Ton attacks, Kagusa keeps polka dot jersey

Also in the second stage of the Setmana Ciclista-Volta Comunitat Valenciana Fèmines Liv Racing TeqFind was prominent in the spotlights.

With Katia Ragusa in the polka dot jersey the peloton started for the second stage from Borriana to Vila-Real. In the first part of the stage there were three classified climbs. Ragusa took some points at the first and second ascent making sure she could get back on the podium to receive another mountain jersey.

All Liv Racing TeqFind riders made it an aggressive stage with several attacks. However the peloton was attentive and pulled back all escape groups. With 42 kilometres to go Quinty Ton went on adventure. She took a nice lead, but with no support of other riders and still a long way to go to the finish Ton`s adventure ended with 30 kilometres to go. “We didn`t want to make it too easy for the sprinters, so we attacked several times. Unfortunately not many other teams were willing to ride as well. My solo attempt was too far from the finish line, so I sat up and was caught by the peloton again”, Ton told after the stage.

Just like yesterday the stage finished in a sprint, which was won by Elisa Balsamo again. Ton crossed the line in 14th place. “In the sprint I tried my best, but I used a lot of energy today and had to be happy with a place just outside the top-10. The next days we will focus on the general classification. Hopefully we can also take a nice stage result as well.”