The final day of action saw the peloton take on a rolling parcours before the traditional finish circuit in Halden, with its punchy cobbled climb and sinuous descent, before the flatter run to the line. It was an attacking start to the day before a break of five went clear after around 20 kilometres. With all Team DSM riders in the bunch focus switched to staying safe and saving energy ahead of the finale.
Despite building up a gap of over five minutes, the breakaway’s advantage was whittled down throughout the afternoon and they were caught ahead as the bunch made its way onto the laps of the closing circuit. Counter attacks flew from the peloton with Korevaar going clear, as Esmée Peperkamp, Léa Curinier and Leah Kirchmann led the chase – and contact was made going into the last lap. Once again, there was another flurry of attacks which saw Koster go clear before Liane Lippert launched a stinging on the last ascent. However, yellow jersey wearer Ludwig was hot onto her back wheel and the bunch was back together. A frantic chase in the finale saw the team move up ahead of the finish, with Koster caught in the final straight; with Floortje Mackaij and Lippert leading the team home.
Coming home in the front part of the peloton which split in the technical run-in, Lippert secured a fine second place on GC; rounding out a strong week of racing where Team DSM won the best team competition, took second overall, two stage second places and four other top ten stage results.