Women's Tour De Yorkshire: Lorena Wiebes Wins Stage 1

Lorena Wiebes of The Netherlands and Team Parkhotel Valkenburg

Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenberg) won the first stage of the Women's Tour de Yorkshire , dominating the sprint after the break of the stage was caught with three kilometres remaining. Wiebes, who finished second in last month’s Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields race, ensured she was on the wheel of Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) and when her Dutch compatriot hit out early, she waited before launching her own sprint with two hundred metres to go. Majerus finished second, with Canada's Alison Jackson (Team Tibco-SVB) was third. Thanks to winning the sprint, 20-year-old Wiebes also took the race leader’s blue jersey. She and her Parkhotel Valkenberg will now try to defend her lead on Saturday’s second and final 132km stage from Bridlington to Scarborough. "My teammates did as really good job in bringing me up to the front, then Demi (Vollering) put me in a perfect position, so I was behind Majerus, and ...

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