Thuringen Ladies Tour (Stage 1) - Mélanie Briot: « A good start »
The Arkéa Pro Cycling Team took 6th place in the 1st stage of the Thuringen Ladies Tour, which was a team time trial.
“We had the best provisional time for a long time on this first stage of the Thuringen Ladies Tour. The team finished 6th in the team time trial, which we rode with five riders, as Danielle De Francesco was not able to start because she was ill. And Maaike Coljé, due to allergies, was quickly dropped. We didn’t work much on this exercise this winter, but I think that there are good things to do with this team and in this type of competition. The times were compensated at the finish. Tonight we are thirty-five seconds behind in the general classification, we will see how the race develops as the stages go by. But it is a good start for us in this race which is quite tough with the presence of five UCI WorldTour teams”.