12.08.2022 World-Tour, News, Race news
ALICE 4TH AFTER ANOTHER ATTACKING STAGE
Alice Barnes made another well-timed attack in the final of stage four of Tour of Scandinavia. Alice attacked solo and was later joined by Alexander Manly (BEX). The move forced a hard chase and another four riders bridged across to the move with less than 4km, remaining including Neve Bradbury.
In the sprint, Alice was fourth behind stage winner Manly. Teammate Shari Bossuyt was third in the bunch sprint behind to finish 10th on the stage, and retain the lead in the youth classification.
“When we were getting towards the final I was moving up with Neve on my wheel and just as we got to the front there was an attack. I followed it, and once it slowed it felt like the perfect time to attack. I felt like if it wasn’t me then it could have been someone else, and it could have been us needing to chase,” explained Alice.
“Alex Manley came across to me, and we were working well together. When Neve came across with the others, it seemed that everyone was keen to keep it going except Jumbo. Neve started to do a great lead out with 1km to go. I think I went too early with how the finish was. I was missing a bit in the final but am happy with the result considering how I felt today after yesterday’s efforts,” added Alice.
Shari drops to 3rd on the overall, still at +22 seconds behind tour leader Marianne Vos.
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Stage 5 | Saturday 13 August | Vikersund – Norefjell | 127.4km | Race start 10:40CEST | Broadcast 12:00CEST.
Stage 6 | Sunday 14 August | Lilestrøm – Halden | 154.3km | Race start 10:15CEST | Broadcast 10:15CEST.