Lucinda Brand takes overall victory at Tour de Suisse Women with dramatic stage four win

Brand won the overall via a long-range attack on the final stage, whilst previous leader Kristen Faulkner crashed in the closing metres

Lucinda brand wins tour de suisse
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Lucinda Brand (Trek-Segafredo) secured overall victory at the Tour de Suisse Women after producing a powerful victory on the fourth and final stage of the race, stealing the yellow jersey from Kristen Faulkner (BikeExchange-Jayco). 

Faulkner led Brand by just four seconds heading into the last day, but she had to chase her title rival down in the final kilometres as Brand attacked with Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) with 20km remaining in the race. The pair had a gap of 30 seconds with 10km to go, Brand clearly producing an all-or-nothing attack for the overall victory. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.