With a stage win in the bag, pressure is off SD Worx until the mountain stages

The Swiss time trial specialist makes her own race against the clock to give her Dutch team their first stage win

Marlen Reusser (SDWorx) rides over the Vitry Chemin Blanc sector on her way to winning stage four of the 2022 Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty)

Marlen Reuser helped ease the pressure on SD Worx with a solo win at stage four of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift on Wednesday. 

The European time trial champion attacked the peloton with just over 23km remaining just ahead of the final of four gravel sectors, quickly gaining an unassailable lead. she then time trialed her way to victory, winning by 1:24.

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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.