Energiewacht Tour: Wild wins stage 3 in Stadskanaal

Brennauer takes the overall race lead

Kirsten Wild(Hitec Products) took her first win of the Energiewacht Tour during stage 3 on Saturday. She out-sprinted a breakaway group ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo-Liv Women Cycling Team) and Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM).

Brennauer heads into the stage 4 finale as the overall leader ahead of her teammate Trixi Worrack and Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) in third.

Throughout the 2015 Energiewacht Tour, teams and riders have been predicting that the race would really begin this weekend, with the forecast promising wind and rain. And they weren’t disappointed. With the wind already picking up in Stadkanaal, riders took their places on the start line 40 minutes before the 116.9km stage began, knowing that the stage would be all about echelons, attacks and the need for perfect positioning.

They were proved right – within the first five kilometres the wind had ripped the peloton into four groups, and a breakaway of 15 was formed, with only the top teams represented: race leader Barbara Guarischi, World ITT Champion Lisa Brennauer and Trixi Worrack (Velocio-SRAM); Stage 2B winner Lucinda Brand, Roxane Knetemann and Anna Knauer (Rabo-Liv); Lizzie Armitstead, Ellen van Dijk and Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans); Belgian Champion Jolien D’hoore and Chloe Hosking from Wiggle Honda; Julia Soek and Sara Mustonen (Liv-Pluntur) and two solo riders, Melissa Hoskins (ORICA-AIS) and Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products).

The 15 riders started off working well together, getting up to 1:05 minutes on the chasing group, and after Knauer was dropped, 14 riders crossed the line into the second of two 54km laps, with Christine Majerus picking up the bonification seconds.

During the second lap, as the rain poured down, the relentless attacking and echelon action dropped the yellow jersey of Guarischi and Mustonen, then as they turned north into the crosswinds, Boels-Dolmans pushed up the tempo, and Knetemann, Soek and Hoskins fell back, with Hosking puncturing out, leaving eight riders to finish the second lap together.

With just a final local loop of seven kilometres left, the three Boels-Dolmans riders attacked over and over again, Lisa Brennauer working to close them down every time, with the help of Kirsten Wild. Van Dijk went over and over again for her teammates, attacking until she was dropped – and then the seven riders turned the corner into the final three-kilometre run-in to the finish.

Lizzie Armitstead attacked three times, but she couldn’t shake Brennauer from her wheel, and they came to the finish together, until, just like yesterday, Lucinda Brand started her sprint at 200m to go. But this time Kirsten Wild was ready, and powered past to take her first victory of the race.

Brand finished second, and after all her work, Brennauer was third, but her consolation prize was the yellow jersey, making her the third Velocio-SRAM rider to wear it this race. Tomorrow the team will work to defend it as the race heads to Brennauer’s homeland, and the German island of Borkum. But with more winds predicted, the race promises to be a fight to the finish.



Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products2:57:31 
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
3Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM  
4Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
5Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda  
6Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM  
7Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
8Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
9Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:16 
10Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - Ais  
11Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
12Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products  
13Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
14Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
15Carmen Small (USA) United States of America  
16Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM  
18Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
19Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio - SRAM  
20Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
21Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica - Ais  
22Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
23Andrea Dvorak (USA) United States of America  
24Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
25Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
26Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
27Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
28Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM  
29Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
30Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - Ais0:02:25 
31Winanda Spoor (Ned) Jan van Arckel0:07:04 
32Leonie Lubbinge (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
33Desiree Ehrler (Swi) Feminine Cycling Team  
34Iris van der Stelt (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
35Jutta Stienen (Swi) Team Switzerland  
36Annie Last (GBr) Team Great Britain  
37Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
38Emily Kay (GBr) Team Great Britain  
39Geerike Schreurs (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
40Nike Beckeringh (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
41Emily Nelson (GBr) Team Great Britain  
42Judith Bloem (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
43Ivana Tiessens (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
44Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) National Team Lithuania  
45Corine van der Zijden (Ned) Feminine Cycling Team  
46Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
47Corinna Lechner (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team  
48Marjolein van t' Geloof (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
49Kaat Hannes (Bel) Team Belgium  
50Lotte van Hoek (Ned) Feminine Cycling Team  
51Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
52Marijn de Vries (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
53Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Team Belgium  
54Danique Braam (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
55Trieneke Fokkens (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
56Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
57Gudrun Stock (Ger) Team Germany  
58Ema Manikaite (Ltu) National Team Lithuania0:07:24 
59Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
60Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products0:07:32 
61Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:07:53 
62Eileen Roe (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
63Celine Van Severen (Bel) Team Belgium  
64Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) NWVG - Bathoorn Autoschade0:09:28 
65Mirjam Gysling (Swi) Team Switzerland  
66Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica - Ais  
67Annelies Dom (Bel) Team Belgium  
68Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Team Switzerland  
69Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
70Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica - Ais  
71Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
72Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
73Stéphanie Borchers (Ger) Feminine Cycling Team  
74Alice Barnes (GBr) Team Great Britain  
75Lauren Hall (USA) United States of America  
76Heather Fischer (USA) United States of America  
DNFMayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda  
DNFTayler Wiles (USA) Velocio - SRAM  
DNFKatrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica - Ais  
DNFCharlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products  
DNFThea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNFSophie Lacher (Ger) Feminine Cycling Team  
DNFKaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Team Belgium  
DNFBethany Crumpton (GBr) Team Great Britain  
DNFManon Lloyd (GBr) Team Great Britain  
DNFMadeleine Ortmüller (Ger) Team Germany  
DNFLuisa Kattinger (Ger) Team Germany  
DNFLisa Küllmer (Ger) Team Germany  
DNFSofie Mangertseder (Ger) Team Germany  
DNFSilvija Latozaite (Ltu) National Team Lithuania  
DNFRiccarda Mazzotta (Swi) Team Switzerland  
DNFVirginie Pointet (Swi) Team Switzerland  
DNFSandra Weiss (Swi) Team Switzerland  
DNFLauren Komanski (USA) United States of America  
DNFFranziska Banzer (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team  
DNFTherese Klein (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team  
DNFBenita Wesselhoeft (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team  
DNFMarije Hengeveld (Ned) Euregio Lady's Cyclingteam  
DNFIlse Miltenburg (Ned) Euregio Lady's Cyclingteam  
DNFLauren Arnouts (Ned) Euregio Lady's Cyclingteam  
DNFTamara Preuss (Ger) Euregio Lady's Cyclingteam  
DNFAnne Marijn van der Graaf (Ned) NWVG - Bathoorn Autoschade  
DNFFianna Stenveld (Ned) NWVG - Bathoorn Autoschade  
DNFWendy Oosterwoud (Ned) NWVG - Bathoorn Autoschade  
DNFImke Vormeer (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
DNFJanieke Kalsbeek (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
DNFMareille Meijering (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
DNFSimone de Vries (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
DNFKim van Dijk (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
DNFIngrid Tempert (Ned) Swift - Avanti - Bollenstreek  
DNFSofie van Horik (Ned) Swift - Avanti - Bollenstreek  
DNFEsther van Veen (Ned) Swift - Avanti - Bollenstreek  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Cycling Team8:52:33 
2Velocio - SRAM0:02:16 
3Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:04:32 
4Team Liv-Plantur0:06:48 
5Orica - AIS0:06:57 
6Hitec Products0:09:20 
7Wiggle Honda0:10:09 
8Parkhotel Valkenburg CT0:11:36 
9National Team U.S.A.0:14:00 
10Jan van Arckel0:21:12 
11National Team Great Britain  
12Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda  
13Feminine Cycling Team  
14WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald  
15National Team Belgium0:22:01 
16National Team Switzerland0:26:00 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM8:49:45 
2Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM0:00:01 
3Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:10 
4Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:23 
5Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:24 
6Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
7Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:52 
8Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda0:01:38 
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM0:02:17 
10Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio - SRAM0:02:26 
11Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM0:02:30 
12Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:02:41 
13Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:46 
14Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:02:48 
15Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:52 
16Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:02:53 
17Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:02:59 
18Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica - Ais0:03:00 
19Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - Ais0:03:08 
20Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products0:03:36 
21Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur0:03:38 
22Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:03:41 
23Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:03:43 
24Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:03:48 
25Carmen Small (USA) United States of America0:03:54 
26Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
27Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - Ais0:04:03 
28Andrea Dvorak (USA) United States of America0:04:07 
29Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle Honda0:05:53 
30Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:06:08 
31Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:08:23 
32Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products0:08:50 
33Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:08:52 
34Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur0:09:05 
35Corine van der Zijden (Ned) Feminine Cycling Team0:09:23 
36Lotte van Hoek (Ned) Feminine Cycling Team0:09:24 
37Desiree Ehrler (Swi) Feminine Cycling Team0:09:26 
38Leonie Lubbinge (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald0:09:29 
39Winanda Spoor (Ned) Jan van Arckel0:09:33 
40Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) National Team Lithuania  
41Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Team Belgium0:09:34 
42Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
43Marjolein van t' Geloof (Ned) Jan van Arckel0:09:40 
44Kaat Hannes (Bel) Team Belgium0:09:43 
45Iris van der Stelt (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda0:09:45 
46Jutta Stienen (Swi) Team Switzerland0:09:47 
47Nike Beckeringh (Ned) Jan van Arckel  
48Gudrun Stock (Ger) Team Germany0:09:55 
49Ivana Tiessens (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald0:09:56 
50Geerike Schreurs (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda0:09:57 
51Eileen Roe (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:10:00 
52Ema Manikaite (Ltu) National Team Lithuania0:10:04 
53Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica - Ais0:10:14 
54Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
55Annie Last (GBr) Team Great Britain0:10:35 
56Corinna Lechner (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team0:10:39 
57Emily Nelson (GBr) Team Great Britain0:11:10 
58Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:11:13 
59Heather Fischer (USA) United States of America0:11:16 
60Kyara Stijns (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:11:31 
61Lauren Hall (USA) United States of America0:11:42 
62Marijn de Vries (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:12:01 
63Mirjam Gysling (Swi) Team Switzerland0:12:03 
64Annelies Dom (Bel) Team Belgium0:12:04 
65Judith Bloem (Ned) Jan van Arckel0:12:35 
66Danique Braam (Ned) Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda0:12:37 
67Trieneke Fokkens (Ned) WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald0:12:42 
68Celine Van Severen (Bel) Team Belgium0:12:55 
69Alice Barnes (GBr) Team Great Britain0:12:57 
70Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) NWVG - Bathoorn Autoschade0:13:17 
71Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica - Ais0:13:36 
72Emily Kay (GBr) Team Great Britain0:13:55 
73Stéphanie Borchers (Ger) Feminine Cycling Team0:14:48 
74Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Team Switzerland0:15:07 
75Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:15:35 
76Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:18:36 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Cycling Team26:30:23 
2Velocio - SRAM0:01:26 
3Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:05:07 
4Orica - AIS0:08:04 
5Team Liv-Plantur0:09:52 
6Hitec Products0:11:55 
7Wiggle Honda0:14:54 
8Parkhotel Valkenburg CT0:15:22 
9National Team U.S.A.0:17:55 
10Feminine Cycling Team0:27:05 
11Jan van Arckel0:27:41 
12National Team Belgium0:28:38 
13National Team Great Britain0:30:22 
14WV de Kannibaal - Ronald McDonald0:30:59 
15Meteoor Assen-Roden / Breda0:31:33 
16National Team Switzerland0:35:50 
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