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June 14/19 19:45 pm - OVO Energy Women's Tour: Stage 5, Kirchmann 4th on Stage

Posted by Editoress on 06/14/19

Britain's Lizzie Deignan claimed her first victory since returning from maternity leave on Stage 5 of the OVO Energy Women's Tour stage in Builth Wells, Powys, to move into the race lead with just one stage remaining.

Deignan, the race's 2016 champion, out-sprinted Thursday's stage victor Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM Racing) and her Trek-Segafredo team-mate Elisa Longo Borghini. The trio of riders broke clear on the day's final SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb of Eypnt with approximately 22 kilometres remaining.

"I can't quite really describe it, it was probably the nicest win I've had in a very long time. I really savoured it and really enjoyed it and I will do for a long time," said Deignan on taking her first win in 657 days.

The Yorkshire rider leads Niewiadoma by just one second going into Saturday's finale in Carmarthenshire. In addition to retaining her lead in the HSBC UK | British Cycling Best British Rider jersey, Deignan also moves to the top of the standings in the Breast Cancer Care points jersey.

Niewiadoma's efforts on the climbs see her take the lead in the SKODA Queen of the Mountains jersey, while 2018 overall champion Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) retains the Eisberg sprints jersey.

Overnight race leader Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb) finished 22nd, losing two minutes 19 seconds to fall away in the overall classification and lose her OVO Energy green jersey.

The German had been in the main pack featuring all of the general classification contenders approaching the final SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb of Epynt, before the race was sparked into life by the aggressive riding of Trek-Segafredo duo Deignan and Longo Borghini.

That saw the final two riders from the day's breakaway, Erica Magnaldi (WNT – Rotor Pro Cycling) and Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team), get reeled in. The leading group then splintered significantly en route towards the Royal Welsh Showground, with 20 twenty riders reaching the finish within two minutes of the Deignan.

Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb) finished 4th at 17s back and moves up to 10th in the overall at 1:02 back.


Stage 5: Llandrindod Wells to Builth Wells, 140 km
1 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo 3:54:35
2 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon//SRAM Racing at s.t.
3 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:02
4 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:17
5 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam s.t.
6 Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:19
7 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
8 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla
9 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
10 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
11 Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
12 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women all s.t.
13 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 0:22
14 Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv
15 Brodie Chapman (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
16 Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla
17 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling
18 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing all s.t.
19 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 0:35
20 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:39
21 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 2:19
22 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb s.t.
23 Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling 2:21
24 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton Scott 5:16
25 Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
26 Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam both s.t.
27 Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini 5:41
28 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon//SRAM Racing
29 Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon//SRAM Racing
30 Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb
31 Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops
32 Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
33 Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
34 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
35 Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
36 Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops
37 Anna Christian (GBr) Drops
38 Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Esp) Movistar Team Women
39 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
40 Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini
41 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg all s.t.
42 Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv 5:45
43 Alison Jackson (Can) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 9:40
44 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
45 Alice Cobb (GBr) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank both s.t.
46 Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 9:57
47 Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women 12:17
48 Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling 12:47
49 Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon//SRAM Racing
50 Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops
51 Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
52 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini
53 Martina Alzini (Ita) Bigla
54 Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
55 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women
56 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling
57 Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Esp) Movistar Team Women
58 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
59 Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo
60 Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
61 Shannon Malseed (Aus) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
62 Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott
63 Rozanne Slik (Ned) TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank
64 Charlotte Becker (Ger) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
65 Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini
66 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb all s.t.
67 Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb 14:34
68 Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb
69 Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
70 Esther van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
71 Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
72 Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
73 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
DNF Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops all s.t.
DNF Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
DNF Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Esp) Movistar Team Women

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