Hat-trick and overall victory for Lorena Wiebes in Tour of Chongming Island
May 12 2019 12:56 am CET

Hat-trick and overall victory for Lorena Wiebes in Tour of Chongming Island
Hat-trick and overall victory for Lorena Wiebes in Tour of Chongming Island
Photo of Lorena Wiebes by Parkhotel Valkenburg Cycling Team

Parkhotel Valkenburg's Lorena Wiebes has done a hat-trick in the Tour of Chongming Island and took the final victory of the race. The Dutchwoman was the fastest in the three stages of the WorldTour race.

The Chinese race kicked off with a 102.7-kilometre flat stage in which Parkhotel Valkenburg protected Wiebes very well and allowed her to also take the first and second positions in the intermediate sprints of the day. Esther van Veen did a good job in the last kilometres of the stage by repelling all the attacks and Meike Uiterwijk was in charge of putting Wiebes in position for the bunch sprint, which she did well and the rider crossed the finish line ahead of Lotto Soudal's Lotte Kopecky and Tibco-Silicon Valley's Nina Kessler.

The Dutch rider faced the second stage of the race sporting the leader's jersey. The peloton went through a 126.6-kilometre flat stage that was also bound to finish in a bunch sprint and the team of the leader once again did an outstanding job controlling the race and protecting the rider, which meant that it had a fast finish again that was won once more by Wiebes.

The last stage of the WorldTour race was 118.4 kilometres long over a flat profile and Parkhotel Valkenburg was very motivated to keep the leader's jersey and close the adventure on a high note. The peloton arrived together to the finish line and Wiebes was again the fastest rider in the bunch, crossing the line ahead of Jutatup Maneephan (Thailand Women's Cycling Team) and Kopecky.

The three riders were the same that stepped on the final podium of the race. Wiebes also topped the points and the youth classification.







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