Vos kept his hands on the handlebars and won the Scandinavia opener

Riedmann fourth in the sprint bunch

By Kevin Kemp

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Marianne Vos (Jumbo – Visma) won the opening of Scandinavia in the sprint. | Photo: Cor Vos

09.08.2022 | (rsn) – Two days after she was disqualified in Sweden, Marianne Vos (Jumbo – Visma) won the start of the 1st Tour of Scandinavia (WWT 2). In the 1st stage from Copenhagen to Helsingor over 145 km, the Dutch girl ran faster than Megan Jastrab (DSM), Shari Bossuyt (Canyon – SRAM) and her German teammate Linda Riedmann, who achieved her best result so far among the experts. with four places celebrated.

Vos was able to follow up after winning in Denmark thanks to the “puppy paws position” and thus gave her the fifth win of the season. “It’s very fast. In the end it was very nervous. We want to be together as a team,” she said in the final interview.

“Linda completely guided me to the Trek women’s bike,” the 35-year-old praised her teammate of 16 years. “I started running from there. It’s very fast and it’s hard to keep accelerating,” said Vos immediately after crossing the finish line.

After driving her captain into position, Riedmann was also able to participate in the sprint in the home stretch slightly downhill, which she finished in fourth.

Vos’ teammate Amber Kraak collected the most mountain points and will therefore wear the tour’s best climber’s jersey on stage 2. The overall leader remains at the top of the points classification.

Here’s how the contest goes:

After Nina Kessler (BikeExchange – Jayco) won the first intermediate run and Femke Gerritsen (Parkhotel Valkenburg) won the first mountain classification in Sollerod Slotsbakke (Cat 3), Gerritsen’s teammate Kristie van Haaften was the first rider after 22 km to break away. A lot from the field. After eight kilometers, the Dutch woman was caught again.

After 25 kilometers that no one could break, Alison Jackson (Liv Racing Xstra) won the second race at Hillerod. Even in the next 60 kilometers, all breakaway attempts were successful only for a short time, although the big names Vos and Cecilie Ludwig (FDJ – Suez – Futuroscope) were actively involved in the racing activities.

With 28 kilometers to go, Kraak secured the second mountain classification in Helsingor (Cat 3) ahead of her teammate Vos. In the final intermediate run in Helsingor, Jackson was the first to cross the classification line at the start of the final 15 km.

The peloton stayed together in the final as well. Chloe Hosking (BikeExchange – Jayco) pulled a sprint for Amalie Dideriksen in the final kilometre, but when Vos got going she was clearly the stronger sprinter, winning by a bike length over Jastrab.

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