Next exploit by Marlen Reusser (29)!
The Swiss Olympic silver winner in the time trial is also fast on the Simac Ladies Tour. Very fast. Reusser wins the second stage, an individual time trial over 17 km, and greets from the top of the overall classification at the renowned Dutch tour.
Reusser confirms her top form. With a time of 20:41 minutes, she takes 18 seconds off the great time trial specialist Ellen van Dijk. “It wasn’t at all sure whether I could beat Van Dijk at all,” said the overjoyed Reusser after the race.
For the first time in her career, Reusser is now at the top of an overall round trip classification. The leader’s jersey will now have to be defended over the next three days, according to the driver of the Alé BTC Ljubljana team, who will be under contract with the Dutch top team SD Worx from next season. In the country of her future employer, Reusser wants to win her first title on a tour.
The circumstances in the technically demanding race are not ideal for Reusser: Your team came with only five drivers, six per team are allowed. The Swiss fell in the first stage, but only suffered minor abrasions. In addition, two teammates are easily ill. “For my sake, however, they started,” says Reusser. (dad)