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Vos powers to convincing win in Aviva Tour’s stage 4

Vos wins stage 4 of the Aviva Women's Tour ahead of Leah Kirchmann and Emma Johansson

After finishing in the top five across each of the first three stages of the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour, Marianne Vos (Rabobank – Liv) nabbed a win Saturday. The 29-year-old Dutchwoman proved fastest on the uphill drag that closed out the 119-kilometer stage 4.

Leah Kirchmann (Liv – Plantur) crossed the finish line second, with Emma Johansson (Wiggle – High5) taking third on the day.

Race leader Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels – Dolmans) finished sixth to hold on atop the general classification.

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A lumpy route whittled down the peloton over the course of the day, leaving a thinned-out bunch to contest the final few kilometers in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Armitstead, Johansson, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (Cervélo – Bigla), and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle – High5) broke clear of the pack on a late climb and briefly opened up a small gap, but Vos herself went to work to reel in the move in the closing kilometers.

Just after passing under the one-kilometer-to-go banner, it became clear the move would be caught, with Vos surging past the breakers in pursuit of the stage win. She quickly opened up an unassailable advantage on the rest of the field, crossing the line with plenty of time to savor a second stage win in three days.

“We were riding full gas and we could see them but they were attacking each other so sometimes they were making really high speeds and sometimes it came closer and then the final kilometer was more up than I expected,” said Vos.

“On Google Maps it looked a wide road and nicely through some roundabouts but it went ‘boom’ uphill but they were still within 10-seconds, so I decided to just go because otherwise you don’t have a chance.

“I knew I had a chance in the sprint but if there are still four in the lead then you are sprinting for fifth and that wasn’t really in my plan today.”

Armitstead rolled over the finish line a few moments later and remains in the race lead, with Moolman Pasio currently second overall and Longo Borghini sitting third.

The race continues Sunday with a 113-kilometer stage 5 from Northampton to Kettering.

Stage 4 results

  1. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, in 3:07:00
  2. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :00
  3. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  4. Amalie DIDERIKSEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  5. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  6. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  7. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  8. Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO, CBT, at :00
  9. Nikki HARRIS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  10. Ellen VAN DIJK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  11. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  12. Malgorzta JASINSKA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :00
  13. Amanda SPRATT, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :00
  14. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :00
  15. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  16. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :00
  17. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  18. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :11
  19. Molly WEAVER, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :17
  20. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :20
  21. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:07
  22. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  23. Jermaine POST, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 2:39
  24. Eva BUURMAN, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 2:39
  25. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  26. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  27. Alice BARNES, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  28. Rozanne SLIK, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 2:39
  29. Eugenia BUJAK, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 2:39
  30. Janneke ENSING, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 2:39
  31. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  32. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 2:39
  33. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 2:39
  34. Clara KOPPENBURG, CBT, at 2:39
  35. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  36. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  37. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  38. Eugénie DUVAL, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 2:39
  39. Alexandra MANLY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 2:39
  40. Emilia FAHLIN, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 2:39
  41. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:39
  42. Roxane KNETEMANN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  43. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at 2:39
  44. Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 2:39
  45. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 2:39
  46. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:45
  47. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 2:45
  48. Emma POOLEY, GBR, at 2:48
  49. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 4:59
  50. Elena CECCHINI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:03
  51. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:03
  52. Anna PLICHTA, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 5:56
  53. Ilona HOEKSMA, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 8:58
  54. Jessie WALKER, GBR, at 8:58
  55. Mia RADOTIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 8:58
  56. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 8:58
  57. Anna TREVISI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 8:58
  58. Annasley PARK, GBR, at 8:58
  59. Marta TAGLIAFERRO, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 8:58
  60. Lisa KLEIN, CBT, at 8:58
  61. Jip VAN DEN BOS, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 8:58
  62. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 8:58
  63. Esra TROMP, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 8:58
  64. Carlee TAYLOR, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 8:58
  65. Loren ROWNEY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 8:58
  66. Sara MUSTONEN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 8:58
  67. Jolien D’HOORE, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 8:58
  68. Tayler WILES, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 8:58
  69. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 8:58
  70. Coralie DEMAY, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 8:58
  71. Manon LLOYD, GBR, at 8:58
  72. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 8:58
  73. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 8:58
  74. Roxane FOURNIER, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 8:58
  75. Pascale JEULAND, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 8:58
  76. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:58
  77. Vita HEINE, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 10:25
  78. Emilie MOBERG, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 10:25
  79. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 10:25
  80. Simona FRAPPORTI, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 10:25
  81. DNF Laurel RATHBUN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM
  82. DNF Amélie RIVAT, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86
  83. DNF Anna VAN DER BREGGEN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM
  84. DNF Grace GARNER, GBR
  85. DNS Špela KERN, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA

General classification

  1. Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 13:02:56
  2. Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO, CBT, at :08
  3. Elisa LONGO BORGHINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :10
  4. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :15
  5. Amanda SPRATT, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :17
  6. Leah KIRCHMANN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :37
  7. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :40
  8. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :44
  9. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :46
  10. Gracie ELVIN, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at :47
  11. Floortje MACKAIJ, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at :50
  12. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :50
  13. Malgorzta JASINSKA, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at :50
  14. Ellen VAN DIJK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :50
  15. Nikki HARRIS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :50
  16. Giorgia BRONZINI, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :57
  17. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:10
  18. Molly WEAVER, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 1:41
  19. Amalie DIDERIKSEN, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:49
  20. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:57
  21. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:39
  22. Christine MAJERUS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 3:20
  23. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 3:38
  24. Katharine HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 3:42
  25. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 3:42
  26. Jermaine POST, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 3:49
  27. Eugenia BUJAK, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 4:32
  28. Eva BUURMAN, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 4:32
  29. Alice BARNES, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:11
  30. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:17
  31. Roxane KNETEMANN, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:17
  32. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:20
  33. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 5:20
  34. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:20
  35. Janneke ENSING, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 5:24
  36. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:32
  37. Elena CECCHINI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:53
  38. Eugénie DUVAL, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 8:26
  39. Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:26
  40. Alexandra MANLY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 8:26
  41. Anna PLICHTA, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 8:28
  42. Clara KOPPENBURG, CBT, at 8:35
  43. Rozanne SLIK, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 8:38
  44. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 11:22
  45. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 11:30
  46. Vita HEINE, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 12:57
  47. Lotta LEPISTÖ, CBT, at 14:30
  48. Jolien D’HOORE, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 14:52
  49. Tayler WILES, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 14:58
  50. Emma POOLEY, GBR, at 15:31
  51. Emilia FAHLIN, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 17:45
  52. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 17:48
  53. Marta BASTIANELLI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 17:48
  54. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 17:48
  55. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 20:08
  56. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 20:23
  57. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 20:55
  58. Ilona HOEKSMA, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 24:07
  59. Annasley PARK, GBR, at 24:07
  60. Jessie WALKER, GBR, at 24:07
  61. Mia RADOTIC, BTC CITY LJUBLJANA, at 24:07
  62. Marta TAGLIAFERRO, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 24:07
  63. Sara MUSTONEN, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 24:07
  64. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 24:07
  65. Carlee TAYLOR, TEAM LIV-PLANTUR, at 24:07
  66. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 24:07
  67. Esra TROMP, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 24:07
  68. Jip VAN DEN BOS, PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG CONTINENTAL TEAM, at 24:07
  69. Pascale JEULAND, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 24:07
  70. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 24:07
  71. Roxane FOURNIER, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 24:27
  72. Emilie MOBERG, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 25:34
  73. Loren ROWNEY, ORICA – GreenEDGE, at 25:57
  74. Anna TREVISI, ALE’ CIPOLLINI, at 26:42
  75. Lisa KLEIN, CBT, at 27:16
  76. Simona FRAPPORTI, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 28:18
  77. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 32:08
  78. Coralie DEMAY, POITOU-CHARENTES.FUTUROSCOPE.86, at 32:08
  79. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 32:41
  80. Manon LLOYD, GBR, at 36:11