Vos nabs first road win of 2013 in Drentse 8

Bronzini, Johansson fill out podium

World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) claimed her first win of the 2013 road season, on Thursday at Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo, the warm-up to Saturday's first World Cup race.

Vos sprinted ahead of her rivals at the end of the figure-eight course to win easily over Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS), the Swede's second consecutive third place this season.

The 141.2km course, heavy with traffic furniture, narrow roads and a cobbled section, was testing for the 180-rider peloton and it was not surprising that a number of crashes marred the race with Ina Teutenberg (Specialized-lululemon) the worst casualty, taken to hospital with facial injuries. Chantal Blaak (Tibco-To The Top) was also hospitalised, but was later cleared of a suspected fractured collarbone. Valentina Scandolara (MCipollini-Giordana) was another non-finisher.

On the final lap of the three, Lauren Kitchen (Rabo Women) Maaike Polspoel (Sengers Ladies) and Ilona Hoeksma (Parkhotel) hit the front of the race but never gained more than 45 seconds, with the teams of Orica-AIS, and Vos controlling the bunch.

Rabo Women sports director Koos Moerenhout was impressed with Vos' victory.


"The course was quite closed," he said. "There was an attack by three riders, but they took no more than forty seconds. That was never dangerous. We knew that we Marianne in the mass sprint. Shortly before the finish there's a cobblestone strip, but the team, especially Megan Guarnier, did very good work."

Having prevailed at last week's Cyprus Sunshine Cup Afxentia mountain bike stage race, Vos clearly had no trouble re-adapting to the road.

"Well, she continues," said Mourenhout. "Cross, mountain bike or on the road. There is nothing she can't do."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant3:26:50 
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS  
4Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top  
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
6Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon  
7Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK  
8Lucy Garner (GBr) Argos-Shimano  
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
10Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo  
11Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon  
12Kelly Markus (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
13Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
14Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon  
15Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
16Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
17Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
18Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
19Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Team Polaris  
20Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
21Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
22Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
23Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
24Jade Wilcoxson (USA) US National Team  
25Kimberly Buyl (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
26Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink  
27Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo  
28Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda0:00:04 
29Veerle Goossens (Ned)  
30Roxane Fournier (Fra) France  
31Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Polaris  
32Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
33Bianca Van Den Hoek (Ned)  
34Anouska Koster (Ned) Team Polaris  
35Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS  
36Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda  
37Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-lululemon  
38Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:08 
39Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team0:00:09 
40Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
41Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Polaris0:00:12 
42Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
43Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
44Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS  
45Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO-To The Top  
46Elena Valentini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:00:17 
47Geerike Schreurs (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
48Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
49Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
50Larisa Pankova (Rus) RusVelo  
51Daniela Levi (Isr) BePink  
52Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-To The Top0:00:28 
53Ilona Hoeksma (Ned)  
54Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
55Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
56Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
57Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
58Corine Van Der Zijden (Ned)  
59Jermaine Post (Ned)  
60Liisi Rist (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  
61Amélie Rivat (Fra) France  
62Lotte Van Hoek (Ned)  
63Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  
64Judith Bloem (Ned)  
65Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Team TIBCO-To The Top  
66Gabriele Jankute (Ltu) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
67Lucie Pader (Fra) France  
68Inge Klep (Ned)  
69Henriette Woering (Ned)  
70Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Team Polaris  
71Mélanie Bravard (Fra) France  
72Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  
73Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  
74Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
75Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
76Kim De Baat (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
77Judith Jelsma (Ned)  
78Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana  
79Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana  
80Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
81Aafke Eshuis (Ned)  
82Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
83Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:00:38 
84Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS  
85Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top  
86Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon  
87Martine Bras (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
88Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana0:01:25 
89Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda0:01:28 
90Winanda Spoor (Ned)  
91Aagtje Dijkman (Ned)0:01:31 
92Natasja Nieuwenhuizen (Ned)0:03:17 
93Irene Tesink (Ned)0:03:19 
94Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:03:33 
95Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink  
96Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
97Mirthe Wagenaar (Ned) Team Polaris  
98Silke Kogelman (Ned)  
99Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox  
100Esra Tromp (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:03:36 
101Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
102Kelly Gambier (Fra) France0:03:40 
103Simone Van Der Star (Ned)0:03:42 
104Willeke Knol (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:06:56 
105Lauren De Crescendo (USA)0:25:07 

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