Wiebes survives sprint chaos at Women’s Tour to take 11th win of 2021

Lorena Wiebes celebrates winning stage 4 at The Women's Tour
Lorena Wiebes celebrates winning stage 4 at The Women's Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) put in a masterclass sprinting performance to take stage 4 of The Women’s Tour into Southend-on-Sea. The win marked her 11th victory of the season and provided further evidence of her continued development. 

The 22-year-old was quick to point out the work that had been done off the bike and in training when it came to developing tactics and strong relationships with her lead-out train. In a chaotic finale Wiebes made use of her team’s support, and despite losing her train in a turbulent finale, the Dutch rider ‘trusted’ her sprint before powering away from Chiara Consonni (Valcar Travel & Service) and Chloe Hosking (Trek-Segafredo).

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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.