Lucy Garner Celebrates European Success
Dreams Come True ambassador Lucy Garner is celebrating a major win on the roads of Europe.
The 20-year-old cyclist from Cosby, Leicestershire is based in the Netherlands, where she is in her third season as a professional riding for Team Liv-Plantur.
Lucy had to fight her way through a knee injury at the start of the season which saw her miss a string of races on the continent where she had hoped to prosper. However, she showed well with a third place finish on stage three of the Aviva Women’s Tour in England and also claimed a second place on the final stage of the BeNe Ladies Tour in Belgium.
The double junior world road race champion showed she is back to her top sprinting speed when she won the opening stage of La Route de France on August 10.
In a dash for the line at the end La Route’s 127km first stage, Lucy edged out Australia’s Annette Edmondson (Wiggle-Honda) in Briare after a photo finish.
“It has been a hard few months with a lot of crashes for me but the team have always believed in me,” the Great Britain international said. “The girls had trust that I could finish it off and get the win. They worked hard for me in the final and then (team-mate) Amy Pieters finished it off perfectly by bringing me to the finish after fighting for position in the in the last kilometres.
“It was close, I thought I had it but then as we came over the line I wasn’t so sure. So I’m really happy to get the win.”
Thank you to Paul Jones from the Leicester Mercury for providing us with the update.
Author: Hannah Attenburrow
Source: Dreams Come True
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