Lepisto wins prologue to kick off Euskal Emakumeen Bira

Cervelo Bigla rider takes the early lead

Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo Bigla) won the opening prologue at Euskal Emakumeen Bira in Lurreta on Wednesday to open her account in 2016.

The Finish rider travelled the 3.3km course in 4:12 beating Claire Rose (Podium Ambition) and her Cervelo teammate Carmen Small.

"I was hoping for a top ten result today," said Lepisto, who was one of the earlier starters. "When I crossed the line I knew I did a good time so the last two hours of waiting was just torture. The last few weeks I was focused on this prologue. My coach and I went through how I should ride it. We prepared really well for it. I've been overthinking the prologues and been nervous so today I worked on really being relaxed but focused."

Lepisto now leads the overall classification by four seconds over Rosa and eight seconds over Small heading into the second stage on Thursday.The women will race 76.6km from Eskoriatza to Eskoriatza.

 

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:04:12 
2Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:00:04 
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:08 
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:09 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:10 
6Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:11 
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini  
8Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:12 
10Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
11Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:13 
12Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
13Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
14Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
15Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
16Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:16 
17Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
18Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia0:00:17 
19Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
20Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:18 
21Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini  
22Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
23Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
24Irene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) Spain  
25Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:20 
26Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
27Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:00:21 
28Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela Fanini  
29Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
30Marjolaine Bazin (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes  
31Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:22 
32Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
33Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Ale' Cipollini  
34Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:23 
35Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
36Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High50:00:24 
37Amber Neben (USA) Bepink  
38Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
39Ana Usaiaga Balerdi (Spa) Spain  
40Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:00:25 
41Sara Headley-Clafferty (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
42Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
43Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini  
44Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
45Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High50:00:26 
46Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Ale' Cipollini  
47Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling  
48Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
49Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
50Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - Bianchi  
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:27 
52Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:28 
53REIS Daniela Reis (Por) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:29 
54Eider Merino Cortazar (Spa) Lointek team  
55Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
56Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:00:30 
57Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
58Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
59Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
60Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:31 
61Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
62Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini  
63Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (Spa) Spain  
64Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
65Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:32 
66Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek  
67Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
68Louisa Lobigs (Aus) Australia  
69Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
70Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:33 
71Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
72An-Li Kachelhoffer (RSA) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
73Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:34 
74Ziortza Isasi Cristobal (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
75Paulina Brezezna (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:35 
76Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) Lointek  
77Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:36 
78Marta Lach (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka  
79Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
80Lucja Pietrzak (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka  
81Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink  
82Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
83Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:37 
84Iurani Blanco Calbet (Spa) Spain  
85Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink  
86Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - Bianchi  
87Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
88Lucia Valachova (Svk) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
89Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
90Frederica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:38 
91Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
92Monika Brezezna (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:39 
93Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:00:40 
94Sophie Almeida (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes  
95Kimberley Le Court De Billot (Mri) Bizkaia - Durango  
96Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:00:41 
97Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
98Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:42 
99Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
100Jessica Allen (Aus) Australia0:00:46 
101Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
102Michela Balducci (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
103Mireia Orengo Llacer (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:00:47 
104Cristina Martinez Bonafe (Spa) Lointek team  
105Nathalie Birli (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö0:00:48 
106Paula Sanmartin (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:00:49 
107Steffi Jamoneau (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:50 
108Olatz Agorria Etxebarria (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
109Lorena Llamas Garcia (Spa) Spain  
110Laura Mendez Garcia (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa  
111Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Spain0:00:51 
112Rose Osborne (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:52 
113Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink  
114Anna Badegruber (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö0:00:53 
115Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:54 
116Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink0:00:57 
117Lorena Ordinana Perez (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:00:58 
118Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) Bepink  
119Desiree Duarte Castro (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
120Ilda Carina Pinheiro Dal Silvia (Por) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa  
121Astrid Chazal (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:59 
122Esther Munzo (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:01:00 
123Ainhoa Candil Pascual (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:01:02 
124Julia Rodruguez Martin (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:01:05 
125Andrea Fraile (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:01:06 
126Catiuscia Grillo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:01:07 
127Roos Hoogeboom (Ned) Bizkaia - Durango0:01:41 
128Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:52 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team10 pts
2Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa9 
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team8 
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam7 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
6Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini4 
8Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High53 
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
10Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team1 
Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling0:12:54 
2Boels Dolmans Cycling Tea0:00:14 
3Wiggle High50:00:27 
4Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:34 
5Cylance - Cannondale Pro  
6Seleccion Australia0:00:36 
7Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:39 
8Ale' Cipollini0:00:40 
9Podium Ambition P.C.0:00:41 
10S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:43 
11Seleccion Española0:00:55 
12Lointek0:01:02 
13Inpa - Bianchi0:01:03 
14Bizkaia - Durango0:01:08 
15Dn17 Poitou-Charentes0:01:12 
16Vitalogic Astrokalb Radun0:01:18 
17Bepink0:01:19 
18Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:01:21 
19Drops Cycling Team0:01:22 
20Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:01:26 
21Bioracer-Ek0:01:55 
22Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:02:17 
General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:04:12 
2Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:00:04 
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:08 
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:09 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:10 
6Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:11 
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini  
8Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:12 
10Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
11Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:13 
12Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
13Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
14Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
15Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
16Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:16 
17Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
18Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia0:00:17 
19Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
20Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:18 
21Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini  
22Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
23Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
24Irene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) Spain  
25Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:20 
26Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
27Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:00:21 
28Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela Fanini  
29Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
30Marjolaine Bazin (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes  
31Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:22 
32Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
33Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Ale' Cipollini  
34Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:23 
35Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
36Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High50:00:24 
37Amber Neben (USA) Bepink  
38Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
39Ana Usaiaga Balerdi (Spa) Spain  
40Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:00:25 
41Sara Headley-Clafferty (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
42Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
43Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' Cipollini  
44Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
45Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High50:00:26 
46Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Ale' Cipollini  
47Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling  
48Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
49Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
50Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - Bianchi  
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:27 
52Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:28 
53REIS Daniela Reis (Por) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:29 
54Eider Merino Cortazar (Spa) Lointek team  
55Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
56Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:00:30 
57Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
58Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
59Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
60Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:31 
61Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
62Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini  
63Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (Spa) Spain  
64Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
65Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:32 
66Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek  
67Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
68Louisa Lobigs (Aus) Australia  
69Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
70Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:33 
71Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
72An-Li Kachelhoffer (RSA) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
73Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:34 
74Ziortza Isasi Cristobal (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
75Paulina Brezezna (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:35 
76Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) Lointek  
77Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:36 
78Marta Lach (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka  
79Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
80Lucja Pietrzak (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka  
81Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink  
82Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
83Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:37 
84Iurani Blanco Calbet (Spa) Spain  
85Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink  
86Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - Bianchi  
87Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
88Lucia Valachova (Svk) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
89Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
90Frederica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:38 
91Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
92Monika Brezezna (Pol) Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:00:39 
93Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:00:40 
94Sophie Almeida (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes  
95Kimberley Le Court De Billot (Mri) Bizkaia - Durango  
96Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:00:41 
97Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
98Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:42 
99Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
100Jessica Allen (Aus) Australia0:00:46 
101Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
102Michela Balducci (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
103Mireia Orengo Llacer (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:00:47 
104Cristina Martinez Bonafe (Spa) Lointek team  
105Nathalie Birli (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö0:00:48 
106Paula Sanmartin (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:00:49 
107Steffi Jamoneau (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:50 
108Olatz Agorria Etxebarria (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
109Lorena Llamas Garcia (Spa) Spain  
110Laura Mendez Garcia (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa  
111Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Spain0:00:51 
112Rose Osborne (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:52 
113Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink  
114Anna Badegruber (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö0:00:53 
115Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:54 
116Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink0:00:57 
117Lorena Ordinana Perez (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:00:58 
118Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) Bepink  
119Desiree Duarte Castro (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak  
120Ilda Carina Pinheiro Dal Silvia (Por) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa  
121Astrid Chazal (Fra) DN-17 Poitou Charentes0:00:59 
122Esther Munzo (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:01:00 
123Ainhoa Candil Pascual (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:01:02 
124Julia Rodruguez Martin (Spa) Bio Racer Elkar-Kirolak0:01:05 
125Andrea Fraile (Spa) BZK Emakumeen Bira - Smurfit Kappa0:01:06 
126Catiuscia Grillo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:01:07 
127Roos Hoogeboom (Ned) Bizkaia - Durango0:01:41 
128Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:52 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team10 pts
2Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa9 
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team8 
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam7 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
6Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' Cipollini4 
8Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High53 
9Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
10Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team1 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling0:12:54 
2Boels Dolmans Cycling Tea0:00:14 
3Wiggle High50:00:27 
4Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:34 
5Cylance - Cannondale Pro  
6Seleccion Australia0:00:36 
7Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:39 
8Ale' Cipollini0:00:40 
9Podium Ambition P.C.0:00:41 
10S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:43 
11Seleccion Española0:00:55 
12Lointek0:01:02 
13Inpa - Bianchi0:01:03 
14Bizkaia - Durango0:01:08 
15Dn17 Poitou-Charentes0:01:12 
16Vitalogic Astrokalb Radun0:01:18 
17Bepink0:01:19 
18Mat-Atom Team Sobotka0:01:21 
19Drops Cycling Team0:01:22 
20Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:01:26 
21Bioracer-Ek0:01:55 
22Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:02:17 

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