Festival Elsy Jacobs: Majerus wins stage 1

Boels Dolmans rider seizes overall lead

Overall winner of the 2017 Festival Elsy Jacobs, Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans), will start this year’s final stage on Sunday wearing the yellow jersey, after winning stage two in Steinfort today. In a repeat performance from last season, 31-year-old Majerus timed her sprint to perfection, just edging out Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) and Eugenia Bujak (BTC-City Ljubljana), who herself was second on this stage 12 months ago.

The 97.7km stage, starting and finishing in Steinfort, began at high pace, with no early breaks able to get away, but as the race progressed the action began.

Sofia Bertizzolo (Astana Women’s team) worked and was rewarded with the took the WNT Ceratizit Group Mountains jersey after winning the first two classified climbs at Kopstal and Koerich. Then, on the second of five closing laps around Steinfort, Monamine Eri (Maaslandster International) attacked to ride the rest of the lap alone.

With the Japanese champion’s advantage shrinking the next time the peloton crossed the line she was joined by Marta Cavalli (Valcar-PBM) and former Dutch champion Anouska Koster (Waowdeals), the trio working well together.

However, as they reached the final ascent at Koerich they were caught and the stage was set for a sprint finish.

Canyon//SRAM, whose Lisa Klein started the day wearing the leader’s Skoda yellow jersey took charge at the front of the bunch, but with Majerus’s Boels-Dolmans protecting her in the final, she was able to take the win.

“It’s obviously a finish that is good for me because is it is slightly uphill, so it is not too fast a sprint.” said Majerus. “If you have the right position it’s s nice sprint, and I timed it well two years in a row!

“I was not thinking about the yellow jersey, the first goal today was to try and go for the victory in the stage, obviously we figured with the victory we could come close on the GC, and I am proud to wear it again tomorrow.”

Tomorrow will see Majerus defend her lead on the final 111km stage in Garnich, the town is the birthplace of Elsy Jacobs, where she will need another high finish to repeat her overall victory.”

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2:30:10 
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
3Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
4Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
5Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
6Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-Footlogix  
7Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
8Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
9Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
10Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
11Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
12Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
13Letizia Borghesi (Ita) BePink  
14Alicia Gonzalez (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
15Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
16Susanne Andersen (Nor) Norway  
17Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM  
18Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
19Lara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
20Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
21Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
22Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
23Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
24Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
25Elise Maes (Lux) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
26Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
27Nancy Van Der Burg (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
28Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
29Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops  
30Kirsten Peetoom (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force  
31Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
32Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
33Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
34Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
35Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana  
36Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
37Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
38Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
39Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
40Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
41Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Experza-Footlogix  
42Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway  
43Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
44Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
45Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
46Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
47Janine van der Meer (Ned) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team  
48Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink  
49Jessy Druyts (Bel) Experza-Footlogix  
50Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
51Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
52Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
53Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
54Abigail Dentus (GBr) Great Britain  
55Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
56Louis Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark  
57Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
58Annabel Simpson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
59Rachel Neylan (Aus) Movistar Team Women  
60Melissa Lowther (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
61Alba Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
62Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's  
63Tsubasa Makise (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's0:00:49 
64Carol Thorvik-Olson (Nor) Jos Feron Lady Force0:00:50 
65Sara Mustonen Lichan (Swe) Experza-Footlogix0:00:52 
66Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops  
67Marit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
68Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International Women's  
69Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
70Esther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
71Urska Bravec (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:01:07 
72Armamda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International Women's  
73Lauren Murphy (GBr) Maaslandster International Women's  
74Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
75Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
76Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar PBM  
77Ingvlid Gaskjenn (Nor) Norway  
78Emily Wadsworth (GBr) Great Britain  
79Lucy Shaw (GBr) Trek-Drops0:01:13 
80Anabelle Dreville (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
81Megan Barker (GBr) Great Britain0:01:17 
82Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:18 
83Valerie Demey (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
84Celine van Houtem (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:01:41 
85Line Gulliksen (Nor) Norway0:02:02 
86Jessica Roberts (GBr) Great Britain0:02:10 
87Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
88Severine Eraud (Fra) Experza-Footlogix0:02:12 
89Marieke van Witzenburg (Ned) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:02:30 
90Stine Borgli (Nor) Norway  
91Ingrid Moe (Nor) Norway0:02:39 
92Christina Siggaard (Den) Denmark  
93Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:02:57 
94Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
95Rebecca Raybould (GBr) Great Britain0:04:57 
96Nathali Verschelden (Bel) Jos Feron Lady Force0:05:29 
97Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink0:08:20 
98Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Experza-Footlogix  
99Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink  
100Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:43 
101Laura Vainionpää (Fin) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:12:41 
102Johanne Macher (Den) Denmark  
103Rhona Callander (GBr) Great Britain  
104Chloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team  
105Arianna Pruisscher (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:13:11 
106Caren Commissaris (Bel) Jos Feron Lady Force0:13:14 
DNFPuck Moonen (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
DNFHayley Simmonds (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFTara Gins (Bel) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team  
DNFMegan Chard (GBr) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team  
DNFFemke Geeris (Ned) Maaslandster International Women's  
DNFMichel Lauge Quaade (Den) Denmark  
QOM 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team5 pts
2Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway3 
3Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies1 
QOM 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team5 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team3 
3Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops1 
QOM 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's5 pts
2Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team3 
3Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM1 
Finish Line Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15 pts
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing12 
3Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana10 
4Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Astana Women's Team8 
5Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing7 
6Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-Footlogix6 
7Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg5 
8Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
9Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies3 
10Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team2 
General Classifiction after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2:34:03 
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:05 
3Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:07 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
5Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:08 
6Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:09 
7Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
8Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:11 
9Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM  
10Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:12 
11Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
12Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
13Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
14Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
15Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:13 
16Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
17Nancy Van Der Burg (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:14 
18Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
19Stine Borgli (Nor) Norway0:00:15 
20Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
21Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
22Riejanne Markus (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
23Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:16 
24Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
25Alicia Gonzalez (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
26Louis Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark  
27Alba Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
28Christina Siggaard (Den) Denmark0:00:18 
29Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
30Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:20 
31Rachel Neylan (Aus) Movistar Team Women  
32Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:21 
33Melissa Lowther (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
34Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-Footlogix  
35Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
36Susanne Andersen (Nor) Norway  
37Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
38Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops0:00:22 
39Letizia Borghesi (Ita) BePink  
40Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
41Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:23 
42Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:24 
43Annabel Simpson (GBr) Trek-Drops0:00:25 
44Janine van der Meer (Ned) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team  
45Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:00:26 
46Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:00:27 
47Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
48Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:28 
49Lara Vieceli (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
50Jessy Druyts (Bel) Experza-Footlogix  
51Elise Maes (Lux) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
52Abigail Dentus (GBr) Great Britain  
53Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway0:00:30 
54Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's0:00:31 
55Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
56Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:00:33 
57Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana Women's Team  
58Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops0:00:35 
59Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:00:38 
60Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
61Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Experza-Footlogix  
62Kirsten Peetoom (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:00:39 
63Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:41 
64Valerie Demey (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:47 
65Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:49 
66Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:01:05 
67Tsubasa Makise (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:17 
68Carol Thorvik-Olson (Nor) Jos Feron Lady Force0:01:19 
69Esther Van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:01:20 
70Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops0:01:22 
71Marit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:01:24 
72Ingvlid Gaskjenn (Nor) Norway0:01:29 
73Armamda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:30 
74Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
75Sara Mustonen Lichan (Swe) Experza-Footlogix0:01:31 
76Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:33 
77Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:35 
78Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:36 
79Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:39 
80Urska Bravec (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
81Megan Barker (GBr) Great Britain0:01:42 
82Lucy Shaw (GBr) Trek-Drops  
83Emily Wadsworth (GBr) Great Britain0:01:44 
84Anabelle Dreville (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:50 
85Lauren Murphy (GBr) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:52 
86Celine van Houtem (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:02:23 
87Line Gulliksen (Nor) Norway0:02:28 
88Severine Eraud (Fra) Experza-Footlogix0:02:33 
89Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:45 
90Jessica Roberts (GBr) Great Britain0:02:46 
91Ingrid Moe (Nor) Norway0:03:04 
92Marieke van Witzenburg (Ned) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:03:06 
93Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:03:10 
94Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:03:25 
95Rebecca Raybould (GBr) Great Britain0:05:36 
96Nathali Verschelden (Bel) Jos Feron Lady Force0:06:01 
97Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:08:50 
98Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Experza-Footlogix0:08:52 
99Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink0:08:57 
100Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:10:31 
101Rhona Callander (GBr) Great Britain0:13:17 
102Johanne Macher (Den) Denmark0:13:18 
103Chloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:13:22 
104Laura Vainionpää (Fin) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:13:28 
105Arianna Pruisscher (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:13:40 
106Caren Commissaris (Bel) Jos Feron Lady Force0:14:01 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team13 pts
2Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Maaslandster International Women's5 
3Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team3 
4Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway3 
5Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies1 
6Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops1 
7Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar PBM1 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam16 pts
2Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing15 
3Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing12 
4Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Astana Women's Team11 
5Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana10 
6Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-Footlogix6 
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
8Belle De Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg5 
9Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
10Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
11Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies3 
12Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team2 
13Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team2 
Best Young Rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing2:34:10 
2Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Letizia Paternoster (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:02 
4Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:04 
5Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:05 
6Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
7Elena Pirrone (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:08 
8Alicia Gonzalez (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:00:09 
9Louis Norman Hansen (Den) Denmark  
10Alba Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
11Demi de Jong (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:13 
12Melissa Lowther (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
13Agnieszka Skalniak (Pol) Experza-Footlogix  
14Susanne Andersen (Nor) Norway  
15Letizia Borghesi (Ita) BePink0:00:15 
16Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
17Yara Kastelijn (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:16 
18Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:17 
19Katia Ragusa (Ita) BePink0:00:20 
20Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:21 
21Abigail Dentus (GBr) Great Britain0:00:22 
22Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:24 
23Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:00:31 
24Sofia Beggin (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:00:42 
25Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:58 
26Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops0:01:15 
27Marit Raaijmakers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:01:17 
28Ingvlid Gaskjenn (Nor) Norway0:01:22 
29Armamda Jamieson (NZl) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:23 
30Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
31Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:28 
32Skylar Schneider (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:32 
33Urska Bravec (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
34Megan Barker (GBr) Great Britain0:01:35 
35Lucy Shaw (GBr) Trek-Drops  
36Emily Wadsworth (GBr) Great Britain0:01:37 
37Anabelle Dreville (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:43 
38Lauren Murphy (GBr) Maaslandster International Women's0:01:45 
39Celine van Houtem (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:02:16 
40Severine Eraud (Fra) Experza-Footlogix0:02:26 
41Jessica Roberts (GBr) Great Britain0:02:39 
42Rebecca Raybould (GBr) Great Britain0:05:29 
43Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink0:08:50 
44Rhona Callander (GBr) Great Britain0:13:10 
45Johanne Macher (Den) Denmark0:13:11 
46Chloë Turblin (Fra) Health Mate-Cyclelive Team0:13:15 
47Arianna Pruisscher (Ned) Jos Feron Lady Force0:13:33 
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