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ATOC: Bronzini takes final, Van der Breggen claims race

Two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini of Wiggle-High5 showed some of her early-decade form with an impressive bunch sprint victory on the four and final stage of the Amgen Women’s Tour of California on Sunday. The 33-year-old Italian sprinter outmuscled stage 3 winner Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling) at the finish of the 70km circuit in Sacramento to take her 46th pro win.

“It’s really important because America is the biggest crowd ever, and I’m really proud to be here,” said Bronzini. “I was a bit more confident today … I eventually found the left side which was also covered by the wind, and that gave me the right moment to go over. The sprint is just when you think it’s too late so you need to go by instinct, and instinct gave me a reason today.”

However it was reigning Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) who took valuable intermediate sprint bonus time en route to an overall victory over previous leader and stage 2 winner Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) by one second.

“For me it was not a nice day, I mean I’m not a sprinter and I had to sprint for those seconds. And it was scary … Of course the UnitedHealthcare team was really up for me not taking seconds and they tried hard to avoid it, so I’m really happy my team was with me and they gave me the confidence that I could sprint for seconds, and I got the seconds,” said van der Breggen. “It was a really tough victory — we really fought for it. I needed my team so badly here this day … This is really one [a victory] from the team, and that makes this victory really special.”

Unfortunately, the win was overshadowed by controversy following stage 3, when van der Breggen earned additional time in the overall in a intermediate sprint. There was some debate over whether the Boels team pushed UHC’s Ruth Winder off the road to ensure its Dutch leader would earn bonus seconds.

Stage 4 results

  • 1. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, in 1:38:03
  • 2. Coryn RIVERA, TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 3. Kirsten WILD, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :00
  • 4. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 5. Arlenis SIERRA, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 6. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 7. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 8. Trixi WORRACK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 9. Ingrid DREXEL CLOUTHIER, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 10. Samantha SCHNEIDER, USA, at :00
  • 11. Lara VIECELI, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 12. Skylar SCHNEIDER, USA, at :00
  • 13. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 14. Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at :00
  • 15. Sofia BERTIZZOLO, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 16. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 17. Emilia FAHLIN, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 18. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 19. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at :00
  • 20. Krista DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :00
  • 21. Sofia ARREOLA, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at :00
  • 22. Claire ROSE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :00
  • 23. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 24. Shayna POWLESS, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at :00
  • 25. Sofie DE VUYST, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 26. Amy PIETERS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at :00
  • 27. Abby-Mae PARKINSON, DROPS, at :00
  • 28. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 29. Erica ALLAR, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 30. Elizabeth HOLDEN, DROPS, at :00
  • 31. Bryony VAN VELZEN, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 32. Dani KING, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :00
  • 33. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS, at :00
  • 34. Lauretta HANSON, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 35. Ruth WINDER, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 36. Hannah ARENSMAN, USA, at :00
  • 37. Marie-Soleil BLAIS, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 38. Peta MULLENS, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :08
  • 39. Kelly CATLIN, RALLY CYCLING, at :10
  • 40. Kirsti LAY, RALLY CYCLING, at :10
  • 41. Michaela DRUMMOND, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :12
  • 42. Julia SOEK, TEAM SUNWEB, at :13
  • 43. Martina RITTER, DROPS, at :15
  • 44. Leah THOMAS, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at :15
  • 45. Jennifer LUEBKE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :15
  • 46. Whitney ALLISON, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at :15
  • 47. Lucinda BRAND, TEAM SUNWEB, at :21
  • 48. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :21
  • 49. Hanna MUEGGE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :21
  • 50. Tayler WILES, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :21
  • 51. Katerina NASH, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :21
  • 52. Allison ARENSMAN, USA, at :21
  • 53. Rushlee BUCHANAN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :21
  • 54. Anna CHRISTIAN, DROPS, at :21
  • 55. Katherine MAINE, RALLY CYCLING, at :21
  • 56. Sarah RIJKES, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :21
  • 57. Jessica CERRA, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :21
  • 58. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :21
  • 59. Audrey CORDON RAGOT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :21
  • 60. Georgia CATTERICK, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :21
  • 61. Kathryn BUSS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :21
  • 62. Abigail MICKEY, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at :21
  • 63. Stefanie SYDLIK, USA, at :21
  • 64. Malgorzata JASINSKA, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :21
  • 65. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at :21
  • 66. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :21
  • 67. Jip VAN DEN BOS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at :27
  • 68. Juliette LABOUS, TEAM SUNWEB, at :27
  • 69. Liane LIPPERT, TEAM SUNWEB, at :27
  • 70. Caitlin LAROCHE, RALLY CYCLING, at :40
  • 71. Lindsay MYERS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 72. Amber PIERCE, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at :00
  • 73. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :00
  • 74. Scotti LECHUGA, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 75. Lauren HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:20
  • 76. Megan ALDERETE, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 2:53
  • 77. Lex ALBRECHT, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 78. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 5:26
  • 79. Breanne NALDER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 5:26
  • 80. Amelie RIVAT, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:26
  • . Mikayla HARVEY, TEAM ILLUMINATE
  • DNF Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING
  • DNS Jasmin GLAESSER, SHO – AIR TWENTY20

Final general classification

  • 1. Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, in 10:47:33
  • 2. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :01
  • 3. Arlenis SIERRA, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :31
  • 4. Krista DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE CYCLING, at :34
  • 5. Ruth WINDER, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :38
  • 6. Coryn RIVERA, TEAM SUNWEB, at :44
  • 7. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :54
  • 8. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:39
  • 9. Martina RITTER, DROPS, at 1:42
  • 10. Leah THOMAS, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at 1:58
  • 11. Lex ALBRECHT, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 2:04
  • 12. Tayler WILES, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 2:06
  • 13. Ingrid DREXEL CLOUTHIER, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 2:10
  • 14. Katerina NASH, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at 2:11
  • 15. Sofie DE VUYST, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 2:19
  • 16. Dani KING, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 2:25
  • 17. Kirsti LAY, RALLY CYCLING, at 2:30
  • 18. Scotti LECHUGA, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 2:40
  • 19. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM SUNWEB, at 3:09
  • 20. Kathryn BUSS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 3:34
  • 21. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 3:58
  • 22. Anna CHRISTIAN, DROPS, at 3:58
  • 23. Abigail MICKEY, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at 4:04
  • 24. Sofia BERTIZZOLO, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at 4:13
  • 25. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS, at 4:53
  • 26. Audrey CORDON RAGOT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 4:55
  • 27. Trixi WORRACK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:01
  • 28. Abby-Mae PARKINSON, DROPS, at 5:20
  • 29. Liane LIPPERT, TEAM SUNWEB, at 5:26
  • 30. Lucinda BRAND, TEAM SUNWEB, at 5:39
  • 31. Malgorzata JASINSKA, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 5:39
  • 32. Rushlee BUCHANAN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 5:47
  • 33. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 5:56
  • 34. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 8:12
  • 35. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 8:53
  • 36. Lara VIECELI, ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at 9:10
  • 37. Caitlin LAROCHE, RALLY CYCLING, at 9:13
  • 38. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 9:18
  • 39. Kelly CATLIN, RALLY CYCLING, at 9:27
  • 40. Elizabeth HOLDEN, DROPS, at 9:31
  • 41. Jennifer LUEBKE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 10:01
  • 42. Amy PIETERS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 10:02
  • 43. Shayna POWLESS, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at 10:02
  • 44. Juliette LABOUS, TEAM SUNWEB, at 10:04
  • 45. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 10:05
  • 46. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 10:05
  • 47. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at 10:07
  • 48. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 10:11
  • 49. Lindsay MYERS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 10:33
  • 50. Claire ROSE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 10:42
  • 51. Peta MULLENS, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 10:42
  • 52. Jessica CERRA, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 10:52
  • 53. Sarah RIJKES, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 11:00
  • 54. Katherine MAINE, RALLY CYCLING, at 11:16
  • 55. Jip VAN DEN BOS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM, at 11:32
  • 56. Julia SOEK, TEAM SUNWEB, at 12:15
  • 57. Megan ALDERETE, HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at 12:19
  • 58. Emilia FAHLIN, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 13:25
  • 59. Hannah ARENSMAN, USA, at 13:29
  • 60. Lauretta HANSON, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 13:55
  • 61. Amber PIERCE, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at 14:18
  • 62. Michaela DRUMMOND, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 14:29
  • 63. Whitney ALLISON, COLAVITA/BIANCHI, at 14:39
  • 64. Erica ALLAR, RALLY CYCLING, at 14:53
  • 65. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 15:14
  • 66. Lauren HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 15:21
  • 67. Stefanie SYDLIK, USA, at 15:49
  • 68. Marie-Soleil BLAIS, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at 16:06
  • 69. Kirsten WILD, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 17:18
  • 70. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 18:05
  • 71. Hanna MUEGGE, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 18:57
  • 72. Bryony VAN VELZEN, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 19:04
  • 73. Skylar SCHNEIDER, USA, at 20:04
  • 74. Allison ARENSMAN, USA, at 20:22
  • 75. Sofia ARREOLA, SHO – AIR TWENTY20, at 22:53
  • 76. Amelie RIVAT, LARES – WAOWDEALS WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 23:09
  • 77. Samantha SCHNEIDER, USA, at 23:41
  • 78. Breanne NALDER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 25:24
  • 79. Georgia CATTERICK, TEAM ILLUMINATE, at 31:28
  • 80. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE CYCLING, at 34:08

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