Crashes disrupt the finale of first stage of Ladies Tour of Norway

SARPSBORG NORWAY AUGUST 12 A general view of the peloton cheering by fans during the 7th Ladies Tour Of Norway 2021 Stage 1 a 1415km stage from Halden to Sarpsborg LTourOfNorway LTON21 UCIWWT on August 12 2021 in Sarpsborg Norway Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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After a long breakaway, Kristen Faulkner (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) took a narrow victory on stage 1 of the Ladies Tour of Norway, but the opening stage of the women’s WorldTour race also saw two major crashes that impacted the race. 

Halfway through the stage, some twenty riders went down in the peloton, and in the finale, six riders crashed with two kilometres to go, holding up two more.

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