Lotte Kopecky wins final stage of Challenge by La Vuelta as Annemiek van Vleuten secures title

Olympic time trial champion Van Vlueten wins her third stage race of the season

Van Vleuten
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After her outstanding solo win on stage three, Annemiek van Vleuten sealed the overall title at the Challenge by La Vuelta on Sunday as Lotte Kopecky took the final day's honours.

Now fully recovered after her Olympic track crashes, Kopecky outsprinted Elisa Longo Borghini who was second. Brit Anna Henderson took third place, her best WorldTour finish.

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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.