Chiara Consonni wins Tour of Chongming Island The Tour of Chongming Island is famous for being a sprinters’ paradise as the race is almost totally flat, and like in most years, the 2023 edition featured three-bunch sprints on as many stages.
In the final stage 3, overall victory was still on the line and fiercely fought for . We’ve analysed the sprint that won Chiara Consonni (UAE Team ADQ) the stage and the GC.
Going into the left-hand corner onto the three-kilometre finishing straight, Uno-X Pro Cycling Team had taken the front with Rebecca Koerner and Wilma Olausson ahead of Anniina Ahtosalo who would win the white U23 jersey if she could get any bonus seconds on the finish line.
The Scandinavian team was first through the turn, but then Thi That Nguyen (Israel-Premier Tech Roland) came past them on their right with a three-rider train from Human Powered Health on her wheel.
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The orange-clad took over when Nguyen dropped back; then a Li Ning Star Ladies rider made a curious attack down the left-hand side with 2.5km to go. She did manage to get slightly in front of the Human Powered Health train (but was mainly two lanes to their left), then she sat up again and dropped back through the ranks.
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