Euskal Emakumeen Bira: Blaak wins stage 3

Niewiadoma leads the overall classification

Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) won the third stage of the Euskal Emakumeen Bira on Saturday in Iturmendi. The Dutch rider sprinted in by one second ahead of Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) and an additional two seconds ahead of Katrin Garfoot (Orica-AIS). The three riders were in a breakaway together.

"Who would have guessed that this morning," Blaak said in a team release posted on Facebook. "I had problems to follow the front group at the moment we had to take a big climb. But I survived. On the top we saw there were four riders of Boels-Dolmans in the front, so we started attacking.

"I got some space together with Garfoot and Cecchini. We managed to overtake two other riders and when we got to the top together, I knew there was a possibility to win. I did and I'm verry happy with that. On this terrain and in this field of contenders this is a victory to remember."

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv Women) will wear the overall leader's jersey into the final stage on Sunday, an 86.8km race that starts and finishes in Markina. She has the same time as Ashleigh Moolman (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) and two seconds on Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS).


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3:23:40 
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:01 
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:03 
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:50 
5Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:08 
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
7Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:28 
8Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
9Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS  
10Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women  
11Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS  
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
13Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
14Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini  
15Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
16Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team  
17Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango  
18Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española  
19Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
20Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:01:45 
21Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
22Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:01:49 
23Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
24Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:05:19 
25M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
26Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:05:28 
27Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:12:38 
28Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
29Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
30Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
31Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
32Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
33Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS  
34Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
35Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team  
36Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
37Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team  
38Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
39Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
41Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team  
42Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team  
43Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española  
44Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
45Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
46Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS  
47Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
48Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
49Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
50Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS  
51Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española  
52Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española  
53Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
54Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team  
55Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team  
56Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:18:12 
57Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
58Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
59Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
60Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
61Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
62Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
63Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
64Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española  
65Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española  
66Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team  
67Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team25 pts
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies20 
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS16 
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre14 
5Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team12 
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team10 
7Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team9 
8Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team8 
9Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS7 
10Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6 
11Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS5 
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope4 
13Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies3 
14Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini2 
15Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango6 pts
2Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women2 
4Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3 pts
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies2 
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS1 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3 
3Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5 pts
2Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango3 
3Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Team10:13:36 
3Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:45 
4Rabo Liv Women0:02:26 
5Lotto Soudal Ladies0:04:21 
6Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:12:20 
8S.C. Michela Fanini0:16:49 
9Poitou-Charentes Futurs0:24:08 
10Selec. Española  
11Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo0:24:29 
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:39:07 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women8:23:49 
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:02 
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:07 
5Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:08 
6Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:53 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
8Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:34 
9Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:37 
10Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS  
11Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:41 
12Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
13Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:55 
14Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women  
15Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:01:59 
16Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:06 
17Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:02:35 
18Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:03:12 
19Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:13 
20Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:24 
21Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:03:54 
22Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:05:16 
23Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:07:07 
24Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:48 
25Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:12:14 
26Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:14:10 
27Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS0:14:11 
28Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS0:14:13 
29Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:14:15 
30Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS0:14:16 
31Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team0:14:19 
32Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team0:14:20 
33Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:14:21 
34Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:14:22 
35Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
36Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:14:24 
37Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team0:14:26 
38Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
39Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team0:14:28 
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:14:29 
41Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española0:14:34 
42Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:15:48 
43Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:17:07 
44M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:17:24 
45Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team0:18:03 
46Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:23:10 
47Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:23:13 
48Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:23:20 
49Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española0:24:33 
50Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:24:37 
51Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:24:40 
52Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española0:24:43 
53Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:24:50 
54Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team0:24:54 
55Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:25:00 
56Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española0:30:13 
57Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team0:30:14 
58Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:30:16 
59Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:30:17 
60Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:33:27 
61Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:33:42 
62Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:33:53 
63Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:42:32 
64Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:43:26 
65Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:44:17 
66Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:48:43 
67Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:48:52 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team52 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS52 
3Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team44 
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS41 
5Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women38 
6Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team37 
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team27 
8Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre25 
9Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies25 
10Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team23 
11Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre21 
12Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre18 
13Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS18 
14Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women17 
15Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women15 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women10 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team7 
3Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango6 
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre6 
5Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4 
6Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3 
7Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2 
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies2 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre20 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort13 
3Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre6 
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team5 
5Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS3 
6Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango3 
7Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1 
8Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Boels Dolmans Team0:00:05 
3Rabo Liv Women0:02:03 
4Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:51 
5Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:10 
6Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:16:08 
8Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo0:30:37 
9S.C. Michela Fanini0:33:14 
10Selec. Española0:39:08 
12Poitou-Charentes Futurs0:49:19 
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira1:34:39 


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