The Aviva Women's Tour Day One was always earmarked as a sprint stage - but Alison Tetrick of Clyance Pro Cycling tried to mess with the plan today and almost succeeded.

Tetrick broke away with 25km to go, and managed to create a time gap of almost two minutes in the closing stretch. However, she was caught with the line in sight.

Tetrick looked a little watery eyed at the press conference, telling us: "You never believe you can win until you cross the line… but man, ten metres to go, at that moment, I believed I could win."

She cheered up quickly though, clearly pleased with the strength of her breakaway - saying: "I sure would have liked to win, but I’ve got four more stages to go."

The day was clearly a frustrating one for Tetrick, who uploaded her ride to Strava with a name that said it all. Literally.

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Tetrick already has 148 kudos from her ride - and no doubt more to come! She also collected 77 top results including a host of shiny Queenies!

Want to see which of the Women's Tour riders are on Strava? Check out this article for links to all their accounts.

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