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Lorena Wiebes maintained her perfect record in 2024 and made it back-to-back wins at the UAE Tour Women after another textbook leadout from SD Word-Protime on stage 2.
The Dutch sprinter powered to the line ahead of Chiara Consonni (UAE ADQ) in second and Clara Copponi (Lidl-Trek) in third after being delivered to the front by World Champion Lotte Kopecky inside the final 150 metres.
An 11km straight run to the line in Madinat Zayed made for a tense finale all about timing but the Dutch squad got it just right with a late surge to the head of the bunch from Kopecky placing Wiebes in prime position to launch.
Wiebes held onto the overall lead of the race but tomorrow’s stage won’t be one for the top sprinter. Stage 3 will decide the overall winner with the climbers getting their first and only opportunity on the queen stage to Jebel Hafeet.
More to come!
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