Lauren has taken her first UCI overall Tour victory at the Tour of Zhoushan Island in China recently by winning the queen stage and finishing 2nd on the final day on the Island of Shengsi, just off the coast of Shanghai.
“It was a really tough race, very hilly and challenging, I really enjoyed this race, it was exciting to race over tough terrain in a beautiful location”
Lauren, along with QOM winner, Elena Kuchinskya from Russia, rode away from the bunch over one of the hardest climbs on stage two, to finish 3 minutes ahead of the bunch.
“My team were very strong this week, they helped me maintain the lead and I appreciate all their support”
Lauren will now take some rest before preparing for the second half of the season with her eyes now on the World Championships in Richmond, USA in September.
This Victory marks Lauren’s fifth UCI win for 2015.