Nienke Veenhoven (Visma-Lease a Bike) took a slender victory on the Down Underneath Criterium forward of Georgia Baker (Liv Jayco AlUla) by half a motorcycle size after 50 minutes of breathless racing in Adelaide.
The post-Ladies’s Tour Down Underneath occasion performed out on a 1.2km circuit at Victoria Park. A 12-rider bunch sprinted it out for the victory after a number one breakaway was caught at first of the bell lap.
Veenhoven’s Visma-Lease a Bike crew labored tirelessly alongside Ladies’s Tour Down Underneath general winner Sarah Gigante (AG Insurance coverage-Soudal) to catch the break led by Nienke Vinke (DSM-Firmenich PostNL) and FDJ-Suez and have been rewarded with victory.
Lidl-Trek’s Lauretta Hanson took third with Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Crew ADQ) and Soraya Paladin (Canyon SRAM) rounding out the highest 5.
Veenhoven has a powerful monitor racing pedigree and took second within the scratch race behind Lorena Wiebes (SD-Worx Protime) finally 12 months’s Dutch nationwide monitor championships.
The Ladies’s WorldTour racing on the Tour Down Underneath completed on Sunday, with Gigante claiming the ultimate stage on high of Willunga and the general race forward of Vinke.
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