Rounding out an incredible week of racing at the Baloise Ladies Tour, Team DSM and Lorena Wiebes made it four stage wins out of six after a brilliant chase, lead out and final sprint.

Despite several small cobbled sections along the route, the team set out to control the day and set up another fast finale. Shouldered with the majority of the work throughout the stage, the team remained calm and brought back the strong three-rider breakaway in the closing stages. Peeling off one-by-one and setting up the sprint, the team held a great position through the final roundabout, allowing Wiebes to take the perfect line to the finish; holding the inside of the corner and unleashing a dominant sprint win. It marks the team’s fourth win of the race alongside numerous other stage top tens and several great GC placings.

“Early in the stage three girls went away but we were always at the front and controlling things,” explained Wiebes. “We really started to chase it down in the last lap and the team did a really good job, with Esmée, Léa and Francesca. We saved Liane and Pfeiffer for the end, with Liane doing an earlier job to position us before we followed Trek. Pfeiffer then once again did an amazing lead out for me, which made it a lot easier for me to sprint. I think this whole week was a really good team effort and we can be super proud of it.”

Team DSM coach Bennie Lambregts added: “I can only say the team were incredible today and the whole week; to win all of the stages that weren’t time trials is special. They kept control of things and did a lot of work at the front of the peloton to ensure each day came down to a sprint. Everyone did their job perfectly and we can be happy with that.”

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