Stage 4 of the Tour de France Femmes is one for history books. With 177,1 km from Cahors to Rodez, it was the longest race since the creation of the Women World Tour in 2016 and Yara Kastelijn won it solo after attacking on breakaway, in which she spent most of the day.

It was also the Dutch cyclocross specialist’s first professional road victory, and the first Grand Tour win for FENIX-Deceuninck. “It’s really a dream. I can’t believe this – it is really a team victory because I had to do nothing all day… A victory is what we want and we have it now – and I’m super proud of this,” said Kastelijn in the post-race interview.

Kastelijn and teammate Marthe Truyen joined other 12 riders in first breakaway, which formed 15 km from the start. In the final climb, she attacked solo managing to cross the finish line a minute and eleven seconds ahead of the chasing pack. The Fenix-Deceuninck is now seventh in the general classification and second in the mountain ranking.