Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx) gained her second stage victory on day 5 on the Thüringen Women Tour in Schmalkalden. The Dutch sprinter was quickest to the road beating Marta Bastianelli (UAE Group ADQ) and Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT).
Wiebes win additionally marked the fifth stage win in a row at Thüringen Women Tour.
The way it unfolded
The penultimate stage 5 on the Thüringen Women Tour was a 132.6km race in Schmalkalden. The day began with a 7.7km climb over Oberhof and included three extra climbs; Kuhndorf (2.7 at 3.9%), Feldwege (2.8km at 5.7%) and a second time over Kuhndorf earlier than a run-in to the end line at Schmalkalden.
Three riders broke away over the primary ascent, Oberhof; Diane Ingabire (Canyon-SRAM Technology) and Margot Vanpachtenbeke (Parkhotel Valkenburg), with Marla Sigmund (Lotto Dstny Women) becoming a member of the pair.
Counterattacks got here from mountain classification chief Alice Palazzi (High Women Fassa Bortolo) and Neve Bradbury (Canyon-SRAM), however the attackers had been caught with 110km to go.
SD Worx led the peloton down the descent off of the Oberhof, with their factors classification chief Lotte Kopecky choosing up the dash factors in Benshausen.
Laura Molenaar (Parkhotel Valkenburg) attacked out of the sector with Franziska Brauße (Ceratizit-WNT Professional Biking) becoming a member of her in a breakaway with 58km to go. It was a short-lived transfer, they usually had been again within the area only a few kilometres later.
Clara Emond (Arkéa Professional Biking Group) was the following to assault over the Feldwege, however she was caught excessive as the sector cut up aside. Linda Zanetti (UAE Growth Group) counter-attacked and gained a couple of seconds of benefit and was caught with 45km to go.
Extra assaults got here from Katharina Fox (Maxx-Photo voltaic) after which Kopecky and Rosita Reihnhout (Netherlands), and it wasn’t till 8km to go that solo attacker Sandra Alonso (Ceratizit-WNT) gained a slim margin on the sector.
SD Worx led the sector into the ultimate 5 kilometres sweeping up Alonso, and regardless of a late-race assault from Maud Oudeman (Netherlands), the sector entered a bunch dash gained by Wiebes.
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