D'hoore takes control of Women's WorldTour

Boels Dolmans retain slim advantage in team rankings

Jolien D’hoore became the third leader of the Women’s WorldTour ranking after a strong week at the Classics. Trofeo Alfredo Binda winner Kasia Niewiadoma, who was not racing this week, slipped down to second place while Gent-Wevelgem winner Marta Bastianelli climbed eight positions into third.

D’hoore has had a stellar week of racing, winning the inaugural Driedaagse de Panne in wet and windy conditions – her first victory for Mitchelton-Scott - and going on to come a close second to Bastianelli at Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday.

D’hoore now leads Niewiadoma by 30 points and the results last week mark her as one of the pre-race favourites heading into the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

Niewiadoma wasn’t in action this week as she rests up and turns her focus on the Ardennes Classics in April. The Polish rider took over the lead of the competition after her win in the third round of the competition, with Anna van der Breggen the first leader following her victory at Strade Bianche. Van der Breggen still leads the rolling UCI World Ranking.

As it was at this point last year, the Women’s WorldTour has seen a different winner across each of the opening races. Bastianelli was the fifth different victor thus far, with Amy Pieters winning the second round of the Ronde van Drenthe. Bastianelli had enjoyed a consistent run through the WorldTour ahead of her victory on Sunday, finishing 11th at Strade Bianche, taking fourth at Drenthe and 13th at Binda. Gent-Wevelgem was the 30-year-old’s second win of the year after taking a stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana in February.

With two WorldTour wins this season, Boels Dolmans retained their lead in the team classification. However, they saw their advantage slashed to just 49 points after Canyon-SRAM got Lisa Klein and Hannah Barnes into the top 10 at Gent-Wevelgem.

The German squad sit in second place with Ale Cipollini moving into third. Despite D’hoore’s second place on Sunday, Mitchelton-Scott slipped down to fourth place overall.

The women’s peloton heads to Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday with the WorldTour resuming at the weekend with the 15th edition of the women’s Tour of Flanders.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamPoints
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5380 pts
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling350 
3Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini350 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam290 
5Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini280 
6Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam253 
7Marianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling235 
8Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam205 
9Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team185 
10Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5160 
11Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women160 
12Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing155 
13Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam138 
14Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team128 
15Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women125 
16Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team110 
17Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg100 
18Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing100 
19Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing95 
20Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women95 
Team Classification
1Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam982 pts
2Canyon-SRAM Racing933 
3Ale Cipollini729 
4Mitchelton Scott Women691 
5Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team343 
6Team Sunweb Women302 
7Wiggle High5279 
8Astana Women's Team270 
9Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team220 
10Valcar PBM143 
11Parkhotel Valkenburg133 
12FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope112 
13Team Virtu Cycling108 
14Movistar Team Women69 
15Cylance Pro Cycling66 
16Hitec Products-Birk Sport49 
18Lotto Soudal Ladies43 
19BTC City Ljubljana20 
20Aromitalia Vaiano18 

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