Triple top-ten and under-23 leadership at Thüringen opener
28 May 2018

Lotto Ladies Tour (st. 1)

González (6th), Jasińska (8th), Teruel (10th, top U23) stay focused at finishing cobbles in Schleusingen, get off to good start in really open race in central Germany.

American Coryn Rivera (SUN) won a tough sprint ending a short (82km), fast stage one in the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour (UCI WE 2.1), held around Schleusingen on Monday over seven laps of a circuit with two short, sharp hills and a final 400m on cobblestones.

The Movistar Team was, together with Sunweb, the team most involved on keeping things under control at the front of the bunch and also at the intermediate sprints, a crucial factor in a race which could remain well open until the final ITT (19km) in Schmölln on Sunday. Małgorzata Jasińska took 2″ which allow her, together with a fine effort at the finish, climbing onto the GC top-ten (8th).

Alicia González (6th), ‘Jasi’ (8th) and Alba Teruel (10th) were the top performers of a Movistar Team which got five of its six members -including Rachel Neylan (19th) and Aude Biannic (21th)- within the best 30 of the day, with Teruel in the lead of the under-23 classification. Tuesday will bring a long stage two (four laps, 136km in total) in Meiningen, with two longer climbs and a fast descent towards the finish which could create a real impact in the race.

Picture (c): Cover/ Vélofocus; 2/ Thüringen Tour