As active is the men’s tours are the women’s biking tours as well.
Armitstead has won the women’s tour that was recently concluded. Final stage victory was claimed by Lotta Lepisto while overall victory was claimed by Lizzie Armistead of the Boels-Dolmans team. On the final day Lotta joined the breakaway group that won the sprint and claimed the stage honors.
The race had a break of seven women that included Molly Weaver, who spent time on the stage in a yellow jersey before the squad of Boels-Dolmans and Marianne Vos’ of the Rabo Liv team took control. There were riders like several in the breakaway group who covered a total of 30 kilometers in the end. Loren Rowney of the Orica-AIS team had been part of the break originally, but she could not keep up when the Newnham Hill came up.
It was a climb that was grueling. It was a part where the leaders had to stretch out the advantage they had on the peloton. The gap, however was not more than five minutes. The peloton pegged the move back in the second half. Those who were part of the breakaway group were able to gain an advantage. They remained in the clear, and so it helped them to reach the finish line in Kettering. If you have been following the women’s tour you would have certainly enjoyed watching it. Lepisto stated that the stage had been hard to start off. They had been defending the second place of Ashleigh’s. A group that was moving away Lepisto helped to cover the attack. Once there was a good gap she was able to get the team to stay together. The team orders had been that she should stop covering if the gap had become too big and if it threatened GC.