Kool, Georgi 'the perfect two' for Dutch rider's win at RideLondon Classique

COLCHESTER ENGLAND MAY 26 Charlotte Kool of The Netherlands and Team DSM celebrates at podium as Blue Leader Jersey winner during the 6th RideLondon Classique 2023 Stage 1 a 1464km from Saffron Walden to Colchester UCIWWT on May 26 2023 in Colchester England Photo by Stephen PondGetty Images
Charlotte Kool of Team DSM celebrates at podium in the Blue Leader Jersey after stage 1 victory at RideLondon Classique (Image credit: Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Charlotte Kool (Team DSM) was unphased by the uphill finish as she powered to victory at stage 1 of the RideLondon Classique in Colchester ahead of Clara Copponi (FDJ SUEZ) and Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo).

Kool won from the reduced group sprint after she and teammate Pfeiffer Georgi made it into the decisive move that saw 14 riders separate from the peloton with 29km remaining. She leads the overall general classification by 6 seconds ahead of Copponi, thanks to bonus seconds.

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.