Lucy Kennedy takes first European victory with Mitchelton-Scott in Durango-Durango
May 21 2019 06:46 am CET

Lucy Kennedy takes first European victory with Mitchelton-Scott in Durango-Durango
Lucy Kennedy takes first European victory with Mitchelton-Scott in Durango-Durango
Photo of Mitchelton-Scott jersey (c) Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott) has taken the victory of Durango-Durango. The Australian team placed two riders on the final podium of the Spanish race.

The Australian was part of a breakaway that contained many of the favourites to take the victory of the race. Her advantage was that she had the company of Amanda Spratt, which gave favoured her tactically to attack and take the win of the 1.2. race, while her teammate crossed the finish line just behind her.

"It's my first European win with the team so it feels very special," said Kennedy. "In this team, it's an honour just to be given the opportunity so I'm glad I could make it count. We didn't expect to have us climbers in a break, but once that break formed it was perfect for us. Spratty kept me really calm and the plan for her to attack first on the first hard climb and for me to go over the top of that worked perfectly.

"The plan was to make it solo, but it was a little nerve-wracking when the gap was just hovering. When I reached the top of the last climb I was pretty confident I could hold them off. It's a nice confidence builder ahead of Bira, we know we have a great team for this type of racing."




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