Gloria Rodríguez full of commitment in Gotha

2 June 2018
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Lotto Ladies Tour (st. 6)

Spanish rouleur from Movistar Team on the attack for nearly the entire stage six in Thüringen. Jasinska (10th) remains in overall top-5 before Sunday’s TT showdown.

British rider Alice Barnes (CSR) took a late attack to fruition on Saturday’s stage six of the Thüringen Tour, the longest in this year’s race over 136km around Gotha and a very demanding profile in its first half – which again didn’t stop the Movistar Team riders from going on the attack, most notably a very strong Gloria Rodríguez.

The 26-year-old from Murcia was part of the leading group since 3km into the stage, early into a 14-woman move which got to the opening climbs with an impressive, six-minute margin and was later caught by a GC group containing about twenty riders, Malgorzata Jasinska and Alicia González amongst them.

Gloria went solo with 30km remaining and built a 1’30” gap over a bunch where SUN neutralized, as well as shook up, every move behind Rodríguez before Barnes went solo, an acceleration Rodríguez and González unfruitfully tried to counter.

Jasinska, 10th today, now sits 5th overall before Sunday’s decisive 18km ITT in Schmölln.

Male Team 28 May - 03 Jun

Thüringen Tour GER

(6th Stage) Gotha (142 km)
  1. 01 Alice Barnes Canyon-SRAM 3h45'10"
  2. 02 Elena Cecchini Canyon-SRAM +3"
  3. 03 Lisa Brennauer Wiggle High5 "
  4. 10 Małgorzata Jasińska Movistar Team +8"
  5. 20 Alicia González Movistar Team "
  6. 28 Gloria Rodríguez Movistar Team +44"
  7. 65 Alba Teruel Movistar Team +21'44"
  8. 70 Aude Biannic Movistar Team "
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  1. 01 Lisa Brennauer Wiggle High5 18h39'52"
  2. 02 Ellen Van Dijk Team Sunweb +7"
  3. 03 Elena Cecchini Canyon-SRAM +26"
  4. 05 Małgorzata Jasińska Movistar Team +28"
  5. 20 Alicia González Movistar Team +1'49"
  6. 38 Aude Biannic Movistar Team +24'34"
  7. 46 Alba Teruel Movistar Team +28'43"
  8. 54 Gloria Rodríguez Movistar Team +40'38"
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