Festival Elsy Jacobs: Bastianelli wins stage 1 breakaway sprint in Steinfort

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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Marta Bastianelli of Italy and UAE Team ADQ celebrates at finish line as stage winner during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Marta Bastianelli wins stage 1 at Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx Green Points Jersey Anna Henderson of United Kingdom and Jumbo Visma Women Team Yellow Leader Jersey Lieke Nooijen of Netherlands and Team Parkhotel Valkenburg White Best Young Rider Jersey and Silvia Persico of Italy and Team Valcar Travel Service Polka Dot Mountain Jersey prior to the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

The peloton line up to race stage 1 at Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx Green Points Jersey Anna Henderson of United Kingdom and Jumbo Visma Women Team Yellow Leader Jersey Lieke Nooijen of Netherlands and Team Parkhotel Valkenburg White Best Young Rider Jersey and Silvia Persico of Italy and Team Valcar Travel Service Polka Dot Mountain Jersey prior to the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

The peloton line up to race stage 1 at Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Lauren Stephens of United States Kathrin Hammes of Germany Tanja Erath of Germany Veronica Ewers of United States Clara Honsinger of United States Magdeleine VallieresMill of Canada and Team EF Education Tibco Svb prior to the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

EF Education-TIBCO-SVB ahead of stage 1 at Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Frnk Schleck of Luxembourg Ex Prorider during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Frank Schleck at Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Niamh FisherBlack of New Zealand and Team SD Worx crosses the finish line during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Niamh Fisher-Black at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Lauren Stephens of United States and Team EF Education Tibco Svb competes during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Lauren Stephens at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Anna Henderson of United Kingdom and Jumbo Visma Women Team Yellow Leader Jersey crosses the finish line during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Anna Henderson loses the overall race lead at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 LR Alice Barnes of United Kingdom and Team CanyonSRAM Racing Karlijn Swinkels of Netherlands and Jumbo Visma Women Team Anna Henderson of United Kingdom and Jumbo Visma Women Team Yellow Leader Jersey Kathrin Hammes of Germany and Team EF Education Tibco Svb and Demi Vollering of Netherlands and Team SD Worx Green Points Jersey compete during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

The peloton at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Magdeleine VallieresMill of Canada and Team EF Education Tibco Svb competes during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Magdeleine Vallieres-Mill at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Marta Bastianelli of Italy and UAE Team ADQ celebrates at podium as stage winner during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Marta Bastianelli wins stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Kata Blanka Vas of Hungary and Team SD Worx crosses the finish line during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Blanka Kata Vas at stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Silvia Persico of Italy and Team Valcar Travel Service celebrates at podium as Yellow Leader Jersey winner during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) celebrates at podium as the overall leader after stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)
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STEINFORT LUXEMBOURG APRIL 30 Marta Bastianelli of Italy and UAE Team ADQ celebrates at finish line as stage winner during the 14th Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs 2022 Stage 1 a 1214km stage from Steinfort to Steinfort felsy on April 30 2022 in Steinfort Luxembourg Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images

Marta Bastianelli wins stage 1 of Festival Elsy Jacobs (Image credit: Getty Images)

Marta Bastianelli (UAE Team AQD) won the late-race breakaway sprint to secure the stage 1 victory at Festival Elsy Jacobs. The Italian formed part of a six-rider breakaway that emerged over the final punchy ascent and she was the fastest to the line beating Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) and Demi Vollering (SD Worx) in Steinfort.

“We had a big race today with [Sofia] Bertizzolo,” Bastianelli said about her teammate in a post-race interview. “When this small breakaway with Vollering went, me and Sofia followed and I think I was the best for the sprint, so Sofia helped me in the last one kilometer and I won the race. The sprint is very hard, and the last climb was not easy after 121km, but I think I was in second position and I went in the last 100 metres.”

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