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Day 7

 

This year's tour can be considered the year of breakaways and escapes and day 7 was no different.  On the Thursday 20th May, whilst riding the 100km Castelnaudary stage, four riders managed to escape the Peleton and gained an impressive 1m 28s lead in front of the main bunch.
 
One of the four riders was Stage Three winner, German rider Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Columbia), who then managed to outpace her rivals in a sprint finish, taking her 20th stage win in her career history. 
 
The breakaway group managed to shake up the General Classification, but Emma Pooley (who crossed the line in the first half of the main peleton) managed to retain her overall lead, although it was reduced to 2m 3s over second placed Dutch rider Annemiek Van Vleuten (Nederland Bloeit), whilst fellow Dutch rider, Regina Bruins (Cervelo) took third place.
 
In the shake up Sharon Laws was pushed down to 7th position, whilst Lizzie Armitstead climbed one place to 21st position. Two riders did not finish this stage, further reducing the field to 81 riders.

 

Day 8

 

We'll be bringing you a more detailed report on Friday 21st May's race, but we couldn't resist letting you know that Emma Pooley won the race and has retained her overall lead!

 

 

Race report thanks to VeggieVelo www.vcac.vegfolk.co.uk

 

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