Clara Copponi victorious on Women's Tour stage one

The Frenchwoman secured the first professional victory of her career on the opening stage of the Women's Tour

Clara Copponi wins stage one of the 2022 Women's Tour
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Clara Copponi took the first victory of her career winning the opening stage of the Women’s Tour in Bury St Edmunds on Monday.

Elena Cecchini (SDWorx) led around the final bend, around 150m from the line, but was unable to hang on, and eventually finished third, with Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Team ADQ) in second place.

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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.