Silvia Persico takes Ceratizit Challenge stage victory after a tense aggressive final

Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer comes close to pulling off a repeat of her Tokyo triumph with a long solo break

Silvia Persico won the fourth stage of the Ceratizit Challenge in Segovia on Saturday. The Valcar Travel and Service rider was part of an eight woman group which contested the short climb to the finish line in the city’s centre, coming to the front in the final 50m to take her first WorldTour victory.

Demi Vollering (SDWorx) finished a close second, with Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) third.

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