08.10.2022 World-Tour, News, Race news
A TOUGH MOUNTAIN-TOP FINISH ON STAGE 2 OF ROMANDIE
Elise Chabbey maintained her position as the best Swiss rider after a challenging stage two of the Tour de Romandie Féminin. The queen stage, with over 2500m of elevation and a summit finish in Thyon 2000, was won by Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (SDW).
Elise said: “It was hard. I didn’t have good legs today and was dropped early. They kept motivating me from the car, and hearing that Soraya was doing great in the breakaway also helped me. I took my rhythm, and I was able to catch riders. In the end, it was a mental game and having my friends and family on the road pushed me.”
Elise’s teammate, Soraya Paladin, had a strong performance on the 104km stage. Between the two main climbs in the second half of the stage, Soraya was in a three-rider breakaway that took its advantage up to 1:15 minutes. The trio held their lead until halfway up the final 17km-long climb, and a select group of climbers went ahead to fight out the stage win.
Elise was the best-placed rider for CANYON//SRAM Racing in 12th place, with Soraya Paladin crossing the line in 15th. The general classification took a shake-up, with Moolman-Pasio now leading by 30 seconds. Elise is now in 11th place and Soraya in 12th overall.
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The tour can be followed on Twitter with #TDRF and is broadcast on RTS, GCN, and Eurosport. The final stage is 147.6km from Fribourg to Genéve. The stage starts at 11:35CEST, with the action broadcast at 14:30CEST.