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March 7/15 15:59 pm - Strade Bianche Women's results

Posted by Editoress on 03/7/15

American Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) was crowned the inaugural Strade Bianche Women Elite champion, after a solo break 20 km from the finish line.

The Boels Dolmans Cycling Team completed a remarkable day, placing Elizabeth Armitstead in second 37s behind her teammate.

Megan Guarnier
How the race unfolded: “My team-mate Christine Majerus was in there early, but on the gravel section, where Lizzie attacked, we lost her. I attacked on the second to last gravel section, so I got to ride the last one on my own. I don’t know if I’m a good time trialist, but I knew I had to stay within myself. I didn’t really know what was in store for me. I knew I had to put all my cards into that move and concentrate on the finish. I never really had a really large gap.”
The white roads: “I loved the course. I think it was a hard course, and it makes it more of a woman-to-woman battle than a matter of team tactics, because it becomes a select field by the end. But the course was amazing, and hard, I love the Strade Bianche. I really wasn’t looking around so much today. It was incredible because you had the climbs and the wind, which was surprisingly strong. I was told it would be windy, but when we got to the places where it hit us, it was surprisingly strong. It was a very complete race: you needed power to get through the wind, and you needed to hit the hard climbs, too. The course was enjoyable, the people along the sidelines were enjoyable, but I probably missed a lot of really great views today.”
Biggest career win: “A win like this was long overdue, but on my father’s side, my great-great-great-grandparents are from Tuscany, so what better place to do it than here? It really hasn’t sunk in yet, and I’m sure I’ll wake up tomorrow morning and, like, did I really do that? It’s just an incredible race and to do it here is amazing. Everyone is really excited about this race. When it was announced, everyone started looking forward to it. A lot of women’s teams were here early to look at it and prepare. More races like this, please.”

Press release

Canada's only entry was Joëlle Numainville (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) in 48th.


San Gimignano to Siena, 103 km)
1 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 2:59:17
2 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team at 0:37
3 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle - Honda 0:37
4 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:39
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:46
6 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:52
7 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio - SRAM 0:54
8 Anna Solovey (Ukr) Astana - Acca Due O 1:04
9 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 1:10
10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto - Soudal Ladies 4:01
11 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 4:01
12 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 4:03
13 Rossella Ratto (Ita) INPA - Sottoli - Giusfredi s.t.
14 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle - Honda 4:07
15 Shelley Olds (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team s.t.
16 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto - Soudal Ladies 4:08
17 Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team s.t.
18 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 4:15
19 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio - SRAM 4:15
20 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 4:19
21 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
22 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM
23 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana all s.t.
24 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia - Vaiano 4:36
25 Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto - Soudal Ladies 7:12
26 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS 7:31
27 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS 8:09
28 Elizabeth Williams (NZl) Orica - AIS s.t.
29 Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana 8:13
30 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 8:14
31 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Alé Cipollini s.t.
32 Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto - Footon 8:16
33 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle - Honda 8:21
34 Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Sottoli - Giusfredi
35 Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana both s.t.
36 Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 8:23
37 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé Cipollini
38 Elena Berlato (Ita) Alé Cipollini
39 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team all s.t.
40 Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Alé Cipollini 8:27
41 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Alé Cipollini s.t.
42 ?pela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana 8:29
43 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Aromitalia - Vaiano s.t.
44 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Esp) INPA - Sottoli - Giusfredi 8:38
45 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle - Honda 8:41
46 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Alé Cipollini 8:52
47 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle - Honda 8:52
48 Joëlle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 10:38
49 Simona Bortolotti (Ita) BePink - LaClassica 10:43
50 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica - AIS
51 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo both s.t.
52 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS 10:45
53 Milda Jankauskaite (Ltu) Astana - Acca Due O 11:34
54 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Servetto - Footon s.t.
55 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto - Soudal Ladies 11:37
56 Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Aromitalia - Vaiano 11:47
57 Lija Laizane (Lat) Aromitalia - Vaiano 12:00
58 Eva Lechner (Ita) BTC City Ljubljana 15:07
59 Allison Elizabeth Linnell (USA) Aromitalia - Vaiano 15:11
60 Michela Pavin (Ita) Servetto - Footon 15:54
61 Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink - LaClassica 18:02
62 Anna Trevisi (Ita) INPA - Sottoli - Giusfredi
63 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) INPA - Sottoli - Giusfredi
64 Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
65 Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lotto - Soudal Ladies
66 Mara Abbott (USA) Wiggle - Honda
67 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM
68 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM all s.t.
69 Elena Franchi (Ita) Servetto - Footon 19:47
70 Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini - Rox 21:56
71 Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 23:09
72 Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini - Rox 24:27
73 Azzurra D'Intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini - Rox s.t.


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