Drentse Acht van Westerveld: Kirchmann wins from breakaway

Marianne Vos returns to racing and finishes 10th

Canadian Leah Kirchmann (Liv-Plantur) won Drentse Acht van Westerwald in The Netherlands on Sunday by outsprinting her breakaway companions at the end of the 140.5km race. Boels-Dolmans' Christine Majerus was second, followed by Rabobank-Liv's Anouka Koster.

"I am very happy to get my first victory of the season," Kirchmann said in a statement released by her team. "It is my first ever win in Europe, so that makes it extra special for me."

Kirchamnn took the win from an all-star breakaway of 13 riders that sneaked away on the peloton's second trip up the Vamberg. Aside from Kirchmann, Majerus and Koster, the breakaway also included Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon/SRAM), Emilia Fahlin (Ale Cipollini), Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5), Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS), Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5), Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare), Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv), Kataryzna Pawlowska (Boels-Dolmans), Alexis Ryan (Canyon/SRAM) and Megan Guanier (Boels Dolmans).

"It was a very strong breakaway with all of the big teams represented and some teams even had two or three riders there," Kirchmann said. "Almost everyone was turning to begin with and we gained a decent gap. I tried to conserve some energy heading into the finishing circuits, and I started my sprint very early coming down the final straightaway. I was so happy to hang on for the win."

Team director Hans Timmerman praised his rider's patience in the group.

"Leah did a great job in being in the breakaway," he said. "Her positioning was very good and she was able to grasp that opportunity. Behind her, we also had riders in the second group, so she was able to save some energy in the front group and to focus on the eventual sprint."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur3:32:45 
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
3Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
4Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM  
5Emilia Fahlin (Swe) AlÈ Cipollini  
6Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5  
7Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS  
8Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High50:00:02 
9Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women  
10Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
11Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:10 
12Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM0:00:14 
13Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:21 
14Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS0:02:01 
15Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
16Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini  
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM  
18Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5  
19Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
20Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or  
21Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
22Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
23Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
24Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
25Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata  
26Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
27Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
28Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
29Valerie Demey (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or  
30Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata  
31Jelena Eric (Srb) BTC City Ljubljana  
32Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS  
33Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
34Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Women  
35Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
36Brianna Walle (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
37Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld-Zannata  
38Marta Bastianelli (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini  
39Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
40Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
41Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
42Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:09 
43Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
44Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
45Karen Elzing (Ned)0:05:36 
46Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
47Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or  
48Evy Kuijpers (Ned)  
49Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
50Riejanne Markus (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
51Veerle Goossens (Ned)  
52Marjolein Van 'T Geloof (Ned)  
53Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or  
54Diana Peñuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Women  
55Svetlana Vasilieva (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
56Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Lensworld-Zannata  
57Esther Van Veen (Ned)  
58Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink  
59Sara Olsson (Swe) INPA - Bianchi  
60Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
61Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
62Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
63Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
64Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
65Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Orica-AIS  
66Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano  
67Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon-SRAM  
68Emily Collins (NZl) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
69Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS  
70Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
71Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
72Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products  
73Lenore Pipes (Gum) Bepink  
74Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana Pro Team  
75Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
76Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
77Michela Pavin (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
78Eileen Roe (GBr) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
79Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
80Annie Ewart (Can) UnitedHealthcare Women  
81Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women  
82Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
83Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
84Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or0:05:52 
DNFNikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
DNFAlena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM  
DNFTrixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM  
DNFLoren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFEmilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNFJanicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNFShelley Olds (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFRachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFDoris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFAlison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFLauren Stephens (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFLauren Hall (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFJoanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFJulia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
DNFAbigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women  
DNFEllen Skerritt (Aus) AlÈ Cipollini  
DNFMalgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini  
DNFCoralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
DNFCharlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
DNFLex Albrecht (Can) Bepink  
DNFIlaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink  
DNFTereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink  
DNFFanny Riberot (Fra) Astana Pro Team  
DNFNatalya Sokovnina (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFWilleke Knol (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
DNFSusanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
DNFGanna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
DNFMia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFAnna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFUrsa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFOlena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFLaura Simenc (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFWinanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-Zannata  
DNFKaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata  
DNFDemmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Etixx-Guill D'or  
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
DNFAngela Maffeis (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
DNFKelly Markus (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
DNFPia De Quint (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
DNFSilvija Latozaite (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNFDana Rožlapa (Lat)  
DNFErika Aliskeviciute (Ltu)  
DNFPernilla Van Rozelaar (Ned)  
DNFMarjolein Bakker (Ned)  
DNFNicolien Luijsterburg (Ned)  
DNFChristien Pries (Ned)  
DNFMelissa Van Neck (Ned)  
DNFJanieke Kalsbeek (Ned)  
DNFSanne Bouwmeester (Ned)  
DNFMelissa Steenhof (Ned)  
DNFElaine Jansen (Ned)  
DNFLiena De Jong (Ned)  
DNFGiorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
DNFElisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
DNFIvana Tiessens (Ned)  
DNFLeonie Lubbinge (Ned)  
DNFSimone De Vries (Ned)  
DNFGrytsje De Vries (Ned)  
DNFMischa Top (Ned)  
DNFKelley Hess (USA)  
DNFMorag Wouters (Ned)  
DNFInge Van Ginneken (Ned)  
DNFEsther Van Leeuwen (Ned)  
DNFKim Lahaije (Ned)  
DNFBryony Van Velzen (Ned)  
DNFMichelle Stummel (Ned)  
DNFBritt Teunissen (Ned)  
DNFJarna De Jong (Ned)  
DNFKimberly Nieuwerth (Ned)  
DNFIngrid Tempert (Ned)  
DNFMalin Eriksen (Nor)  
DNFTessa Veen (Ned)  
DNFErin Kinnealy (Aus)  
DNFAngela Smith (Aus)  
DNFAmalie Winther Olsen (Den)  
DNFKylie Waterreus (Ned)  
DNFKirsten Peetoom (Ned)  
DNFNadia Stappenbelt (Ned)  
DNFMady Kleeven (Ned)  
DNFMelanie Klement (Ned)  
DNFWillemiek Meinders (Ned)  
DNFAnnefleur De Leeuw (Ned)  
DNFCornelie Smorenburg (Ned)  
DNFIlaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink  
DNFAnne Marijn Van Der Graaf (Ned)  
DNFWendy Oosterwoud (Ned)  
DNFDyann Veenstra (Ned)  
DNFFianna Stenveld (Ned)  
DNFTessa Nederhoff (Ned)  
DNFEline Oosterwoud (Ned)  
DNSThea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNSLauren Komanskia (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  

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