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Koster rides to eighth place in fourth stage Vuelta

Koster rides to eighth place in fourth stage Vuelta

Anouska Koster has finished in eighth place in the fourth stage of the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta. In the 160-kilometre stage, Koster battled with the best on the final steep climb before sprinting to a top 10 position on the last flat stretch.

Reigning Olympic champion Anna Kiesenhofer rode the entire stage solo in the lead. The Austrian took a lead of over nine minutes but could not hold it until the finish. Koster indicated that it went very fast in the race's last part. "Anna had a significant lead for a while, but as the race came to a close, the gap quickly shrunk. The stage's last part went very fast, especially leading up to the final climb."

"All in all, it was a long but lovely day"

Anouska Koster

Koster praised her teammates' work. "The team allowed me to go for my own success in this difficult final. I was feeling good and delighted with my eighth place. It was a good chance to put myself to the test. On the climb, I came third and sprinted to eighth place on the final flat stretch. All in all, it was a long but lovely day."

Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta

Stage 4

Result
Rankings
1
Silvia Persico
Valcar - Travel & Service 04:11:01
2
Demi Vollering
Team SD Worx +00:00:00
3
Elisa Longo Borghini
Trek - Segafredo +00:00:00
8
Anouska Koster
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:00:06
25
Amber Kraak
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:00:31
68
Linda Riedmann
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:02:36
88
Carlijn Achtereekte
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:05:17
1
Annemiek van Vleuten
Movistar Team 10:00:02
2
Elisa Longo Borghini
Trek - Segafredo +00:01:51
3
Demi Vollering
Team SD Worx +00:02:18
17
Amber Kraak
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:06:08
23
Anouska Koster
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:10:37
64
Carlijn Achtereekte
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:29:23
82
Linda Riedmann
Team Jumbo-Visma +00:37:12

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