Simac Ladies Tour GC lead changes again after Marlen Reusser wins stage 2 time trial

The Swiss national ITT champion put in a blistering pace to take the lead from Liv Racing's Alison Jackson.

by Abby Mickey

photography by Cor Vos


Marlen Reusser (Alé BTC Ljubljana) finally claimed the top step of a WorldTour podium by winning the stage 2 time trial at the Simac Ladies Tour. Reusser, who finished second in the Olympic Games time trial to Annemiek van Vleuten, won with a time of 20 minutes 41 seconds over the 17 km course.

Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) claimed second and third. Van Dijk finished 18 seconds behind Reusser, with Van den Broek-Blaak finishing a further 23 seconds down.

The race leader ahead of stage 2 Alison Jackson (Liv Racing) finished a little over two minutes behind Reusser in 30th position allowing Reusser to claim the leader’s jersey before of a very flat and fast stage 3.

Reusser’s consistent presence at the front of races and her prominence in time trials landed the Swiss rider a contract with SD Worx for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. She won both Swiss road and time trial titles in 2021 and finished second in the time trial at the World Championships in Imola in 2020.


Simac Ladies Tour (2.WWT) Gennep → Gennep

REUSSER Marlen
1
REUSSER Marlen Alé BTC Ljubljana
2
VAN DIJK Ellen Trek-Segafredo Women
4
KLEIN Lisa Canyon SRAM Racing
5
NORSGAARD Emma Movistar Team
6
VOLLERING Demi SD Worx
7
ROY Sarah Team BikeExchange
8
LETH Julie Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling
9
BARNES Alice Canyon SRAM Racing
10
KOSTER Anouska Team Jumbo-Visma Women

REUSSER Marlen

REUSSER Marlen

VAN DIJK Ellen

JACKSON Alison

NORSGAARD Emma

SD Worx

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