Boels Ladies Tour: Van Vleuten wins prologue

Van Dijk second, Brennauer third

Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) claimed a hometown victory in the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour in Wageningen, the Netherlands on Tuesday, seeing off European champion Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) by four seconds and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) by 10 seconds in the 4.3km test.

The Dutch champion started her race more than an hour before the last rider, UCI Women's WorldTour leader Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans), and after setting the fastest time had a long and tense wait before being declared the winner when Van der Breggen crossed the line 14 seconds slower.

"To be able to win in your home town is really great," Van Vleuten said. "I felt some pressure so to come away with the win is really nice. I heard my name cheered a lot around the course, it is my home town so it is very special.

"I went full gas on the straight parts and didn't take big risks on the corners. They were a little bit dangerous so I don't think anybody did because the world championships is the next goal to be there in top shape."

Van Vleuten showed that her strength in time trialing is at a peak, and looked forward to the stage 3 time trial that is 16.9km in length to further open up the overall classification.

"I think the two stages at the end of the week will be really interesting and there you can make some differences if you're in really good shape," van Vleuten continued. "We have a really good team here and I am really pleased about that, I have the strongest team I could have so we will just go for it this week."

Van Dijk put in a strong ride, but said she missed out on the technical sections in the second half of the stage.

"Of course I would have liked to have taken the win but in a prologue everything has to go right to do so. I felt good out on the course but I lost quite a bit of time on the final technical part. Nevertheless I feel like I did a good race and am looking forward to the rest of the week," Van Dijk said. "It’s good to see that we start the tour in a good position as a team."

Van Dijk's teammate Floortje Mackaij was the best young rider on the stage, finishing at 27 seconds from Van Vleuten.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women0:05:47 
2Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05 
3Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:11 
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:15 
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:18 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19 
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
9Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:20 
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:23 
11Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:24 
12Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:25 
13Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team0:00:26 
14Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:27 
16Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
18Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
19Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling  
20Ruth Winder (USA) US National Team  
21Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini  
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28 
23Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
24Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
25Linda Villumsen (NZL) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:29 
26Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
27Leah Thomas (USA) US National Team0:00:30 
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
30Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
31Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:32 
32Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing  
33Georgia Williams (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:33 
34Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:34 
35Riejanne Markus (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
36Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products  
37Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini  
39Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini  
40Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:35 
41Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
42Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
43Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
44Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:36 
45Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
46Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:37 
47Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39 
48Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products  
49Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Veloconcept Women  
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:40 
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team0:00:41 
52Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5  
53Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:42 
54Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5  
55Soraya Paladin (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
56Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:43 
57Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
58Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
59Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Veloconcept Women  
60Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
61Katharine Hall (USA) US National Team0:00:46 
62Skylar Schneider (USA) US National Team  
63Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:47 
64Bryony Van Velzen (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:48 
65Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
66Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:49 
67Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling  
69Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:50 
70Jessy Druyts (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:51 
71Anna Trevisi (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
72Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:52 
73Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:53 
74Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women  
75Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:55 
76Valerie Demey (Bel) Belgian National Team  
77Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Kuota  
78Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
79Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals  
80Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:57 
81Fenna Vanhoutte (Bel) Belgian National Team  
82Demi De Jong (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
83Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:59 
84Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:03 
85Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team0:01:04 
86Winanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-Kuota  
87Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:07 
88Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:12 
89Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:13 
90Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:22 
91Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:30 
92Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:51 
General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women0:05:47 
2Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05 
3Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:11 
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:15 
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:18 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19 
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
9Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:20 
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:23 
11Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:24 
12Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:25 
13Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team0:00:26 
14Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:27 
16Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
18Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
19Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling  
20Ruth Winder (USA) US National Team  
21Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini  
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28 
23Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
24Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
25Linda Villumsen (NZL) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:29 
26Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
27Leah Thomas (USA) US National Team0:00:30 
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
30Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
31Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:32 
32Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing  
33Georgia Williams (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:33 
34Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:34 
35Riejanne Markus (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
36Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products  
37Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini  
39Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini  
40Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:35 
41Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
42Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
43Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
44Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:36 
45Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
46Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:37 
47Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39 
48Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products  
49Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Veloconcept Women  
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:40 
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team0:00:41 
52Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5  
53Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:42 
54Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5  
55Soraya Paladin (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
56Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:43 
57Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
58Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
59Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Veloconcept Women  
60Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
61Katharine Hall (USA) US National Team0:00:46 
62Skylar Schneider (USA) US National Team  
63Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:47 
64Bryony Van Velzen (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:48 
65Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
66Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:49 
67Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling  
69Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:50 
70Jessy Druyts (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:51 
71Anna Trevisi (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
72Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:52 
73Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:53 
74Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women  
75Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:55 
76Valerie Demey (Bel) Belgian National Team  
77Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Kuota  
78Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
79Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals  
80Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:57 
81Fenna Vanhoutte (Bel) Belgian National Team  
82Demi De Jong (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team  
83Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:59 
84Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:03 
85Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team0:01:04 
86Winanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-Kuota  
87Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:07 
88Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:12 
89Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:13 
90Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:22 
91Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:30 
92Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:51 

 

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