2017 Lotto Thuringen Ladies Tour – Stage 5
Cycling is a cruel mistress. On the one hand, Ruth Winder’s and Lauren Stephens’ crash’s timing was as badly timed as it comes, eventual winner, Tayler Wiles had her fair share of misfortunes at this race. It happened only a few years ago, when she was misdirected and lost the race, with the finish practically in sight. It was a heartbreaking story (you can read it here, in her words) and today’s win probably was some sort of a consolation. Though nobody wants to win at the expense of their fellow racers’ health, a bittersweet win is still a win.
It was a hectic day to me, too, I almost missed the finish, when finally stopped behind the finish line, the race only two kilometers away. It was a lot closer than I prefer, but it allowed me to shoot a few frames at the top of the last climb. Six down, one to go!
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