Crash ends Lorena Wiebes' winning streak on Women’s Tour opening day

Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM)
Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) (Image credit: Getty Images)

When the peloton entered Bury St Edmunds for the finish of stage 1 of The Women’s Tour, another sprint victory by Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) was the expected outcome as the Dutch sprinter had dominated the sprints that led to her overall victory at RideLondon Classique

However, a crash in the final few hundred metres of the opening stage ended Wiebes' chances of both a stage win and the event's first leader's jersey.

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.