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Majerus out-sprints Vos in Aviva Women’s Tour opener

Luxembourger Christine Majerus wins the first stage of England's Aviva Women's Tour, out-sprinting Marianne Vos.


The Boels – Dolmans team keeps collecting Women’s WorldTour wins, and Wednesday it was Christine Majerus, out-sprinting former world and Olympic champion Marianne Vos in stage 1 of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Norwich, England. Wiggle – High 5’s Giorgia Bronzini finished third in the sprint behind the Rabo – Liv Dutchwoman after 132 kilometers of racing.

Stage 1, top 10

  1. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:24:48
  2. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  3. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  4. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :00
  5. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at :00
  6. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :00
  7. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  8. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :00
  9. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :06
  10. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :06

Top-10 overall

  1. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:24:38
  2. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :01
  3. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :06
  4. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :07
  5. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :10
  6. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at :10
  7. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :10
  8. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :10
  9. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :16
  10. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :16
  11. Anna TREVISI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :16

Stage 1 ended with an emotional loss for 31-year-old American Alison Tetrick. The Cylance Pro Cycling rider had established an almost two-minute lead during a solo break in the final 21 kilometers. However, Tetrick was caught in the last kilometer and finished eighth after the final climb in the Market Place and technical finish in Norwich. “Getting passed there was tough; I think I timed it well, read the race right and rolled the dice a little bit. It would have been my biggest win,” she said.

Tetrick will try to regroup for the hillier stages to come after missing victory by only 10 meters, “I sure would have liked to have won here but I have four more stages.” Stage 1 of the tour began with a modest 888 meters in total climbing. The final kilometers leading to the finish contained a small climb foreshadowing more of what is to come in the next four stages.

Stage winner, Christine Majerus, was supported and positioned for victory throughout the stage by fellow teammates and world champion Lizzie Armitstead, Megan Guarnier, and Chantal Blaak. Feeling some pressure prior to the race, Majerus was finally relieved by achieving her first WorldTour win, “It was a big relief for me because there is some pressure today being the leader for that final 300 meters. I had some of the best cyclists in the world riding for me today so I needed to win. I had no excuse. It was a big relief and obviously I’m really happy to have this jersey again. Last year, I had it for one day, and it’s nice to have.” Majerus will enter stage 2 with a yellow jersey, the points jersey, and a mere second lead over Vos, winner of the inaugural edition of the Women’s Tour in 2014.

Racing continues Thursday with a 140-kilometer stage from Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stage 1 results

  1. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:24:48
  2. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  3. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  4. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :00
  5. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at :00
  6. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :00
  7. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  8. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :00
  9. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :06
  10. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :06
  11. Anna TREVISI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :06
  12. Ilona HOEKSMA, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :09
  13. Mia RADOTIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :09
  14. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  15. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  16. Jolien D’HOORE, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  17. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :09
  18. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :09
  19. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :09
  20. Eugenia BUJAK, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :09
  21. Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :13
  22. Ellen VAN DIJK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :13
  23. Eva BUURMAN, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :13
  24. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :13
  25. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :13
  26. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :13
  27. Marta TAGLIAFERRO, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :17
  28. Janneke ENSING, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :17
  29. Sarah ROY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :17
  30. Malgorzta JASINSKA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :17
  31. Sara MUSTONEN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :17
  32. Stephanie POHL, CBT, at :17
  33. Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :17
  34. Grace GARNER, GBR, at :17
  35. Annasley PARK, GBR, at :17
  36. Amanda SPRATT, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :17
  37. Jermaine POST, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :17
  38. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :17
  39. Elena CECCHINI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :17
  40. Emilie MOBERG, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :17
  41. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  42. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :25
  43. Anna PLICHTA, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :25
  44. Jessie WALKER, GBR, at :25
  45. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  46. Amélie RIVAT, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :25
  47. Špela KERN, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :25
  48. Eugénie DUVAL, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :25
  49. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  50. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  51. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  52. Ursa PINTAR, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :25
  53. Nikki HARRIS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  54. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  55. Roxane KNETEMANN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  56. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  57. Vita HEINE, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :25
  58. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :25
  59. Esra TROMP, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :25
  60. Alice BARNES, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  61. Tayler WILES, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :25
  62. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :25
  63. Carlee TAYLOR, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :32
  64. Abigail MICKEY, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :34
  65. Pascale JEULAND, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :34
  66. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :34
  67. Emilia FAHLIN, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :34
  68. Rozanne SLIK, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :34
  69. Molly WEAVER, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :34
  70. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :34
  71. Coralie DEMAY, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :34
  72. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :34
  73. Jip VAN DEN BOS, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :34
  74. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :34
  75. Simona FRAPPORTI, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :34
  76. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :34
  77. Alexandra MANLY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :34
  78. Clara KOPPENBURG, CBT, at :34
  79. Annalisa CUCINOTTA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :44
  80. Emma POOLEY, GBR, at :45
  81. Laurel RATHBUN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :57
  82. Amalie DIDERIKSEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :59
  83. Manon LLOYD, GBR, at 1:28
  84. Loren ROWNEY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 1:50
  85. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :25
  86. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :25
  87. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 1:55
  88. Roxane FOURNIER, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :25
  89. Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO, CBT, at :25
  90. Lisa KLEIN, CBT, at 3:09
  91. Emily KAY, GBR

General classification

  1. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:24:38
  2. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :01
  3. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :06
  4. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :07
  5. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :10
  6. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at :10
  7. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :10
  8. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :10
  9. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :16
  10. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :16
  11. Anna TREVISI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :16
  12. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :18
  13. Ilona HOEKSMA, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :19
  14. Mia RADOTIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :19
  15. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :19
  16. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :19
  17. Jolien D’HOORE, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :19
  18. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :19
  19. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :19
  20. Eugenia BUJAK, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :19
  21. Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :23
  22. Ellen VAN DIJK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :23
  23. Eva BUURMAN, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :23
  24. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :23
  25. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :23
  26. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :23
  27. Marta TAGLIAFERRO, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :27
  28. Janneke ENSING, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :27
  29. Sarah ROY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :27
  30. Malgorzta JASINSKA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :27
  31. Sara MUSTONEN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :27
  32. Stephanie POHL, CBT, at :27
  33. Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :27
  34. Grace GARNER, GBR, at :27
  35. Annasley PARK, GBR, at :27
  36. Amanda SPRATT, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :27
  37. Jermaine POST, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :27
  38. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :27
  39. Elena CECCHINI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :27
  40. Emilie MOBERG, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :27
  41. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :32
  42. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :33
  43. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  44. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :35
  45. Anna PLICHTA, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :35
  46. Jessie WALKER, GBR, at :35
  47. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  48. Amélie RIVAT, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :35
  49. Špela KERN, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :35
  50. Eugénie DUVAL, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :35
  51. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  52. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  53. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  54. Ursa PINTAR, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at :35
  55. Nikki HARRIS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  56. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  57. Roxane KNETEMANN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  58. Vita HEINE, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :35
  59. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :35
  60. Esra TROMP, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :35
  61. Alice BARNES, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  62. Tayler WILES, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :35
  63. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :35
  64. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :35
  65. Roxane FOURNIER, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :35
  66. Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO, CBT, at :35
  67. Carlee TAYLOR, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :42
  68. Abigail MICKEY, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :44
  69. Pascale JEULAND, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :44
  70. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :44
  71. Emilia FAHLIN, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :44
  72. Rozanne SLIK, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :44
  73. Molly WEAVER, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :44
  74. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :44
  75. Coralie DEMAY, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at :44
  76. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :44
  77. Jip VAN DEN BOS, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at :44
  78. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :44
  79. Simona FRAPPORTI, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :44
  80. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :44
  81. Alexandra MANLY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :44
  82. Clara KOPPENBURG, CBT, at :44
  83. Annalisa CUCINOTTA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :54
  84. Emma POOLEY, GBR, at :55
  85. Laurel RATHBUN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:07
  86. Amalie DIDERIKSEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:09
  87. Manon LLOYD, GBR, at 1:38
  88. Loren ROWNEY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 2:00
  89. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:05
  90. Lisa KLEIN, CBT, at 3:19