Tour De France Femmes Stage One: Lorena Wiebes Emerged Gloriously

With only 300 meters to the finish line, Vos caught onto Anna from the right, while Wiebes approached from the left.
Lorena Wiebes

Tour de France Femmes began with Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) taking victory over Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma). The race, which was scheduled for 24th July 2020, was 82 km long. It started with the scenic background of Eiffel Tower and went all the way up till Champs-Élysées. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gladys Verhulst (Le Col-Wahoo)  had a solo lead up until the final kilometer, where she was caught on by Anna Henderson (Jumbo-Visma). From there onwards, Anna led the group. With only 300 meters to the finish line, Vos caught onto Anna from the right, while Wiebes approached from the left.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As the trio approached the finish line, Wiebes launched a killer sprint and took the victory to her name. After the race had ended, a happy Wiebes took to the screens and said:

I’m really happy that I was finally able to race on the Champs-Élysées,As expected it was a hard race, but it feels really special to ride here around Paris and even more special to wear the yellow jersey.

The Team DSM rider took the yellow jersey as well as the green one on the very first day. Holding the yellow jersey at such a big event, is undoubtedly a feeling out of the world and Wiebes seems to agree as she said: 

It’s amazing to have the yellow jersey,I’m really, really happy. The whole team deserves this after the amazing season we have had, and we are ready for the next ones.

Given that the stage 2 is also a sprint race, the chances of winning are high for Wiebes.  We can only wait to find that out.

Results

POSRIDERTEAMTIME
1Lorena Wiebes Team DSM01:54:00
2 Marianne Vos Team Jumbo-Visma+ 00
3Lotte KopeckyTeam SD Worx+ 00
4Rachele Barbieri Liv Racing Xstra+ 00
5 Emma Norsgaard Movistar Team+ 00
6 Maike van der Duin Le Col Wahoo+ 00
7 Elisa Balsamo Trek-Segafredo+ 00
8 Simone Boilard St Michel-Auber 93+ 00
9Tamara Dronova Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad + 00
10 Vittoria Guazzini FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope+ 00

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