The longest stage of this first edition of the Tour de France women, Thursday, ended with victory after a massive sprint by Lorena Wiebes, already victorious on the Champs-Elysées.
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For the fifth stage of Tour de France women, Thursday July 28, it was not necessary to stop on the simple profile, very flat, which arrived the day after the intense stage of the white paths. At 175.6 kilometres, the course was one of the longest in the history of women’s cycling in an official race and the organisms were again put to the test. The organizers had been obliged to request a derogation to carry out the route, the limit authorized by the International Cycling Union being 160 km maximum for a stage race.
If the course was dotted with three listed difficulties, thehe race was decided in a final bunch sprint. If the yellow jersey Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) wanted to shine again after her victory in the second stage, it was the best sprinter on the planet, Lorena Wiebes, who clearly imposed herself, adding a 17th victory to her season .