Emakumeen XXX Bira
Stage 3: Antzuola - Antzuola - Stage Details

Dual Australian national champion Katrin Garfoot continued ORICA-SCOTT’s run of success at the Emakumeen XXX Bira tour, taking an impressive solo victory on today’s stage three to move into the overall race lead ahead of yesterday’s stage winner Amanda Spratt.

The stage was once again animated with breakaways and significant splits within the bunch due to rolling terrain and a tough second category climb just 30kilometres from the finish.

ORICA-SCOTT were well represented in a small front group that formed after the climb with Durango-Durango winner Annemiek van Vleuten, Spratt and Garfoot.

Similar to yesterday’s stage, the team raced aggressively in the final and it was Garfoot who took the race on, attacking away from the leading front group, using her time trialling abilities to hold on for a stage victory.

“I am glad to finally get a victory in Europe and it is great to be able to keep the jersey within the team,” explained Garfoot. “Once I got away I knew that there wasn’t such big numbers behind to chase, so I knew there was a chance to stay away.”

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