Tour de Suisse ladies: Bradbury wins the 3rd stage in Champagne

Bradbury wins the 3rd stage in Champagne

Published today at 5:36 p.m.

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Neve Bradbury (Canyon-Sram Racing) won the 3rd stage of the ladies’ Tour de Suisse on Monday, running between Vevey and Champagne over 125.6 km. On the line, she beat her teammate Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

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The Australian and the Pole took the lead at the top of Vaugondry, 13 km from the finish, after a 105 km breakaway, and did not let anyone come back. Two riders started against, the Dutch Femke de Vries (Visam – Lease a Bike) and the Australian Amanda Spratt (Lidl-Trek), but the lead was too great and the duo crossed the line with 1’55’ ‘ behind the first two.

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Behind, the leading quartet in the general classification, the Dutch Demi Vollering (SD Worx), the Italians Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek) and Gaia Realini (Lidl-Trek) and the Australian Kim Cadzow (Cannondale) ensured the tempo to cross the line together, 2’11” behind Bradbury. A delay which allows the Australian to move up to 2nd place overall, 1’22” behind Vollering.

The Swiss finished further back, the best of them, Elena Hartmann (Roland) finishing 24th, 3’31” behind the winner.

Geneva’s Elise Chabbey (Canyon-Sram Racing) scored good points in the sides to practically secure the mountain classification before the last stage on Tuesday.

The runners will do a 127.5 km loop with departure and arrival in Champagne and passing through the Col des Étroits and La Vue-des-Alpes.

Yves Desplands has been a journalist and editor at Sport-Center since 2015. He has held the same position for the sports section of Le Matin since 1999. From 1994 to 1999, he covered ice hockey and motocross for this daily. More informations

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