Valerie Demey is again within the peloton after her earlier crash.
144km to go
Nina Berton (LUX) has gone up the highway to attempt to bridge throughout to Verhulst. Berton is likely one of the U23 riders within the race as we speak.
Verhulst is simply dangling out in entrance. The peloton is tightly packed a number of seconds behind.
France is basically attempting to combine issues up this afternoon. Gladys Verhulst (FRA) has taken a flyer off the entrance and nobody needs to go together with her.
Valerie Demey (BEL) has crashed! She was trying over her shoulder for her teammates and clipped the wheel of the rider in entrance of her.
Demi Vollering (NED) is likely one of the riders who did not begin as we speak. She caught Covid simply earlier than the race and needed to sit it out.
The peloton is strung out alongside the highway because the tempo continues to be excessive.
- Coralie Demay (FRA), Josie Talbot (AUS) and Nicole Koller (SWI) made up the primary breakaway, nevertheless it seems like others are bridging throughout to hitch them.
Immediately the riders are allowed to start out feeding from 20km into the race till 10km to go. Feeding goes to be tremendous vital as we speak contemplating the size.
And the peloton is responding. The race has began fairly aggressively.
It seems like there are already riders on the assault.
And racing is underway! 164km to go.
We’re nonetheless within the impartial zone. Simply a short time earlier than we hit the beginning. The solar is beginning to come out and riders are shedding their vests.
This is a have a look at as we speak’s profile. That is what the riders should cope with as we speak.
The primary take a look at, Mount Keira, comes 42km into the racing after the peloton first passes via Wollongong and onto a single circuit of the 34.2km loop that takes the race again as much as the Illawarra escarpment. If it’s raced full gasoline, its 5 % common gradient over 8.7 kilometres might shatter the race early.
The impartial part is 7km lengthy. The gun simply went off and the folks of Helensburgh are out to cheer them on.
The race is about to start out. This 12 months, the 164.3km route is the longest within the occasion’s historical past.
The Italian and Dutch squad on the entrance. Now we have a impartial zone earlier than the official begin.
It is slightly overcast as we speak, with the wind at 15kph and the temperature at 17 levels Celsius. The riders are about to take the beginning.
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