Tour de France Femmes 2023: Lippert wins uphill sprint, Kopecky extends lead

Liane Lippert - Tour de France Femmes 2023: Lippert wins uphill sprint, Kopecky extends leadimage: Cor VosLiane Lippert powers to victory in the uphill sprint finish of the 2nd stage on the Tour de France Femmes. Lotte Kopecky finishes in second to extend her lead on GC. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2023 Tour de France Femmes

1. Liane Lippert (ger)
2. Lotte Kopecky (bel) s.t.
3. Silvia Persico (ita) s.t.
4. Ashleigh Moolman (rsa) s.t.
5. Christina Schweinberger (aut) s.t.
6. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) s.t.
7. Demi Vollering (nld) s.t.
8. Kasia Niewiadoma (pol) s.t.
9. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) s.t.
10. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (rus) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Lotte Kopecky (bel)
2. Liane Lippert (ger) + 0.49
3. Ashleigh Moolman (rsa) + 0.59
4. Demi Vollering (nld) s.t.
5. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (den) s.t.
6. Tamara Dronova-Balabolina (rus) s.t.
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) s.t.
8. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) s.t.
9. Kasia Niewiadoma (pol) s.t.
10. Ane Santesteban (spa) + 1.03

Race report
Georgia Williams and Hannah Ludwig attacks early on to open up a lead 1.30 minutes. The two are caught in the run-up to the Côte des Plaines.

Julie Van de Velde is the first rider onver the Côte des Plaines and her team mate Yara Kastelijn reaches the Côte des Boissières in first position.

Kastelijn pushes on with Anouska Koster and Eva van Agt and the three open up a lead of 1 minute. Kastelijn moves into the polka dot jersey on the Côte de Merlhac. Meanwhile, it has started to rain.

On the wet roads Kastelijn misses a corner inside the last 9 kilometres and loses contact. Van Agt also hits the deck.

Niewiadoma attacks from the peloton on the Côte de Trébiac. Some twenty riders go with her and they gobble up the attackers.

It comes down to the 5.6% uphill in the last 500 metres. Vollering leads out Kopecky, but Lippert overhauls her and pips her for the win. The yellow jersey finishes in second to extend her lead on GC.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2023 Tour de France Femmes.

Tour de France Femmes 2023 stage 2: routes, profiles, more

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