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June 15/16 13:51 pm - The Friends Life Women's Tour: Stage 1, Majerus wins, Kirchmann 6th

Posted by Editoress on 06/15/16

Christine Majerus sprinted to victory in Norwich to clinch the opening stage of the Aviva Women's Tour and with it the Aviva Yellow Jersey of race leader.

The Boels Dolmans rider, and Luxembourg national champion, took her first UCI Women's WorldTour victory, pipping Marianne Vos and Giorgia Bronzini as Cylance Pro Cycling's Alison Tetrick was caught in the final 100-metres of the stage into Norwich city centre.

The 31-year-old American spent the final 21-kilometres in a solo break on the Norfolk roads, building a lead at one-point of almost two-minutes. But come the technical run through the centre of Norwich, and the uphill drag to the finish line in the Market Place the Cylance rider was pipped, holding on to finish eighth, just ahead of a six second time gap.

Tetrick did claim the day's combativity prize for her fighting ride that so nearly paid fruit, especialy after she had been brought down in a crash earlier in the stage, until the final corner when first Majerus, and then Vos brushed her aside.

Majerus also claimed the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey, with her stage win giving her the advantage over Vos, with the two level on 15-points apiece.

Top Brit on the day was Lizzie Armitstead in 18th, pulling on the Adnams Best British Rider jersey with Dutch rider Ilona Hoeksma of the Parkhotel Valkenburg team holds a three point advantage in the Strava Queen of the Mountains competition over Orica AIS rider Taylor Wiles.
Women's Tour press release

Leah Kirchmann (Team Liv-Plantur) was in the mix on the final sprint and came in sixth in the same time as the winner.

Stage 1: Southwold to Norwich, 138.5 km
1 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:24:48
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5
4 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini
5 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur
7 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam
8 Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling all s.t.
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5 0:06
10 Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
11 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini both s.t.
12 Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 0:09
13 Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana
14 Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5
15 Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5
16 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5
17 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing
18 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
19 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling
20 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana all s.t.
21 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam 0:13
22 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
23 Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
24 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products
25 Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team
26 Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5 all s.t.
27 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini 0:17
28 Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
29 Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS
30 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini
31 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur
32 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team
33 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Esp) Cylance Pro Cycling
34 Grace Garner (GBr) British National Team
35 Annasley Park (GBr) British National Team
36 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS
37 Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
38 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling
39 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing
40 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products all s.t.
41 Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team 0:25
42 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing
43 Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana
44 Jessie Walker (GBr) British National Team
45 Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro Women Team
46 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
47 Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
48 Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
49 Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam
50 Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Women Team
51 Linda Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Women Team
52 Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
53 Nikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
54 Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam
55 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenCyclingTeam
56 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
57 Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products
58 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing
59 Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
60 Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team
61 Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS
62 Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team all s.t.
63 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Team Liv-Plantur 0:32
64 Abigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Women Team 0:34
65 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
66 Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team
67 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini
68 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur
69 Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur
70 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products
71 Coralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
72 Doris Schweizer (Sui) Cylance Pro Cycling
73 Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
74 Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team
75 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products
76 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing
77 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AIS
78 Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
79 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini 0:44
80 Emma Pooley (GBr) British National Team 0:45
81 Laurel Rathbun (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Women Team 0:57
82 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:59
83 Manon Lloyd (GBr) British National Team 1:28
84 Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS 1:50
85 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:25
86 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS s.t.
87 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products 1:55
88 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 0:25
89 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team s.t.
90 Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 3:09
DNF Emily Kay (GBr) British National Team


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