The Women's Tour (finale)
Movistar Team completes week’s best collective performance for French sprinter en route to Pembrey’s finish, as ‘Jasi’ claims GC top-ten in Blues’ first appearance in Britain.
Lizzie Deignan (TFS) celebrated in front of her home crowd at the end of the 6th edition of The Women’s Tour, decided on Saturday with a demanding, (finally) sunny 125km stage six in Wales, from Carmarthen to Pembrey. The British allrounder held off pressure from Canyon’s Kasia Niewiadoma (2nd) into a bunch sprint finish won by Amy Pieters (DLT). In turn, the Movistar Team obtained its best result of the week with a 3rd spot for Roxane Fournier.
The squad directed by Jorge Sanz performed at their best level in this race. Sheyla Gutiérrez -also 6th at the sprint- and Aude Biannic worked decidedly into the downhill second half of the stage for the French sprinter’s chances, also supporting a great Malgorzata Jasinska, who achieved her goal of a top-ten GC finish (9th, +59” from Deignan).
It’s a wrap to a race with an extremely strong field of contenders and demanding in both physical and weather aspects, preceeding the longest stage race of the UCI calendar: the Giro Rosa, starting Friday 5th July.
All pictures (c): Velofocus