Rivera wins Women’s Tour as Dani Rowe pedals through pain to clinch third

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• Coryn Rivera wins OVO Energy Women’s Tour by 11sec
• Lotta Lepistö takes final stage win in blanket finish

After Dani Rowe’s horrendous crash close to the finish in Worcester on Saturday the suspense hanging over the grand finale to the OVO Energy Women’s Tour was less whether Team Sunweb and Coryn Rivera would maintain their stranglehold on the lead – which, to their credit, they did – or who would win the stage, which Lotta Lepistö did in a blanket finish that should mark a turning point for the Finnish sprinter in a season marred by illness.

Rather the big doubt was whether Rowe would survive the north Wales hills and hang on to third place overall despite being barely able to lift her left leg over her bike the previous evening.

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Written by William Fotheringham in Colwyn Bay
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/17/rivera-wins-womens-tour-as-dani-rowe-pedals-through-pain-to-clinch-third under the title “Rivera wins Women’s Tour as Dani Rowe pedals through pain to clinch third”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.