Garner stays tenth as Trott crashes in Women's Tour

09 May 2014 / 17:32

Great Britain team coach Darren Tudor insists Lucy Garner is improving all the time after she remained in tenth position on general classification in the Women’s Tour.

In the bunched sprint on stage three Garner finished eighth to hold her overall position, the day’s victory going to world and Olympic champion Marianne Vos.

Completing the podium on day three was Emma Johannson and Giorgio Bronzini, who were second and third respectively, while Lizzie Armistead was the best-placed Brit in fourth.

There was less good news however for double London 2012 gold medallist Laura Trott as she was taken to hospital for x-rays on a suspected broken elbow following a crash.

The rider finished stage three and it was later reported that she will start stage four when the x-rays revealed she only suffered some bad bruising.

The windy conditions and exposed terrain made the going difficult for everyone, but Tudor couldn’t help but be impressed with how Garner handled herself.

"Lucy is clearly going well," said Tudor. "Every day she's getting up there in the bunch sprints, which we always expected.

“Being based out in the Netherlands she's getting this kind of racing all the time, which clearly shows.

"She's gaining stacks of experience so for a 19-year-old she's consistently performing which is great.”

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