Longo Borghini overhauls Brown by one second to win Women's Tour

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) defied the odds to win the Women’s Tour overall. After losing three bonus seconds to yellow jersey Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) in the first intermediate sprint, the Italian champion accelerated on the final kilometre to open gaps in the peloton and held on to finish in third place, only beaten by Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) and Brown’s teammate Clara Copponi.

The four bonus seconds for third place gave Longo Borghini a one-second lead over Brown in GC to take the overall victory, while Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) finished third at five seconds back.

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