In the predominantly flat stage, the status quo was maintained for a long time. Halfway through the race, Sammie Stuart broke away. She created a slight lead, but her attempt was over twenty kilometres from the finish. In the final, several riders tried to jump away on the short hills, but the tempo of the sprinters’ teams was too high to create a sizeable gap. Romy Kasper led Labeki to a good position in the last kilometres, after which the latter sprinted to fifth place.
“It was another hectic day”, Labecki said. “But today’s performance was a step forward from last week’s RideLondon. Fifth is a decent result and I think we can be mostly satisfied, but the team and I want more. There is always room for improvement, so we keep working on that every day.”