Wiebes Breaks Through With First Women’S Worldtour Victory

Lorena Wiebes of Team Parkhotel Valkenburg on the podium in the blue jersey after winning stage 1.

Lorena Wiebes ( Parkhotel Valkenburg ) is the up-and-coming sprinter in the women’s peloton, and she is now winning at the highest level. After strong performances all spring that included three UCI victories, she won her first UCI Women’s WorldTour race on Thursday when she was first across the line in stage 1 of the Tour of Chongming Island . When Wiebes won the Dutch junior road race championships as a first-year junior in 2016, it was clear that she was a rider to watch. In the spring of 2017, she confirmed this by winning Junior Nations Cup races such as the Trofeo Da Moreno, the junior edition of the Trofeo Binda, two stages and the overall classification at the Healthy Ageing Tour, and a stage of the Omloop van Borsele. Later that year, she won the European junior road race championships on a flat course in Herning, Denmark, that ...

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