Stage four of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, into Worcester, was won by the former world champion Amalie Dideriksen, giving her team, Boels-Dolmans, their first win of the race. Coryn Rivera of Team Sunweb kept the leader’s green jersey with only one stage remaining.
Richard Moore, Orla Chennaoui and Rose Manley of The Cycling Podcast Féminin discuss the day’s action and look ahead to the decisive final stage in Wales. There are interviews with current world champion Chantal Blaak, defending champion Kasia Niewiadoma and Audrey Cordon-Ragot, who spent much of the day in the breakaway – and was not at all happy at the finish.
Another rider who was unhappy was Dani Rowe, who crashed heavily in the final 3km. She remains the best placed British rider in third, but tells the podcast that she is unsure whether she will be able to start her home stage on Sunday. There’s also a feature in this episode on a delicate subject – the challenge posed to the female riders by the need to answer a call of nature mid-stage.
The Cycling Podcast Féminin is supported by Rapha, Skoda and Science in Sport