Guarnier wins final stage, Johansson overall at Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira

Guarnier moves to second overall, Moolman-Pasio third

Megan Guarnier won the final stage and a 10 second time bonus Sunday at Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira, but it wasn't enough to lift the American past Emma Johansson's overall lead.

Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) won the rain-soaked stage ahead of Anna Solovey (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervélo-Bigla). Johansson (Wiggle High5) crossed the line in fifth place on the wheel of teammate Elisa Longo Borghini to talke her second overall victory in the race.

Guarnier finished the race second overall, followed Moolman-Pasio in third.

“It was a hard stage, but also a really wet one, so it was really difficult to control,” Johansson said. “I just had really good legs, and I’m just so thankful for the work that the girls have put out to keep me in yellow, and it just shows that everyone wanted it today. I’m still going back to yesterday - that was the most impressive teamwork - and then today to pull off the win after yesterday’s work. Today everyone was still a bit smashed from yesterday, but still managed to stay in yellow.”

A group of 17 riders, including multiple GC threats, got away late in the race but Johansson's team was able to keep the group close enough for Johnasson and Longo Borghini to jump across.

"I think we did a really good job,” Johansson said. “It was quite tough and we were both pretty tired, and we didn’t have a lot left for the stage victory. Obviously the GC was most important, and Evelyn Stevens [Boels-Dolmans] had some big attacks, especially one where I was stuck in the group and I couldn’t get out until she had a pretty big gap."

Moolman’s third place and four-second bonus was enough to nudge Longo Borghini out of third place by the smallest of margins.

“It would have been really nice to have Elisa up there on the podium, but it just came down to a second or something with Ashleigh,” Johansson said. “But I’m just so thankful for this week, and for this wing, here where it all started for me more than 10 years ago.

“The fact that it’s my last season, to finish it off in yellow is just amazing.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team2:15:42 
2Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
3Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
4Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5  
6Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini  
7Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
8Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
9Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:05 
10Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - Bianchi0:00:08 
11Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:09 
12Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) AlÈ Cipollini  
13Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
14Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini0:00:15 
15Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:16 
16Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:45 
17Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:52 
18Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:02:26 
19Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
20Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
21Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
22Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
23Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ  
24Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
25Dani King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
26Daniela Reis (Por)  
27Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ  
28Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
29Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:02:31 
30Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
31Jenelle Crooks (Aus) AUS0:02:34 
32Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek0:02:39 
33Amber Neben (USA) Bepink0:03:24 
34Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink0:04:46 
35Marta Lach (Pol)  
36Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela Fanini  
37Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
38Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
39Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:04:51 
40Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
41Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
42Paulina Brzezna (Pol)  
43Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
44Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
45Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
46Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) AUS  
47Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
48Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - Bianchi  
49Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High5  
50Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
51Ellen Skerritt (Aus) AlÈ Cipollini  
52Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
53Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
54Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
55Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:07:37 
56Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
57Lorena Llamas (Spa) ESP0:08:15 
58Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol)  
59Monika Brzezna (Pol)  
60Lucja Pietrzak (Pol)0:08:17 
61Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
62Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
63Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango  
64Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
65Michela Pavin (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:08:19 
66Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
67Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini  
68Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) ESP  
69Ainara El Busto Arteaga (Spa) ESP  
70Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:08:28 
71Dalia Muccioli (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini0:08:19 
72Shannon Malseed (Aus) AUS  
73Louisa Lobigs (Aus) AUS0:08:36 
74Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink0:13:39 
75Jessica Allen (Aus) AUS0:17:34 
76Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ  
77Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
78Astrid Chazal (Fra)  
79Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
80Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
81Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini  
82Federica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini  
DNFJoelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
DNFRocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) Lointek  
DNFEmilia Fahlin (Swe) AlÈ Cipollini  
DNFAmanda Spratt (Aus) AUS  
DNFAnna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Bianchi  
DNFIrene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) ESP  
DNFAudrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
DNFFrancesca Pattaro (Ita) Bepink  
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High59:56:12 
2Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:12 
3Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:27 
4Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
5Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
6Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:41 
7Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:50 
8Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:54 
9Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini0:00:58 
10Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:07 
11Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) AlÈ Cipollini0:01:12 
12Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - Bianchi0:02:03 
13Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:02:05 
14Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini0:02:26 
15Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:19 
16Dani King (GBr) Wiggle High50:03:29 
17Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:04:23 
18Jenelle Crooks (Aus) AUS0:04:36 
19Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:05:01 
20Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek0:05:06 
21Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:05:09 
22Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:05:56 
23Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:06:21 
24Daniela Reis (Por)0:06:28 
25Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:06:31 
26Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:06:33 
27Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:06:41 
28Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:45 
29Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:06:56 
30Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:07:16 
31Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High50:08:46 
32Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - Bianchi  
33Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:08:50 
34Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) AUS  
35Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:08:56 
36Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:09:01 
37Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink0:09:07 
38Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:16 
39Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:09:32 
40Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:09:47 
41Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:10:50 
42Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:10:59 
43Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:11:09 
44Paulina Brzezna (Pol)0:12:50 
45Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
46Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:13:22 
47Marta Lach (Pol)0:13:42 
48Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:14:45 
49Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:15:15 
50Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini0:15:27 
51Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:15:39 
52Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:15:41 
53Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:15:48 
54Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:16:17 
55Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:17:10 
56Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:17:26 
57Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:18:45 
58Amber Neben (USA) Bepink0:19:04 
59Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:19:09 
60Monika Brzezna (Pol)0:21:09 
61Michela Pavin (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:21:44 
62Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini0:24:14 
63Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:24:39 
64Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:24:42 
65Louisa Lobigs (Aus) AUS0:25:02 
66Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango0:25:53 
67Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:25:55 
68Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) ESP0:26:27 
69Shannon Malseed (Aus) AUS0:26:29 
70Dalia Muccioli (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini0:26:35 
71Lorena Llamas (Spa) ESP0:26:41 
72Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol)0:27:28 
73Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink0:27:40 
74Ainara El Busto Arteaga (Spa) ESP0:29:06 
75Lucja Pietrzak (Pol)0:29:15 
76Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:29:54 
77Ellen Skerritt (Aus) AlÈ Cipollini0:31:11 
78Federica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:35:13 
79Claudia Cretti (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:44:22 
80Astrid Chazal (Fra)0:45:13 
81Jessica Allen (Aus) AUS0:52:47 
82Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:53:25 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High567 pts
2Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team61 
3Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team59 
4Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team56 
5Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High541 
6Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High541 
7Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team40 
8Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini33 
9Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies27 
10Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies22 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro Cycling16 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High513 
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team10 
4Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team5 
5Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team4 
6Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High54 
7Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team3 
8Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team3 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies22 pts
2Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team5 
3Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ5 
4Dalia Muccioli (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini5 
5Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
6Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini3 
7Jessica Allen (Aus) AUS3 
8Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team1 

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