25.07.2022 World-Tour, News, Race news
KASIA 3RD IN AN ACTION-PACKED STAGE 2
Kasia Niewiadoma took third place on stage two of Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. The CANYON//SRAM Racing rider seized an opportunity in a challenging finish circuit to take the podium place and importantly gained some seconds in the overall classification. After strong team performances on the opening two stages, CANYON//SRAM Racing leads the team classification.
“We knew what the stage would be like and I believe you could see we were well prepared,” said Kasia.
“The pace was high entering the finish circuit, and after the intermediate sprint Elisa Balsamo (TFS) attacked creating our group of six riders. We had different goals but most of us worked well together and came to the finish to sprint for the win still with a gap on the bunch. Overall, we’re happy because a goal was not to lose time and in the end I’ve been able to get third on the stage and gain some time. I was well-supported by my teammates and how we were able to race gives us a lot of motivation for the next two days,” added Kasia.
With Kasia in third, Elise Chabbey crossing in thirteenth and Tiffany Cromwell also well placed, CANYON//SRAM Racing was able to maintain its lead in the team classification going into the third stage.
While Kasia gained some time on some of the GC contenders, teammate Pauliena Rooijakkers lost time. “I had a bad day and am disappointed with that. But I’m motivated to turn it around in the next stages,” said Pauliena.
Going into the third stage from Reims to Epernay, Kasia is third on the general classification behind stage winner and new yellow jersey leader, Marianne Vos.
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Stage 3 | Tuesday 26 July | Reims – Épernay | 133km | Race start 12:50 | Broadcast 13:45CEST.
Stage 4 | Wednesday 27 July | Troyes – Bar-Sur-Aube | 126km | Race start 13:10 | Broadcast 13:45CEST.
Stage 5 | Thursday 28 July | Bar-Le-Duc – Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges | 175km | Race start 11:45 | Broadcast 13:45CEST.
Stage 6 | Friday 29 July | Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges – Rosheim | 128km | Race start 13:00 | Broadcast 13:45CEST.
Stage 7 | Saturday 30 July | Sélestat – Le Markstein | 127km | Race start 13:30 | Broadcast 14:50CEST.
Stage 8 | Sunday 31 July | Lure – La Super Planche des Belles Filles | 123km | Race start 14:00 | Broadcast 14:55CEST.
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