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May 11/14 10:33 am - The Women's Tour: Stage 5 results and final GC


Posted by Editoress on 05/11/14
 

Marianne Vos takes Friends Life Women's Tour overall victory
Marianne Vos cemented victory in the inaugural Friends Life Women's Tour by taking her third consecutive stage victory in Bury St Edmunds, out sprinting Giorgia Bronzini and Amy Pieters on Angel Hill.

The ensuing time bonuses ensured Vos finished 30 seconds clear of stage winners Emma Johansson and Rossella Ratto in second and third places, with the latter also claiming the Matrix Fitness Best Young Rider jersey for the highest placed Under-23 rider.

Italian duo Bronzini and Susanna Zorzi, who claimed the week's overall combativity award, were fourth and fifth overall, with Pieters just edging Lucy Garner and Hannah Barnes in sixth, seventh and eighth places.

Garner also took the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best British Rider jersey, inheriting it on Sunday morning in Harwich after Lizzie Armitstead withdrew through illness and then defending it from Barnes in the final sprint, despite clipping the barriers in the final corners.

For the second day running Lotto Belisol Ladies' Emma Pooley was in the thick of the action, winning the Combativity Award for her constant attacking on the 108.3 kilometre stage through Tendring and Suffolk.

Loes Gunnewijk, Lauren Hall and Lisa Brennauer joined Pooley, but with no Rabo Liv rider in the font group they were brought back, setting up the final sprint finish of the week into Bury St Edmunds' Angel Hill, where packed crowds awaited.

For the third day running it was Vos who powered clear, our sprinting Bronzini, with Pieters and Barnes in close attendance behind.

Vos' consistent run of top three finishes and bonus points saw her claim the YodelDirect Points jersey, while Sharon Laws and Jolanda Neff's week long battle for the Strava Queen of the Mountains jersey ended in favour of the British rider, three points ahead of her Swiss counterpart.

Women's Tour press release

 

Team Crowned Best Overall at Inaugural Women's Tour
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies closed out England's inaugural Women's Tour in style on Sunday, winning the overall team classification prize. The 5-woman squad successfully defended a one minute and four second lead on team standings they had gained one day earlier. The defense came on the fifth and final day of racing, a 67 mile trip from Harwich to Burt St. Edmunds.

"We knew we had to work as a unit and stay near the front of the race in what figured would be a chaotic finish in Bury St. Edmunds if we hoped to win best team, and the women executed perfectly," said Performance Director Kevin Field. "I have been impressed by the depth and cohesiveness of our team all season long, and they showed that to the world today at a very historic event."

The team celebrated in a pristine closing ceremony in Bury St. Edmunds, signed autographs (and Union Jacks), and posing for photos as they made their way through the massive crowds. It was an excellently produced week of racing at England's first ever women's UCI ranked stage race, sponsored by Friend's Life. It was a shining example of the popularity and viability of women's racing on an international scale, with nightly primetime television coverage and millions of spectators on the five beautiful race courses in southeast England.

"I overheard a rider say that this was bigger than the Olympics," said Lauren Hall, who claimed two top ten finishes in the race. "I feel like the race was really bringing in the communities and engaging with fans, especially all of the young girls we met on the tour who look up to us. It's was great opportunity to represent Optum internationally - I actually heard people yelling "Optum" from the side of the road!"

The day of racing also saw Hall launch into a dangerous four-woman breakaway that looked like it could make it to the finish line. An unfortunate flat for Emma Poole (Lotto-Belisol) caused her to drop out the break, perhaps taking away the horsepower it needed to make it to the finish line alone. Reabsorbed with 10 kilometres to go, the stage was set for another field sprint, won for the third time by world champion Marianne Vos.
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies press release

 

Results from the fifth and final stage in the UK

Stage 5: Harwich to Bury St Edmunds, 108.3 km
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 2:48:10
2 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
3 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands
4 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS
6 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
7 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products
8 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek
9 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized-lululemon
10 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
11 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
12 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain
13 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team
14 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon
15 Melon Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans cycling team
16 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team
17 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek
18 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Belisol Ladies
19 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized-lululemon
20 Jolanda Neff (Sui) Switzerland
21 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec products
22 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team
23 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
24 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands
25 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team
26 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Netherlands
27 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda
28 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek
29 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS
30 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized-lululemon
31 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans cycling team
32 Liesbet de Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
33 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products
34 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda
35 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda
36 Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek
37 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
38 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
39 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands
40 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team
41 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica AIS
42 Ciara Horne (GBr) Great Britain
43 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
44 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
45 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain
46 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS
47 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica AIS
48 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team
49 Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
50 Helen Wyman (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
51 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon
52 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team
53 Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek
54 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team
55 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
56 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda all s.t.
57 Janine van de Meer (Ned) Netherlands 0:23
58 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:30
59 Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:58
60 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies
61 Katrin Leumann (Sui) Switzerland
62 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team
63 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda
64 Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team all s.t.
65 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain 1:31
66 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans cycling team 2:12
67 Cari Higgins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:11:22
68 Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:16:08
69 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica AIS
70 Jo Tindley (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
71 Uenia Fernandes Souza (Bra) Estado de Mexico Faren
72 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
73 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
74 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
75 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team all s.t.
DNF Doris Schweizer (Sui) Astana Bepink womens team
DNF Erika Leticia Yepez Fernandez (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren
DNF Hayley Jones (GBr) Great Britain
DNF Ramona Forchini (Sui) Switzerland
DNF Jutta Stienen (Sui) Switzerland
DNS Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team
 
Final GC
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 12:42:07
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS at 0:30
3 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:35
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 0:38
5 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:44
6 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands 0:50
7 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain
8 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling both s.t.
9 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:52
10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
11 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek
12 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
13 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon all s.t.
14 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 0:55
15 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team
16 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon both s.t.
17 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS 0:56
18 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica AIS s.t.
19 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products 0:58
20 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized-lululemon
21 Liesbet de Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
22 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda
23 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec products
24 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Netherlands
25 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products
26 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda
27 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
28 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda
29 Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek
30 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team
31 Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
32 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica AIS all s.t.
33 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:07
34 Jolanda Neff (Sui) Switzerland 1:18
35 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 1:20
36 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 1:22
37 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 1:23
38 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized-lululemon 1:29
39 Melon Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans cycling team 1:31
40 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team s.t.
41 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain 1:32
42 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 1:34
43 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans cycling team 1:51
44 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 2:05
45 Helen Wyman (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 2:23
46 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans cycling team 3:51
47 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 3:54
48 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Belisol Ladies 4:01
49 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek 12:23
50 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands 13:01
51 Ciara Horne (GBr) Great Britain
52 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies both s.t.
53 Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek 13:42
54 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 13:48
55 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda 13:59
56 Katrin Leumann (Sui) Switzerland 14:49
57 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 16:37
58 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS 16:39
59 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies 17:14
60 Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 17:37
61 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica AIS 18:15
62 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 18:28
63 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands 19:18
64 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek 22:09
65 Janine van de Meer (Ned) Netherlands 24:53
66 Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 27:41
67 Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren 30:45
68 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain 41:18
69 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team 42:05
70 Uenia Fernandes Souza (Bra) Estado de Mexico Faren 43:58
71 Cari Higgins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 44:06
72 Jo Tindley (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 57:11
73 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 1:09:09
74 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 1:09:40
75 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 1:30:04
 
Team GC
1 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 38:09:07
2 Specialized Lululemon at 0:04
3 Orica AIS
4 Rabo Liv women cycling team
5 Wiggle Honda all s.t.
6 Hitec products 0:08
7 Netherlands 0:19
8 Astana Bepink womens team 0:38
9 Boels Dolmans cycling team s.t.
10 Lointek 0:45
11 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 1:07
12 Estado de Mexico Faren 12:39
13 Great Britain 12:41
14 Lotto Belisol Ladies 19:27
15 Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 1:09:41

 

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