Tour de Romandie Féminin: Arlenis Sierra sprints to stage 1 victory

Cuban racer scores first WorldTour win in reduced bunch kick.

by VeloNews

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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

SIERRA Arlenis
1
SIERRA Arlenis Movistar Team
2
LIPPERT Liane Team DSM
3
VOLLERING Demi Team SD Worx
4
PALADIN Soraya Canyon//SRAM Racing
5
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Trek - Segafredo
6
CHABBEY Elise Canyon//SRAM Racing
7
KASTELIJN Yara Plantur-Pura
8
LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup FDJ - SUEZ - Futuroscope
9
VAN DIJK Ellen Trek - Segafredo
10
MUZIC Évita FDJ - SUEZ - Futuroscope

SIERRA Arlenis

SIERRA Arlenis

UIJEN Elise

LIPPERT Liane

Team DSM

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