Suisse: Podiumspot for Neumanova in third stage

The third stage in the Tour de Suisse Women brought the peloton to Ebnat-Kappel. After a thrilling final there was a sprint. Tereza Neumanova brought Liv Racing TeqFind a nice podium spot.

A lot of riders tried to escape in the first part of the race. Sabrina Stultiens, Katia Ragusa and Marta Jaskulsa were among them, but the peloton reeled in all attempts. On the first climb of the day the peloton was split. In the descent only 15 riders were in the first part of the bunch. From that group six riders attacked. They took a 1.5 minute lead. Despite all efforts of the leaders the peloton reeled them in, the last escapee was caught with only 150 metres to go.

In the sprint Czech champion Tereza Neumanova showed her fast legs. She finished in a strong third place behind Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini and Arlenis Sierra. “The team was very strong today. At first we tried to enter the day`s breakaway. After the hardest climb of the day I could return in the first group. Caroline and Marta were with me and took care of me in the final part of the race. They helped me into a good position for the final sprint. In that sprint I followed my feeling and Giorgia in the radio. I am very satisfied with today`s result. I am happy I could reward the team for a hard, but strong stage”, Neumanova commented after the stage.