In the final showdown in London, Leah Kirchmann finishes 4th in the general classification and Lucinda Brand is awarded the most competitive rider for the race.
There was a frantic pace from the go with 10 laps of a fast 6.2 kilometre circuit around London to close the OVO Women’s Tour. Almost immediately a break went clear, but the sped from the chasing pack meant that they were unable to stay away for more than one lap. As they were brought back, numerous other breakaway attempts were made but nothing was to stick through to the finish. On the last lap the bunch were together, but significantly reduced for a bunch sprint on Regents Street in central London. Unable to take a stage result on the final day of action, Team Sunweb take the win in the team classification and Lucinda Brand walks away with the most competitive rider jersey.
Team Sunweb coach Hans Timmermans said: “Other teams raced really aggressively today and we needed to chase for 30 kilometres of the race which made it really tough. The result of another rider taking bonus seconds meant that Leah moved down a place in the GC. Although we came here with some GC ambitions, we can be pleased with what we have achieved taking the win in the team classification and Lucinda’s win of the most competitive rider.”