American climber Katharine Hall (UnitedHealthcare Pro) will wear the pink jersey into the final stage of the 6 stage Tour Femenino de San Luis in Argentina today.
Following her victory yesterday she has a 24 second advantage over he next best placed opponent Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) of Ale Cipollini.
Katharine had claimed multiple Queen of the Mountain wins to gain 9 points in the mountains classification on Stage 1 and 3 to before placing second in the 12.8km time trial on stage 4, just 43 seconds off first place getter and compatriot Lauren Stephens (Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank).
Hall was then part of a small break-away group within the last few kilometers of the hilltop finish of stage 5 where she made a solo attack to win the stage.
The event was classed as a UCI 2.2 elite women’s race in 2014 and 2015 but has moved up to a UCI 2.1 event. The race is set to take place from January 10-15 in and around the city of San Luis in Argentina.
Today’s stage is a flat 79.6km where the sprinters may be able to claim a victory.