Scandinavia: seventh place for Marta Jaskulska

The team started the Tour of Scandinavia in a good way. Marta Jaskulska claimed a top-10 result in the opening stage.

The peloton started in Mysen for a stage over 124,6 kilometres to Halden. Home rider Tiril Jorgensen animated a big part of the stage, but was caught with 23 kilometres to go. On the first climb in the local lap new attacks were launched and some small gaps appeared. At 4 kilometres from the finish all came back together. A late surge of Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig was neutralised in the final 50 metres, when Lorena Wiebes past the lonely attacker to win the stage.

Marta Jaskulska was in the first part of the peloton and sprinted to a strong seventh place. Some places behind her team mate Caroline Andersson was the second Liv Racing TeqFind rider in the top-20.

“It was a quiet stage until the local laps, where the tempo was high. We tried to follow the moves of the big teams. Eventually the peloton split into several groups. Caroline and I were in the first group. In the sprint I was positioned well and went for the best possible result. I am happy with my seventh place, especially after my crash at the Worlds last week”, Jaskulska commented after the stage.