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June 18/15 11:54 am - Aviva Women's Tour: Stage 2


Posted by Editoress on 06/18/15
 

Jolien d'Hoore sprinted to victory in Clacton to move within one second of the race leader, Lisa Brennauer, as the fancied general classification riders began to flex their muscles.
 
The reigning Belgian national road race champion of Wiggle Honda showing her liking for tough uphill sprints with a fine win on Marine Parade in Clacton. Aviva Yellow jersey Brennauer also looked in ominously good form sprinting to second place while Christine Majerus of the Boels Dolmans team was in third place with another big overall contender Emma Johansson in close attendance in fourth place.

With the peloton catching the break four kilometres from the finish in Clacton, the multi-talented d'Hoore, a former World Junior Champion on the road, positioned herself perfectly coming up the long drag into the Essex seaside resort to win by a wheel to record her latest win in an increasingly impressive season.

"It was pretty close in the end," admitted d'Hoore."I went form the last corner but it was uphill and into the wind so I didn't know if I could make it. I was hoping GIorgia Bronzini was in my wheel, in fact the original plan was for me to lead her out but she wasn't there. She told me to go from the corner and she would try and stay in the wheel so I just gave everything until the finish.

"I feel good, I'm getting stronger but I also have a good team around me and that makes a difference. You can never win a race alone. I don't know about GC but I did want to win a stage. I have that now and I can stay relaxed. Let's see how I go.

"I had two weeks complete off the bike and then I had a five week training period which was pretty tough. It's a little bit of a risk when you rest like that but I was confident that my form was good. I am happy.

D'Hoore has all sort of options ahead of her and objectively she must be a contender for the World Road Race Championship in Richmond, Virginia this September which she has seen and describes as a very up and down "Belgian style" course with a few comforting cobbles for good measure.
 
But Rio 2016 is possibly and even bigger focus and in particular the Omnium on the track where she could yet prove the strongest rival to the triumvirate of Laura Trott,  Annette Edmondson and Sarah Hammer who have dominated the event in recent years. D'Hoore finished fifth at London 2012 but was an outstanding winner at the World Cup at the Lee Valley Velodrome last year.

"For Rio I am going 100% for the track and my road season next year will be short to plan for that," insists d'Hoore. "My goal is the Omnium for sure" 

Meanwhile Brennauer, the World Time Trial champion, is revealing an unexpected talent for sprint finishes with her second runners up spot in two days confirming her in the Aviva Yellow Jersey that she wore today in place of the absent Armitstead, who, as she had announced the previous night, decided not to continue after her nasty crash after her stage win in Aldeburgh.

"It felt quite weird for me to be wearing the yellow jersey today. I feel really sorry for what happened to Lizzie yesterday, it's never nice when somebody gets hurt in a crash

"I'm not really concentrating on my sprinting despite the two second places. I think perhaps I am just getting a better athlete. I'm not a pure sprinter and probably never will be but I can be fast especially when I get a nice lead out and the finishes on the last two days have suited me.

"It was pretty hectic today with a lot of teams trying to set their sprinters up, my team did a really great job setting me up around the last left hand corner when we hit the coast. The sprint opened up and I just did my best. I want to fight or this yellow jersey but the GC is close, so much can happen.”

Brennauer also retains her lead in the Chain Reactions Cycles Points competition, with second overall d'Hoore wearing that jersey for Friday's stage in Nothamptonshire, while Melissa Hoskins of Orica AIS leads the Strava Queen of the Mountains competition having picked up points on both classified climbs.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling kept hold of the SweetSpot Best Young Rider jersey with Coryn Rivera while Elinor Barker of Matrix Fitness, currently in ninth position overall, wears the Premier Inn Best British Rider Jersey.

After her starring role in the day's breakaway, and repeated attempts to escape, Bigla Pro Cycling's Vera Koedooder took the day's YodelDirect Combativity Award while the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team also lead the Aviva Team Classification.

Highlights of Stage Two are on ITV4 at 8pm on Thursday 18 June, with a repeat at 11.05am on Friday morning.

Stage Three sees the race return to Oundle, the Grand Depart town for last year's inaugural Women's Tour, which this year acts as the start for a demanding 139.2km run to Kettering through the Northamptonshire countryside. With the most demanding terrain so far and a stage length just 800m short of the maximum allowed by the UCI, this should be where the Aviva General Classification race kicks off in earnest, especially off the back of a long and hard ridden Stage Two in Suffolk and Essex.

Report courtesy The Women's Tour

 

 

Results from the second stage of the Aviva Women's Tour in Great Britain

Stage 2: Braintree to Clacton 138 km
1 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda 3:23:25
2 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
3 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS
5 Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
6 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini
7 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
8 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Ale Cipollini
9 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
10 Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur
11 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
12 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89
13 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM
14 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88
15 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
16 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
17 Lauren Stephens (USA) US National Team
18 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini
19 Hannah Ross (USA) US National Team
20 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Velocio - SRAM
21 Sara Mustonen-Lichan (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur
22 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS
23 Brianna Walle (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
24 Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica AIS
25 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies
26 Katie Curtis (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours
27 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
28 Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
29 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
30 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
31 Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Orica AIS
32 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio - SRAM
33 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
34 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
35 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM
36 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
37 Laura Trott (GBr) Matrix Fitness
38 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
39 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
40 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lotto Soudal Ladies
41 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
42 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
43 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) German National Team
44 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
45 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini
46 Lucy Martin (GBr) Matrix Fitness
47 Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
48 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
49 Heather Fischer (USA) US National Team
50 Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle Honda
51 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
52 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team
53 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
54 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica AIS
55 Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
56 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Ale Cipollini
57 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team
58 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda
59 Lisa Küllmer (Ger) German National Team
60 Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87
61 Elinor Barker (GBr) Matrix Fitness
62 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda
63 Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur
64 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies
65 Nicole Hanselmann (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
66 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.90
67 Corinna Lechner (Ger) German National Team
68 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
69 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
70 Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv-Plantur
71 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours
72 Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
73 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
74 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
75 Emilie Aubry (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
76 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
77 Coryn Rivera (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
78 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
79 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
80 Ciara Horne (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours
81 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini
82 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
83 Sara Headley (USA) US National Team
84 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
85 Dame Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours all s.t.
86 Helen Wyman (GBR) Matrix Fitness 0:33
87 Katie Archibald (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours 0:56
88 Madeleine Ortmüller (Ger) German National Team 25:32
89 Kimberley Le Court de Billot (Mri) Matrix Fitness
90 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica AIS
91 Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours all s.t.
DNF Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness
DNS Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
 
GC
1 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM 6:03:06
2 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda at 0:01
3 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:06
4 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:07
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 0:08
6 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
7 Coryn Rivera (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
8 Corinna Lechner (Ger) German National Team all s.t.
9 Elinor Barker (GBr) Matrix Fitness 0:09
10 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:11
11 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:12
12 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
13 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89
14 Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
15 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
16 Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur
17 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
18 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale Cipollini
19 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS
20 Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica AIS
21 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
22 Sara Mustonen-Lichan (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur
23 Katie Curtis (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours
24 Lauren Stephens (USA) US National Team
25 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
26 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies
27 Brianna Walle (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
28 Laura Trott (GBr) Matrix Fitness
29 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88
30 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini
31 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
32 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
33 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
34 Hannah Ross (USA) US National Team
35 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
36 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
37 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Velocio - SRAM
38 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM
39 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
40 Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
41 Lucy Martin (GBr) Matrix Fitness
42 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
43 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lotto Soudal Ladies
44 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio - SRAM
45 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
46 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM
47 Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Orica AIS
48 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
49 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
50 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
51 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
52 Lauren Hall (USA) US National Team
53 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
54 Heather Fischer (USA) US National Team
55 Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87
56 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies
57 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
58 Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
59 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
60 Lisa Küllmer (Ger) German National Team
61 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
62 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica AIS
63 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
64 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.90
65 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours
66 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda
67 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) German National Team
68 Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur
69 Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle Honda
70 Lauren Komanski (USA) US National Team
71 Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Ale Cipollini
72 Nicole Hanselmann (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
73 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini
74 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
75 Sara Headley (USA) US National Team
76 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team
77 Emilie Aubry (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
78 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
79 Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv-Plantur
80 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
81 Ciara Horne (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours all s.t.
82 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda 0:23
83 Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:15
84 Helen Wyman (GBR) Matrix Fitness 1:48
85 Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 2:02
86 Dame Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours 2:19
87 Katie Archibald (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours 3:18
88 Kimberley Le Court de Billot (Mri) Matrix Fitness 25:44
89 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica AIS 27:54
90 Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Pearl Izumi Sport Tours 43:26
91 Madeleine Ortmüller (Ger) German National Team 43:27




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