Lorena Wiebes takes the win in messy sprint at Ladies Tour of Norway

Dutch champion takes the General Classification lead in the opening stage after crash mars the final sprint

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Dutch champion Lorena Wiebes took her fifth Women's WorldTour victory of the season, winning the opening stage of the Ladies Tour of Norway on Thursday.

The 20 year-old's sprint was too powerful for her rivals, the Parkhotel rider winning the sprint with a clear margin ahead of Chloe Hosking (Alé-Cipollini) and Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans).

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.