Fisher-Black impresses in Vuelta finale

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Kiwi Niamh Fisher-Black produced a huge performance to set-up her teammate Demi Vollering  claim the final stage win in the La Vuelta Femenina.

With Fisher-Black’s huge effort, Vollering was able to  dominate on the final climb to Lagos de Covadonga, although the brave effort by the SD Worx rider came up nine seconds short of claiming the red jersey title.

"Still, I am very happy with this stage win," said Demi Vollering. "The whole team fought hard for this. We had to put something right after yesterday. I am happy that we took the stage win here. We showed what we are capable of. I am immensely proud of our fight today."

Fisher-Black was prominent until a hold-up following a crash ruled out her GC opportunity, finishing 20thoverall and second in the young rider category.

Fellow kiwi Georgia Williams (EF Education TIBCO) was 39th ,Mikayla Harvey (UAE Team ADQ) 48thoverall on GC and Georgia Danford was second rider overall for Team Coop-Hitec Products.

Meanwhile New Zealand’s Campbell Stewart was 16th, one spot out of the points, on stage 2 of the Giro D’Italia in the 202km stage from Terama to San Salvo,

Also Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) and George Jackson (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) both finished in the peloton in the 40th Pro-Bro Leon 1Pro race over 204km near the coast in the west of France, 3min down on winner Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech).

Kiwi Bronwyn MacGregor also finished in the peloton for her Torelli team in the Trofee Maarten Wynants over 116km in Belgium won by WorldTour rider and track world champion, Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ).

Meanwhile Lewis Bower (Groupama-FDJ ) and XanderWhite (Aevolo) finished in the fourth bunch in the 165km Paris-Roubaix Under-23 race.

Earlier in the weekend, Logan Currie won the young rider’s white jersey for his Bolton Equities Black Spoke team in the Tour of Hellas in Greece.

Teammate Aaron Gate fought valiantly to grab the overall honours for the second time, just falling short to finish runner-up, just six seconds from the winner. Teammate Rory Townsend was 4th, Currie 7th to help Bolton Equities to the overall team honours for a second straight year.

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