Elisa Longo Borghini climbs to victory on stage five of The Women's Tour

Trek-Segafredo rider triumphs on Black Mountain but Grace Brown remains in race lead

Elisa Longo Borghini wins stage five of The Women's Tour
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Elisa Longo Borghini won the queen stage of the Women’s Tour on Friday, taking a sprint victory from a small group at the top of the Black Mountain in South Wales. 

The Italian champion trusted her sprint on the steep final pitches to the line, gapping her rivals and taking a clear win ahead of Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) with overall leader Grace Brown (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) taking third.

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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.