Tour of California: It was a good start but Mount Baldy will be different, says Van der Breggen

World and Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) took the spoils on stage 1 of the Tour of California Women’s Race on Thursday. What was expected to be a stage for the sprinters was made hard by high winds and a committed Boels-Dolmans team that pushed hard on the climbs, setting their leader up for victory.

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.