Euskal Emakumeen Bira: Niewiadoma wins overall title

Johansson wins finale stage 4 in Markina

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) edged out Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv) to take the finale stage 4 win in Markina on Sunday. American road champion Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) finished in third place, one second behind the pair.

Niewiadoma, who moved into the race lead after stage 1, won the overall title at the Euskal Emakumeen Bira, finishing the five-stage race by just one second ahead of Ashleigh Moolman (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) and two seconds ahead of Johansson. "For me it's a dream come true," Niewiadoma said in a team press release.

For Johansson, it was her second stage win of the race and she won the overall point classification. “It’s really nice after a hard spring to come here for six days of racing and come home with three victories,” Johansson said of both the Euskal Emakumeen Bira and the Durango one-day race held in Spain.

“I gave it a crack today, I knew I needed to make a gap to be able to take the general classification but Niewiadoma has been glued to my wheel all week. But to have the team riding so strong is really nice too and it’s always special for me to race here as well.”

The final stage 4 was an 86.8km race that started and finished in Markina. The race was together heading into the first of two decisive ascents, but broke apart shortly after on the descent with a breakaway gaining a small gap.

The field came back together at the start of the second climb with 10km to go, a lead group formed with Johansson, Niewiadoma, Guarnier, Moolman and Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv). Evelyn Stevens (Boels Dolmans) was also in the initial group but didn't make it over the crest of the climb with the leaders.

Johansson and Niewiadoma opened a small gap on their breakaway companions in the closing metres of the race, with Johansson taking the stage win. She was not able to shed Niewiadoma from her wheel, however, and the Polish rider secured the overall title.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2:20:35 
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women  
3Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:01 
4Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
5Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:00:04 
6Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:30 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
8Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS  
9Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
10Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
11Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS  
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
13Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
14Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:00:35 
15Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
16Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:38 
17Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:00:42 
18Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team0:00:45 
19Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española  
20Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:00:49 
21Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:17 
22Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team  
23Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini0:01:22 
24Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team0:01:32 
25Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
26Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:03 
27Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:28 
28M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
29Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
30Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS  
31Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS  
32Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
33Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team  
34Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
35Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:15 
36Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:53 
37Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
38Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women  
39Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team  
40Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS  
41Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope  
42Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:04:44 
43Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española  
44Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:06:50 
45Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:09:50 
46Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
47Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
48Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
49Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:10:35 
50Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
51Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
52Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
53Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:15:36 
54Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española  
55Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:24:14 
56Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team  
57Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort  
58Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
59Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre  
60Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
61Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española  
62Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team  
63Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira  
64Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS25 pts
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women20 
3Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team16 
4Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team14 
5Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women12 
6Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team10 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team9 
8Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS8 
9Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies7 
10Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope6 
11Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS5 
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope4 
13Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team3 
14Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women2 
15Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies1 
Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women3 pts
2Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre2 
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS3 pts
2Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies2 
3Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1 
Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women4 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS3 
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women1 
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women5 pts
2Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre3 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS5 pts
2Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre3 
3Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:26 
4Boels Dolmans Team0:01:26 
6Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:04:18 
7Lotto Soudal Ladies0:04:21 
8Inpa Sottoli0:04:55 
10Top Girls Fassa-Bortolo0:12:28 
11S.C. Michela Fanini0:13:48 
13Bza Emakumeen Bira0:35:53 
Final general classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women10:44:24 
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:02 
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:08 
5Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:40 
6Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:01:31 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:44 
8Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:59 
9Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS0:02:09 
10Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:02:11 
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:13 
12Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:02:30 
13Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:02:41 
14Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
15Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:02:51 
16Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:03:44 
17Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini0:04:35 
18Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:05:27 
19Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:09:25 
20Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:10:22 
21Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:14:29 
22Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:15:06 
23Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team0:15:11 
24Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:15:15 
25Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española0:15:19 
26Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:15:32 
27Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team0:15:51 
28Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:15:56 
29Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:16:20 
30Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS0:16:39 
31Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS0:16:41 
32Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:16:49 
33Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:16:50 
34Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:16:57 
35Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:18:03 
36Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS0:18:09 
37Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:18:15 
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team0:18:21 
39Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:19:35 
40M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:19:52 
41Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team0:20:31 
42Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:22:49 
43Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:25:09 
44Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:27:13 
45Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:27:54 
46Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española0:29:27 
47Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:33:48 
48Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:34:30 
49Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:34:50 
50Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:37:20 
51Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:40:06 
52Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española0:40:09 
53Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:40:26 
54Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:40:52 
55Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team0:49:08 
56Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española0:54:27 
57Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team0:54:28 
58Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:57:56 
59Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:58:07 
60Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1:06:46 
61Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española1:07:40 
62Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini1:08:31 
63Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira1:12:57 
64Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1:13:06 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS82 pts
2Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team62 
3Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team60 
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women58 
5Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team51 
6Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS46 
7Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies32 
8Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre31 
9Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women29 
10Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team28 
11Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS26 
12Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre21 
13Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women20 
14Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre18 
15Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team17 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women14 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team10 
3Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre8 
4Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women6 
5Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango6 
6Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS6 
7Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4 
8Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS3 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre26 pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort13 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre6 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS5 
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women5 
7Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS3 
8Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango3 


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