Bastogne – Liège (135,0 km / 2100 hm)
1 DEIGNAN Elizabeth (GBR) TREK – SEGAFREDO 3:29:48
2 BROWN Grace (AUS) MITCHELTON – SCOTT 0:00:09
3 VAN DIJK Ellen (NED) TREK – SEGAFREDO 0:02:19
4 VOS Marianne (NED) CCC – LIV 0:02:19
5 PIETERS Amy (NED) BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM 0:02:19
6 BARNES Hannah (GBR) CANYON / /SRAM RACING 0:02:21
7 REUSSER Marlen (SUI) EQUIPE PAULE KA 0:02:21
8 LABOUS Juliette (FRA) TEAM SUNWEB 0:02:21
9 AALERUD Katrine (NOR) MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 0:02:26
10 LIPPERT Liane (GER) TEAM SUNWEB 0:03:27
October 4 th 2020 – 13:01
At the end of a tremendous show of courage in the difficult conditions of the rainy Ardennes, Lizzie Deignan claimed Liege-Bastogne-Liege for the first time of her career. The Brit powered away on the Cote de la Redoute never to be caught despite the strong counter-attack of Grace Brown. She wins this 4th edition of the race ahead of Brown and Ellen Van Dijk. Thanks to her success, the Trek-Segafredo rider takes command of the UCI Women’s World Tour again.
Five months after its initial date, the weather conditions were just as cold for the ladies of the 4th edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège women. Cold temperatures and rain as the 136 riders took off on the 135-km course from Bastogne to Liège. In these difficult conditions and with a strong tailwind, the pack remained bunched.
Hard to take off and power away from a pack well under the control of teams Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo and Boels-Dolmans. A first decisive move eventually came on the first climb of the day, the Cote de Wanne (km 56.5) when seven riders pulled away: Peters (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team), Labous (Team Sunweb), Barnes (Canyon Sram), Van Dijk (Trek Segafredo), Vos (CCC Liv), Reusser (Paule Ka) and Stephens (Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank).
On the following climb, while Stephens was dropped, two others very interesting riders joined the front group: Deignan (Trek Segafredo) and Aalerud (Movistar Team). The advantage of the front 8 reached 32” at the top of the Cote de la Haute Levée.
That gap carried on growing despite the efforts of teams Mitchelton-Scott and FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope at the front of the chasing bunch of around 40 riders. On the climb up the Côte de la Vecquée, Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott) managed to take off and eventually joined the escapees before the top where the gap had reached 1’20’’.
Among the seven former UCI road World champions present on the race, Lizzie Deignan was the first to give it a go as she powered away on the climb up the Côte de la Redoute. The Brit reached the summit with a 20” advantage over her former group and 1’30” over the pack.
Deignan saw her lead grow to 52” on her closest rivals and 2’20” on the pack with 20kms to go. On the final climb up La Roche aux Faucons, Grace Brown decided to take off on a counter-attack. At the summit, the Australian was only 35” adrift. While the pack of favourites including Van der Breggen and Van Vleuten failed to move any closer, a fantastic battle started between Deignan and Brown on the last 13kms to the finish in Liège.
With 5kms to go, Deignan could still enjoy a slim 10” lead over Brown. She eventually managed to remain clear all the way to the line, clinching Liège-Bastogne-Liège for the very first time. Deignan wins with a 9” advantage over Brown and 2’19” over third placed rider Ellen Van Dijk (Trek Segafredo). Deignan, thanks to her success, moves back into first position of the UCI Women’s World Tour.
DEIGNAN DENIES VOS AND VAN VLEUTEN DUTCH HAT-TRICK
Nice – Nice (96,0 km)
1 Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek – Segafredo 2:22:51
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC – Liv 0:00:00
3 Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:00:00
4 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon // SRAM Racing 0:00:00
5 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:00
6 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:07
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) FDJ – Nouvelle Aquitaine – Futuroscope 0:01:50
8 Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar – Travel & Service 0:01:50
9 Soraya Paladin (Ita) CCC – Liv 0:01:50
10 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:01:50
11 Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:01:50
12 Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Equipe Paule Ka 0:01:50
13 Eugenia Bujak (Slo) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:01:50
14 Katia Ragusa (Ita) Astana Women’s Team 0:01:50
15 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon // SRAM Racing 0:01:50
Nice, Saturday, August 29th2020 – Britain’s Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) made the best of her current form and perfect teamwork to outwit title-holder Marianne Vos and world champion Annemiek van Vleuten and win La Course by Le Tour de France avec FDJ on Saturday. The 2015 world champion, supported by team-mate Elisa Longo-Borghini, surged on the line to narrowly upstage Vos while unheralded Dane Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) finished third. Poland’s Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon) was the 6th member of the decisive breakaway launched by van Vleuten in the second ascent of the 96-km circuit around Nice.
Six in the lead
The initial ascent of Cote de Rimiez started to skim the peloton as the pace was high until the top, where Luxembourg’s Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) led the way and collected three points in the KOM classification.
Former world and European champion Maria Bastianelli (Ale BTC Ljubjana) of Italy was among the first riders to call it quits while Spain’s Sheyla Guttierez, the Movistar leader, was unable to keep in touch with the front of the bunch, led by most of the favourites.
In Aspremont, at the top of the long 16-km climbing stretch, the pack had lost nearly half of the 137 riders at the start.
The technical descent to Nice split the peloton even more, as rain started to pour, and a group emerged, including Elsa Longo-Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Chistine Majerus, Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon), Lotte Kopecky (Lotto Soudal), Cecile Ludwig (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine) and Anna Henderson (Sunweb). The six briefly led the chase by 40 seconds before the regrouped main bunch caught them in the outskirts of Nice.
Van Vleuten seizes reins
At the start of the second ascent, Annemiek van Vleuten decided to take the reins and raised the pace significantly. Lizzie Deignan was the first to take her wheel, followed by her Trek Segafredo team-mate Longo-Borghini, Marianne Vos, Niewiadoma and Dane Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg). The six held a minute’s lead at the top of the climb and 1:20 in Aspremont. Deignan tried to attack early in the descent as Van Vleuten stayed at the back and Niewiadoma led the way downhill, as she had done in the first lap, followed by Vos and Deignan.
At the bottom of the climb, the six led the pack by 1:30 and were left to battle it out for victory.
Deignan outwits Vos
With three current or former world champions in the break, the finale was an exciting one even if the slight headwind made it difficult for van Vleuten to surge and avoid a sprint finish. She tried to with 2 km left but was reeled in. Longo Borghini also tried her luck but she was also brought back by Vos. A last attempt by the Dutch world champion under the red flame was also quashed. Vos counter-attacked and looked set for victory but Deignan timed her sprint to perfection to beat her on the line. The Briton had previously finished second in La Course in 2017 while both Vos and van Vleuten had won the race twice before and were denied a treble.
Lizzie Deignan: “I’m really relieved that I won it. What a great overall performance by the team. Every one of my team-mates did a great job today. This is phenomenal because sometimes when you train hard and you don’t win you get frustrated and then when it comes at last, you’re really relieved. The period is pretty good for me. It’s pretty special because I’m close to home and I can’t wait to talk to my husband my daughter on the phone.”
Sagan, Štybar und Van Avermaet sind unter den Herausforderern für den Sieg durch die Crete Senesi.
Das Frauenrennen, das um 9.23 begann, zog auch die Besten der Welt an:
Deignan, Dideriksen, Vos, Guarnier und Longo Borghini.
Siena, 3. März 2017 – Die Herrenausgabe des „Northern Classic in Südeuropa“, jetzt in der 11. Auflage, organisiert von RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport und zum ersten Mal Teil des UCI WorldTour-Kalenders, begann heute von Siena um 10.56 mit 167 Fahrern. Ein Fahrer, der nicht startete: Dossard Nummer 18, Vendrame.
In der Herren Strade Bianche NamedSport werden die Augen auf die Klassiker-Spezialisten wie UCI World Champion, Peter Sagan (Slowakei), den Olympiasieger Greg Van Avermaet (Belgien) und den tschechischen Fahrer Zdeněk Štybar (Sieger im Jahr 2015 und Vizemeister). Im Jahr 2016 hinter Cancellara) gerichtet sein.
Das Frauenrennen, Strade Bianche Frauen Elite NamedSport und das UCI Women’s WorldTour Eröffnungsrennen, begannen heute morgen um 9:23 mit 136 Fahrerinnen. Fahrerinnen die nicht starteten: Dossards Nummer 126 Thorsen und 195 Siggaard.
Unter den Frauen, die den Sieg anfechten werden, sind die Britin Lizzie Deignan (letzte Siegerin), die Dänin Amalie Dideriksen (UCI Weltmeister), die Niederländin Marianne Vos, die Amerikanerin Megan Guarnier (Siegerin 2015) und die Italienerin Elisa Longo Borghini.
GUTE MORGEN VON DEN STRADE BIANCHE weiterlesen
UCI Road World Champions Peter Sagan and Amalie Dideriksen
present the 2017 Strade Bianche.
Download: start lists, press conference photo gallery
Siena, 3 March 2017 – The press conference on the eve of the Strade Bianche NamedSport and the Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport, both UCI WorldTour Calendar races, featured the UCI Road World Champions, Peter Sagan and Amalie Dideriksen, speaking in the breathtaking Palazzo Sansedoni – Fondazione Monte dei Paschi (Quartier Generale della Corsa), in Piazza del Campo, Siena.
Photo Gallery – UCI Road World Champions
Start list – Strade Bianche NamedSport
Race Programme – Strade Bianche NamedSport
Start list – Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport
Race Programme – Strade Bianche Women Elite NamedSport
Before the start of the Press Conference, the Deputy Director of Fondazione Monte Paschi, Marco Forte, and the Head of Sport of Siena Municipality, Leonardo Tafani, gave a warm welcome to those attending.
Ein doppelter Regenbogen scheint auf der Piazza del Campo, Siena weiterlesen
Beginnend am Freitag, den 3. März um 12:00 Uhr mit der Cancellara Sector Meilenstein-Zeremonie, es folgte um 16:00 Uhr eine Pressekonferenz mit den Herren und Damen der UCI Road World Champions. Die Pro-Rennen sind am Samstag, den 4. März, mit dem großen Finale am Sonntag dem 5. dem Gran Fondo.
Mailand, 1. März 2017 – Ein spektakuläres internationales Wochenende wartet mit einem großen Radsport, der von RCS Sport / RCS Active Team / von La Gazzetta dello Sport in der Terre di Siena organisiert wird.
Strade Bianche 2017: Grosser Radsport ist dieses Wochenende zurück in Terre de Siena weiterlesen