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2022 TOUR DE FRANCE FEMMES Avec ZWIFT Full Race Spherical-Up!


Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift:. That is indubitably the race the ladies’s peloton has been most wanting ahead to. Eight days of spectacle: From Paris there are a thousand very completely different kilometres east to the 2 robust ultimate days within the Vosges. There are additionally sprints, onerous hills and a mini-Strade Bianche. Right here is the total race spherical up.

The Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift 2022 route:
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Lorena Wiebes received the primary yellow jersey on Stage 1 of the Tour de France Femmes 2022. After round 82 kilometres, the highest favorite of the DSM workforce was the quickest within the bunch dash on the opening stage over the cobbles of Champs-Élysées in Paris. She completed forward of Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx) in an extended dash.

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Race director Marion Rousse formally flagged the primary stage off on the Champs-Élysées for twelve laps of the Paris circuit. Krista Doebel-Hickok made the primary assault, however her try failed. Her EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB was very energetic within the opening section, but it surely was the Dutch Nina Buysman of Human Powered Well being who managed to get away.

She had seven riders together with her, however the co-operation was not good and they also had been shortly caught. The subsequent assault got here from Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Emily Newsom (EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB). They took a lead of 40 seconds and didn’t let the French rider Morgane Coston (Arkéa) be part of them, however 49 kilometres from the end the peloton got here again to them for the primary intermediate dash of the day, the place Marianne Vos crossed the road first, forward of Lorena Wiebes and Alexandra Manly. One other assault by Pauline Allin (Arkéa) and Henrietta Christie (Human Powered Well being) was additionally defused for the second intermediate dash, the place Lotte Kopecky was only a bit sooner than Manly. Instantly after it was Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg), Anne Dorthe Ysland (Uno-X) and Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT) who rode away. They only stayed away from the peloton on the first mountain dash, which was on the ‘high’ of the Champs-Élysées on the Arc de Triomphe. Markus was first and the primary polka dot jersey of this Tour Femmes.

Gladys Verhulst (Le Col-Wahoo) then made a frantic try and keep away from a bunch dash. She took a most lead of 45 seconds. Within the peloton it was a bit nervous behind her, which prompted a crash for SD Worx rider Christine Majerus. Alana Castrique of Cofidis was additionally concerned and he or she needed to abandon. On the ultimate lap over the Champs-Élysées, Amanda Spratt and Laura Süßemilch additionally crashed, however they had been capable of proceed. The peloton had some hassle getting again to Verhulst within the final 10 kilometres, however they managed to catch the Frenchwoman after greater than 2 kilometres. Numerous sprinter’s groups got here to the entrance for the ultimate, together with the Jumbo-Visma prepare. Ellen van Dijk led the best way into the final kilometre, however her teammate Elisa Balsamo was not concerned. Marianne Vos had a wonderful lead-out and was the primary to start out the dash, however was overwhelmed within the final hundred metres by a lightning quick Lorena Wiebes, who was the pre-race favorite. Wiebes obtained the primary yellow jersey of this Tour Femmes. Lotte Kopecky was third.

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Stage winner and total chief, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “It’s superb, the workforce did a tremendous job,” smiled Wiebes after the end. “As an entire workforce we labored in the direction of this second, additionally all the individuals working onerous at headquarters, so I’m actually proud of the win. It was a very chaotic and lengthy dash. We anticipated Marianne would do an extended dash however I used to be capable of kick as soon as extra, so it’s good to win. I used to be fairly relaxed earlier than the beginning, we did all the pieces as regular, we noticed it as a standard race. After all I used to be a bit nervous in the direction of the ultimate however I’m actually completely satisfied to complete it off. It’s particular to put on the yellow jersey. I believe the entire workforce deserved this after the superb season we now have already had. We’re prepared for the subsequent days now.”

2nd on the stage and total, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “I used to be in the suitable place and got here into the final nook subsequent to Wiebes. Then it’s going to be a fantastic match. The workforce did a incredible job retaining me up entrance and out of hassle, you then’re completely satisfied to be in that place. I attempted, out of Lorena’s wake, to punch a niche on the opposite aspect of the street, however couldn’t catch her. It’s the entire race. It’s about your place, as a result of everybody desires to be on the entrance. It’s rather more in regards to the battle for it. There was some nervousness. It’s not a straightforward circuit both, you need to watch out with the cobbles. With all of the followers right here, that’s fantastic. It’s a very lovely day.”

third on the stage and total, Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx): “I didn’t win, however I’m fairly proud of it. I believed I couldn’t make it by way of. This provides me confidence for what’s to come back. Within the ultimate I used to be alone, as a result of I didn’t see anybody from the workforce. That’s why I needed to give attention to a wheel and discover my manner, which I managed to do properly. It was nervous, however in itself it wasn’t too dangerous. It’s not that there have been a whole lot of corners, that makes it just a little simpler. And it was a whole lot of enjoyable with all these individuals on the aspect of the street.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 1 Consequence:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 1:54:00
2. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
3. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
4. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
5. Emma Norsgaard (Den) Movistar
6. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo
7. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
8. Simone Boilard (Can) St Michel-Auber93 WE
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss
10. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 1.
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 1:53:50
2. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:04
3. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx at 0:06
4. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra at 0:10
5. Emma Norsgaard (Den) Movistar
6. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo
7. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
8. Simone Boilard (Can) St Michel-Auber93 WE
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss
10. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 1:

 

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Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) now has 13 rainbow jerseys and a Maillot Jaune to carry extra color to her stellar palmarès as one of many best champions within the historical past of biking. The Dutch icon made essentially the most of her expertise and velocity to win Stage 2 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift after a really animated finalè round Provins. On the uphill end, she was the quickest from the group of six attackers, out-sprinting Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service), 2nd on her twenty fifth birthday, and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//Sram). Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) completed 4th and gained time on her GC rivals.

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The 142 finishers in Paris began from Meaux for 136.4km of racing. The wind, steadily blowing at greater than 20kph and hitting 50kph, and the rolling terrain result in early assaults. 4 riders handle to flee after 3 kilometres: Sabrina Stultiens (Liv Racing Xstra), Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg), Rotem Gafinovitz (Roland Cogeas Edelweiss) and Marit Raaijmakers (Human Powered Well being). They’d a 2 minutes lead en path to the categorised climb of the day, Côte de Tigeaux (16.9km).

On the summit, Femke Gerritse took the two KOM factors. She is on the identical factors as her teammate, Femke Markus, their place on GC on the finish of the stage will resolve who wears the polka-dots on Tuesday. The hole reached a most of three minutes after 27 kilometres and the state of affairs settled for some 20km. Then, the strain critically will increase within the bunch, with groups similar to Trek-Segafredo, FDJ Suez Futuroscope and Jumbo-Visma making an attempt to separate the peloton within the wind. A dozen riders are dropped, together with the 3-time cyclo-cross World champion Sanne Cant (Plantur-Pura), however a lot of the bunch keep collectively. The principle consequence of the acceleration is that the early attackers are caught with 78km to go. Because the route turned eastwards, the crosswind turn out to be a tailwind and the race state of affairs settled forward of the ultimate battles with a 19.7km loop round Provins. There have been a sequence of crashes round 30km from the end. Among the many principal riders concerned, Marta Cavalli (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) and Amanda Spratt (BikeExchange-Jayco) battle to get again on their bikes.

On the identical time, Maike van der Duin (Le Col-Wahoo) attacked. She had a lead of 15 seconds as she crossed the road for the primary time. Wiebes dominates the intermediate dash within the bunch however she couldn’t observe the transfer initiated by Elisa Balsamo and her Trek-Segafredo teammate Elisa Longo Borghini. Six riders had been on the entrance on the ultimate lap: Balsamo, Longo Borghini and Van der Duin, joined by Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//Sram Racing) and Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service), celebrating her twenty fifth birthday with an assault. They entered the final 10km with a lead of 30 seconds and elevated the hole to 40 seconds for the final 5km. Their transfer allowed them to battle for the stage win and the Maillot Jaune. Longo Borghini was the primary to make a transfer contained in the final kilometre, as Balsamo sat up. Vos was in good management. Her ultimate kick introduced her the stage win, the Maillot Jaune and in addition the inexperienced jersey.

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Stage winner and total chief, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “It’s not a revenge on yesterday, it’s only a lovely day! We knew we needed to be centered, to be alert on the ultimate lap and earlier than as a result of it was slender and the wind was an element however I didn’t count on that we’d break free and keep away. Yesterday, the workforce did an ideal lead-out on the Champs-Élysées and at this time they led me completely. After which Elisa Balsamo determined to assault, so it was the second to go. You attempt to keep focus, however taking this victory is a phenomenal second. I wish to thank my workforce. I knew there have been quick women and everyone had sore legs within the finale, so I simply needed to go and see if it was sufficient.”

fifth on the stage and total, Maike van der Duin (Le Col-Wahoo): “The bunch was nervous and at a second it was just a little bit extra relaxed, I talked with my teammates and I mentioned: “Can I am going ?”. And so they mentioned: “Yeah, why not ?”. And I went, I felt superb, it was superb to trip within the entrance within the Tour de France. It was very nice to recover from the climb and over the end. I appeared behind and there have been solely huge names. We had a niche, after which it was like surviving till the end. I’ve a superb dash however I’m not an actual sprinter. I actually like when it’s a tougher course, not climbs just like the final two levels of this week however programs like at this time and tomorrow I actually get pleasure from it. After which, if there’s a dash, I may compete. After the end, they advised me I additionally received the combative award and I believed: ‘This is likely one of the most lovely days on the bike’.”

QOM, Femke Markus (Parkhotel Valkenburg): “The plan was to have one my teammates observe the assaults for her to take the two KOM factors and stage issues with me. So the jersey stays within the workforce and that’s an important factor at this time! I used to be actually nervous, I used to be like: “I wish to go to the entrance, I wish to assault too!” And my different teammates advised me: ‘No Fem, you keep right here, you keep quiet!’ And I used to be like: ‘No!’ After which: ‘Okay, I belief you.’ I trusted Femke [Gerritse] with the uphill dash. I hope I will be on the assault within the subsequent days!”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 2 Consequence:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 3:14:02
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:02
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo at 0:12
6. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM at 0:29
7. Julie de Wilde (Bel) Plantur-Pura
8. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
9. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
10. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 2:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 5:07:46
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:10
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 0:12
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:18
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo at 0:28
6. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM at 0:35
7. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx at 0:41
8. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra at 0:45
9. Julie de Wilde (Bel) Plantur-Pura
10. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx.

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On the day after a horrible stage 2 for FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig claimed a spectacular victory in Épernay on Stage 3. The Danish Nationwide champion was the quickest on the ultimate uphill of the day to take victory in entrance of Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (SD Worx) after an eventful finalé. Vos retained the Maillot Jaune whereas the gaps open on the general standings, with solely seven riders inside a minute of the GC chief.

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On the day after an explosive end round Provins and with many hills on the best way to Épernay, baroudeurs had been impressed from the beginning. Assaults had been flying continuous on the entrance, which prevented any group from opening important gaps within the early a part of the stage.

The peloton flew in the direction of the primary categorised climb of the day, the Cat.4 Côte de Trépail (21.6km). On the summit, Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg) added 2 QOM factors to her complete, she was already a joint-leader together with her teammate Femke Markus, who was sporting the polka-dot jersey on account of a greater place on the general standings. Elise Chabbey (Canyon//Sram) was 2nd excessive. After the summit, Pauline Allin (Arkéa) went for her second breakaway of the Tour, after a earlier try on the Champs-Élysées. Femke Markus joined her at 40 kilometres. Extra riders attempt to bridge the hole however the peloton, cautious of the wind, chase each transfer. Unable to open a major hole, the attacking duo had been caught with 74km to go. The state of affairs then settled in the direction of the ultimate climbs of the day.

Gerritse was first over the Cat.4 climbs of Vertus (78.9km) and Mesnil-sur-Oger (88.1km), every time forward of Chabbey. She all however secures the polka-dot jersey on the finish of the day. Amialiusik accelerated after the climb and set off alone on the entrance. Many riders attempt to counter-attack, however none succeeds. She has a lead of 1 minute on the bunch as she entered the final 30km. The peloton accelerated and the hole was all the way down to 30 seconds as they cross the end line for the primary time, with 24km to go. They face an explosive ultimate lap, with the Côte de Mutigny, the place Julian Alaphilippe powered to the stage win and the Maillot Jaune on the identical roads in 2019. Amialiusik was caught on the backside of the climb. Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) set the early tempo, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (SD Worx) accelerated after which her teammate Demi Vollering powered to the summit.

Solely seven riders remained on the entrance: Van Vleuten, Moolman-Pasio, Vollering, Lippert, Persico, Garcia, Longo Borghini. The Maillot Jaune Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) was chasing 15 seconds behind them, with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope) and Juliette Labous (DSM). The state of affairs was turned the other way up once more when Vollering missed a flip and Lippert went down together with her. Finally, 11 riders had been collectively forward of the ultimate climb of the day: Vollering, Faulkner, Ludwig, Niewiadoma, Labous, Persico, Moolman-Pasio, Van Vleuten, Longo Borghini and Garcia. Van Vleuten couldn’t sustain when Longo Borghini accelerates on the slopes of Mont Bernon to take 3 bonus seconds excessive. Van Vleuten finally will get again for the final kilometre, with the ultimate uphill sections to battle it out. Niewiadoma, Moolman-Pasio and Vos anticipate and Ludwig flies previous them proper on the finish to take revenge after a crash-marred stage 2 for her workforce on Monday.

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Stage winner, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope): “I felt I used to be in a great spot following Marianne [Vos]’s wheel underneath flamme rouge, however then I misplaced place a bit and I used to be: ‘sh…’ And Kasia [Niewiadoma] was already attacking. I simply saved on combating, pondering ‘I can come again, not less than the rostrum!’ After which: ‘it’s wanting fairly good…’ It’s superb. Yesterday was such a dark, unhappy, sh… day. To maintain combating with the workforce like that is one thing I’ll bear in mind for the remainder of my life I believe. We’re not quitters! Through the race, the ladies got here to me to inform me: ‘We consider in you! We’re right here for you!’ After which they had been standing in entrance of me after I was on the rostrum. I used to be simply crying, crying, crying. And them too. It was so particular. I’m a stage winner of the Tour de France! That’s a superb line on my resume. And we’re gonna have a good time tonight, I promise you. Marta [Cavalli] will likely be with us within the resort and we’ll have the ability to have a glass of champagne and in addition inform her: ‘We did it for you’.”

General chief, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “We knew it was going to be robust, we knew it might be a battle to remain in rivalry and to attempt to go for the stage and in addition to maintain the yellow jersey. After all, I’m completely satisfied to maintain the yellow and I believe Cecilie [Uttrup Ludwig] was undoubtedly the strongest there on the ultimate climb. Was I shut to a different victory? Probably not. I gave all of it and in the long run I didn’t have the legs to speed up as soon as once more and Cecilie did. 2nd it was. After such a tough race, I’m completely satisfied to remain in yellow one other day. It was actually particular within the bunch, with the individuals alongside the route recognizing this iconic jersey. Tomorrow is one other onerous stage with the ‘chemins blancs’ [white roads] but additionally the climbs earlier than. There aren’t any straightforward days within the Tour de France!”

QOM, Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg): “I stole the jersey from my teammate, and we now have additionally the identical identify! She didn’t have a superb day, and I had a superb day, so I went for the sprints. For positive, we needed to maintain the jersey within the workforce as a result of yesterday we had the identical complete of factors and we hoped that certainly one of us may go within the break. However that was not potential. Luckily, I had good legs for the sprints on the mountains in opposition to Elise Chabbey. It was actually cool. Two or 3 times, we had a niche and we tried to go. We had been simply saying to one another ‘hey, right here we go!’ I used to be actually completely satisfied after the primary three sprints. So I went actually gradual on the côte de Mutigny as a result of I knew I had sufficient factors. We’ll defend the jersey tomorrow.”

Alena Amialiusik (Canyon//SRAM): “I attempted to go away and I hoped that I’d have some firm to hitch me however sadly I used to be alone and I attempted to present my greatest. It was a superb transfer for myself and the workforce as a result of at that second the workforce may loosen up a bit and use the state of affairs, so it was good. It’s superb to be on the rostrum of the Tour de France with this combative award. It’s very nice. I believe it’s necessary to consider in your self. Miracles occur. Perhaps in the future it might work. Why not I actually benefit from the Strade Bianche races and spring classics. We’ll attempt tomorrow. I really feel snug on these roads. And we are going to use our numbers.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 3 Consequence:
1. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope in 3:22:54
2. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:02
3. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx
4. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
5. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
7. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Staff ADQ at 0:06
8. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 0:08
9. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 0:11
10. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 0:20.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 3:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 8:30:36
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:16
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo ay 0:21
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 0:51
6. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Staff ADQ at 0:55
7. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 0:57
8. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:05
9. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:14
10. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 1:48.

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The European time-trial champion Marlen Reusser (SD Worx) made essentially the most of her abilities to take a spectacular solo victory in Bar-sur-Aube, on the finish of Stage 4. The Swiss rider attacked with 23km to go, forward of the ultimate gravel part of the day, and finally triumphed in Bar-sur-Aube with a niche of 1:24 on Evita Muzic. Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) fought the various assaults launched by her rivals and finally beat them within the ultimate dash whereas Mavi Garcia (UAE Staff ADQ) misplaced virtually 2 minutes as she suffered mechanicals and a crash. Vos will put on the Maillot Jaune for a 3rd day on stage 5, because the peloton tackle the longest stage of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, 175.6km to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.

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As all the time, the battle for the breakaway was intense one from the beginning. It took many assaults, counter-attacks and observe up strikes for a breakaway to be established on the street to Bar-sur-Aube after 126.8km. The World champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) tried to get away in a 23-rider group, however Movistar managed that transfer. 42.5km had been coated within the first hour earlier than a bunch of three riders handle to make the break: Laura Asencio (Ceratizit-WNT), Valérie Demey (Liv Racing Xstra) and Coralie Demay (St-Michel Auber 93). They opened a niche of two:40 en path to the primary categorised climb of the day, the Cat.3 Côte de Celles-sur-Ource (summit at68.1km), to be instantly adopted by the primary ‘white street’, the Chemin blanc de Celles (2,300m). The depth elevated within the bunch with many groups battling for the entrance positions and the hole shortly dropped. A race of attrition started within the bunch. Canyon//Sram, SD Worx, Trek-Segafredo and Jumbo-Visma chase the break. Demay went solo on the entrance on the 2nd climb of the day, the Cat.3 Côte du Val des Clos (77.3km).

There was nonetheless spherical 50 riders within the entrance bunch once they finally catch Demay at km 90, on the penultimate and longest white street of the day, Chemin blanc du plateau de Blu (4,400m). On the gravel, Kasia Niewiadoma (third on GC), Mavi Garcia (sixth) and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (tenth) all undergo mechanicals. They handle to get again to the entrance bunch on the Cat.4 Côte de Maître Jean (98.6km). Marlen Reusser attacked with 23 kilometres to go and shortly opened a niche. She has a lead of 25 seconds as she entered the ultimate 20 kilometres and the final gravel part of the day. Niewiadoma tried to assault a number of instances as Vos additionally made a transfer, Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) had a late puncture, however the GC contenders keep collectively. Garcia sustained one other mechanical and finally crashed contained in the final 15km. Alena Amialiusik (Canyon//Sram), Evita Muzic (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope) and Veronica Ewers (EF Schooling-Tibco-SVB) set off in pursuit and get collectively on the Côte des Bergères, the penultimate ascent of the day. However Reusser is simply too distant and he or she forges on, on the final climb of the day, Côte du Val Perdu, to energy to victory.

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Stage winner, Marlen Reusser (SD Worx): “We did it! The workforce had a plan to make it a tough race and to not let it come all the way down to a straightforward finale. We mentioned we’d assault and one would go. Then I used to be fortunate it was me. We have now our GC leaders, we all the time maintain them in entrance, however this workforce all the time has an open and aggressive technique, so everyone is allowed to go for the win. All of us work collectively, we assist one another and we assault. I used to be the fortunate one. I’m actually grateful for my workforce and my teammates. On this Tour, daily is difficult, not less than for me daily was onerous. This stage fits the form of rider I’m with these gravel sections. It was onerous but it surely was not as onerous as different levels for me.”

General chief and fifth on the stage, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “Wanting again at at this time, we’ve been fairly secure with the workforce, we tried to remain in the suitable place, to remain in rivalry for the win as properly however when Reusser attacked it was a really sturdy second after which we additionally knew that it’s troublesome to cowl all the pieces. And to maintain the yellow jersey is a really good factor. It’s a superb day. Gravel is nice if you’re on the entrance, and far much less pleasurable if you’re additional again. I actually loved at this time additionally with the spectators alongside the course once more. The workforce saved me out of hassle the entire day. And I believe it was an important factor. I’m very completely satisfied. It’s additionally good to have good factors for the inexperienced jersey however till now it hasn’t been the principle focus.”

Julie de Wilde (Plantur-Pura): “It was very onerous at this time particularly in the previous couple of kilometres, I had a flat tyre and I needed to come again. I struggled however in the long run it labored out. It was good to have teammates who’re specialists in cyclo-cross, they know do it so that they taught me some issues, it’s good. I hope to maintain my white jersey tomorrow. However I’ll see daily.”

QOM, Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg): “I’m fortunate now ! I’ve to thank my teammate Mischa [Bredewold] as a result of she took factors within the first group so I’ve to present her a kiss tonight I believe! She beat Elise Chabbey, actually? Oh, that’s very nice, I didn’t know! Tomorrow, it ought to be simpler to maintain the jersey, there’s solely two sprints and they’re much less steep than at this time. So we’ll attempt once more to achieve some factors. I did get pleasure from at this time. Once I was dropped I used to be like: ‘Oh, sh… !’ However sure it was a pleasant parcours, and I loved it on this jersey. On each mountain there was lots of people, additionally in the identical jersey as me and so they had been screaming! In order that was very good.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 4 Consequence:
1. Marlen Reusser (Sui) SD Worx in 3:16:30
2. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 1:24
3. Alena Amialiusik (-) Canyon//SRAM
4. Veronica Ewers (SA) EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB
5. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 1:40
6. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
9. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
10. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 4:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 11:48:46
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:16
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:21
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 0:51
6. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 0:57
7. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:05
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:14
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 1:48
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 2:20.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 4:

 

Lorena Wiebes (DSM) displayed her pure velocity once more as she sprinted to a second stage win within the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges on Stage 5, 4 days after she took the primary Maillot Jaune in Paris. The Dutch sprinter put a major distance between her and the World champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) and Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), who elevated her GC lead with the time bonuses. On the longest stage of the race, the early attackers survived till they had been caught contained in the final 3km.

The longest stage of the week didn’t deter early attackers. The battle was on from the beginning in Bar-le-Duc and it took virtually 30km for the state of affairs to settle with a 4 lady breakaway. Emily Newsom (EF Schooling-Tibco-SVB) and Anya Louw (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG) launch the important thing transfer after 13.5 kilometres. With different groups eager to be a part of the break, they struggled to open up a major hole. Victoire Berteau (Cofidis) and Antri Christoforou (Human Powered Well being) joined them on the entrance and the hole elevated to 1 minute, 27 kilometres from the star. It reached a most of three:45 on the high the primary climb of the day, the Cat.4 Côte de Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte (61.4km), the place Berteau took the primary QOM factors of the day. DSM are the primary workforce to regulate the hole, with Franziska Koch. Leah Thomas (Trek-Segafredo) additionally moved to the entrance of the bunch because the race entered the final 50km with a niche of two minutes from the early attackers to the peloton.

A giant crash entails fairly a number of riders with 46km to go. Amongst them, Emma Norsgaard Bjerg (Movistar) is compelled to desert. Lotte Kopecky and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) are additionally concerned, with the latter struggling an damage to the suitable arm. The state of affairs returns to regular and the hole dropped to underneath 1 minute contained in the final 25km. Berteau attacked with 21.5km to go, in the direction of the bonus level of the day. Solely Christoforou can observe her, whereas Louw and Newsom are reeled in by the peloton. Berteau and Christoforou maintain on to a niche of 40 seconds with 10km to go, and 20 seconds underneath the 5km to go banner. They had been finally caught contained in the final 3km. Trek-Segafredo attempt to set Elisa Balsamo up for the win however Elisa Longo Borghini takes a flawed flip contained in the final kilometre. It doesn’t unsettle Wiebes, who takes off to victory with two bike lengths between her and Balsamo. Vos rounds out the rostrum.

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Stage winner, Lorena Wiebes (DSM): “It was a fairly chaotic finale. We aimed for the u-turn with 1.7km to go and Pfeiffer [Georgi] introduced me secure to the great wheels. We had a whole lot of velocity into that nook and I misplaced my again wheel a bit however I may maintain my bike, I used to be nonetheless in a superb place out of the nook after which I used to be capable of react to the ladies coming from behind and to trip the dash as I needed to. I believe it was the longest race I ever did. For those who add up the impartial, it’s virtually 180km, I didn’t even do this in coaching. The workforce took nice management and Franziska Koch did a fantastic job. I felt a little bit of strain after I noticed it and it was possibly the final alternative for me. I’m very completely satisfied I took it, it was an actual workforce effort.”

General chief and third on the stage, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “The dash went fairly properly. We needed to be within the entrance within the ultimate u-turn with 1.7km to go. We knew that was going to be crucial and we needed to remain out of hassle. There was a little bit of confusion when Elisa Longo Borghini went left however fortunately issues went properly and when Lorena Wiebes opened up her dash, she was simply the quickest. We did what we may, getting third and retaining yellow, it’s a superb day. I count on some fireworks tomorrow, however we’ve seen that daily. We’ll attempt do our greatest once more and naturally with the yellow jersey you wish to give all of it you’ve gotten.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 5 Consequence:
1. Lorena Wiebes (Ned) DSM in 4:32:16
2. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
4. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
5. Maike van der Duin (Ned) Le Col-Wahoo
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT
7. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
8. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (-) Roland Cogeas Edelweiss
10. Alexandra Manly (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 5:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 16:20:58
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:20
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:34
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 0:55
6. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 1:01
7. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:09
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:18
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 1:52
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 2:24.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 5:

 

One other intense day of racing, and one other victory for Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) on the roads of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift! The Dutch icon dominated the dash in Rosheim on Stage 6 after the rolling course of the day and plenty of assaults had lowered the bunch to round 50 riders. She out-sprinted Marta Bastianelli (UAE Staff ADQ) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx), who was capable of make it to the rostrum regardless of being concerned within the crash that took Lorena Wiebes (DSM) out of the battle for the stage win. Vos’ outcomes for the reason that begin of the Tour are: 2nd, 1st, 2nd, fifth, third and 1st.

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Many riders had recognized stage 6 because the final alternative for lengthy vary assaults forward of the ultimate week-end over the Vosges summits. This naturally led to an intense battle from the beginning in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, with 129.2km to cowl on a rolling course in the direction of Rosheim.

Maaike Boogaard (UAE Staff ADQ) opened a small hole on the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.4 Col d’Urbeis (summit at 19.2km) however she was reeled in on the summit, the place Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg) took 1 QOM level to defend her polka-dot jersey. Behind the peloton, Elisa Longo Borghini suffered a mechanical on the subsequent descent. Trek-Segafredo name three teammates again to assist her return to the bunch at 37 kilometres. Assaults saved coming and a powerful break of 14 riders finally bought away after 47 kilometres: Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek-Segafredo), Sheyla Gutierrez (Movistar), Christine Majerus (SD Worx), Marie Le Internet (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Anna Henderson (Jumbo-Visma), Franziska Koch (DSM), Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon//Sram), Ruby Roseman-Gannon (BikeExchange-Jayco), Sandra Alonso (Ceratizit-WNT), Laura Smulders (Liv Racing Xstra), Katrin Hammes (EF Schooling-Tibco-SVB), Jesse Vandenbulcke (Le Col-Wahoo), Joscelin Lowden (Uno-X) and Tamara Dronova (Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad). Lowden is the strongest on the Cat.4 Côte de Klingenthal (59.7km) and the Cat.3 Côte de Grendelbruch (67.7km) to say 5 QOM factors. Within the bunch, UAE Staff ADQ and Valcar-Journey & Service management the hole to round 2 minutes.

The hole was all the way down to 1 minute when Cordon-Ragot attacked contained in the final 30km. Vandenbulcke additionally has a go and Hammes powers to the road of the bonus dash (101.5km). Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope) set a powerful tempo within the bunch and so they solely path by 30 seconds into the final 25km. Henderson attacked on the descent and the breakaway explodes. In the meantime, Lorena Wiebes (DSM) and Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx), two of the stage favourites, undergo a crash. They get again up, however lose time and the tempo within the bunch drops. The attackers get again collectively for the final 20km, apart from Koch. DSM set a powerful tempo within the bunch, regardless of Wiebes’ crash. Henderson attacked once more and a number one trio emerged for the final 15km with Le Internet and Lowden. Kopecky returns to the bunch and Audrey Cordon Ragot drops again to assist the chase within the peloton, trailing by 45 seconds. Le Internet goes solo on the ultimate ascent of the day, with 10km to go. Excessive, she had a lead of 24 seconds to the bunch, led by Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) after an unsuccessful assault by Liane Lippert (DSM). Le Internet is finally caught with 5km to go. Jumbo-Visma and Trek-Segafredo arrange the dash within the quick run-in to Rosheim. And Vos powers to victory, once more.

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General chief and stage winner, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “That is incredible. I believe I don’t fairly realise it but”, Vos mentioned. “We needed to go for the stage win at this time and with Anna within the breakaway, the state of affairs was in our favour. The peloton rode onerous to shut the hole and on the Cote de Boetsch, there have been a number of assaults. However the workforce saved me within the entrance and ensured I stayed out of the wind. I didn’t really feel any wind till the final 2 hundred metres. I noticed from the nook of my eye that Elisa Balsamo accelerated concurrently, however I felt I had extra velocity. Though I had no acceleration left in my legs, I hoped my punch could be sufficient. Fortunately I used to be capable of end off the workforce’s work.”

QOM, Femke Gerritse (Parkhotel Valkenburg): “I hoped to put on it on the queen stage… But it surely was a very onerous day. I took one level on the primary climb and that saved me. They went so quick on the subsequent climb! And between the 2 climbs, the break went and there was no person that basically had factors and that was a superb factor as a result of my legs are getting drained. I’ve by no means accomplished climbs so lengthy [as those of stage 7] in races so I actually don’t know what to anticipate. However I’ll get pleasure from tomorrow, I’m using the queen stage with the polka-dot jersey! I don’t know in the event that they’ll let me go within the break tomorrow however for positive I’ll attempt.”

Marie Le Internet (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope): “There are lots of feelings working by way of my head. I’m tremendous proud of what I’ve accomplished, I believe I seized my alternative. At first, on the radio, they advised me to not pull as a result of huge groups had been chasing. They advised me the break wouldn’t go far, that I ought to save power to assist my leaders within the finale. After which, it caught. In some unspecified time in the future, I heard: ‘Marie, you’ve gotten carte blanche.’ And I believed: ‘phew, you need to take your probability, that is your day, don’t mess it up!’ I felt good and I attempted what I may. I’m very completely satisfied I went for my probability however I additionally really feel I got here near one thing very huge. But it surely was pure bliss, the crowds pushing me, you solely see this right here! To be on the rostrum of the Tour de France is one thing, it warms my coronary heart. I’d have most well-liked it to be for the stage win. But it surely’s a pleasant comfort prize!”

White jersey, Julia Borgström (AG Insurance coverage-NXTG): “For us, a younger workforce, taking the white jersey was a serious aim, and personally it was a dream. So it’s a dream come true. We fought with the workforce to maintain me in entrance and to maintain me calm and loosen up in order that I can have the ability to push my limits on the climbs, and that’s what we did. It offers me just a little bit extra motivation for the large mountains ! I don’t know if I’m a climber, I believe I’m extra an allrounder however I’ve by no means accomplished this mountains in a race, so we’ll see!”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 6 Consequence:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 3:09:26
2. Marta Bastianelli (Ita) UAE Staff ADQ
3. Lotte Kopecky (Bel) SD Worx
4. Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service
6. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ceratizit-WNT
7. Vittoria Guazzini (Ita) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope
8. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
9. Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Liv Racing Xstra
10. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 6:
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma in 19:30:14
2. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 0:30
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
4. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:35
5. Ashleigh Moolman (SA) SD Worx at 1:05
6. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 1:11
7. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:19
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar at 1:28
9. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:02
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 2:34.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 6:

 

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) delivered a incredible one-woman present on Saturday, as Stage 7 of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift took the riders into the Vosges mountains. There have been three Cat.1 climbs on the best way to the end at Le Markstein. The Dutch climber went on the transfer as early on the primary slopes up Petit Ballon. She then dropped Vollering on the next climb, Col du Platzerwasel, to go solo 62km from the end. She capped off her dominant trip with one other sturdy climb, on Grand Ballon, to open main gaps and take the Maillot Jaune.

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The ‘Queen Stage’ of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift began with many assaults and counter-attacks, the peloton flew in the direction of the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.1 Petit Ballon. 33 attackers, together with the World champion Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), open a niche of fifty seconds simply earlier than the climb, however Movistar had different concepts for the day…

The attackers are caught as quickly as they hit the primary slopes up Petit Ballon (9.3km at 8.1%, summit at km 48.6). Solely a dozen of riders stay on the entrance of the race, the yellow jersey Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) isn’t a part of them… And Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) already assaults. Demi Vollering (SD Worx) follows Van Vleuten whereas Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) units off in pursuit. Behind them, a bunch of chasers emerge with Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Grace Brown, Evita Muzic (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Juliette Labous (DSM), Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM) and Silvia Persico (Valcar-Journey & Service). On the summit, Longo Borghini trailed by 1:25, the chase group by 2:30 and Vos by 7:45. Van Vleuten set a powerful tempo on the next ascent, the Cat.1 Col du Platzerwasel (7.1km at 8.3%), at 65.8 kilometres. The Dutch star droped her youthful compatriot contained in the final kilometre of the climb and goes solo 62 kilometres from the end. As she returns to the valley resulting in the ultimate climb of the day, Van Vleuten has a niche of 1:25 to her first chaser, 5:20 to Longo Borghini and 6:20 to the chase group.

On the backside of the ultimate climb, the hole to Vollering was as much as 2:20. She retains shedding floor on the ultimate ascent, whereas the battle for third place unfolds behind her. Persico was dropped from the chase group with 15km to go, and Longo Borghini was caught simply after. Whereas Van Vleuten saved pushing her lead on the entrance, Niewiadoma ups the tempo with 12km to go. Solely Labous and Ludwig can observe her; Longo Borghini and Persico (who had briefly returned to the group) had been dropped with Zigart. Van Vleuten summits the ultimate climb with a niche of three:30 to Vollering and covers the ultimate 7.2km to take the stage win and the Maillot Jaune. With a niche of 5:16, Ludwig sprints to the third place forward of Labous and Niewiadoma, who takes the third place total.

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Stage winner and total chief, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “It’s one of many greatest wins of my profession, particularly as a result of I do know the place I come from. I used to be tremendous near abandoning after I was sick firstly of the Tour. On day 2, I couldn’t pack my suitcase myself. I didn’t assume it was nonetheless potential to put on the Yellow Jersey. It’s just a little little bit of a miracle. At 39 years previous, I’ve improved my health stage yearly and I do know I can go from the primary climb. Once I attacked, it was a tactical transfer, as a result of Demi [Vollering] wasn’t taking turns and there was a 25km valley earlier than the ultimate climb, so I needed to drop her there. However for positive, to win solo is nicer than a dash. I used to be capable of benefit from the crowds. The Tour is exceeding my expectations. In each village, you may really feel that the Tour involves life.”

Inexperienced jersey, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “I didn’t see it coming. From the underside of the climb it was full gasoline. The tempo was already so onerous that riders had been dropped and I didn’t really feel that good. I noticed on the entrance that they had been attacking already, I used to be simply looking for the tempo. And fairly early we’re already out of attain. I’m very proud of the week, having the ability to take stage victories and in addition to trip with the Yellow Jersey till at this time has been actually particular, however I’m very completely satisfied to swap to the inexperienced jersey for the final day tomorrow. This complete week has been unbelievable and possibly after tomorrow, after we go house and have little relaxation, all of the feelings and all the pieces sinks in. Once more we are going to attempt to get better from at this time just a little bit and go for the subsequent one.”

QOM, Demi Vollering (SD Worx): “There was an enormous group up entrance with round 30 women. We had Chantal [Van den Broek-Blaak] and Christine [Majerus] there and we hoped that the group may survive the primary two climbs however they didn’t get a lot time. The velocity coming into the primary climb was fairly excessive already, after which I used to be in entrance with Ashleigh [Mooman-Pasio] and I needed to remain up there to keep away from hassle. I noticed Annemiek [Van Vleuten] and I let her do the tempo. She had a teammate together with her and so they moved to the entrance. And I used to be like: ‘Okay, I would like to remain centered as a result of they’re making an attempt one thing already.’ Her teammate was a bit empty so she went already. I used to be instantly within the wheel however I used to be alone together with her. It was a pity to not have however I used to be completely satisfied I may dangle on. I felt actually good on the primary climb. I used to be actually assured I may do it at this time. However the second climb, the final kilometre, I simply couldn’t go together with that velocity. It was an excessive amount of for me. I fought with all the pieces I had at this time and I do know I’m in a very good condition so I believe I can’t be sad. It’s a fairly particular race and searching on the gaps to the opposite women, it’s additionally fairly huge. That’s one thing very nice for the long run as properly. I’m nonetheless younger.”

White jersey, Shirin van Anrooij (Trek-Segafredo): “I felt fairly good but it surely was a very onerous stage with a whole lot of climbing. I attempted to search out my very own tempo however I had no thought the place I used to be within the race, I didn’t know if I used to be twentieth, fiftieth, or one thing else, so I simply tried to maintain pushing till the end line. I attempted to be up entrance forward of Petit Ballon however for the primary time in my life, I had cramps, firstly of the climb. Then I discovered a bunch which was very nice to go over the Platzerwasel and to trip on the valley, after which I discovered my tempo once more for the ultimate climb. It means so much to put on this jersey. I attempted to work as a lot as potential for the workforce within the first six days and at this time I had the prospect to go for the white jersey. Tomorrow will likely be one other day of struggling! However I’m wanting ahead to it. La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles is a really onerous climb however there will likely be so many individuals I believe we will likely be over the mountains earlier than we all know.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 7 Consequence:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 3:47:02
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:26
3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 5:16
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 5:18
5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM
6. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 6:56
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
8. Urška Žigart (Slo) BikeExchange-Jayco at 7:23
9. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 8:27
10. Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Canyon//SRAM at 10:10.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift General after Stage 7:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 23:18:31
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:14
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 4:33
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 5:22
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 5:59
6. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 6:11
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 6:15
8. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 10:13
9. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Staff ADQ at 12:06
10. Elise Chabbey (Sui) Canyon//SRAM at 12:24

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 7:

 

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) is the very best climber and the primary winner of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The Dutch star claimed her second victory in two days, on Sunday’s Stage 8, as she tamed the gruelling ascent to La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles to safe the general victory. Once more, Demi Vollering (SD Worx) was runner-up on the summit to additionally safe the 2nd place within the total standings and the polka-dot jersey as Queen of the Mountains. Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//Sram) rounds up the GC podium of this primary Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift after 8 days of intense racing for the reason that begin in Paris.

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The ultimate showdown began with quick battles as early because the 109-woman peloton (with out Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Anna Henderson) began from Lure. The peloton coated virtually 40km within the first hour and no break managed to get away. New assaults fly on the primary ascent of the day, the Cat.2 Côte d’Esmoulières (summit at 52.5km), however Demi Vollering (SD Worx) brings the principle GC riders again to the entrance as she sprints for the QOM factors to strengthen her stranglehold on the polka-dot jersey.

After the summit, 10 attackers managed to open a niche, together with two members of the GC top-10, Mavi Garcia (UAE Staff ADQ, ninth at 12:06) and Elise Chabbey (Canyon//Sram Racing, tenth at 12:24). They’re joined by Leah Thomas (Trek-Segafredo), Paula Patiño (Movistar), Grace Brown (FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope), Riejanne Markus (Jumbo-Visma), Liane Lippert (DSM), Pauliena Rooijakkers (Canyon//Sram), Yara Kastelijn (Plantur Pura) and Coralie Demay (St Michel Auber 93). Whereas the break established itself on the entrance, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) had mechanical points that compelled her to vary her bike on three events, after she already modified within the impartial zone firstly of the stage.

First, she took her teammate Arlenis Sierra’s bike and returned to the bunch after 69 kilometres. However SD Worx up the velocity and create splits. Sheyla Gutierrez and Aude Biannic attempt to tempo Van Vleuten again, till she takes issues in her personal fingers in the direction of the Cat.1 ascent up Ballon d’Alsace (84.6km). She bridges the hole on the primary slopes, however has to cease two extra instances on the ascent to vary bike. Demi Vollering (SD Worx), 2nd within the total standings (at 3:14), attacked 3 times on the climb and in addition maintained strain on the best way down, however Van Vleuten reacts each time. Mavi Garcia is the primary rider on the summit with a niche of 1:10 to the GC group.

On the valley in the direction of the ultimate ascent of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, La Tremendous Planche des Belles Filles (7km at 8.7%), Trek-Segafredo and Canyon//Sram Racing work collectively to maneuver nearer to the attackers. Pauliena Rooijakkers attacked on the backside of the ascent, Mavi Garcia follows her transfer. However the GC contenders solely path by 20 seconds. Van Vleuten assaults 6km away from the summit. She catches and drops the final attackers with 5.5km to go. Once more, Vollering is the strongest rider in pursuit. However she will be able to’t match Van Vleuten’s tempo, because the Dutch climber flies to her second stage victory and the general win within the first version of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift.

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Closing stage and total winner, Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar): “That is actually a dream come true, that I can win right here, in yellow, on the summit. As we speak was not the simplest day, nor was it a straightforward week. This week has been an enormous curler coaster, even at this time. After which I end right here in yellow, solo. That’s the easiest way. I’m very proud to be the primary winner of the Girls’s Tour de France, which is again on the calendar. I hope that is the beginning of one thing greater. I hope this will proceed to develop. It’s actually a milestone to win this primary version. Hopefully there will likely be many extra to come back. Yesterday was unbelievable, however I needed to maintain the main focus and never have a good time too early. Now I can lastly cheer. Tonight I’m going to eat ice cream and pizza and have a good time with out enthusiastic about tomorrow”

2nd on the stage, QOM and ultimate total, Demi Vollering (SD Worx): “I attempted actually onerous. At first of the ultimate climb, [Annemiek van Vleuten] went too quick and I wanted to go at my very own velocity in any other case I’d blow up. Then I couldn’t make it so I believed : ‘I am going my very own velocity, and possibly within the gravel half, that would go well with me, possibly I can come again together with her.’ However, yeah, I didn’t make it, however I used to be combating actually onerous at this time. [When Van Vleuten got a puncture] We went straight to the entrance and began using, additionally Trek tried however, yeah, I believe she was fairly quick again with a teammate’s bike. I attempted one thing myself and I attempted to say to the ladies in our group that we would have liked to go and wanted to trip however they didn’t actually wish to go. So yeah it was a bit unhappy, I believe. However nonetheless I attempted to place her underneath strain in order that she would have a tough time, and possibly we may deal with her right here. I attempted all the pieces at this time to beat her. I’m actually completely satisfied that I may maintain the polka-dot jersey. I knew that if I had the primary dash, then, I’d simply have to be 2nd right here, not less than, to maintain it. That was additionally à motivation in fact.”

Closing factors competitors winner, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “This implies so much. I don’t assume we realise that but, however what we now have skilled is extremely lovely. It appeared as if it bought extra daily. This was an exquisite expertise. I believe it’s going to have a really good sequel. I get a whole lot of good, good, optimistic reactions. I can’t say the rest. It’s only eight days from the primary second in Paris, however it’s fairly spicy and intense. As a workforce we needed to go for a stage win. That labored twice. With the bonus of sporting the yellow jersey, and now I’m standing right here in inexperienced. I’m very grateful that they’ve helped me a lot daily.” And Annemiek van Vleuten? “Yeah, phew… Excellent. It’s unbelievable what she confirmed once more, yesterday and at this time. I used to be within the space for some time after she had a mechanical breakdown. I noticed that occur. However what she does subsequent is tremendous sturdy.”

4th on the stage and third total, Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM): “I haven’t had sufficient time to let it sink in however a high 3 within the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift is one thing I’ve been dreaming of ever since I came upon we had been gonna have this race. This and the victory within the workforce standings, it makes me extraordinarily completely satisfied and happy with my teammates. I’ve been having fun with the primary days with explosive climbs. That’s what I’ve been specializing in for many of my profession, for the classics. And the final levels had been about surviving and pushing ourselves to the restrict. It undoubtedly was one of many hardest races we’ve ever accomplished. And it was superb to see all of the followers on the aspect of the street. We obtained a whole lot of power, it motivated us to go tougher. The eye from social media and TV was additionally particular. It was very nice to be on this place to present one thing to the general public and that the general public offers again to us.”

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Stage 8 Consequence:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 3:37:23
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 0:30
3. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 1:43
4. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 1:52
5. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 1:56
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 2:01
7. Veronica Ewers (USA) EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB at 2:13
8. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 2:50
9. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Staff ADQ at 2:59
10. Liane Lippert (Ger) DSM at 3:01.

Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift Closing General Consequence:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Movistar in 26:55:44
2. Demi Vollering (Ned) SD Worx at 3:48
3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM at 6:35
4. Juliette Labous (Fra) DSM at 7:28
5. Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar-Journey & Service at 8:00
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 8:26
7. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 8:59
8. Évita Muzic (Fra) FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope at 13:54
9. Veronica Ewers (USA) EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB at 15:05
10. Mavi García (Spa) UAE Staff ADQ at 15:15.

Tour de France Femmes’22 stage 8:

 

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All completely satisfied at Movistar

 


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