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March 13/16 14:26 pm - Kirchmann wins Drentse Acht van Westerveld

Posted by Editoress on 03/13/16

Canada's Leah Kirchmann has won the Drentse Acht van Westerveld. The Liv-Plantur rider outsprinted her 12 breakaway companions to take her first victory with her new team.



Kirchmann winning - Photo Dick Soepenberg


The Drentse Acht van Westerveld is 141 kilometres, beginning and ending in Dwingeloo (Netherlands), and includes all of the top women's teams.  It also marked the return of multi-time world champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) to the peloton after a ten month absence due to injuries and fatigue.  The 13 rider group (including Vos) rode away from peloton at the 66 kilometre mark, as they went over the VAMberg climb.



Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) - Photo Dick Soepenberg



The break - Photo Dick Soepenberg


While the peloton was closing in the final kilometres, the leaders managed to stay away, with Kirchmann outkicking Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) and Anouska Koster (Rabo Liv).

Leah Kirchmann: "It's my first ever victory in Europe, so that makes it extra special for me."


Dwingeloo to Dwingeloo, 140.5 km
1 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv - Plantur 3:32:45
2 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
3 Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team
4 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon - SRAM Racing
5 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Alé Cipollini
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle - High5
7 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS all s.t.
8 Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle - High5 0:02
9 Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Women's Cycling
10 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team both s.t.
11 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 0:10
12 Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon - SRAM Racing 0:14
13 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 0:21
14 Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS 2:01
15 Monique van de Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals
16 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Alé Cipollini
17 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing
18 Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5
19 Roxane Fournier(Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
20 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo,
61 Karol-ann Canuel (Can) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team all s.t.
DNF Lex Albrecht (Can) BePink



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