Lippert fights to keep WorldTour lead after Strade Bianche mechanical

SIENA ITALY AUGUST 01 Elizabeth ArmisteadDeignan of The United Kingdom and Team TrekSegafredo Women Franziska Koch of Germany and Team Sunweb Women Juliette Labous of France and Team Sunweb Women Christine Majerus of Luxembourg and Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam Liane Lippert of Germany and Team Sunweb Women Marta Bastianelli of Italy and Team Ale BTC Ljubljana Soraya Paladin of Italy and Team CCCLiv Dust during the Eroica 6th Strade Bianche 2020 Women Elite a 136km race from Siena to Siena Piazza del Campo StradeBianche on August 01 2020 in Siena Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Liane Lippert (Sunweb) wears the Women's WorldTour's purple leader's jersey at Strade Bianche (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liane Lippert has retained her overall lead of the Women’s WorldTour after fighting back from an untimely mechanical to finish 16th at Strade Bianche on Saturday. 

The Sunweb rider earned the series lead when she won Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in February before the season was shut down due to COVID-19 coronavirus, and she aims to keep it for as long as possible throughout the revised calendar.

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