Emma Norsgaard holds on to win stage six of the Tour de France Femmes in Blagnac

The Movistar rider spent the day in the break before romping to victory with a 500m sprint as the bunch bore down

Emma Norsgaard sprints to victory on stage six of the 2023 Tour de France Femmes
(Image credit: Alex Broadway / Getty)

Day-long breakaway Emma Norsgaard was the winner of stage six of the Tour de France Femmes in Blagnac, romping away from her breakaway partner with 500m to go and holding off the advancing bunch by what was only a single second on the line.

The Movistar rider had spent the day out front with fellow breakaways Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (Canyon-SRAM) and Sandra Alonso (Ceratizit-WNT).

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