The women’s team kicked off the Aviva Women’s Tour this past Wednesday in Bury St. Edmonds, Great Britain. The race is only in it’s second year but already draws some of the world’s best women’s teams and toughest competition. The team is looking to improve on it’s team classification prize in last year’s race.
Stage one took the riders 110km starting from Bury St. Edmonds and finishing in Aldeburgh. The stage started with a lot of aggressive riding and numerous riders attacking early on. Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans) won the final field sprint to win the stage but quickly crashed after loosing her balance. Stage 2 started in Braintree and covered 138km before finishing in the seaside resort town of Clacton. Once again the stage ended in a bunch sprint. Jolie D’hoore (Wiggle-Honda) bested Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM) and Christine Majors (Boels Dolmans) to take the top step of the podium.
Photos © Jonathan Devich
Day 2 | Oundle to Kettering