Classic Lorient Agglomération-Trophée Ceratizit report: Mischa Bredewold sprints to victory

Bredewold's wildest dreams came true with her first WWT one-day victory on Saturday.

Mischa Bredewold wins the 2023 edition of Classic Lorient Agglomération – Trophée Ceratizit.

It was an aggressive day in France for the women, with relentless attacks that kept the speed of Classic Lorient Agglomération-Trophée Ceratizit high. By the end, it was a reduced bunch that came to the line together where Mischa Bredewold (SD Worx) took an exceptional victory ahead of Marta Lach (Ceratizit-WNT) and Sofia Bertizzolo (UAE Team ADQ).

Bredewold has won stages of WWT Simac Ladies Tour (2022), AG Tour de la Semois (2022), LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour (2023) and Baloise Ladies Tour (2021) but Saturday she took her first WWT one-day.

How it happened

Brief stage results


Quote of the day

Never in her wildest dreams did Bredewold think it would be her day, but before the race started she felt her legs were in good form. The SD Worx team did what they did best, keeping their eyes open and marking the moves that required attention.

Still, Bredewold felt the course wasn’t as safe as it could have been. The winner was even in the ditch at one point, after brushing wheels with another rider.

I have to say I really like this race but there’s a lot of road furniture. Of course, it’s part of the race but I also felt it was a bit dangerous. It was a bit scary today, but we managed okay. Actually, I crashed also! I dove into the gutter, but luckily nothing serious.

Bredewold after taking the win

Brief analysis

Up next: Simac Ladies Tour

The penultimate WWT stage race on European soil takes place from September 5th to the 10th in the Netherlands, with a 2.4 km prologue to kick things off, four road stages, one of which takes place in Valkenburg (guaranteed good stage, that) and a 7.1 km time trial.

It will be the final race for former world champion Annemiek van Vleuten, who will hang up her bike on Sunday after the race wraps up in Arnhem.

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