Aviva Women's Tour: Majerus takes victory on stage 1

Tetrick caught in the final kilometre, Vos finishes second

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) claimed victory in the opening stage of the Aviva Women's Tour in Norwich after the breakaway was mopped up in the final kilometre. Majerus took the victory by a clear margin, distancing second placed rider Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) in the twisting, technical finale. Wiggle-High5’s Giorgia Bronzini edged out her compatriot Marta Bastianelli (Ale-Cipollini) for the final podium spot.

At one point it looked like the expected sprint finale wouldn’t happen when the American Alison Tetrick (Cyclance Pro Cycling) escaped with just over 20 kilometres to go. With indecision in the bunch as to who would take up the chase, Tetrick was allowed to build a substantial lead. A time trial specialist by trade, Tetrick appeared to be using all her skills to hold the pack at bay. As she entered the final 10 kilometres, there was still no serious chase behind and the gap was touching almost two minutes.

Tetrick looked agonisingly close to winning on her debut at the race but the peloton had organised and by the final kilometre her gap was just a couple of hundred metres. The chase was slowed slightly by a big crash in the bunch, which involved many of the big teams including Cervelo-Bigla, Orica-AIS and Boels-Dolmans. The incident only delayed the inevitable, however, and Tetrick was caught.

While several of her teammates were caught up in the incident behind, Majerus avoided such trouble. She made easy work of the technical finish, her cyclo-cross talents no doubt coming in handy, and pulled out a clear margin on Vos by the line. It is her second stage win at the Aviva Women’s Tour after claiming victory on stage 3 in Kettering last season.

The victory was enough for Majerus to take the leaders jersey by a single second over Vos, who had earned some bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint earlier on. Her victory also cements Boels Dolman’s place as the team to beat in 2016.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:24:48 
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
5Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur  
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:06 
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
11Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
12Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:09 
13Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
14Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5  
15Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5  
16Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5  
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
18Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
20Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:13 
22Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
23Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
24Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
25Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
26Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
27Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:17 
28Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
29Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS  
30Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini  
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
32Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
33Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
34Grace Garner (GBr) British National Team  
35Annasley Park (GBr) British National Team  
36Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS  
37Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
38Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
39Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
40Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
41Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:25 
42Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
43Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
44Jessie Walker (GBr) British National Team  
45Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Women  
46Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
47Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
48Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
49Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
50Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women  
51Linda Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Women  
52Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
53Nikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
54Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
55Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
56Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
57Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
58Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
59Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
60Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
61Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS  
62Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
63Carlee Taylor (Aus) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:32 
64Abigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:34 
65Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
66Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
67Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini  
68Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
69Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
70Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products  
71Coralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
72Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling  
73Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
74Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
75Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
76Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
77Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AIS  
78Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
79Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:44 
80Emma Pooley (GBr) British National Team0:00:45 
81Laurel Rathbun (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:57 
82Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:59 
83Manon Lloyd (GBr) British National Team0:01:28 
84Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS0:01:50 
85Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:25 
86Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS  
87Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products0:01:55 
88Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.860:00:25 
89Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
90Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:09 
DNFEmily Kay (GBr) British National Team  
Sprint 1 - Beccles - km 54.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team3 pts
2Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS2 
3Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Sprint 2 - Pulham Market - km 84.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur3 pts
2Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
3Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15 pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team12 
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High59 
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini7 
5Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur5 
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team4 
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High52 
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1 
Mountain 1 - Halesworth - km 12.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team6 pts
2Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS5 
3Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
4Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
5Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women2 
6Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1 
Mountain 2 - Homersfield - km 72.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team6 pts
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini5 
3Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS4 
4Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
5Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women2 
6Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team10:14:37 
2Wiggle High50:00:02 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:09 
4Alé Cipollini0:00:10 
5Team Liv-Plantur  
6Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:13 
7Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:26 
8Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
9BTC City Ljubljana0:00:30 
10Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:38 
11Hitec Products0:00:42 
12British National Team0:00:46 
13Orica-AIS  
14Drops Cycling Team0:00:50 
15UnitedHealthcare Women0:01:02 
16Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:24:38 
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:06 
4Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:07 
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:10 
6Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:16 
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
11Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini  
12Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:18 
13Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:19 
14Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
15Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5  
16Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5  
17Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5  
18Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
20Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:23 
22Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
23Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
24Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
25Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
26Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
27Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:27 
28Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
29Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS  
30Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini  
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
32Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
33Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
34Grace Garner (GBr) British National Team  
35Annasley Park (GBr) British National Team  
36Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS  
37Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
38Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
39Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
40Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
41Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:32 
42Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:33 
43Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:35 
44Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
45Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
46Jessie Walker (GBr) British National Team  
47Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Women  
48Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
49Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
50Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
51Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
52Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women  
53Linda Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Women  
54Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
55Nikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
56Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
57Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
58Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
59Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
60Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
61Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
62Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS  
63Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
64Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
65Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
66Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
67Carlee Taylor (Aus) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:42 
68Abigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:44 
69Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
70Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
71Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini  
72Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
73Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
74Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products  
75Coralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
76Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling  
77Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
78Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
79Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
80Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
81Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AIS  
82Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
83Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:54 
84Emma Pooley (GBr) British National Team0:00:55 
85Laurel Rathbun (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:01:07 
86Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:09 
87Manon Lloyd (GBr) British National Team0:01:38 
88Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS0:02:00 
89Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products0:02:05 
90Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:19 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15 pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team15 
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High59 
4Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur8 
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini7 
6Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team4 
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
9Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS3 
10Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High52 
11Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
12Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1 
13Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team12 pts
2Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS9 
3Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling6 
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini5 
5Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women4 
6Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
7Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini1 
8Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur3:24:54 
2Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:03 
3Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:07 
4Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:11 
5Grace Garner (GBr) British National Team  
6Annasley Park (GBr) British National Team  
7Jessie Walker (GBr) British National Team0:00:19 
8Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
9Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
10Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
11Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:28 
12Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
13Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
14Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
15Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AIS  
16Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
17Laurel Rathbun (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:51 
18Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:53 
19Manon Lloyd (GBr) British National Team0:01:22 
20Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:03 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team10:14:37 
2Wiggle High50:00:02 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:09 
4Alé Cipollini0:00:10 
5Team Liv-Plantur  
6Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:13 
7Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:26 
8Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
9BTC City Ljubljana0:00:30 
10Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:38 
11Hitec Products0:00:42 
12British National Team0:00:46 
13Orica-AIS  
14Drops Cycling Team0:00:50 
15UnitedHealthcare Women0:01:02 
16Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  

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