05.05.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
RICARDA BAUERNFEIND CLIMBS TO THIRD PLACE ON STAGE FIVE AT LA VUELTA
Ricarda Bauernfeind claimed third place after an impressive climb to the summit finish of stage five at La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour. The CANYON//SRAM Racing rider was with an elite group of leaders and climbed strongly as rider by rider was dropped with the high pace. In the sprint to the line, stage winner and new leader Demi Vollering (SDW) and Annemiek van Vleuten (MOV) edged a small gap to Bauernfeind, who finished strongly, just a few seconds behind in third place. It was the first World Tour podium for the 23-year-old rider.
CANYON//SRAM Racing had a strong team performance overall. Teammate Elise Chabbey picked up more points in the mountain classification to take back-to-back mountain jerseys. Elise also moved up in the general classification after finishing sixth in the stage. Elise is now fourth overall, at +27 seconds.
“I’m really happy to get third place at La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour. The climb was hard, and I was happy to look around at one point and see that we had only about ten riders left in the front group,” said Ricarda.
“I could keep the pace until Demi started the sprint to the line, and I couldn’t go with it. But overall, it was a very good day. We also now have Elise in a good position on GC, and I think that she can aim for even better. We’re looking forward to another two stages.”
Elise adds, “It was a good stage for us. We had a lot of numbers after the first climb, and then Chloé and Pauliena did a lot of work on the front to help us before we got to the final climb. On the climb, Ricarda was impressive, and I’m happy she got a podium. I was trying to encourage her, and it’s nice we could get a podium again. I feel good, and I’m happy to show that I have improved on the climbs. We look forward to two more opportunities tomorrow and Sunday.”
HOW TO WATCH
La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour can be followed on Twitter with #LaVueltaFemenina. A live broadcast will be shown on RTVE, NOS, FloBikes, RTVC Senal, Eurosport, Sky Sport, RTBF, TV2, Peacock, Supersport, SBS, GCN, ESPN, SSC, and JSPORTS.
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