Lucy Kennedy finishes career with podium place at Tour de l’Ardèche

PEREIRO DE AGUIAR SPAIN SEPTEMBER 04 Lucy Kennedy of Australia and Team BikeExchange prior to the 7th Ceratizit Challenge By La Vuelta 2021 Stage 3 a 1079km stage from Estacin de Montaa de Manzaneda to Pereiro de Aguiar ChallengeVuelta CERATIZITChallenge21 on September 04 2021 in Pereiro de Aguiar Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images
Lucy Kennedy (Team BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Australia’s Lucy Kennedy (Team BikeExchange) was on the attack during her last day of racing as a professional cyclist, ending her four year career with third place on the final stage of an eventful Tour de l’Ardèche.

The week-long French Tour is one that held fond memories for Kennedy, with the 33 year old delivering her first international win at the event in 2017 while racing for the High5 Australian development team. Then she not only won a stage but took out the overall win as well. A repeat victory, to take her journey full circle, wasn’t to be but it was still undoubtedly a memorable final race for Kennedy to close out her professional career on.

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