Le Col-Wahoo rewarded for attacking day in Paris at Tour de France Femmes

Le ColWahoos team French rider Gladys Verhulst celebrates her most competitive rider prize at the end of the 1st stage of the new edition of the Womens Tour de France cycling race 816 km between the Tour Eiffel and the ChampsElysees in Paris on July 24 2022 Photo by Jeff PACHOUD AFP Photo by JEFF PACHOUDAFP via Getty Images
Gladys Verhulst (Le Col Wahoo) claims combativity prize (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Le Col-Wahoo left the first Tour de France Femmes stage in Paris with both the red numbers for combativity and the white jersey after a strong solo attack from Gladys Verhulst and a sixth-place finish in the sprint for Maike van der Duin.

The UK-based Continental team were one of the wildcards invited to the race and came with the aim of good stage results and a plan to deliver aggressive racing, something they have already achieved on stage 1.

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Matilda Price is a freelance cycling journalist and digital producer based in the UK. She is a graduate of modern languages, and recently completed an MA in sports journalism, during which she wrote her dissertation on the lives of young cyclists. Matilda began covering cycling in 2016 whilst still at university, working mainly in the British domestic scene at first. Since then, she has covered everything from the Tour Series to the Tour de France. These days, Matilda focuses most of her attention on the women’s sport, writing for Cyclingnews and working on women’s cycling show The Bunnyhop. As well as the Women’s WorldTour, Matilda loves following cyclo-cross and is a recent convert to downhill mountain biking.