Staune-Mittet ends successful week with overall victory in Ronde de L'Isard
Johannes Staune-Mittet has won the Ronde de L'Isard. The young Norwegian of the ...
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"
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."