The traditional cycling race the International Tour of Thuringia for Women (since 2017 officially called the International LOTTO Thuringia Ladies Tour) takes place annually in eastern Thuringia. The Tour is classified in the highest UCI category and is so far the only professional stage race for women in Germany. In 2023, the LOTTO Thuringia Ladies Tour took place as usual at the end of May over six stages between 23 May and 28 May. Six stages – 651 kilometres – 17 teams from eight nations. After the quiet start in Schleiz, Gera, Schmölln, Gotha and Schmalkalden will follow. The last stage was in Mühlhausen.
1st stage (23 May 2023) – around Schleiz: The team time trial over 9.1 kilometres was won by Team SD Worx with Lotte KOPECKY, Mischa BREDEWOLD, Lorena WIEBES, Barbara Guarischi and Lonneke Uneken ahead of Team Jayco AlUla and Canyon//SRAM Racing.
2st stage (24 May 2023) – around Gera: The road race “around Gera” over 153,5 kilometres was won by BREDEWOLD Mischa ( NED ) – TEAM SD WORX ( SDW ) ahead of GUARISCHI Barbara and WIEBES Lorena
3st stage (25 May 2023) – around Schmölln: The road race “around Schmölln” over 94.6 kilometres was won by GUARISCHI Barbara Team SD Worx ahead of WIEBES Lorena Team SD Worx and ALONSO Sandra CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling
4st stage (26 May 2023) – around Gotha: The road race “around Gotha” over 133,7 kilometres was won by UNEKEN Lonneke Team SD Worx ahead of LACH Marta from CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling and SCHWEINBERGER Christina Fenix-Deceuninck
5st stage (27 May 2023) – around Schmalkalden: The road race “around Schmalkalden” over 132,6 kilometres was won by WIEBES Lorena Team SD Worx ahead of BASTIANELLI Marta UAE Team ADQ and LACH Marta CERATIZIT-WNT Pro Cycling
6st stage (28 May 2023) – around Mühlhausen: The road race “around Mühlhausen” over 125,2 kilometres was won by KOPECKY Lotte Team SD Worx ahead of WIEBES Lorena Team SD Worx and ROSEMAN-GANNON Ruby Team Jayco AlUla
Final results of the Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour 2023:
1 KOPECKY Lotte Team SD Worx
2 WIEBES Lorena Team SD Worx
3 BREDEWOLD Mischa Team SD Worx