Euskal Emakumeen Bira: Guarnier wins stage 1 in Arrasate

Niewiadoma moves into the overall race lead

Newly crowned US road champion, Megan Guarnier, won stage 1 at the Euskal Emakumeen Bira on Thursday. The Boels Dolmans rider won from a small sprint of four riders ahead of runner-up Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS), third placed Ashleigh Moolman (Bigla Pro Cycling Team), while Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv Woman Cycling Team) finished fourth on the day.

The time that Niewiadoma gained by being in the successful breakaway has pushed her up into the overall race lead with the same time as Moolman and two seconds ahead of Johansson. Niewiadoma was seventh in the opening prologue held the previous day, only five second behind the winner of that stage, Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla).

Van Vleuten finished in the main field 1:37 down and has now slipped to seventh overall.

Stage 1's 96.8km race started and finished in Arrasate. A breakaway of six riders included Guarnier, Johansson, Moolman, Niewiadoma, Tetiana Riabchenko (Inpa Sottoli) and Anna Sanchis (Spain). 

Moolman and Niewiadoma gained time on the breakaway riders, however, Johansson and Guarnier were able to bridge up to them on the climb with 35km to go. 

The four leaders were taken in the wrong direction, however, officials neutralized the race to get the breakaway back on track and in the right direction. The four riders sprinted for the stage win with Guarnier taking the glory by a whisker.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team2:37:38 
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS  
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women  
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:20 
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española  
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:37 
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS  
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
10Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS  
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
12Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
13Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
14Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
15Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
16Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team  
17Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
18Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women  
19Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
20Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
21Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
22Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
23Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS  
24Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS  
25Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
26Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
27Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team  
28Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
29Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team  
30Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
31Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS  
32Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
33Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
34Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team  
35Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
36Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
37Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
38Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
39Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española  
40Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango  
41Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team  
42Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
43Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
44Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
45Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini  
46Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:05 
47Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española  
48Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
49M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
50Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team  
51Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
52Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española  
53Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
54Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
55Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team  
56Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
57Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
58Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team  
59Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española  
60Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
61Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:06:18 
62Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
63Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:06:33 
64Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:35 
65Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
66Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
67Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:07:50 
68Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:11:57 
69Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
70Aiala Amesti (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:20:24 
71Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team25 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS20 
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team16 
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women14 
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre12 
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española10 
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women9 
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS8 
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team7 
10Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS6 
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies5 
12Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4 
13Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3 
14Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini2 
15Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2 
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3 
3Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3 
3Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Orica-AIS7:56:08 
2Rabo Liv Women  
3Boels Dolmans Team  
4Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
5Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:20 
6Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:37 
7Lointek  
8Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo  
9Bizkaia-Durango  
10Poitou-Charentes Futurs  
11Selec. Española0:01:48 
12S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:05 
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:14:53 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women2:40:12 
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:02 
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:07 
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:31 
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:00:34 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:32 
8Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:01:33 
9Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:34 
10Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:35 
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
12Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS0:01:36 
13Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS0:01:37 
14Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
15Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:01:38 
16Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS  
17Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:40 
18Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:41 
19Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS  
20Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:42 
21Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:43 
22Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:01:44 
23Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
24Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team  
25Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:45 
26Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team  
27Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:01:46 
28Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:47 
29Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
30Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
31Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:48 
32Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
33Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini  
34Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:49 
35Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:01:51 
36Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team  
37Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
38Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
39Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:53 
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:01:54 
41Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:01:55 
42Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:59 
43Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española  
44Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:02:08 
45Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:02:13 
46Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española0:03:08 
47Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:09 
48Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:10 
49Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:13 
50Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española0:03:14 
51Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:15 
52Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
53Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:03:17 
54M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:03:18 
55Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española  
56Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
57Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:21 
58Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:03:25 
59Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:29 
60Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:35 
61Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:06:28 
62Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:06:32 
63Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:43 
64Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:06:47 
65Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:06:50 
66Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:06:54 
67Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:08:15 
68Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:12:07 
69Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:12:16 
70Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:20:53 
71Aiala Amesti (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:20:54 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team25 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS20 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women18 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team17 
5Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team17 
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women15 
7Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre14 
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS13 
9Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre12 
10Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española10 
11Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS9 
12Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women8 
13Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team7 
14Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS6 
15Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort6 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2 
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre10 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort6 
3Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1 
4Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1 

 

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