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GP de Plouay-Bretagne:

Vos seals overall World Cup with Plouay victory

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Cycling News
Published:
August 25, 2012, 15:10,
Updated:
August 25, 2012, 20:55

Cromwell, Borghini on the podium in France

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) celebrates victory in Plouay and the 2012 World Cup

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) celebrates victory in Plouay and the 2012 World Cup

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Olympic champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank) showed her form has not waned since London by putting in an impressive solo effort to win the final World Cup round, the GP Plouay, and seal her overall victory in the series.

Behind Vos, Tiffany Cromwell (Orica-AIS) took second over Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products).

Vos won the overall World Cup by a huge margin over Judith Arndt (Orica-AIS), with American Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) in third. Her win in France also served to push Rabobank into the top spot of the teams classification over Orica-AIS. 

"With a strong Marianne Vos and Annemiek van Vleuten, who won the World Cup last year, I knew that we had to be able to compete for the final win in the team classification," said Rabo director Jeroen Blijlevens. "We won last year as well with Nederland Bloeit, but this is nearly an entirely new team. We had to wait and see how things would turn out. Therefore I'm really proud that we managed this year as well to write the team classification to our name."

Vos had already secure the individual classification after last week's World Cup in Sweden, but still went for the victory for the team.

"The team classification was most important today," Vos said. "I wasn't feeling really super and Pauline Ferrand-Prevot was having difficulties as well, so it was a bit exciting to see if we could manage. In the beginning of the season we had not anticipated that we would easily win it in our first year. But the team has been really doing well since the start of the season. Not only during World Cup races, but actually we are a team to be reckoned with for all races."

Vos had to come back from a flat tire earlier in the race, but she returned to the peloton in time for aggression from multiple teams to whittle down the lead peloton to 34 riders.

On the second to last lap, a brisk pace on the climb further reduced the leading group to 10, from which Orica-Ais rider Tiffany Cromwell attacked.

She was joined by Longo Borghini before Vos herself decided to make the bridge alone.

"Vos attacked us on the last climb, and I had nothing left," said Cromwell. "She rode away from us but never got too much of a gap. I attacked Elisa on a small rise at 1.5 kilometers and got a gap on her. I held it to the finish to comfortably finish second."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 3:39:45  
2 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica - Ais 0:00:35  
3 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 0:00:39  
4 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:02:40  
5 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
6 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:02:43  
7 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 0:04:09  
8 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
9 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
10 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - Ais    
11 Sandrine Bideau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
12 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
13 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink    
14 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
15 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
16 Christine Majerus (Lux) Team GSD Gestion    
17 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
18 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
19 Aude Biannic (Fra) France    
20 Sharon Laws (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
21 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
22 Megan Guarnier (USA) Tibco - To The Top    
23 Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
24 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giambenini    
25 Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango    
26 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango    
27 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
28 Lise Olivier (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
29 Edwige Pitel (Fra) France    
30 Amber Neben (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
31 Lauren Hall (USA) Tibco - To The Top 0:04:26  
32 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) France 0:04:39  
33 Shara Gillow (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
34 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Vienne Futuroscope    
35 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:11:34  
36 Sophie Creux (Fra) France 0:11:42  
37 Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil 1t4i 0:13:26  
38 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bizkaia - Durango    
39 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
40 Siobhan Horgan (Irl) Team GSD Gestion    
41 Marion Rousse (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
42 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
43 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
44 Marie-Laure Cloarec (Fra) France    
45 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Team GSD Gestion    
46 Emma Crum (NZl) ASPTT Dijon - Bourgogne    
47 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
48 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
49 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Faren Honda Team    
50 Andrea Graus (Aut) Vienne Futuroscope    
51 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
52 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
53 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
54 Loren Rowney (Aus) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
55 Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
56 Jessie Daams (Bel) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team    
57 Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
58 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team    
59 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
60 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Faren Honda Team    
61 Robyn De Groot (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
62 Amanda Miller (USA) Tibco - To The Top    
63 Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
64 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope    
65 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini    
66 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
World Cup rankings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 335  pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica - Ais 187  
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 152  
4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 142  
5 Shelley Olds (USA) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 125  
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 110  
7 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 109  
8 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 108  
9 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - Ais 89  
10 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Greenedge - Ais 76  
11 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo 75  
12 Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil 1t4i 56  
13 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 56  
14 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 54  
15 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 53  
16 Lucinda Brand (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 52  
17 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Greenedge - Ais 50  
18 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Exergy Twenty12 50  
19 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 50  
20 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 44  
21 Amber Neben (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 42  
22 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - Ais 40  
23 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 39  
24 Emma Pooley (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 38  
25 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 36  
26 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 35  
27 Joelle Numainville (Can) 35  
28 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team 33  
29 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Greenedge - Ais 30  
29 Shara Gillow (Aus) Greenedge - Ais 30  
31 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - Lululemon 30  
32 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo 29  
33 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 28  
34 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 27  
35 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 27  
36 Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 27  
37 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 26  
38 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Be Pink 26  
39 Nina Kessler (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 24  
40 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 24  
41 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - Lululemon 24  
42 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Be Pink 24  
43 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil 1t4i 24  
44 Christine Majerus (Lux) Team GSD Gestion 24  
45 Sharon Laws (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 22  
46 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren Honda Team 21  
47 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 21  
48 Megan Guarnier (USA) Tibco - To The Top 21  
49 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 18  
50 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 18  
51 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - Lululemon 18  
52 Irina Molicheva (Rus) RusVelo 16  
52 Alina Bondarenko (Rus) RusVelo 16  
54 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 16  
55 Emma Trott (GBr) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 15  
55 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 15  
55 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 15  
55 Anouska Koster (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 15  
59 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 15  
60 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 15  
61 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Skil 1t4i 14  
61 Esra Tromp (Ned) Skil 1t4i 14  
61 Kelly Markus (Ned) Skil 1t4i 14  
64 Esther Olthuis (Ned) DPD - Pakketservice 13  
64 Julie Leth (Den) DPD - Pakketservice 13  
64 Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) DPD - Pakketservice 13  
64 Eileen Roe (GBr) DPD - Pakketservice 13  
68 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 13  
69 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 12  
69 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 12  
69 Marie Voreland (Nor) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 12  
72 Fie Degn Larsen (Den) 11  
72 Nina Nielsen (Den) 11  
72 Mette Rasmussen (Den) 11  
72 Cathrine Grage (Den) 11  
76 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion 11  
77 Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green 11  
78 Sandrine Bideau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 10  
79 Beata Sandström (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green 10  
79 Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green 10  
79 Malin Rydlund (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green 10  
82 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 10  
83 Tina Andreassen (Nor) 9  
83 Thrude Karlsen (Nor) 9  
83 Camilla Sørgjerd (Nor) 9  
83 Cecilie Johnsen (Nor) 9  
83 Anne-Katrine Meland (Nor) 9  
88 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) 9  
89 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink 8  
90 Jutta Nieminen (Fin) 8  
90 Anna Lindström (Fin) 8  
90 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno d'Asolo Colavita 8  
90 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) 8  
94 Xin Liu China China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 8  
95 Carmen Mcnellis Small (USA) 8  
96 Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) Axman Team Taiwan 7  
97 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 7  
98 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Faren Honda Team 7  
99 Dong Yan Huang China China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 6  
100 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani 6  
101 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Skil 1t4i 6  
102 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusVelo 5  
103 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 5  
104 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 4  
105 Ah Reum Na (Kor) 4  
106 Rasa Leleivyte* (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso 4  
107 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 4  
108 Elena Cecchini (Ita) MCipollini Giambenini 3  
109 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
110 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team 3  
111 Aude Biannic (Fra) (France) 2  
112 Chaek-Yung Lee (Kor) 2  
113 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 2  
114 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) 1  
115 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 1  

 

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