Lorena Wiebes Bags Second Victory At Tour De France Femmes

She has secured 17 wins so far this season, which makes her the best sprinter of this season on the women's side.
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Adding the stage 5 win to her bag, Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) now holds two stage wins at the Tour de France Femmes 2022. She beat Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges on the 28th of July, Thursday. While Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) managed to finish in third place. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Inside the final 300 meters, Maria Giulia Confalonieri ( Ceratizit–WNT) had initiated the attack. Lorena followed in behind Rachel Barbieri (Liv Racing Xstra). Marianne was tailing behind the trio. Finally, Lorena decided it was time to give it all and launched her attack, taking the victory. Maria Giulia finished in fifth place.

 Many unexpected things were going on on the battlefield as Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) lost her way for a short time. She exited the track with one wrong turn. Her teammate Balsamo had to pay the price for it, as it slightly affected her sprint.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On the grim side of the event, the spectators witnessed a crash forcing Emma Norsgaard (Movistar team) to withdraw from the race. The crash happened with just 45 km remaining to the finish line. 30 riders at most were affected.

Nevertheless, Wiebes was overjoyed with her win. She was beaming with happiness as she said:

I’m really happy, especially because Franzisk [Koch] did such a strong effort with controlling the race from the beginning on when the four went away. Franszisk kept the gap the same and she did an amazing effort so I’m happy to finish it off

She has secured 17 wins so far this season which makes her the best sprinter of this season on the women’s side. But she is very down to earth while acknowledging this fact. While talking on the topic, she said:

You’re saying it, I don’t like to say it myself. I felt strong in the sprint and I’m happy to deliver the sprint after a long stage

Also Read: Tour De France Femmes: Marlen Reusser Takes A Solo Win At Stage 4

Featured Image Via YouTube/ Cycling.be TV

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