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La Course – Pau

1 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv 3:15:20
2 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women 0:00:03
3 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
4 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women 0:00:04
5 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv 0:00:06
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women
7 Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton-Scott Women 0:00:07
8 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini
9 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling
10 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam

Pau, Friday, July 19th 2019 – A year after Annemiek van Vleuten pipped Anna van der Breggen at the last in Le Grand-Bornand, La Course by Le Tour delivered another thrilling finish that saw the race get turned on its head metres before the line. Right when Australian Amanda Spratt thought she had it in the bag after a long solo breakaway, she was caught and overtaken by CCC-Liv’s Marianne Vos with 350 metres to go, at the top of the final wall. The 32-year-old Dutch rider’s attack made it look like the rest of the peloton was standing still. The three-time world champion, who had already emerged victorious in 2014, is the winner of the sixth edition of the event, held on the same circuit around Pau as the Tour de France time trial over a distance of 121 kilometres.
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Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer (AGR 2018)

2019 La Course by Le Tour de France: Latest news with one day to go

Key points:
 The sixth edition of La Course by Le Tour de France will be held in Pau on Friday, 19 July, just a few hours before the Tour de France stage 13 time trial takes place on the same course. The start is scheduled for 9:30.
 Watch the race live on France Télévisions and Eurosport from 10 am to 12:50 pm.
A circuit race where anything can happen
After the sprinters in Paris and the climbers on the Izoard and Le Grand-Bornand, the time has come for a different breed of riders to shine in La Course by le Tour de France. Punchers will have the upper hand on the undulating circuit around Pau, on which the elite of women’s cycling will have to complete five laps for a total of 121 km. Expect fireworks on the Gelos (1.1 km at 7.8%) and Esquillot (1 km at 7.2%) climbs. However, sprinters will still have 12 kilometres between the top of the last climb and the finish line to latch back onto the peloton and fight for the win. Will it be enough to lead to a bunch sprint? Race coordinator Jean-Marc Marino says that anything can happen, pointing out the short but super-steep section (70 m at 17%) that comes 400 m before the finish. „Smart riding will be key. Will there be a team that tries to keep a lid on the race in the hope that its leader can survive the climbs and take the sprint? We’ll see. At any rate, expect a war of attrition, a thrilling race. We want to show the public that women’s cycling is more than just girls sprinting on the Champs-Élysées or climbing mountains. Our aim this year was to underline the wealth of diversity of women’s cycling.“
All previous champions on the start line after Van Vleuten confirms
Fresh off her second victorious Giro campaign, Mitchelton–Scott’s Annemiek van Vleuten will be chasing her third triumph in a row. She will have to work harder for it this time round. The two-time world time trial champion from the Netherlands brought her climbing prowess to bear to win the previous two editions, but she is hardly the most explosive rider in the peloton. The same holds true for another Dutch champion, Anna van der Breggen, who has some accounts to settle with the race despite having won the 2015 edition. Last year, the leader of the fearsome Boels–Dolmans team was pipped on the line by Van Vleuten in Le Grand-Bornand. If she is to win on Friday, she will have to pull off something similar to the solo exploit that got her the rainbow jersey last year. Jean-Marc Marino still sees Marianne Vos, the most prolific rider of the last decade and winner of the inaugural edition in 2014, as the big favourite: „She’s the fastest sprinter among all the climbers.“ The CCC Liv leader will first need to knock Chloe Hosking out of contention. The Australian winner of the 2016 edition, the only non-Dutch rider to have won the race so far, will be banking on a bunch sprint.

Franck Vandenbroucke’s daughter on the start line
Australia’s Amanda Spratt, riding for the same team as Van Vleuten and fourth in last year’s race, Amstel Gold Race winner Katarzyna Niewiadoma, British 2015 world champion Lizzie Deignan and Italian Elisa Longo Borghini, third in 2017, are the most notable outsiders. Franck Vandenbroucke’s daughter Cameron will be making her debut in La Course by le Tour at the age of 20.
French riders eager to spring a surprise
The local girls are facing long odds again this year. However, Jean-Marc Marino, sports manager of the event, still believes in their chances: „The race will be wide open, we could get a little French surprise. They’ll be racing as outsiders, so it’s up to them to upset the favourites with a long-range attack.“ Aside from Juliette Labous (Sunweb), Aude Biannic (Movistar) and Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Trek–Segafredo), who finished sixth in last year’s Amstel Gold Race, neo-pro Jade Wiel (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) is another rider to watch. The 19-year-old from Provence recently became French champion. Her first participation in La Course by le Tour will also be her first outing in the tricolour jersey: „I hope it gives me that extra oomph. I want to prove that I deserve this jersey and do the best possible race for the team to finish as high as possible. It is a circuit that could play to my strengths.“
Fun all day round
Stage 13 of the Tour de France, a time trial held on the same circuit, will start an hour after the finish of La Course by le Tour de France. The crowds lining the roads are in for a special treat. „It will be fun all day round, from the presentation of the women’s teams at 8 am to the men’s podium at 6 pm“, promises Jean-Marc Marino. You won’t regret coming.“
– TV broadcast in 190 countries
– TV coverage information on www.lacoursebyletourdefrance.com on the official broadcasters area
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TEAMS SELECTION FOR THE CERATIZIT MADRID CHALLENGE BY LA VUELTA 2019

The organizers of the Ceratizit Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta have chosen the teams that will take part in the 5th edition of the Spanish women’s race, that will take place over two stages on the 14th and 15th of September 2019.
Boadilla del Monte will host the first stage: a 9.3 km I.T.T in a closed circuit around the historical monument of the Palacio del Infante Don Luis. On Sunday the 15th, the traditional linear stage along the circuit that runs through the center of Madrid will host the second journey a few hours before the 21st stage of La Vuelta 19. The women’s peloton will fight over 98,6 km through some of the most iconic streets and squares of Madrid: Paseo del Prado, Plaza de Cibeles, Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza de Colón, Gran Vía and Glorieta de Carlos V, in front of the railway station of Atocha.
19 UCI WorldTeams are invited to the race:
Ale Cipollini (ITA)
Bepink (ITA)
Bigla (DEN)
Bizkaia – Durango (ESP)
Boels Dolman Cyclingteam (NED)
BTC city Ljunljana (SLO)
Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team (RUS)
Eneicue Cycling Team (ESP)
FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope (FRA)
Hitec Products – BIRK SPORT (NOR)
Massi – Tactic Women team (ESP)
Mitchelton Scott (AUS)
Movistar Team Women (ESP)
Parkhotel Valkenburg (NED)
Sopela women’s team (ESP)
Team Sunweb (NED)
Trek Segafredo (USA)
Valcar Cylance Cycling (ITA)
WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team (GER)

In addition to these 19 teams, the organizers have awarded with a wildcard the Spanish Women’s Cycling Team.

2019 LA COURSE BY LE TOUR DE FRANCE: LATEST NEWS WITH 3 DAYS TO GO

Key points:
 The sixth edition of La Course by Le Tour de France will be held in Pau on Friday, 19 July, just a few hours before the Tour de France stage 13 time trial takes place on the same course.
 La Course’s first ever foray into hilly terrain will make it an even more thrilling and suspenseful race, with punchers, climbers and sprinters in with a shot at getting their hands on the trophy. The riders will have to complete five laps of the circuit for a total of 121 kilometres.

Stars of women’s cycling have confirmed their participation with just three days to go until the sixth edition of La Course by le Tour de France. Although the hegemon of the last decade, Marianne Vos, stands out as the big favourite to win in Pau, the race looks more open than ever. CCC Liv’s Dutch rider is back after skipping last year’s edition with her sights set on what would be her second triumph in La Course by le Tour, five years after taking the inaugural edition on the Champs-Élysées. World champion Anna van der Breggen (2015) and American Chloe Hosking (2017) are another two former winners on the start line. Two-time winner Annemiek van Vleuten, on the other hand, is currently racing in the Giro Rosa and will decide whether to take part in the coming days. For now, Mitchelton–Scott has pencilled in the Dutch rider as a substitute. At any rate, the team from Down Under has a plan B in the shape of Aussie Amanda Spratt, who finished sixth last year. Other big names on the start line include the British 2015 world champion, Lizzie Deignan, the third-placed rider in the 2017 La Course by le Tour, Elisa Longo Borghini from Italy, and Amstel Gold Race winner Katarzyna Niewiadoma from Poland. The home girls are outsiders but eager to surprise, with riders such as Juliette Labous (Sunweb), Audrey-Cordon Ragot (Trek–Segafredo), who finished sixth in the Amstel Gold Race, and Aude Biannic (Movistar), who is in her element in circuit races. The French FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope outfit will be banking on Aussie veteran Shara Gillow (fifth in 2017) as well as the home-grown talent of 20-year-old Evita Muzic and 19-year-old Jade Wiel, who will be taking part in her first race in the French champion’s jersey. Charente-Maritime Women Cycling is the other French team invited to La Course. A total of 21 six-woman teams will start the race in Pau in the morning of Friday, 19 July.
All information about La Course by Le Tour de France on www.lacoursebyletourdefrance.com/en/
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VAN DER BREGGEN AND HALL REPEAT HISTORY WITH 1-2 FINISH at Womens Amgen Tour of California

Pasadena, Saturday, May, 18th 2019 – The Boels Dolmans Cycling Team dominated the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM with World Champion Anna van der Breggen and teammate Katie Hall taking a decisive win and second place finish respectively as the women’s three-day race concluded at the Rose Bowl today. The World Champion was challenged for the green jersey today by Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance Cycling) who outsprinted a tight field to take the stage win just ahead of Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team) who placed second for the stage, and Leigh Ann Ganzar (Hagens Berman Supermint) in third.
1 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling 3:19:57
2 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women’s Team
3 Leigh ann Ganzar (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint
4 Chloe Dygert-Owen (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20
5 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb
6 Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM
7 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
8 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
9 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) BePink
10 Sara Bergen (Can) Rally UHC Cycling

Endstand:
1 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 8:32:34
2 Katharine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:29
3 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv 0:01:06
4 Clara Koppenburg (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling 0:01:25
5 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM 0:01:34
6 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:01:46
7 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:01:58
8 Omer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM 0:02:12
9 Emma Grant (GBr) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:02:15
10 Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv 0:02:28

Women’s Amgen Tour of California

Mt. Baldy, Friday, May, 17th 2019 – The Boels Dolmans Cycling Team staked their claim of Mt. Baldy at the midpoint of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, with the powerhouse duo of Katie Hall and Anna van der Breggen coming over the summit finish together. Hall, the reigning race champion, picked up her first stage win this year, with van der Breggen putting more time into her overall race lead established yesterday when she rode solo to a Stage 1 win. The World Champion will ride into tomorrow’s race conclusion in Pasadena +29” ahead of Hall, who moved up to second place in the overall, and +1:06” up on Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) in third.

1 Katherine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 2:36:39
2 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
3 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv 0:00:33
4 Clara Koppenburg (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling 0:00:46
5 Omer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM 0:00:57
6 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM
7 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:01:08
8 Emma Grant (GBr) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:01:15
9 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:01:19
10 Amber Leone Neben (USA) Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team 0:01:37
GC:
1 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 5:12:37
2 Katherine Hall (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:29
3 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv 0:01:06
4 Clara Koppenburg (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling 0:01:25
5 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM 0:01:34
6 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:01:47
7 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally UHC Cycling 0:01:58
8 Omer Shapira (Isr) Canyon-SRAM 0:02:12
9 Emma Grant (GBr) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:02:15
10 Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv 0:02:30

2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S RACE

2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S RACE
empowered with SRAM:

Over three days from May 16-18, the elite field of 16 teams comprised of 92 riders representing 21 countries will compete over a 177-mile course for the first time exclusively in Southern California, including the race start in Ventura, the “Queen Stage” from Ontario to the summit finish atop Mt. Baldy, and the overall race conclusion from Santa Clarita to Pasadena. Seven of the world’s current top-9 UCI ranked women’s teams will compete in the three-day road race, including top-ranked Boels Dolmans.
The only UCI women’s stage race on the continent, and fifth longest of the 23 UCI WorldTour races, America’s Greatest Race will showcase Boels Dolmans’ Olympic gold medalist and current World Champion Anna Van der Breggen (2017) and the top-three finishers in last year’s edition including California-based reigning race champion Katie Hall (2018) returning to compete along with six current National Road Race Champions.
The elite field will include former World Champions Lizzie Deignan (2015/Trek-Segafredo) and Chantal Blaak (2017/Boels Dolmans); WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team‘s German rider Lisa Brennauer and Cogeas Mettler Look Pro Cycling Team’s Amber Neben, who both hold multiple World and National Champion titles.
Starting off in their hometown of Ventura, Calif. sisters Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco Silicon Valley Bank) and Alexis Ryan (Canyon Sram Racing) will try their home court advantage on a punchy stage that includes 5,000 feet of climbing and ends with an unforgiving ascent to Serra Cross over gifted climbers Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC – Liv) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon Sram Racing), who took third place at last year’s race.
Astana’s Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team), who claimed the green jersey at the 2017 California event and a stage win in Sacramento last year will return, as will Trek-Segafredo U.S. riders Tayler Wiles, who placed second in last year’s edition, and Ruth Winder, who claimed a stage at the 2018 Giro d’Italia Femminile.
The world will watch to see what the field’s upcoming cyclists have in store, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic hopefuls Emma White (Rally UHC); Chloé Dygert (Sho Air TWENTY20), who set a World Record on the track for individual pursuit last year; and Tustin, Calif.-based speedster Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), who at age 26 holds 72 national titles and a 2017 stage victory in California.
With equal prize money being awarded each stage, the final three stages of the men’s Amgen Tour of California event run consecutively beginning with a stage finish in Ventura Thursday making it the only multi-stage men’s and women’s duel event on the UCI WorldTour calendar.

@Oran Kelly Kendall Ryan Team TIBCO Silicon Valley Bank
« I’m really excited the race is in Ventura. I know the finish line like the back of my hand; I know every pothole and crack in the road. »
The women to be awarded as much as the men
For its 12th edition, the Amgen Tour of California women’s race empowered with Sram will award the men and women equally.

Stage 1:
Ventura, Thursday, May, 16th 2019 –The wind and challenging hills saw the peloton shatter and reform many times over, including on the final climb to the finish. As the teams were organizing to launch their sprinters to the line, World Champion Anna van der Breggen of the Boels Dolmans Cycling Team attacked and ran away to a solo victory despite a wicked headwind. Van der Breggen is a returning race champion, having won the event in 2017.
Olympic Champion Anne van der Breggen wins the Fleche the 4th time in a row!
Photo by Gerhard Plomitzer – www.plomi.smugmug.com at Fleche Wallone 2018

1 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 2:36:17
2 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 0:00:18
3 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women’s Team
4 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women
5 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv
6 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM
7 Emma White (USA) Rally UHC Cycling Women
8 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women
9 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:20
10 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling

GC:
Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans 2:36:04
2 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 0:00:25
3 Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:27
4 Elizabeth Deignen (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women 0:00:29
5 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women 0:00:31
6 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv
7 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM
8 Emma White (USA) Rally UHC Cycling Women
9 Olga Zabelinskaya (Uzb) Cogeas Mettler Look 0:00:32
10 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:33

Victorious Vos (CCC) crowned 2019 ASDA Tour de Yorkshire champion!


M. Vos at Amstel Gold Race 2018
Marianne Vos produced a brave performance on an enthralling final stage to win the 2019 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race. Vos – a living legend in the sport with over 180 career victories to her name – joined an elite group of three riders on the fast run in to Scarborough and then outsprinted Mavi Garcia (Movistar Team Women) and Soraya Paladin (Ale Cipollini) along North Bay to wrap up the blue jersey sponsored by Yorkshire Bank.
The Dutchwomen, who rides for CCC-Liv, won the race by a seven—second margin courtesy of the bonus seconds she picked up over the two days of action. Garcia took second place on both the stage and overall standings, with Paladin in third.
The concluding stage proved to be a real war of attrition and home favourite Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) helped thin out the field with an attacking performance that saw her voted the most active rider sponsored by Dimension Data in a live Twitter poll at @letouryorkshire.
Garcia also produced a gutsy solo attack and the fact that she crested the Côtes de Grosmont and Ugglebarnby in first place meant that she earned the best climber’s jersey sponsored by LNER. Vos and Paladin eventually hauled her back and it was Vos who bossed the sprint in front of massive crowds on the seafront in Scarborough.
Christine Majerus meanwhile, crossed the line 1min 22sec later in fourth place, and that meant the Boels Dolmans rider won the best sprinter classification sponsored by Asda following her second-placed finish on Friday.
Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd said: “It was a blustery day out there but that didn’t stop the supporters coming out en-masse once again. The reception the riders received was absolutely fantastic and it will have certainly spurred them along. The route also proved selective and ensured the best riders came to the fore, and we were treated to another spectacular finish in Scarborough. Vos is the most successful rider of her generation and she proved her strength and tactical nous in a truly world-class peloton. We’re delighted to crown such a worthy winner and the 2019 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race has been a joy to watch from beginning to end.”
Race winner Marianne Vos said: “I was nervous coming into the final because I didn’t know what power I had left in my legs after such a hard stage but to finish it off was incredible. I’m really happy to win here and the crowds in the last few days have been fantastic. Like us, the spectators have braved some bad weather over the last two days but they have always cheered us on. It’s been a very good race.”
Yorkshire’s very own Lizzie Deignan said: “Marianne is a phenomenal rider and thoroughly deserves this win because she rode it very smartly, so congratulations to her. This has been another fantastic race and the whole women’s peloton is incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the organisers. This is a top-class race and I’m looking forward to returning in September for the World Championships.”

1 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv 3:59:16
2 Margarita Victo Garcia Cañellas (Spa) Movistar Team Women
3 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini
4 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:01:22
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women
6 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling 0:01:37
7 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 0:02:01
8 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM 0:02:06
9 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:02:26
10 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women 0:02:39

GC:
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv 7:34:27
2 Margarita Victo Garcia Cañellas (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:00:07
3 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:00:09
4 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:01:28
5 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women 0:01:35
6 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling 0:01:50
7 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling 0:02:14
8 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM 0:02:19
9 Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:02:36
10 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women 0:02:50
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Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer – www.plomi.smugmug.com

ASDA TOUR DE YORKSHIRE WOMEN’S RACE 2019 STAGE 1: WIEBES WINS STAGE 1 SPRINT IN BEDALE

Bedale, Friday, May, 3rd 2019 – Lorena Wiebes produced a stunning sprint to win the opening stage of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race in Bedale. The 20-year-old Dutchwomen was thrust into position brilliantly by her Parkhotel Valkenburg team-mates in the closing stages and then opened up her sprint early as the riders raced along Market Place. Despite facing some stiff opposition as the finish line beckoned, Wiebes held on and took her third victory of the season with a few bike lengths to spare.
Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) and Yorkshire’s own Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) were just some of the star names who were given a rousing reception in Barnsley at the start of the stage, and the peloton continued to be cheered along vociferously as they took on their 132km trek to Bedale.
The first intermediate sprint in Pontefract had already been contested before the first breakaway riders moved clear, with Lizzie Banks (Bigla) outclimbing Leah Dixon (Brother Tifosi p/b OnForm) on the Cote de Lindley to earn herself a spell in the best climber’s jersey sponsored by LNER.
Another four riders would join that duo as they entered the same Harrogate circuit that will feature on the UCI Road World Championships in September, with Lauren Kitchen (FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope) winning the second intermediate sprint on Parliament Street.
Dixon’s efforts in the breakaway were rewarded with her being voted into the most active rider jersey sponsored by Dimension Data as the peloton stepped up their chase.
Everything came back together inside the last 5km and that was when the sprinters worked their way to the fore. Wiebes sat on the wheel of Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) as the action entered Bedale and then passed the Luxembourg champion on the closing straight to wrap up a well-timed and well-executed success.
That victory meant that Wiebes took control of the blue leader’s jersey sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and bonus seconds accrued at the line saw her open a three-second lead at the top of the general classification over second-placed Majerus.
Wiebes also tops the points classification but Majerus will wear the green jersey sponsored by Asda on Saturday as she also sits second in that competition.
Kitchen, meanwhile, received her height in beer once she’d crossed the finish line as it was she who outsprinted Maria Confalonieri (Valcar Cylance Cycling) on the Black Sheep Straight in North Stainley.

STAGE CLASSIFICATION
1 Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 3:35:24
2 Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
3 Alison Jackson (Can) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
4 Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women
5 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling
6 Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb Women
7 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling
8 Anna Henderson (GBr) Brother UK-Tifosi p/b OnForm
9 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
10 Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1. Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) in 3h35’14’’
2. Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) +03”
3. Alison Jackson (Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank) +06”

Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne Women WC

1. Kirsten Wild (WNT-Rotor)
2. Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) s.t.
3. Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal Ladies)
4. Lotta Lepistö (Trek – Segafredo Women)
5. Susanne Andersen (Team Sunweb Women)
6. Elisa Balsamo (Valcar-Cylance Cycling)
7. Marta Bastianelli (Team Virtu Cycling)
8. Emilia Fahlin (FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope)
9. Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women’s Team)
10. Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv)

Marianne Vos gewinnt Trofeo Alfredo Binda


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer – www.plomi.smugmug.com

1 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC – Liv 3:27:07
2 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott
3 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Bigla
4 Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana
5 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:00:01
6 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope
8 Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb
9 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini
10 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team
11 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
12 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC – Liv 0:00:02
13 Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar Cylance Cycling
14 Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:03
15 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women