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Arlenis Sierra (Movistar) took her first Women’s WorldTour win of the season on Friday after outsprinting a reduced group on stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie Féminin.
The Cuban beat Liane Lippert (Team DSM) on the line, whilst Demi Vollering (SD Worx) took third.
Despite repeated attacks on the stage’s climbs and in the flat finish, none of the moves stuck, and the race came together for a reduced bunch sprint from an elite group in Lausanne.
Katia Ragusa (UAE Team ADQ) and later Elena Hartmann (Switzerland) were away in the middle part of the stage, but were brought back with 45km remaining.
Tour de Romandie Féminin (2.WWT) Lausanne → Lausanne