Lorena Wiebes wins the first stage of the Ladies Tour of Norway! 

The really hard and rainy conditions made the race really tough. In the last 50 kilometers the bunch split in two with Lorena Wiebes and Femke Markus present in the first half of the peloton.
After many unsuccessful attacks in the final 3 laps the riders in the increased bunch prepared themselves for a bunch sprint. Femke Markus did all she could to keep Lorena Wiebes out of trouble and with 200 meters to go she went full gas!

Lorena Wiebes is now leader in the general classement but also leads the classification for best young rider and points classement.

The Ladies Tour of Norway is part of the UCI Women World Tour and finishes at Sunday august 25th.