Labecki sprints to fifth place in second stage Women’s Tour
Coryn Labecki has finished fifth in the second stage of the Women’s Tour. The short stage from and to Harlow ended in a bunch sprint, in which the 29-year-old American came just short of a podium place. Lorena Wiebes won the stage.
In the predominantly flat stage, the status quo was maintained for a long time. Halfway through the race, Sammie Stuart broke away. She created a slight lead, but her attempt was over twenty kilometers from the finish. In the final, several riders tried to jump away on the short hills, but the tempo of the sprinters’ teams was too high to create a sizeable gap. Romy Kasper led Labeki to a good position in the last kilometres, after which the latter sprinted to fifth place.
“It was another hectic day”, Labecki said. “But today’s performance was a step forward from last week’s RideLondon. Fifth is a decent result and I think we can be mostly satisfied, but the team and I want more. There is always room for improvement, so we keep working on that every day.”