Mischa Bredewold wins the 2023 European Championship road race.

Bredewold’s dream season continues with win at the European Championships

Bredewold's teammate Wiebes took second with the world champion Kopecky finishing third.

Bredewold can’t believe she’s won the 2023 European title in front of family and friends. Photo © Cor Vos

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by Abby Mickey 23.09.2023 Photography by
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Mischa Bredewold took advantage of her strong Dutch teammates being watched and snuck away to win the 2023 European Championship road race. Her trade and national teammate Lorena Wiebes took second with the world champion Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) finished third.

Mischa Bredewold wins the European Championship road race ahead of Lorena Wiebes and Lotte Kopecky.
Bredewold celebrates in front of her (kind of) home crowd
Mischa Bredewold sneaks through the remaining peloton and accelerates off the front.
Bredewold’s sneaky move.

Brief results


Quote of the day

In case you didn’t know Bredewold’s favorite Taylor Swift song is Wildest Dreams. Well, it might go without saying that it would be a fitting soundtrack for her day on Saturday.

I think I’m still dreaming, I really can’t believe it…The moment I came to the top of the VAM with the cobbled part, then I was thinking ‘fuck, I really have to push up this last one because maybe I win it’. [This jersey] means everything.

Mischa Bredewold emotional after the best result of her career so far.
Bredewold after the finish, we love to see it.

Up next: Tour of Chongming Island, October 12-14

A lot of the peloton will be done now that Europeans are over, but not the sprinters and teams with the quickest women.

The three-day Tour of Chongming Island is a race tailor-made for sprinters. Cancelled for three years due to COVID-19, the race finally returns to close out the 2023 Women’s WorldTour calendar along with the one-day Tour of Guangxi.

Lorena Wiebes won all three stages and the overall in 2019, but it’s unclear if the powerhouse sprinter will be present at the newest edition. Her main rival Charlotte Kool is likely to be there and is keen to add to her growing list of victories this season.

Expect more information on Escape Collective once we get closer to the event.

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