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April 24/19 9:23 am - La Fleche Wallonne Feminine results, Kirchmann 17th

Posted by Editoress on 04/24/19

As on the four previous editions, but this time with the World Champion’s jersey on her shoulders, Anna van der Breggen conquered the Flèche Wallonne Femmes for a fifth time. The Dutch rider waited for the final climb up the Mur de Huy to make her effort, catching Newiadoma and eventually beating to line her country women Annemiek van Vleuten while her Boels-Dolmans team mate Annika Langvad had to settle for third spot.

Under clear skies, 140 riders gathered for the very first time on the Grand-Place de Huy for the start of the 22nd edition of the Flèche Wallonne Femmes. The pack remained bunched all the way to kilometre five when Jasinska (MOV) was the first to take off, but her effort was eventually vain several kilometres later. Eventually at km 30, a group of 6 riders managed to pull away including Jasinska (Movistar), Peñuela (Alé Cipollini), Blais (Astana), Stephens (TIBCO), Adegeest (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Riabchenko (Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport). At the top of the Côte de Warre, Riabchenko led the way with the pack at 2:30 adrift.

Teams Sunweb, Mitchelton-Scott and Trek-Segafredo moved to the front of the bunch and accelerated the chase. On the first climb up the Côte d’Ereffe, only two riders remained in the lead: Riabchenko and Jasinska. They were finally caught at km 75.

A second breakaway occurred at km 96 when four riders, Korevaar (CCC - Liv), Balsamo (Valcar Cylance Cycling), Winder (Trek - Segafredo) and Shekel (Astana), powered away. The front group enjoyed a 42s advantage at km 100 but as Balsamo reached the top of the Côte d’Ereffe, the lead had dropped to 20s. The escapees were to be caught on the descent. On the penultimate climb of the day, Spratt (Mitchelton - Scott) tried her luck and made it first to the summit of the Côte de Cherave but the remaining pack (around 50 riders) remained bunched heading towards the city of Huy.

Wtih three kilometres to go, Mackaij (Team Sunweb) took off for a last solo effort. She had a 15s lead with one kilometre to go but was caught 500m before the top of the Mur de Huy.

The first of the favourites to try her luck was the recent winner of the Amstel Gold Race, Newiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing). The Polish rider managed to create a gap but her slightly too anticipated attack proved to be in vain as her rivals closed the gap. After catching Newiadoma in the final 150m, Anna van der Breggen powered to the win. The World Champion captured a fifth consecutive victory at the Fléche Wallonne beating her Dutch compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton - Scott) to the line. Third place went to Denmark’s Annika Langvad (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team).

Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb) was the top Canadian on the day, finishing 17th at 51s back.


Results from La Flèche Wallonne Féminine in Belgium

Huy to Mur de Huy, 118.5 km
1 Anna van ver Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3:17:04
2 Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton - Scott at 0:01
3 Annika Langvad (Den) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:04
4 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC - Liv 0:14
5 Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:16
6 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM Racing 0:17
7 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC - Liv 0:20
8 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Bigla 0:23
9 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:26
10 Margarita Victo Garcia Cañellas (Esp) Movistar Women's Team 0:33
11 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton - Scott 0:36
12 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team
13 Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope both s.t.
14 Julie Van De Velde (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:38
15 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling 0:40
16 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Alé Cipollini 0:45
17 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:51
18 Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb s.t.
19 Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport 0:54
20 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek - Segafredo 0:56
21 Jolanda Neff (Sui) Trek - Segafredo 1:01
22 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePink s.t.
23 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek - Segafredo 1:09
24 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Parkhotel Valkenburg 1:10
25 Elise Chabbey (Sui) Bigla 1:14
26 Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana 1:15
27 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team 1:19
28 Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1:22
29 Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana 1:24
30 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling 1:38
31 Evita Muzic (Fra) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope 1:41
32 Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies 1:44
33 Maria Novolodskaya (Rus) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team 1:46
34 Eider Merino Cortazar (Esp) Movistar Women's Team s.t.
35 Nikola Noskova (Cze) Bigla 1:56
36 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon//SRAM Racing 1:59
37 Alison Jackson (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 2:03
38 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb s.t.
39 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano 2:06
40 Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton - Scott 2:07
41 Olga Shekel (Ukr) Astana Women's Team 2:15
42 Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Alé Cipollini 2:17
43 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team 2:19
44 Marion Sicot (Fra) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport 2:23
45 Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink 2:26
46 Sophie Wright (GBr) Bigla
47 Lara Vieceli (Ita) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team
48 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb all s.t.
49 Anouska Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling 2:30
50 Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team 2:35
51 Whitney Allison (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 2:40
52 Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana 2:44
53 Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling 2:51
54 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling
55 Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) CCC - Liv both s.t.
56 Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team Sunweb 3:23
57 Danielle Christmas (GBr) Lotto Soudal Ladies 4:34
58 Sofia Beggin (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano 4:42
59 Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope 4:51
60 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek - Segafredo 4:57
61 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling 5:00
62 Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC - Liv 5:07
63 Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Alé Cipollini 5:15
64 Barbara Malcotti (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling 7:11
65 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 7:18
66 Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) CCC - Liv 7:33
67 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton - Scott 8:43
68 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla 8:58
69 Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Segafredo 9:19
70 Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Fra) Trek - Segafredo
71 Leigh Ganzar (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint both s.t.
72 Hannah Ludwig (Ger) Canyon//SRAM Racing 9:26
73 Jade Wiel (Fra) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope 9:27
74 Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Bigla 9:45
75 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing 9:47
76 Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini s.t.
77 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Women's Team 9:58
78 Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Women's Team s.t.
DNF Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman / Supermint
DNF Zsófia Szabó (Hun) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNF Vania Canvelli (Ita) BePink
DNF Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink
DNF Nicole Steigenga (Ned) BePink
DNF Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink
DNF Kylie Waterreus (Ned) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Lara Defour (Bel) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Veronika Anna Kormos (Hun) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Esther Meisels (Isr) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Elizaveta Oshurkova (Rus) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team
DNF Jesse Vandenbulcke (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport
DNF Severine Eraud (Fra) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport
DNF Mieke Docx (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport
DNF Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano
DNF Carmela Cipriani (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano
DNF Angelica Brogi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano
DNF Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
DNF Anastasiia Pliaskina (Rus) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team
DNF Suzanne Verhoeven (Bel) Health Mate - Ladies Team
DNF Olga Deyko (Rus) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team
DNF Antri Christoforou (Cyp) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team
DNF Gulnaz Badykova (Rus) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team
DNF Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
DNF Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank
DNF Lindsay Goldman (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
DNF Marie Dessart (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
DNF Letizia Borghesi (Ita) Aromitalia - Basso Bikes - Vaiano
DNF Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Mitchelton - Scott
DNF Gloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Esp) Movistar Women's Team
DNF Lorena Llamas Garcia (Esp) Movistar Women's Team
DNF Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon//SRAM Racing
DNF Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon//SRAM Racing
DNF Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling
DNF Louise Hansen (Den) Team Virtu Cycling
DNF Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNF Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope
DNF Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana
DNF Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton - Scott
DNF Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC - Liv
DNF Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
DNF Eva Buurman (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
DNF Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
DNF Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport
DNF Marie Le Net (Fra) FDJ - Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Futuroscope
DNF Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team
DNF Esther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNF Loes Adegeest (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNF Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank
DNF Nina Kessler (Ned) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank
DNF Jeydy Pradera Bernal (Cub) Astana Women's Team
DNF Marina Kurnossova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team
DNF Urska Bravec (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
DNF Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb
DNF Ur?ka ?igart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
DNF Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team
DNF Laura Asencio (Fra) WNT - Rotor Pro Cycling Team
DNF Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Alé Cipollini
DNF Diana Carolina Peñuela Martinez (Col) Alé Cipollini
DNF Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling
DNF Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling
DNF Sylvie Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
DNF Marie Soleil Blais (Can) Astana Women's Team


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