Winder: I did not expect to stay away

Ruth Winder (Team Sunweb) won stage 5 of the Giro Rosa on Tuesday, riding into the maglia rosa in the process. After the stage, the US rider was happy about this birthday present she gave herself one day after turning 25, but she also gave credit to her teammates and her fellow escapees, Alice Maria Arzuffi (Bizkaia Durango-Euskadi Murias) and Tayler Wiles (Trek-Drops).

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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.