In the hills of Brittany, Mischa Bredewald won the Lorient Agglomération (World Tour) classic, formerly known as the GP Plouay, on Saturday. The Amersfoort rider from Success Team SD Worx managed to beat everyone in the sprint despite being involved in a crash earlier in the stage.
The 160-kilometre race around Bloay was created long ago by Norwegian cyclist Susanne Andersen. She attacked with Carolina Comeega (UAE Team ADQ) and Franziska Braus (Cerazitet-CNT). After gathering for a few minutes, Andersen’s two escaped colleagues withdrew. The Norwegian was allowed to pass alone.
While chasing the peloton, Breedold fell. She was then able to ride the bike without any major problems, and then saw that with ten kilometers to go, Andersen’s Norwegian adventure was over.
Separate Breedold class
What followed was a chaotic final stage for the peloton. Many big names tried to jump away, but no one really earned the space.
Jumbo-Visma tried to set up a mass sprint for Karlijn Swinkels, but it turned out not to be powerful enough. Bredewold was in a class of her own and was the best sprinter in the weak peloton.
It was the 23-year-old Breedold’s first World Tour win of the year. Earlier this season, she has already won the Vuelta Limburg Classic and two stages on the Women’s Tour of Thuringia.
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