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June 15/19 13:55 pm - Kirchmann 2nd on Final Stage of OVO Energy Women's Tour


Posted by Editoress on 06/15/19
 

Great Britain's Lizzie Deignan became the first rider to win two OVO Energy Women's Tour titles as she sealed the 2019 crown at Pembrey Country Park, Carmarthenshire, on Saturday.

The Trek-Segafredo rider, who only returned to racing in late April following maternity leave, finished eighth in a reduced bunch sprint to pip Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) to the overall crown by two seconds – the smallest winning margin in race history.

Dutch rider Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) claimed the final stage, beating Canadian Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb) and Roxane Fournier (Movistar Team) to the line. Pieters placed third overall, 23 seconds behind Deignan, while her team-mate Christine Majerus finished fifth to cap a successful week for the Dutch team.

Speaking afterwards Deignan said: "It means a huge amount. I think the last time I came here I was probably one of the favourites to win the race – this time I wasn't a favourite, so it was a different experience. It was totally a team experience."

"I won through just grit and determination. I'm away from my daughter for a reason. I'm here to do a job and I've got a fantastic team around me. I don't want to let them down."

"It's a huge honour. I'm just delighted, lost for words really. The perspective you gain from having a year out of the sport is amazing. My attitude is just about enjoying it, I've never had that attitude before and it's really paying dividends. I'm in the best team in the world I feel like from a support perspective and just the women around me just lift me up."

 

"It's a huge honour. I'm just delighted, lost for words really. The perspective you gain from having a year out of the sport is amazing. My attitude is just about enjoying it, I've never had that attitude before and it's really paying dividends. I'm in the best team in the world I feel like from a support perspective and just the women around me just lift me up."

Deignan crossed the line in eighth position from the 33-rider front group to take overall victory, having doubled her overnight one-second lead thanks to a mid-race time bonus from the Eisberg sprint at Penygroes.  As well as the OVO Energy green jersey, the Trek-Segafredo rider takes the Breast Cancer Care points jersey through her consistent finishing across the six stages, and the HSBC UK | British Cycling Best British Rider jersey.

The stage win for Pieters was her third in OVO Energy Women's Tour history, being added to previous victories in Stratford-upon-Avon (2016) and Stoke-on-Trent (2017).  With Majerus and double stage victor Jolien D'Hoore providing the perfect lead-out, the Dutchwoman was delighted with the win.

"The plan was to try to win the stage," said Pieters. "I think we had a good plan and a good week with the whole team, so I think we need to be happy with this.

"The girls did a really strong lead-out for me and I'm happy that I could finish it off. I felt really good today and I'm happy with that because it was a really hard week and I'm happy that the last day I was still good."

Defending OVO Energy Women's Tour champion Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) took the Eisberg sprints jersey for a second year, having taken points in the day's first prime at Talley after getting herself into an 11-rider breakaway that was caught with 39 kilometres remaining.

The final classification jersey went to stage four winner Niewiadoma, who withstood the challenge of Majerus for a one-point advantage in the SKODA Queen of the Mountains jersey. The aggressive riding of Sarah Roy (Mitchelton-SCOTT) was rewarded with the Wahooligan Combativity Award.

Jerseys
GC: Elizabeth Deignan (Trek-Segafredo)
Points: Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
QoM: Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing)

 

Results

Stage 6: Carmarthen to Pembrey Country Park, 125.9 km
1 Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:27:02
2 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb
3 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women
4 Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
5 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
6 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Esp) Movistar Team Women
7 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
8 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
9 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
10 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
11 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla
12 Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
13 Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla
14 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM Racing
15 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
16 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women
17 Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops
18 Brodie Chapman (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
19 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
20 Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling
21 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon//SRAM Racing
22 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling
23 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
24 Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
25 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
26 Martina Alzini (Ita) Bigla
27 Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops
28 Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini
29 Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv
30 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
31 Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
32 Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
33 Charlotte Becker (Ger) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope all s.t.
34 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 0:15
35 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
36 Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
37 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing
38 Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb
39 Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini
40 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
41 Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling all s.t.
42 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:23
43 Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb s.t.
44 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:28
45 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam s.t.
46 Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo 0:44
47 Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women s.t.
48 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:55
49 Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini s.t.
50 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 1:49
51 Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott 4:32
52 Shannon Malseed (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 13:12
53 Rozanne Slik (Ned) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
54 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
55 Anna Christian (GBr) Drops
56 Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing
57 Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo all s.t.
58 Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv 15:17
59 Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops
60 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
61 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
62 Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
63 Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
64 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb
65 Esther van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
66 Alison Jackson (Can) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank all s.t.
67 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini
DNF Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon//SRAM Racing
DNF Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
DNF Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Esp) Movistar Team Women
DNF Alice Cobb (GBr) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
DNS Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb
DNS Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
 
Final GC
1 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 21:09:25
2 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM Racing at 0:02
3 Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:23
4 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:49
5 Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:51
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:54
7 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla 0:58
8 Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla s.t.
9 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women 0:59
10 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 1:01
11 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 1:03
12 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling s.t.
13 Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv 1:08
14 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling 1:12
15 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1:14
16 Brodie Chapman (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:18
17 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 1:24
18 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 1:48
19 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing 2:23
20 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 2:32
21 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb 2:50
22 Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 3:41
23 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 6:21
24 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 6:28
25 Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb 6:42
26 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon//SRAM Racing 7:27
27 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Esp) Movistar Team Women 8:14
28 Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops 8:17
29 Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops 8:24
30 Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini 8:32
31 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 8:35
32 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 8:52
33 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 8:53
34 Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini 9:01
35 Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 9:53
36 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 10:37
37 Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 10:54
38 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 15:05
39 Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 15:30
40 Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women 15:57
41 Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 16:27
42 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women 16:51
43 Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini 17:01
44 Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 17:35
45 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 20:41
46 Charlotte Becker (Ger) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 20:42
47 Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling 22:09
48 Martina Alzini (Ita) Bigla 22:17
49 Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb 22:30
50 Anna Christian (GBr) Drops 23:23
51 Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv 24:21
52 Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott 25:23
53 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 30:51
54 Alison Jackson (Can) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 32:32
55 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 34:30
56 Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 36:19
57 Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops 39:11
58 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb 39:55
59 Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 40:27
60 Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo 41:05
61 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini 42:16
62 Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing 43:23
63 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 44:58
64 Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 46:36
65 Esther van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 47:05
66 Rozanne Slik (Ned) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 49:07
67 Shannon Malseed (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:01:02

 

Women's Tour: Stage 1

New Leader after Stage 3 of OVO Energy Women's Tour

New Leader after Stage 4 of OVO Energy Women's Tour

OVO Energy Women's Tour: Stage 5, Kirchmann 4th on Stage

 


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