Jasinska named Most Active at Holland showdown
08 September 2019

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.

Jasinska during Sunday’s effort. (c) Velofocus / Movistar Team

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.

Barbero and the Movistar Team: safe after two days in Britain. (c) SWPix.com

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).

2019 Tour of Britain – Stage two results

Cover picture (c): Velofocus