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September 15/16 10:30 am - Kirchmann Second Overall in 2016 WorldTour Rankings

Posted by Editoress on 09/15/16

Leah Kirchmann (Team Liv-Plantur) finished in second place overall in the 2016 UCI WorldTour ranking after sprinting to eleventh place at the final round at La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta on Sunday.



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"I didn't feel in the best of shape during the first part of the race," said Kirchmann. "However in the finale I felt more comfortable as we prepared the bunch sprint. Unfortunately, I lost the wheel of Sara (Mustonen-Lichen), who did a great job with Riejanne (Markus) in the lead-out."



Winning Drentse Acht van Westerveld


Kirchmann has been one of the most consistent riders throughout the 2016 season, notably winning Drentse Acht van Westerveld, the prologue at the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile and making numerous appearances in the top-10 of important races, including Strade Bianche, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Chongming Island World Cup, Aviva Womens Tour, Prudential Ride London Grand Prix and GP de Plouay-Bretagne. Team Liv-Plantur finished seventh in the UCI WorldTour team ranking to cap off a brilliant season.

"It would have been nice to end the season with a better result, but I am still very happy to be in second place overall in the WorldTour. This demonstrates my consistency throughout the season, which has been my biggest strength."

Courtesy Team Liv-Plantur


Final UCI Women's WorldTour Ranking
1 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 946 pts
2 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur 624
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 545
4 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 541
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5 523
6 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 519
7 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Raboliv Womencyclingteam 492
8 Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5 463
9 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5 450
10 Marianne Vos (Ned) Raboliv Womencyclingteam 442
11 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Raboliv Womencyclingteam 421
12 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon Sram Racing 288
13 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata 286
14 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 279
15 Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5 265
16 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini 249
17 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Btc City Ljubljana 245
18 Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 241
19 Carmen Small (USA) Cylance-Incycle P/B Cannondale 240
20 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 234
54 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 77
97 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 - Ridebiker 25



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