Elise Chabbey outsprints Lizzie Deignan at the return of the Tour de Suisse Women

The Swiss champion takes her first pro win and a four-second lead into Sunday’s final stage

Elise Chabbey
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Elise Chabbey took the first professional win of her career, beating Lizzie Deignan in a clever sprint at the opening stage of the Tour de Suisse Women.

On a rainy Saturday in Frauenfeld, the two women had escaped the clutches of a five-woman group with around 13 of the 114.3km remaining, Chabbey launching an attack which Deignan followed.

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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.