Tour of Scandinavia: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig takes stage 5 victory and GC lead atop Norefjell climb

Dane outsprints Lianne Lippert on 'Queen stage,' Jule Van de Velde finishes third

by Abby Mickey

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This story first appeared on VeloNew.com.

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope) won the ‘queen stage’ of the Tour of Scandinavia and took the lead in the general classification after outsprinting Liane Lippert (Team DSM) in the final meters of the Norefjell climb.

Lippert and Uttrup Ludwig attacked the elite selection in the final three kilometres of the climb, holding off the chasers to contest the win between them. Julie Van de Velde (Plantur-Pura) completed the podium in third.

Uttrup Ludwig now leads the GC by a comfortable margin with just one punchy stage remaining on Sunday.

Tour of Scandinavia (2.WWT) Vikersund → Norefjell

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
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LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup FDJ - SUEZ - Futuroscope
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LIPPERT Liane Team DSM
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VAN DE VELDE Julie Plantur-Pura
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NELSON Josie Team Coop - Hitec Products
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MANLY Alexandra Team BikeExchange - Jayco
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DRONOVA-BALABOLINA Tamara Roland Cogeas Edelweiss Squad
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KOSTER Anouska Team Jumbo-Visma
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PEPERKAMP Esmée Team DSM
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BRAND Lucinda Trek - Segafredo
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BRADBURY Neve Canyon//SRAM Racing

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup

JACKSON Alison

KRAAK Amber

BRADBURY Neve

Team DSM

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