final points race in second place in the standings. After an intense struggle for second place in the points race, she had to give way to Sarah Hammer. While the American picked up the silver, Jolien D'Hoore was overjoyed to become a bronze medal winner.