Lepisto: I feel my legs have returned

Lotta Lepistö (Trek-Segafredo)

Lotta Lepistö bounced back from a sub-par classics campaign and dominated the opening stage of the Healthy Ageing Tour on Wednesday. The Trek-Segafredo rider won the small group sprint and took the early leader's jersey in the five-day Dutch race. "I am super happy, we just finished the hard Classics in Belgium, and I didn't have the best legs there, but now I feel my legs have returned again," Lepistö said in a team statement. "It was windy, a little bit cold, and a lot of echelons today that broke the peloton already after 50kms. I knew that Kirsten Wild [WNT-Rotor] and Jolien D'hoore [Boels Dolmans] were there, very good and fast sprinters, and we are always fighting in the finales, but I just focused on my sprint, and it went perfectly. It's a good start to the week." Lepistö secured two stage victories at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana earlier ...

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