Boels Ladies Tour: Dideriksen wins crash-marred stage 2 sprint

Boels Dolmans rider fastest in sprint after stage dominated by large breakaway

Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans) won stage 2 of the Boels Ladies Tour, 125 flat kilometres around Gennep. After a break of 13 riders was caught with less than three kilometres to go, the Danish champion was fastest in a crash-marred sprint, beating Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Jolien D'hoore (Mitchelton-Scott) to the line. Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) stays in the overall lead.

The stage was held around Gennep in the northernmost part of the province of Limburg. After a loop of 49.1km, the race crossed the finish line for the first time and embarked on two laps of a 38.1-kilometre circuit. Unlike further south, this stretch between the Maas river and the German border is completely flat, so the wind was the only difficulty of the day, blowing from the northwest for tailwinds on the way out from Gennep and headwind or crosswind on the way back.

A big break of 13 riders formed halfway through the long loop but was caught when the race turned into a headwind a few kilometres later. Helped by the tailwind out from Gennep after the first intermediate sprint, Eri Yonamine (Wiggle High5), Esther van Veen (Parkhotel Valkenburg), and Mieke Kröger (Team Virtu Cycling) got away from the peloton and gained up to 30 seconds. They were reeled in again when the peloton accelerated in the crosswinds, and new attacks soon followed.

Eventually, another breakaway got away with Gracie Elvin (Mitchelton-Scott), Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb), Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans), Lisa Klein (Canyon-SRAM), Riejanne Markus (WaowDeals), Marta Tagliaferro (Cylance), Lauren Kitchen (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Barbara Guarischi and Sara Penton (both Team Virtu Cycling), Ilaria Sanguineti (Valcar PBM), Natalie van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg), and Lily Williams (USA National Team), and soon held a one-minute advantage, putting Brand into the virtual race lead. Elvin, Barnes, and van Gogh had been in the earlier break as well, and Barnes was awarded the prize of most combative rider for this effort.

With her teammate Annemiek van Vleuten's orange leader's jersey in danger, Elvin did not take any turns in the break, and the gap was down to 20 seconds with 25km left to race. Although this rose to 30 seconds again, other riders began to skip turns as well, and with eight kilometres to go, Kitchen and van Gogh attacked their break mates. Elvin jumped to the lead duo, soon followed by Brand, and the four held a slim lead of only a few seconds over what now was the chasing group. Sanguineti also jumped across, then the work of Blaak and Williams had brought the chasers back, but the peloton was very close behind. Guarischi went solo around the two-kilometre mark but was soon reeled in by the peloton that now prepared for a mass sprint.

After a lead-out by her teammate Amy Pieters, Amalie Dideriksen launched her sprint with about 100 metres to go and beat Lorena Wiebes and Jolien D'hoore to the finish. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Valcar PBM) finished fourth, Pieters still had enough speed to cross the line in fifth position. Behind Dideriksen, a touch of wheel brought down five riders with some 50 metres to go; all five could cross the finish line themselves, though.

There were no changes in the race classifications. Annemiek van Vleuten placed ninth on the stage and will continue to wear the leader's jersey on stage 3, another flat stage between Stramproy and Weert.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2:58:57 
2Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
3Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women  
4Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
5Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
6Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
7Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
9Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women  
10Christina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
12Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High5  
13Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
14Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team  
15Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
16Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
17Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
18Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
19Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
20Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
21Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
22Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
23Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
24Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
25Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
26Marjolein van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
27Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
28Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
29Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
30Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
31Lily Williams (USA) United States  
32Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
33Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
34Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
35Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
36Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
37Leah Thomas (USA) United States  
38Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
39Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
40Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM  
41Danique Braam (Ned) Netherlands  
42Anabelle Dreville (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
43Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
44Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
45Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
46Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
47Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
48Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
49Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
50Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
51Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
52Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
53Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
54Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
55Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
56Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
57Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
58Heidi Franz (USA) United States  
59Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
60Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
61Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
62Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
63Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
64Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
65Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
66Rixt Meijer (Ned) Netherlands  
67Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
68Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
69Julie Solvang (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
70Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
71Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women  
72Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
73Loes Adegeest (Ned) Netherlands  
74Esther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
75Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
76Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:45 
77Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:54 
78Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:01:00 
79Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:01:17 
80Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women  
81Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
82Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
83Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
84Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
85Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
86Margot Clyne (USA) United States0:03:30 
DNSAnna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam25 pts
2Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg20 
3Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women16 
4Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM14 
5Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam12 
6Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini10 
7Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies9 
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling8 
9Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women7 
10Christina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling6 
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing5 
12Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High54 
13Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
14Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team2 
15Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women1 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2:58:57 
2Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
3Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
4Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
5Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
6Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
7Marjolein van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
8Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
9Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM  
10Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
11Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
12Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
13Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
14Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
15Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
16Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women  
17Loes Adegeest (Ned) Netherlands  
18Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:01:00 
19Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women6:31:38 
2Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:29 
3Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:30 
4Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
5Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:00:31 
6Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:33 
7Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:35 
8Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:37 
9Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:40 
11Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
12Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:41 
13Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:42 
14Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:44 
15Tayler Wiles (USA) United States  
16Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:45 
17Leah Thomas (USA) United States0:00:47 
18Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:48 
19Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:50 
20Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:51 
21Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:54 
22Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
23Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:55 
24Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
25Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High50:00:56 
26Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:57 
27Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:58 
28Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:02 
29Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Wiggle High50:01:04 
30Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:01:38 
31Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:23 
32Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team0:02:47 
33Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:03:33 
34Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High50:03:34 
35Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:38 
36Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
37Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM0:03:49 
38Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
39Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:03:50 
40Lily Williams (USA) United States0:03:52 
41Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:03:54 
42Esther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:55 
43Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:03:57 
44Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:58 
45Anabelle Dreville (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:59 
46Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
47Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:04:00 
48Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM0:04:02 
49Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling0:04:12 
50Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:05:08 
51Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:05:15 
52Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling0:06:26 
53Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
54Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:06:32 
55Christina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling0:06:33 
56Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:06:35 
57Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:06:41 
58Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
59Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:06:42 
60Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
61Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:06:43 
62Loes Adegeest (Ned) Netherlands  
63Danique Braam (Ned) Netherlands0:06:44 
64Julie Solvang (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:06:47 
65Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:06:49 
66Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:06:51 
67Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:06:52 
68Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:06:53 
69Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
70Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
71Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:07:25 
72Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:07:37 
73Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:07:52 
74Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women0:09:05 
75Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:09:12 
76Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:09:21 
77Rixt Meijer (Ned) Netherlands0:09:29 
78Heidi Franz (USA) United States0:09:31 
79Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women0:10:37 
80Marjolein van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:11:49 
81Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:14:40 
82Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:14:44 
83Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:16:38 
84Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women0:20:46 
85Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:20:56 
86Margot Clyne (USA) United States0:24:36 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women57 pts
2Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana26 
3Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam25 
4Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women22 
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing21 
6Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam20 
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam20 
8Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg20 
9Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women20 
10Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM19 
11Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High516 
12Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women15 
13Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM14 
14Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women13 
15Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies13 
16Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women12 
17Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling11 
18Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling11 
19Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team10 
20Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini10 
21Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope9 
22Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing9 
23Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High57 
24Christina Malling Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling6 
25Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team5 
26Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team3 
27Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2 
28Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team2 
29Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Mitchelton Scott Women13 pts
2Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam8 
3Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam8 
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling8 
5Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women5 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
7Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana3 
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High51 
9Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM1 
10Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team1 
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team6:32:22 
2Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:06 
3Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:13 
4Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:54 
5Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:02:49 
6Lorena Wiebes (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:02:54 
7Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM0:03:05 
8Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:03:10 
9Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:14 
10Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:05:42 
11Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:05:57 
12Loes Adegeest (Ned) Netherlands0:05:59 
13Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM0:06:09 
14Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:07:08 
15Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:08:37 
16Marjolein van 'T Geloof (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:11:05 
17Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:13:56 
18Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women0:20:02 
19Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling0:20:12 


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