Dozen full for Lorena Wiebes

Dozen full for Lorena Wiebes


With her 12th win this season, Lorena Wiebes once again showed who is the fastest of the women's peloton. In a direct duel with Charlotte Kool, the Team SD Worx-Protime sprint star showed herself the best in the third stage of the Tour of Britain. The leader's jersey remained in the hands of Lotte Kopecky who this time pulled the sprint for Wiebes.

Linked race Tour of Britain Women - Linked cyclists Lotte Kopecky Christine Majerus Chantal Van Den Broek-Blaak Barbara Guarischi Lorena Wiebes Elena Cecchini - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Danny Stam

SD Worx-Protime sprinter supreme in third stage of Tour of Britain

Sports manager Danny Stam had already predicted it: the stage around Warrington would provide an opportunity for the sprinters. Team SD Worx-Protime did a perfect job all day to keep the peloton closed and managed to pull the sprint in the best possible way for Wiebes in the final kilometres. The former European champion then showed that she is a size too big for the competition in the sprint this year.

"The team did a good job all day by keeping the leading group under control. We kept Christine Majerus, Barbara Guarischi, Lotte Kopecky and me for the final. Christine brought us well through the last corner in first position after which first Barbara and then Lotte pulled the sprint for me’ said Wiebes after the podium ceremony.

"It was a fast finish and I was like “oh, it's only 200 metres to go”, so I put in my sprint and I was happy to finish it for the team. It's always nice to win a race after the girls have done so much work. There's one more day to go, so we'll go full out again tomorrow."

The final stage of the Tour of Britain takes place around Manchester and is a trickier ride, according to Danny Stam. Lotte Kopecky still leads the general classification with a 17-second lead over Anna Henderson and 32 seconds over Letizia Paternoster.

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