Tour de France Femmes 2022: Wiebes outsprints Vos to take yellow

Lorena Wiebes - Tour de France Femmes 2022: Wiebes outsprints Vos to take yellowimage: Cor VosLorena Wiebes sprints to triumph on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. She wins the 1st stage of the Tour de France Femmes to take the first yellow jersey ahead of Marianne Vos and Lotte Kopecky. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2022 Tour de France Femmes

1. Lorena Wiebes (nld)
2. Marianne Vos (nld) s.t.
3. Lotte Kopecky (bel) s.t.
4. Rachele Barbieri (ita) s.t.
5. Emma Norsgaard (den) s.t.
6. Maike van der Duin (nld) s.t.
7. Elisa Balsamo (ita) s.t.
8. Simone Boilard (can) s.t.
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (rus) s.t.
10. Vittoria Guazzini (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Lorena Wiebes (nld)
2. Marianne Vos (nld) + 0.06
3. Lotte Kopecky (bel) + 0.04
4. Rachele Barbieri (ita) + 0.10
5. Emma Norsgaard (nor) s.t.
6. Maike van der Duin (nld) s.t.
7. Elisa Balsamo (ita) s.t.
8. Simone Boilard (can) s.t.
9. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (rus) s.t.
10. Vittoria Guazzini (ita) s.t.

Race report
The peloton is still bunched after 1 full lap. Then Nina Buijsman gives it a go. Laura Asencio takes over before Micha Bredewold jumps off the front. Emily Newsom tracks her down and the two open up a 40 seconds gap.

The peloton brings the attackers back before the first intermediate sprint. Marianne Vos gains most points.

Then Pauline Allin gives it a dig. Henrietta Christie rejoins her with 31 kilometres remaining. This duo is caught before the second intermediate sprint. Lotte Kopecky is fastest.

Femke Markus attacks with Anne Dorthe Ysland. Marta Lach tracks them down, while Markus wins the sprint for the KOM jersey.

Gladys Verhulst is the next attacker. She puts 50 seconds into the peloton before she is caught inside the last 3 kilometres.

Marianne Vos opens the sprint early but Lorena Wiebes overhauls her compatriot with a powerful accelaration to take the stage win and the yellow jersey.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2022 Tour de France Femmes.

Tour de France Femmes 2022 stage 1: routes, profiles, more

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