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Amgen Tour: Vos outsprints Rivera in stage 3

Marianne Vos takes her first victory on the new Women's WorldTour ahead of Coryn Rivera and Emma Johansson

SANTA ROSA, California (VN) — Experience trumped youth Saturday with Dutch veteran Marianne Vos (RaboLiv) powering to a sprint win over Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) in stage 3 of the women’s Tour of California. Emma Johansson (Wiggle-High5) was third.

“The final sprint, especially with the headwinds, you try but you don’t know how the legs are after such a hard stage,” Vos said. “The Americans teams definitely want to go for the sprint. I launched my sprint pretty early.”

Stage 3, top 10

  • 1. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, in 2:52:51
  • 2. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 3. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 4. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 5. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 6. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 7. Heather FISCHER, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :00
  • 9. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 10. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00

 

Top-10 overall

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 6:25:24
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :15
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  • 4. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :43
  • 5. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :44
  • 6. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :47
  • 7. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :52
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :56
  • 9. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:01
  • 10. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 1:06

 

Race leader Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans), who claimed stage 1 in South Lake Tahoe, gained three mid-stage bonus seconds, finished fourth in the diminished main group and extended her margin to 15 seconds over Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-RideBiker). Evelyn Stevens, the race leader’s teammate, is third overall, trailing by 25 seconds.

“It was a typical circuit. It’s always a little hectic on corners,” Guarnier said after the stage. “Mara [Abbott] attacked on the second climb and she got over solo. But the rest starting going in ones and twos and Boel-Dolmans started to bring it all back. I was kind of surprised the break didn’t stay because it was a pretty good GC breakaway, but it just didn’t work well together.”

Vos, 29, the reigning Olympic road race champion and multiple world titlist who’s returning to competition after a long illness, claimed the 111km stage that began and ended in Santa Rosa and featured two categorized climbs in 2:52:51. The most versatile and decorated woman in cycling, Vos improved from seventh to fourth overall, trailing by 43 seconds.

“The final sprint was only one small part of the race. The race was pretty tough, especially the climbs after we came up off the coast,” Vos said. “I had a hard time and I wasn’t able to follow at first and then I came into a group. My team decided to chase to see and see how far we could get. When gap came under a minute we knew we had a chance.”

Mara Abbott (WIGGLE-High5) began stage 3 trailing Garner by 1:22 and she repeatedly tried to sustain solo breaks. She held a 1:20 cushion after the last of the stage’s second and final climb to Coleman Road after 52.5km. But Abbott, who’s built her career as a strong climber who often goes off the front of fields, couldn’t keep the strong group at bay.

Abbott was eventually absorbed and the main riders in the general classification moved to the front. The break of seven, including Guarnier, Armstrong, Stevens and Hall, built a 35-second margin with 10km left.

But a few kilometers later, the leaders eased up and re-joined the main field. Only about two-dozen riders, including Rivera other top sprinters as wells as Vos then approached downtown Santa Rosa for three finishing circuits.

Abbott finished 30th among only 31 riders who finished in the main field, nearly four minutes ahead of the next group.

The four-stage women’s concludes Sunday with a flat 70km circuit race in downtown Sacramento.

  • 1. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, in 2:52:51
  • 2. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 3. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 4. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 5. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 6. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 7. Heather FISCHER, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :00
  • 9. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 10. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 11. Sharon LAWS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :00
  • 12. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 13. Nikki BRAMMEIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 14. Tayler WILES, USA, at :00
  • 15. Nina Marie LAUGHLIN, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :00
  • 16. Scotti LECHUGA, HBS, at :00
  • 17. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 18. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :00
  • 19. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 20. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :00
  • 21. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 22. Rocio PARRADO GUARNIZO, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :00
  • 23. Jasmin GLAESSER, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 24. Audrey CORDON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 25. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :05
  • 26. Amber NEBEN, BEPINK, at :05
  • 27. Eri YONAMINE, HBS, at :05
  • 28. Katie DONOVAN, CVB, at :05
  • 29. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :14
  • 30. Mara ABBOTT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :19
  • 31. Ruth WINDER, USA, at :27
  • 32. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 3:49
  • 33. Jessica CUTLER, CVB, at 3:49
  • 34. Kristabel DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 3:49
  • 35. Jessenia MENESES, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 3:49
  • 36. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 3:49
  • 37. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 3:49
  • 38. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 3:49
  • 39. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:23
  • 40. Alison JACKSON, T16, at 5:23
  • 41. Gretchen STUMHOFER, CVB, at 5:23
  • 42. Lex ALBRECHT, BEPINK, at 5:23
  • 43. Sara HEADLEY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 5:23
  • 44. Megan ALDERETE, HBS, at 5:23
  • 45. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 46. Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 5:23
  • 47. Romy KASPER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 48. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:23
  • 49. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 50. Claire ROSE, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 5:23
  • 51. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 52. Moniek TENNIGLO, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 53. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 54. Whitney ALLISON, CVB, at 5:23
  • 55. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 5:23
  • 56. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 5:23
  • 57. Lauren HALL, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 5:23
  • 58. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:23
  • 59. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:23
  • 60. Allie DRAGOO, T16, at 5:23
  • 61. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:23
  • 62. Sarah STOREY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 10:15
  • 63. Hannah ROSS, RALLY CYCLING, at 10:15
  • 64. Luciene FERREIRA DA SILVA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 10:15
  • 65. Jennifer TETRICK, T16, at 10:15
  • 66. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 67. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 68. Annie EWART, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 69. Jeanne KOREVAAR, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 70. Lauren TAMAYO, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 71. Lauretta HANSON, CVB, at 10:15
  • 72. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 10:15
  • 73. Nicole Moerig, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 10:15
  • 74. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 10:15
  • 75. Emily COLLINS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 10:15
  • 76. Kelly CATLIN, USA, at 10:15
  • 77. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 10:15
  • 78. Kimberley WELLS, CVB, at 10:15
  • 79. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 10:15
  • 80. Kathrin HAMMES, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 10:15
  • 81. Beth Ann ORTON, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 10:15
  • 82. Silvia VALSECCHI, BEPINK, at 10:15
  • 83. Amanda MILLER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 10:15
  • 84. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at 10:15
  • 85. Maria FADIGA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 10:15
  • 86. Liza RACHETTO, HBS, at 10:15
  • 87. Caterin elisabeth PREVILEY, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 10:15
  • 88. Francesca PATTARO, BEPINK, at 10:15
  • 89. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 10:15
  • 90. Allison Elizabeth LINNELL, HBS, at 11:29
  • 91. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 11:29
  • DNF Janicke GUNVALDSEN, HITEC PRODUCTS
  • DNF Elizabeth-Jane HARRIS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA
  • DNF Anna SANDERS, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING
  • DNF Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM
  • DNF Lucy Shaw, DROPS CYCLING TEAM
  • DNS Lindsay BAYER, HBS

 

General classification

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 6:25:24
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :15
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  • 4. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :43
  • 5. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :44
  • 6. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :47
  • 7. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :52
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :56
  • 9. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:01
  • 10. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 1:06
  • 11. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:22
  • 12. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:23
  • 13. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:24
  • 14. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:35
  • 15. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:36
  • 16. Mara ABBOTT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:44
  • 17. Nikki BRAMMEIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:51
  • 18. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:51
  • 19. Sharon LAWS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 1:59
  • 20. Audrey CORDON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:14
  • 21. Tayler WILES, USA, at 2:24
  • 22. Scotti LECHUGA, HBS, at 2:32
  • 23. Katie DONOVAN, CVB, at 2:48
  • 24. Eri YONAMINE, HBS, at 2:50
  • 25. Amber NEBEN, BEPINK, at 3:45
  • 26. Rocio PARRADO GUARNIZO, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 3:50
  • 27. Nina Marie LAUGHLIN, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 4:04
  • 28. Ruth WINDER, USA, at 4:09
  • 29. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:41
  • 30. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 6:06
  • 31. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:37
  • 32. Jessica CUTLER, CVB, at 6:42
  • 33. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 6:42
  • 34. Jasmin GLAESSER, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:45
  • 35. Allie DRAGOO, T16, at 6:54
  • 36. Heather FISCHER, RALLY CYCLING, at 7:02
  • 37. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 7:05
  • 38. Moniek TENNIGLO, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 7:05
  • 39. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 7:27
  • 40. Alison JACKSON, T16, at 7:33
  • 41. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 7:33
  • 42. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 7:34
  • 43. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 7:36
  • 44. Sara HEADLEY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 7:51
  • 45. Lauren HALL, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 8:03
  • 46. Kristabel DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:06
  • 47. Romy KASPER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 8:06
  • 48. Megan ALDERETE, HBS, at 8:08
  • 49. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 8:09
  • 50. Jessenia MENESES, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 8:16
  • 51. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 8:16
  • 52. Claire ROSE, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 8:20
  • 53. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 8:24
  • 54. Lex ALBRECHT, BEPINK, at 8:25
  • 55. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:27
  • 56. Gretchen STUMHOFER, CVB, at 8:40
  • 57. Whitney ALLISON, CVB, at 8:49
  • 58. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 8:59
  • 59. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 9:27
  • 60. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 9:36
  • 61. Annie EWART, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 12:25
  • 62. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 12:26
  • 63. Nicole Moerig, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 12:35
  • 64. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 13:03
  • 65. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 13:13
  • 66. Kelly CATLIN, USA, at 13:20
  • 67. Jeanne KOREVAAR, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 13:21
  • 68. Sarah STOREY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 13:36
  • 69. Emily COLLINS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 13:47
  • 70. Francesca PATTARO, BEPINK, at 14:11
  • 71. Beth Ann ORTON, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 14:20
  • 72. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at 14:25
  • 73. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 14:41
  • 74. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 14:51
  • 75. Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 14:56
  • 76. Kimberley WELLS, CVB, at 15:15
  • 77. Maria FADIGA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 15:17
  • 78. Amanda MILLER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 15:17
  • 79. Liza RACHETTO, HBS, at 15:22
  • 80. Silvia VALSECCHI, BEPINK, at 15:36
  • 81. Caterin elisabeth PREVILEY, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 15:37
  • 82. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 15:39
  • 83. Luciene FERREIRA DA SILVA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 16:07
  • 84. Jennifer TETRICK, T16, at 17:08
  • 85. Lauren TAMAYO, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 18:11
  • 86. Kathrin HAMMES, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 18:56
  • 87. Lauretta HANSON, CVB, at 19:25
  • 88. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 20:13
  • 89. Allison Elizabeth LINNELL, HBS, at 20:52
  • 90. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 23:28
  • 91. Hannah ROSS, RALLY CYCLING, at 23:46