Franziska Koch wins stage four of the Boels Ladies Tour

German wins the sprint from a three woman break, with Christine Majerus second and taking the overall lead after an exciting stage

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Young German rider Franziska Koch took her first professional win at the Boels Ladies Tour on Saturday. The 19 year-old was one of a group of three women who came to the final in Nijmegen and was able to win the sprint on the line.

In second place was Luxembourg champion Christine Majerus, who had started the day just 23 seconds off the overall lead, but with the leader's orange jersey finishing in a group 44 seconds down, she now leads the race overall.

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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.