Boels Ladies Tour (finale)
Polish allrounder from Movistar Team caught with 30km from last finish in Arnhem after long solo break; Blues leave behind difficult race, with crashes affecting their top members.
Malgorzata Jasinska (Movistar Team) didn’t want to bid farewell to the 2019 Boels Ladies Tour – the penultimate UCI Women’s WorldTour event for the Blues this year – without showing her perennial fighting spirit into the final stage, Nijmegen to Arnhem (154km). A sweeter finish to a very difficult race for the Sebastián Unzué / Jorge Sanz-led group with crashes affecting team leaders Aude Biannic and Sheyla Gutiérrez.
The Pole climbed onto the day’s podium as Most Active following a solo move with 80km remaining, which gave her a gap near four minutes. ‘Jasi’ was brought back with less than 30 kilometers left buy a GC group quite selected into the final climbs. Chiara Consonni (VAL) took the sprint victory at the end of a last stage which crowned Christine Majerus (DLT) as overall winner in the race of her team sponsor.
Tour of Britain: Movistar Team strong through first selection
At their third race on Sunday, the Telefónica-backed squad kept its chances fully alive on stage two of the Tour of Britain -166km around Kelso, in the Scottish Borders-. Matteo Trentin (MTS) took the day’s victory and the leader’s jersey after a brave final move by Alex Dowsett (MTS) was caught inside the finishing straight.
All six Movistar Team riders made it into a leading group of 60 riders, formed at the final climb to Dingleton (Cat-3), which keeps all Blues 17″ behind the race leader -with Andrey Amador in 16th-. Another chance for the fastmen will be available on Monday’s stage three to Newcastle (183km).
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