Another top 10 for Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen at the Boels Ladies Tour
The third stage of the Boels Ladies Tour consisted of a 156.8km long route around Nijverdal. The field rode together for quite some time before splitting into several groups 50km ahead of the finish line. Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen was able to make it into the leading group of around 20, which built up a lead of 30 seconds. A chase group took up the pursuit of the leaders and around 20km down the road, several riders were able to bridge the gap. The final 25km saw many attacks, until a quartet was finally able to get away. Bigla rode actively and attentively at the front of the field, however, in the end the leaders were unable to be caught and fought out the stage victory amongst themselves. In the sprint for the minor placings, Emma was able to pick up yet another top 10 place, this time finishing in ninth position on the stage.
Team Manager Thomas Campana praised the performance of the Danish sprinter, commenting: “She confirmed her result from yesterday’s stage. Today’s parcours around Nijverdal was, in fact, much longer with some tricky climbs, which the peloton took on quite fast. She is definitely on her way back to reaching her previous form, and she is improving day by day, which is excellent to see. I think we can say that Emma is back.”