Moberg in initial break – Penton 14th on final stage of OVO Energy Tour
As expected, the 122 kilometer long final stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour was dominated by the strongest riders in the field when Kasia Niewiadoma, Amy Pieters, Elisa Longo Borghini, Lucinda Brand and the leader of the GC, Coryn Rivera formed the most promising break of the day. Before however, Team VIRTU Cycling Women’s Emilie Moberg had been in today’s first breakaway.
VIRTU Women’s Norwegian Emilie Moberg was one of the keen VIRTU riders who insisted on flashing the colors on this last stage of the British stage race, and the Norwegian also won the first mountain competition on the stage. Then the front trio was inhaled by the field.
Later, Komkasia Niewiadoma, Amy Pieters, Elisa Longo Borghini, Lucinda Brand and Coryn Rivera broke clear but the five riders were caught with only 6 remaining kilometers and now it was up to the fastest riders among the 35 remaining in the field. Lotta Lepistö drew the longest straw and won the final stage of this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour, while Team VIRTU Cycling Women’s Swedish Sara Penton finished 14th.
The race was won by Coryn Rivera (SunWeb).
VIRTU Women Dane Christina Siggaard states:
“It was a hard and demanding stage as we expected and we just wanted to go from the start because we knew it would be hard to make it in the finale. Unfortunately, I’ve been hit by a virus so I have not felt on top during the week but now I’m waiting for recovery and training for the Danish nationals later this month, hoping to be ready again then”.