Tacey and Drops celebrate stunning win in Virtual Tour de France

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April Tacey stunned more established riders from the Women's WorldTour to give her Drops team a huge boost by winning the first-ever stage of the women's Virtual Tour de France. The win gave Tacey a taste of her first Tour de France maillot jaune, too, with her team leading the points race on day one. 

The 19-year-old beat Kristin Faulkner (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) and Chantal Van den Broeck-Blaak (Boels Dolmans) with a powerful sprint to the line to take the win and show that the British domestic team had come a long way after facing close towards the end of the 2018 campaign.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.