Marlen Reusser takes solo win on opening stage of Challenge by La Vuelta

The Swiss road champion attacked from a six-woman breakaway to ride on her own to victory

Challenge by La Vuelta stage one
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Marlen Reusser won another WorldTour stage in Spain on Thursday, taking the opening day of the Challenge by La Vuelta in a solo move.

The Swiss road champion made her way into a six-woman breakaway which formed on the day’s longest climb, before attacking in the final two kilometres and soloing to the line.

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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.