Guarischi pockets 10th in Boels Ladies Tour
No one was better than Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) when the field hit the finale of today’s 158 kilometer long and hilly fifth stage of the Boels Ladies Tour. Behind Blaak, Team VIRTU Cycling Women’s Barbara Guarischi sprinted her way to tenth position.
A long and determined breakaway where riders however were replaced along the way managed to keep the field behind before the entrance of the finale where Dutchman Chantal Blaak took matters in her own hands and attacked on a climb. As her opponents were not able to keep up, the stage was decided by an impressive solo victory for the flying Dutchman. Behind her, Team, VIRTU Cycling’s Sara Penton and Mieke Kröger managed to put Italian Barbara Guarischi in an advantageous position before the wild bunch sprint. Guarischi finished 10th..
Sports Director, Carmen Small, says:
“We knew it was going to be a very tough day and it was. Hats off for Blaak who had plenty of energy to attack alone after a long day in the saddle in hard terrain. But our girls fought heroically and it was satisfying to see Sara and Mieke deliver Barbara perfectly as the sprinters were to determine the secondary rankings. Now, we just await tomorrow’s individual time trial where Mieke is our best card. “