Shari Bossuyt (Canyon-SRAM Racing) received the bunch dash on the third and remaining stage of the Tour de Normandie Féminin. She charged from peloton on the flat run-in to Caen with loads of area behind to Martina Alzini (Cofidis) in second place and Roxane Fournier (St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93) in third.
Cédrine Kerbaol (Ceratizit-WNT Professional Biking) sealed the GC victory together with her end within the peloton within the inaugural stage race, holding a one-second benefit over runner-up Gladys Verhulst (FDJ-SUEZ). Along with her podium end on stage 3, Alzini jumped onto the ultimate spot on the GC podium
“We had a plan and we executed it completely… It’s an excellent victory for the entire group, and the entire group labored so arduous for it,” Kerbaol mentioned after taking the general lead with the stage 2 victory on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Breton from the Cérétizit – WNT group got here away with the pink chief’s jersey in addition to the most effective younger rider honours.
The third and remaining stage on Sunday between Saint PIerre en Auge and Caen lined 114.4km. The 2 intermediate sprints offered what may have been vital bonus factors within the first half of the race. Past the remaining 70km offered flat terrain throughout the Calvados division with no actual alternatives for breakaways.
Whereas the 2 categorized climbs hit back-to-back, with lower than 4km separating the summits, the peloton stretched out as a number of riders tried to reap the benefits of the undulations. Canyon-SRAM’s Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka accelerated to the entrance of the race with Simone Boilard (St Michel-Mavic-Auber93).
The duo scooped up the QOM factors, and no matter benefit they’d was quickly swept away by a charging peloton which had them in sight with 23km to go to the end line in Caen.
Closing to 13.5km to go, extra riders tried to interrupt free from the peloton, however the WorldTour groups picked up the tempo on the flat roads, organising the bunch dash.
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