UAE Tour Ladies stage 1 smacks Longo Borghini with crash, mechanical

For Elisa Longo Borghini (Lidl-Trek), racing the UAE Tour Ladies is particular in additional than simply carrying bib number one because the 2023 winner. The Center Jap race additionally marks her comeback to the peloton after an extended interval with sickness and accidents, having needed to abandon the final three races she began – Giro d’Italia Donne, Tour de France Femmes, and Tour de Romandie.

With simply over 50 kilometres to go, the Italian champion hit the deck in a crash. However not like final yr, she was fortunate and escaped with solely a small minimize on her arm, simply chasing again to the peloton.

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