With one day of racing remaining at the Route de France, Emma Johansson remains in the orange leader’s jersey. Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) notched her six straight stage win while Johansson sprinted in for fourth place in Vichy.
Johansson heads into the queen stage of the race with 1” in hand over Linda Villumsen (Wiggle Honda) and 2” on Amy Pieters (Argos-Shimano). Tiffany Cromwell remains in ninth place overall at 9”, tied on time with Rabobank-Liv Giant teammates Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Thalita De Jong, ahead of what is expected to be an exciting, decisive day of racing.
“I stood up to sprint, but I had to sit down right away. I was done. I had nothing left for the finish. It’s hard when you to go in all the moves to defend the jersey. It makes you suffer. I have to tell myself that everyone else is suffering, too. They must be. There would more attacks if not.” - Emma Johansson