Githa Michiels already had 8 Belgian titles to her name, but had yet to win anything on the European stage. Last year she finished 11th at the European Championships.
After the first of 5 laps the Belgian was 9th. However, she gradually pushed forward and by the end of the 5th lap she had made it into 3rd place. Much to the joy of the Belgian team coach Filip Meirhaeghe.
She was joined on the podium by the French rider Pauline Ferrand Prévot that came in second and the Swiss favourite Jolanda Neff who was a very convincing 1st.