Mischa Bredewold strikes again and takes second consecutive stage win in Itzulia

Mischa Bredewold strikes again and takes second consecutive stage win in Itzulia

“This is so unexpected, but so special”


Mischa Bredewold managed to claim the stage win in Itzulia for the second consecutive day. In the second stage, Marlen Reusser and Demi Vollering together with Elise Chabbey got in the front about 35 kilometers from the line. A regrouping ensued, after which Juliette Labous and Mavi Garcia went on the attack. Mischa Bredewold countered and joined the two escapees at 11 kilometers from the line. The cooperation at the front was perfect, after which the European champion was too fast for her fellow breakaway riders in the sprint. “It's very special to win twice in a row. After a less classic spring, the ball seems to be rolling for me now,” said Mischa Bredewold.

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“This so special, so unexpected and I am incredibly happy and grateful towards my team. It was a tough stage with two tough climbs. But again the team did a super job as I was able to save as much as possible, as did Demi Vollering, Niamh Fisher-Black and Marlen Reusser. At the steep climb, I knew it would be tricky to go over the top in the first ten. I tried to lose as little time as possible without blowing myself up. When everything came together, it rained attacks. Our plan was also to respond to the attacks while keeping Demi Vollering behind for the sprint.”

“When Julliette Labous attacked, I couldn't respond right away. My body didn't feel 100 percent right for a while. When I recovered somewhat, I was able to place the jump. The cooperation at the front was super good. I was riding with good climbers, so I was a little nervous before the finish. But luckily my climber's legs are feeling good this weekend and I was able to finish it off in the uphill sprint. Another tough day awaits us tomorrow, but with Niamh Fisher-Black, Demi Vollering and Marlen Reusser we have strong climbers at the start. I'm also going to try to hang on as long as possible on the climb. So we can play multiple cards. We are going to do everything we can to keep the leader's jersey within the team,” said Mischa Bredewold.

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