Kasia Niewidoma takes first stage of Women's Tour with breakaway

A long range attack from the Polish rider proved to be successful enough to take victory

Katarzyna Niewiadoma won the opening stage of the Women's Tour with a stunning solo break, and never looked back as she held the overall lead for the rest of the race

(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com)

Escaping the peloton with around 50km to rode, Polish champion Kasia Niewidoma bagged her first Women’s WorldTour win at the Ovo Energy Women’ s Tour stage one.

As the sprinter’s teams looked at each other behind her, the 22-year-old built a lead approaching 3-30, finally winning in Kettering with just under two minutes to spare. 

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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.