Ladies’s Tour: Demi Vollering seals general victory as Elisa Balsamo wins ultimate stage

Juliette Labous and Clara Copponi of France completed second and third within the general standings behind Demi Vollering

Dutch rider Demi Vollering secured general victory within the Ladies’s Tour of Britain on Saturday.

Vollering, 24, of SD Worx, went in to the sixth and ultimate stage with a commanding lead and completed safely inside the peloton in Felixstowe.

World champion Elisa Balsamo gained the sixth and ultimate stage, taking the bunch dash forward of Lorena Wiebes and Chloe Hosking.

Vollering had held the general lead since successful stage three’s time trial.

Outcomes – stage six

1. Elisa Balsamo (Ita/Valcar-Journey & Service) 3hrs 53mins 51secs

2. Lorena Wiebes (Ned/Staff DSM) similar time

3. Chloe Hosking (Aus/Trek-Segafredo)

4. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa/Movistar Staff Ladies)

5. Amber van der Hulst (Ned/Parkhotel Valkenburg)

6. Clara Copponi (Fra/FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)

7. Maria van’t Geloof (Ned/Drops-le-Col)

8. Sarah Roy (Aus/Staff BikeExchange)

9. Marta Bastianelli (Ita/Ale BTC Ljubljana)

10. Alice Barnes (GB/Canyon SRAM Racing)

Normal classification

1. Demi Vollering (Ned/Staff SD Worx) 15hrs 54mins 38secs

2. Juliette Labouis (Fra/Staff DSM) +1min 02secs

3. Clara Copponi (Fra/FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) +1min 05secs

4. Amy Pieters (Ned/Staff SDC Worx) +1min 07secs

5. Aude Biannic (Fra/Movistar Staff Ladies) +1min 26secs

6. Leah Kirchmann (Can/Staff DSM) +1min 39secs

7. Alice Barnes (GB/Canyon SRAM Racing) +1min 41secs

8. Pfeiffer Georgi (GB/Staff DSM) +1min 46secs

9. Elise Chabbey (Swi/Canyon-SRAM Racing) +1min 47secs

10. Joss Lowden (GB/Drops-le-Col) similar time

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