Aviva Womens Tour: Wie das Rennen gewonnen wurde

Aviva Womens Tour: How The Race Was Won

Aviva Womens Tour: Wie das Rennen gewonnen wurde

On the last day of The Women's Tour, the team's job was to defend Ashleigh Moolman Pasio's second place on the overall standings. Lotta Lepistö slipped into an 8-rider breakaway to take away any bonus seconds available on the last stage.

When the breakaway's gap started threatening Ashleigh's position on the general classification, the team helped in the chase which meant Lotta could sit on in the break and save her legs. The team was happy for the gap to the break to stay at one minute, when it dropped below one minute, Lotta attacked the break to increase the gap. The gap to the break got bigger which meant they stayed away and Lotta won the final stage and Ashleigh finished 2nd on the general classification. Cycling is a team sport.

Peloton speed through the early kilometres at Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lotta Lepistö and Clara Koppenburg play close attention to the front - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lepistö's breakaway group approaches the top of the first QOM climb of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lepistö's breakaway group approaches the top of the first QOM climb of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Team orders on the radio is for Clara Koppenburg to bring Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio to the front before a dangerous descent - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Team orders on the radio is for Clara Koppenburg to bring Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio to the front before a dangerous descent - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lisa Klein controls the break on the front of the peloton which gives Lepistö a free ride in the break - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lisa Klein controls the break on the front of the peloton which gives Lepistö a free ride in the break - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Lizzie Armitstead always at the front during key moments - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Lizzie Armitstead always at the front during key moments - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Team management checked the course before hand and presented video footage. Lepistö knew she had to be first into the last corner - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Team management checked the course before hand and presented video footage. Lepistö knew she had to be first into the last corner - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lotta Lepistö wins in Kettering at Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Lotta Lepistö wins in Kettering at Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

A happy team after a flawless performance at Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

A happy team after a flawless performance at Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio on the final podium of the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5. A 113.2 km road race from Northampton to Kettering, UK on June 19th 2016.