Lorena Wiebes (DSM) wins stage 3 of the 2022 RideLondon Classique.

Lorena Wiebes makes it a RideLondon hat trick

Stage 3 was raced on a rapid Central London circuit, and culminated in a third consecutive win for Wiebes at the RideLondon Classique.

by Amy Jones

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Lorena Wiebes (DSM) sprinted to a clean sweep of stage wins at the RideLondon Classique with victory on the Central London circuit ahead of Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo) and Lotto Kopecky (SD Worx).

For the first 30 km, multiple riders tried to break away but nothing stuck until Amber Kraak of Jumbo Visma briefly found a gap, but was quickly brought back.

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope and AG Insurance-NXTG were the most active teams, trying to send multiple riders up the road. Brodie Chapman tried to instigate a big move heading into the final few laps, but they could not get away, and Julia Borgstrom (AG Insurance-NXTG) suffered the same fate shortly after.

Then finally, with 17 km to go, Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance-NXTG) attacked with Krista Doebel-Hicock (EF Education-Tibco-SVB), getting a maximum advantage of about 20 seconds and staying away for 10km.

Wollaston went solo going into the final lap, but the bunch was closing in with Trek-Segafrdo working on the front for Balsamo, and the Kiwi was caught with 8km to go.

The team of the race leader Wiebes only got on the front with 7 km to go to prepare to lead out their sprinter. In the final few kilometres, teams Movistar, Jumbo-Visma, and DSM all fought for dominance, but it was Charlotte Kool of DSM who led Wiebes out to take her third win in three days.

Balsamo’s second-place finish secures the same placing overall, while Emma Norsgaard (Movistar) held onto third at the end of three hard stages.

RideLondon Classique (2.WWT) London → London

WIEBES Lorena
1
WIEBES Lorena Team DSM
2
BALSAMO Elisa Trek - Segafredo
3
KOPECKY Lotte Team SD Worx
4
CONSONNI Chiara Valcar - Travel & Service
5
BARBIERI Rachele Liv Racing Xstra
6
NORSGAARD Emma Movistar Team
7
BOSSUYT Shari Canyon//SRAM Racing
8
LABECKI Coryn Team Jumbo-Visma
9
VAN DER DUIN Maike Le Col - Wahoo
10
VANDENBULCKE Jesse Le Col - Wahoo

WIEBES Lorena

WIEBES Lorena

HENDERSON Anna

BORGSTRÖM Julia

Valcar - Travel & Service

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