The 4 day long Emakumeen Bira, through the rugged Basque Country, presented the Women’s WorldTour peloton with tough climbs and apocalyptic weather. The Trek-Segafredo squad came alive in the hills, wind and rain, with Tayler Wiles and Elisa Longo Borghini snagging dramatic solo victories on Stages 3 and 4. Longo Borghini managed to snag the overall victory by a mere two seconds! Photographer Jojo Harper has been embedded with the team all year and does a superb job capturing the intimacy and emotion of WorldTour racing. We asked her to caption her favorite photos from the week.
Tayler Wiles after winning stage 3 of Emakumeen Bira. The stage was from Murgia- Santa Teodosia and finished on a 2.7 km climb averaging 9.4%. Tayler launched a solo attack with 20 km and two steep climbs to go! She managed to hold off the bunch and Elisa claimed second place. She had nothing left at the finish and was unable to stand. The soigneur holds her up and congratulates her.
Tayler collapses on the ground with Elisa and is congratulated by the soigneur.
Tayler is congratulated and hugged by the soigneur.
Sorry, that’s as far as you can go!
Elisa after winning stage 4 of Bira. She attacked with 15 km to go and managed to hold off Mitchelton Scott and take the over all win by two seconds.
Elisa after winning stage 4 of Bira, overcome with emotion.
The whole team was elated with victory, including Audrey Cordon-Ragot.
Trek Segafredo sticker being placed on the overall leaders jersey backstage at the final presentation.
Elisa waiting back stage. She won the final stage, the overall GC and the mountain jersey.