Third place for Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, Sophie Wright in the QOM jersey after the opening stage of the Tour de Bretagne Féminin
After a few years break, the Tour de Bretagne appeared on the racing calendar again this year. With five riders, Bigla took to the start of the first stage, which led the peloton von Val d’angst to Goven. The 124km-long route was slightly hilly, and contained three classified climbs and five laps of a circuit around the finishing town. On the final lap around Goven, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig was to be seen at the head of the race, however, in the end, the stage came down to a final sprint, in which our Danish rider took out a strong third place. She is currently third in the overall classification, while teammate Sophie Wright leads the QOM classification, and will take to the start tomorrow wearing the climbers’ jersey.
At the conclusion of the stage, Cecilie said: “The team did a fantastic job. My teammates rode at the front for such a long time and supported me so well. In the end, they also brought me into a good position for the final sprint. Sophie Wright also now leads the mountain classification, and we can be very proud of that. I’m in good form and am looking forward to tomorrow’s stage. It won’t be easy, but our young team is strong.”
Team Manager Thomas Campana reported: “We can be satisfied with what our riders achieved today. As expected, the day was decided in a sprint in Goven, in which Cecilie took out third place. Sophie Wright is also now leading the QOM classification. Tomorrow we will take on a hard stage, where a breakaway may have a chance, and there will certainly be larger gaps in the overall classification. On the third day comes the time trial, and for that, our riders will still need to have good legs.”