The pace began to pick up on the approach to the Epping High Street circuit, with minor splits in the peloton. With 15km to go, unfortunately, Maike suffered a puncture resulting in a bike change that meant protected rider Jesse was down to two teammates to help to get her into position for the final sprint.
Luckily, Majo and April worked well to make sure Jesse was in the prime position to launch her sprint, resulting in 8th place on the stage.
Julia Soek, our DS agreed it was a welcome reward for the team’s hard work today.
“Today had quite a challenging local circuit, and in the end unfortunately Maike had a flat at quite an unlucky moment. However, Jesse found her way to the finish section and in the end, she got 8th so I think we can be really satisfied with today.”