Women’s Tour stage 5: Elisa Longo Borghini wins summit finish

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This article originally appeared on Velo News

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo) claimed the win on stage 5 of the Women's Tour after a dramatic finish on the summit finish of Black Mountain. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM Racing) finished second, with Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) taking third on the line.

The win, and resulting bonus seconds put Longo Borghini on the same time as Brown in the GC but with the Australian retaining the leader’s jersey on count back with just one stage remaining in the race. Niewiadoma sits in third overall at just two seconds back.

Longo Borghini was set up perfectly by her teammates on the final climb and marked several moves from her rivals. The Italian also made several stinging attacks but couldn’t drop the likes of Brown, who came into the stage as the race leader. Longo Borghini surged for a final time with just over 150m to go and quickly opened up a gap on Niewiadoma and Brown.

“This climb a long one but it’s not that steep, so you can’t really make the difference. Plus we had a headwind. It was like attacking but hitting the wall. I trusted my sprint and went with 150m and I felt strong. I wanted to pay back all my teammates, who were really committed. This is for my teammates and the staff,” Longo Borghini said.

As expected the race came down to the final 5.5km climb of the Black Mountain with pitches of around 20 percent on some sections. Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) put in a surprise attack on the lower slopes but the sprinter was quickly reeled in by Trek Segafredo with Ellen van Dijk increasing the pace on the front of the already reduced peloton.

The Dutch rider, with Longo Borghini neatly tucked in on her wheel, caught Wiebes and the reduced the group to around 25 riders. Brown and Niewiadoma already looked isolated at that point and Van Dijk continued to push the pace until just over 2km to go.

At that point Longo Borghini put in her first acceleration. Only a handful of riders could match the Italian’s initial pace with Team BikExchange Jayco pair Alexandra Manly and Kristen Faulkner the first riders to follow Longo Borghini.

Brown paced herself perfectly, upping the pace slightly to regain contact but Longo Borghini’s move had reduced the front group to just ten riders as a strong headwind continued to blow. The pace slowed, allowing for a group of riders to come back, and Joscelin Lowden used that moment to make the first of her two attacks. The British rider was caught and it was Ashleigh Moolman (SD Worx) who went next with a powerful acceleration on the next hairpin.

The wind continued to hamper attacks but that didn’t stop Niewiadoma from trying her luck, despite a mechanical issue that appeared to affect her gear changing. Faulkner closed down that move and for a brief moment it looked as though Brown was in serious trouble. The Australian hung on though, and as the leaders entered the final 200m the stage was still up for grabs.

Longo Borghini moved to the front and accelerated on the left hand side of the road, as once more Brown found herself caught out, this time after Faulkner couldn’t follow the Italian’s pace. Brown came around Faulkner in an attempt to take third and limit her losses.

Women's Tour Stage 5 Results

  • Stage

  • GC

  • Points

  • Mountains

  • Teams

1

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

Trek - Segafredo

3:01:49

2

NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna

Canyon//SRAM Racing

0:00

3

BROWN Grace

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

0:00

4

FAULKNER Kristen

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:00

5

MANLY Alexandra

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:00

6

MOOLMAN Ashleigh

Team SD Worx

0:06

7

MARKUS Riejanne

Team Jumbo-Visma

0:19

8

EWERS Veronica

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

0:19

9

STORRIE Becky

CAMS - Basso

0:21

10

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

UAE Team ADQ

0:23

11

GASKJENN Ingvild

Team Coop - Hitec Products

0:24

12

BOOGAARD Maaike

UAE Team ADQ

0:24

13

CHABBEY Elise

Canyon//SRAM Racing

0:24

14

TON Quinty

Liv Racing Xstra

0:24

15

HARVEY Mikayla

Canyon//SRAM Racing

0:24

16

BUIJSMAN Nina

Human Powered Health

0:24

17

LOWDEN Joscelin

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

0:24

18

LACH Marta

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

0:45

19

WILLIAMS Georgia

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:53

20

CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

0:55

21

DE JONG Thalita

Liv Racing Xstra

1:21

22

HOLDEN Elizabeth

Le Col - Wahoo

1:23

23

JORGENSEN Tiril

Team Coop - Hitec Products

1:23

24

DOEBEL-HICKOK Krista

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

1:23

25

VAN DIJK Ellen

Trek - Segafredo

1:23

26

LUDWIG Hannah

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

1:23

27

NEUMANOVA Tereza

Liv Racing Xstra

1:23

28

VANDENBULCKE Jesse

Le Col - Wahoo

1:23

29

ASENCIO Laura

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

1:23

30

WILLIAMS Lily

Human Powered Health

1:57

31

GUTIERREZ Sheyla

Movistar Team

2:05

32

STUART Sammie

CAMS - Basso

3:00

33

CROMWELL Tiffany

Canyon//SRAM Racing

3:00

34

MAJERUS Christine

Team SD Worx

3:00

35

KASPER Romy

Team Jumbo-Visma

3:00

36

MOHR Mari Hole

Team Coop - Hitec Products

3:00

37

CORDON-RAGOT Audrey

Trek - Segafredo

3:00

38

JASTRAB Megan

Team DSM

3:00

39

KOCH Franziska

Team DSM

3:00

40

KESSLER Nina

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

3:00

41

FIDANZA Arianna

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

3:00

42

TOMASI Laura

UAE Team ADQ

3:00

43

GROSSETETE Maelle

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

3:00

44

VERHULST Gladys

Le Col - Wahoo

3:00

45

KIRCHMANN Leah

Team DSM

3:00

46

SMITH Abi

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

3:00

47

WIEBES Lorena

Team DSM

4:56

48

RAAIJMAKERS Marit

Human Powered Health

4:56

49

WRIGHT Sophie

UAE Team ADQ

4:56

50

MORROW Beth

CAMS - Basso

4:56

51

CECCHINI Elena

Team SD Worx

4:56

52

COPPONI Clara

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

4:56

53

SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

4:56

54

ROBERTS Jessica

Team Coop - Hitec Products

4:56

55

GONZALEZ Alicia

Movistar Team

4:56

56

LABECKI Coryn

Team Jumbo-Visma

4:56

57

PATUELLI Alessia

UAE Team ADQ

4:56

58

GEORGI Pfeiffer

Team DSM

4:56

59

DUVAL Eugenie

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

4:56

60

BORGHESI Letizia

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

4:56

61

KUIJPERS Evy

Human Powered Health

4:56

62

BOSSUYT Shari

Canyon//SRAM Racing

4:56

63

CAMPBELL Teniel

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

4:56

64

OYARBIDE Lourdes

Movistar Team

5:41

65

BEEKHUIS Teuntje

Team Jumbo-Visma

6:31

66

LETH Julie

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

6:31

67

VAN 'T GELOOF Marjolein

Le Col - Wahoo

8:41

68

VAN DER DUIN Maike

Le Col - Wahoo

8:41

69

SWINKELS Karlijn

Team Jumbo-Visma

8:41

70

KOOL Charlotte

Team DSM

8:41

71

CHRISTIE Henrietta

Human Powered Health

8:41

72

FAHLIN Emilia

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

8:41

73

BACKSTEDT Elynor

Trek - Segafredo

8:41

74

HANSON Lauretta

Trek - Segafredo

8:41

75

GUARISCHI Barbara

Movistar Team

8:41

76

SHROSBREE Danielle

CAMS - Basso

9:56

77

FOURNIER Roxane

Team SD Worx

11:44

78

HOSKING Chloe

Trek - Segafredo

11:44

79

BARNES Alice

Canyon//SRAM Racing

11:48

80

KROGER Mieke

Human Powered Health

15:26

81

ERATH Tanja

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

15:26

82

IVERSEN Ane

Team Coop - Hitec Products

15:26

83

SCOTT Katie

CAMS - Basso

15:53

1

BROWN Grace

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

15:40:56

2

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

Trek - Segafredo

0:00

3

NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna

Canyon//SRAM Racing

0:02

4

MANLY Alexandra

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:20

5

MOOLMAN Ashleigh

Team SD Worx

0:28

6

CHABBEY Elise

Canyon//SRAM Racing

0:45

7

FAULKNER Kristen

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:50

8

EWERS Veronica

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

1:41

9

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

UAE Team ADQ

1:46

10

HARVEY Mikayla

Canyon//SRAM Racing

1:52

11

GASKJENN Ingvild

Team Coop - Hitec Products

1:54

12

BUIJSMAN Nina

Human Powered Health

1:54

13

TON Quinty

Liv Racing Xstra

1:54

14

LACH Marta

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

2:13

15

STORRIE Becky

CAMS - Basso

2:14

16

CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

2:23

17

WILLIAMS Georgia

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

2:23

18

LOWDEN Joscelin

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

2:23

19

DOEBEL-HICKOK Krista

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

2:52

20

JORGENSEN Tiril

Team Coop - Hitec Products

2:53

21

HOLDEN Elizabeth

Le Col - Wahoo

2:53

22

ASENCIO Laura

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

2:53

23

VAN DIJK Ellen

Trek - Segafredo

2:53

24

GUTIERREZ Sheyla

Movistar Team

3:35

25

MAJERUS Christine

Team SD Worx

4:28

26

CROMWELL Tiffany

Canyon//SRAM Racing

4:30

27

KASPER Romy

Team Jumbo-Visma

4:30

28

CORDON-RAGOT Audrey

Trek - Segafredo

4:30

29

BOOGAARD Maaike

UAE Team ADQ

4:44

30

NEUMANOVA Tereza

Liv Racing Xstra

5:14

31

MARKUS Riejanne

Team Jumbo-Visma

5:24

32

WIEBES Lorena

Team DSM

6:06

33

BOSSUYT Shari

Canyon//SRAM Racing

6:22

34

LABECKI Coryn

Team Jumbo-Visma

6:22

35

DUVAL Eugenie

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

6:26

36

DE JONG Thalita

Liv Racing Xstra

6:33

37

JASTRAB Megan

Team DSM

7:04

38

SMITH Abi

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

7:21

39

GROSSETETE Maelle

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

7:49

40

VANDENBULCKE Jesse

Le Col - Wahoo

8:08

41

GEORGI Pfeiffer

Team DSM

9:01

42

CECCHINI Elena

Team SD Worx

9:07

43

COPPONI Clara

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

9:28

44

KOCH Franziska

Team DSM

9:45

45

SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

10:08

46

FIDANZA Arianna

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

10:40

47

MOHR Mari Hole

Team Coop - Hitec Products

10:40

48

MORROW Beth

CAMS - Basso

11:41

49

STUART Sammie

CAMS - Basso

12:24

50

OYARBIDE Lourdes

Movistar Team

12:37

51

FAHLIN Emilia

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

13:30

52

GONZALEZ Alicia

Movistar Team

14:16

53

KIRCHMANN Leah

Team DSM

15:21

54

SWINKELS Karlijn

Team Jumbo-Visma

16:04

55

KOOL Charlotte

Team DSM

16:21

56

VERHULST Gladys

Le Col - Wahoo

16:30

57

LUDWIG Hannah

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

16:50

58

WILLIAMS Lily

Human Powered Health

17:22

59

GUARISCHI Barbara

Movistar Team

18:15

60

BORGHESI Letizia

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

18:27

61

HANSON Lauretta

Trek - Segafredo

18:42

62

KUIJPERS Evy

Human Powered Health

19:41

63

SHROSBREE Danielle

CAMS - Basso

19:42

64

TOMASI Laura

UAE Team ADQ

20:10

65

ROBERTS Jessica

Team Coop - Hitec Products

23:42

66

BARNES Alice

Canyon//SRAM Racing

24:19

67

KESSLER Nina

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

24:41

68

VAN DER DUIN Maike

Le Col - Wahoo

27:13

69

BEEKHUIS Teuntje

Team Jumbo-Visma

27:15

70

CAMPBELL Teniel

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

28:33

71

HOSKING Chloe

Trek - Segafredo

30:30

72

VAN 'T GELOOF Marjolein

Le Col - Wahoo

32:38

73

BACKSTEDT Elynor

Trek - Segafredo

32:41

74

FOURNIER Roxane

Team SD Worx

32:43

75

CHRISTIE Henrietta

Human Powered Health

34:36

76

RAAIJMAKERS Marit

Human Powered Health

35:21

77

WRIGHT Sophie

UAE Team ADQ

37:01

78

LETH Julie

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

42:33

79

PATUELLI Alessia

UAE Team ADQ

47:11

80

IVERSEN Ane

Team Coop - Hitec Products

49:52

81

SCOTT Katie

CAMS - Basso

52:16

82

KROGER Mieke

Human Powered Health

57:14

83

ERATH Tanja

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

59:26

1

WIEBES Lorena

Team DSM

31

2

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

Trek - Segafredo

30

3

BROWN Grace

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

24

4

NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna

Canyon//SRAM Racing

24

5

MANLY Alexandra

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

23

6

COPPONI Clara

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

20

7

BOSSUYT Shari

Canyon//SRAM Racing

16

8

LABECKI Coryn

Team Jumbo-Visma

15

9

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

UAE Team ADQ

13

10

GUARISCHI Barbara

Movistar Team

12

11

MARKUS Riejanne

Team Jumbo-Visma

11

12

CECCHINI Elena

Team SD Worx

11

13

FIDANZA Arianna

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

11

14

FAULKNER Kristen

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

10

15

MOOLMAN Ashleigh

Team SD Worx

9

16

DUVAL Eugenie

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

9

17

CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

8

18

VAN 'T GELOOF Marjolein

Le Col - Wahoo

7

19

CHABBEY Elise

Canyon//SRAM Racing

6

20

GASKJENN Ingvild

Team Coop - Hitec Products

6

21

BARNES Alice

Canyon//SRAM Racing

6

22

EWERS Veronica

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

5

23

NEUMANOVA Tereza

Liv Racing Xstra

3

24

BORGHESI Letizia

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

3

25

STORRIE Becky

CAMS - Basso

2

26

VAN DER DUIN Maike

Le Col - Wahoo

1

27

HOSKING Chloe

Trek - Segafredo

1

1

CHABBEY Elise

Canyon//SRAM Racing

50

2

MAJERUS Christine

Team SD Worx

34

3

NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna

Canyon//SRAM Racing

33

4

LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

Trek - Segafredo

29

5

EWERS Veronica

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

22

6

MOOLMAN Ashleigh

Team SD Worx

21

7

MARKUS Riejanne

Team Jumbo-Visma

18

8

BROWN Grace

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

17

9

FAULKNER Kristen

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

15

10

VERHULST Gladys

Le Col - Wahoo

11

11

LOWDEN Joscelin

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

10

12

VAN DIJK Ellen

Trek - Segafredo

10

13

CROMWELL Tiffany

Canyon//SRAM Racing

8

14

MANLY Alexandra

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

7

15

HARVEY Mikayla

Canyon//SRAM Racing

7

16

BACKSTEDT Elynor

Trek - Segafredo

7

17

STORRIE Becky

CAMS - Basso

4

18

DOEBEL-HICKOK Krista

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

4

19

DUVAL Eugenie

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

3

20

WILLIAMS Lily

Human Powered Health

3

21

JASTRAB Megan

Team DSM

2

22

GEORGI Pfeiffer

Team DSM

2

23

BERTIZZOLO Sofia

UAE Team ADQ

1

24

LACH Marta

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

1

25

GUTIERREZ Sheyla

Movistar Team

1

26

KOCH Franziska

Team DSM

1

1

Canyon//SRAM Racing

47:05:44

2

Team BikeExchange - Jayco

0:44

3

Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling

4:37

4

Trek - Segafredo

4:41

5

FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope

8:14

6

Liv Racing Xstra

8:24

7

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB

8:27

8

Team SD Worx

11:21

9

Team Coop - Hitec Products

12:31

10

Team Jumbo-Visma

12:40

11

Team DSM

13:08

12

Movistar Team

16:35

13

CAMS - Basso

21:39

14

UAE Team ADQ

23:36

15

Uno-X Pro Cycling Team

23:49

16

Le Col - Wahoo

24:36

17

Human Powered Health

36:03

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