Siggaard won Border Sprint in Tour of Norway
Today’s 154 kilometer long third and final stage of Tour of Norway between Svinesund and Halden was first and foremost dominated by several breakaways where VIRTU Cycling Women Swede, Sara Penton played a very motivating part. Along the way, Christina Siggaard conquered the special Border Sprint.
Gravel sections, cobblestones and roads going up and down throughout the entire day were on today’s menu and VIRTU Cycling Women Swede and warrior, Sara Penton was in attack mode and formed an early break with a handful of riders. Unfortunately, they were pulled back with 50 kilometers to go where counter-attacks were flying instantly.
Entering the final circuit in Halden, the peloton was reduced to about 35 riders but the attacking never stopped and the leading rider, Marianne Vos started fencing off fierce attempts to steal her leader’s jersey on the final kilometers. A complete group entered the finish line where Marianne Vos took her third consecutive stage win and thereby also defended her overall lead of the race.
Once again, VIRTU Cycling Women’s Christina Siggaard was in the top-10 finishing 9th and she also won the special Border Sprint.
DS, Carmen Small says:
“Overall, I’m happy with the girls’ performance today. They were participating in every break there was and Sara was in the main break that lasted the longest. As we entered the finale, Christina (Siggaard) was alone in the front group while her opponents had teammates around them, which made it difficult for her. Starting the sprint too far back, it was difficult for her to pass the other riders but she made it into the top-10 selection of riders. Other than that, it was good to have Mieke (Kroger) back after almost two months off the road and hopefully this race has brushed off the form so she’s ready for the races to come”.
Christina Siggaard states:
“I’m really happy to get a place on the podium today taking the Border Sprint. Even though, my aim is higher, I’m happy about finishing in the top-10 on the final day of Tour of Norway. There wasn’t much room for me in the bunch sprint entering the finish line but I’m happy to get out of the race with a podium ceremony and two top-10 results.”