Vos solos to victory at GP de Plouay

Dutchwoman's fifth World Cup win this season wraps up overall title

Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) wrapped up a dominating 2013 World Cup campaign with a solo victory in the eighth and final event of the series - France's GP de Plouay-Bretagne. The win would be Vos's fifth World Cup victory this season from seven starts and the 26-year-old Dutchwoman held enough of a lead heading into the final round that she didn't even have to start to earn the overall title.

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) finished second in Plouay, 12 seconds down on Vos, while Anna van der Breggen (Sengers Ladies Cycling Team) rounded out the day's podium at 17 seconds. Alena Amialiusik (BePink) placed fourth at 1:27 followed by Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne Futuroscope) in fifth at 1:35. The top five finishers on the day were all part of the race's decisive break which ultimately fractured on the final circuit.

Johansson's result secured second overall in the World Cup series while third place was earned by Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon), who did not compete in Plouay.

Vos's Rabobank Liv/Giant squad also earned the overall World Cup team title ahead of Orica-AIS and Specialized-lululemon.

The final World Cup round took place, as in previous years, in Plouay, with the competitors racing five laps of a 27km circuit which was a similar, but not identical, course compared to the one used in 2012. Despite several breakaway attempts in the first four laps nothing was able to stay away. Jasmin Glaesser (TIBCO) did manage to get an advantage on the peloton after three and a half laps and she led for the penultimate time up the climb at Minojenn du Calvaire but she served merely as a springboard for the group which caught her and counterattacked on Cote de Ty-Marrec with just over a lap, 32km, remaining.

The five who got away proved to be the day's final selection – Vos, Johansson, van der Breggen (Sengers Ladies), Amialiusik and Canuel. All eyes were on Vos and it was a matter of when, not if, she would make her move.

Her breakaway companions, however, attacked and tried to get the best of the World and Olympic champion. Indeed, Amialiusik tried to go solo, but the Dutchwoman was on superb form and all attempts were swept up by Vos and the group.

Approaching the finale Vos rode away from the others and raced up the finishing straight alone. Vos didn't let up her effort until she was almost at the line, then she took a long victory salute to complete her 2013 World Cup campaign.

Marianne Vos was generous in her analysis of the race, particularly of Johansson and van der Breggen.

"It always had to happen in the last lap," Vos said. "You can never be too confident with strong riders, you don't beat Emma Johansson that easily and you don't drop Anna van der Breggen on the climb, so it was quite tough, but I knew I had good legs."

Of her World Cup victories during the season, Vos was able to identify one as her favourite.

"The best victory was Flanders, because I've never won it before and I wanted that badly, but five times at Fleche Wallonne was also incredible. But to win Flanders for the first time, that was my big aim for the season."

Full Results
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant3:26:18 
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:12 
3Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team0:00:17 
4Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink0:01:27 
5Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:35 
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant0:03:56 
7Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink  
8Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana  
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
10Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK  
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
12Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
13Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
14Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
15Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS  
16Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant  
17Alexia Muffat (Fra) Lointek  
18Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
19Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
20Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon  
21Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
22Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO  
23Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
24Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
25Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
26Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
27Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
28Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana0:04:28 
29Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana0:04:34 
30Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO  
31Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
32Dalia Muccioli (Ita) BePink  
33Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek  
34Elise Delzenne (Fra) France  
35Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO  
36Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon  
37Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
38Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana  
39Mélanie Bravard (Fra) France  
40Aude Biannic (Fra) France  
41Edwige Pitel (Fra) France  
42Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:08:58 
43Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Russia0:09:25 
44Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia0:10:21 
45Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK0:10:29 
46Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo  
47Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO  
48Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink  
49Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
50Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo  
51Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
52Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products UCK  
53Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS  
54Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
HDGu Sung Eun (Kor) Orica-AIS0:18:08 
HDMiriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
HDAnna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) MCipollini Giordana  
HDKaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
HDSharon Laws (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
HDAdrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
HDEmma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
HDMarieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
HDGiuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
HDAlexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo  
HDVera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
HDJulia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
HDMarina Lari (Ita) Servetto Footon  
HDVeronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon  
HDEmma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon  
HDAnnelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
HDAnna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
HDDorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
HDLeire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
HDRoxane Fournier (Fra) France  
HDJulia Martisova (Rus) Russia  
HDAnna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Russia  
HDEmma Crum (NZl) Lointek  
HDSheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Lointek  
HDLucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
HDFanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek  
DNFAmanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFMelissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFElisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK  
DNFChloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK  
DNFMarion Rousse (Fra) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
DNFAmanda Miller (USA) Team TIBCO  
DNFTayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon  
DNFCarmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon  
DNFMaria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team  
DNFSandrine Bideau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFAmélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFJenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFAizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFMaaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team  
DNFAlice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) BePink  
DNFDoris Schweizer (Swi) BePink  
DNFIsabella Ferrari (Ita) Servetto Footon  
DNFLieselot Decroix (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
DNFMonique Van De Ree (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata  
DNFLourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
DNFAurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
DNFSvetlana Stolbova (Rus) Russia  
Final World Cup Standings - Individuals
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant429pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS302 
3Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon224 
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team158 
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK156 
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant101 
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano80 
8Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Chirio Forno D'Asolo75 
9Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda69 
10Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon60 
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant60 
12Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK59 
13Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano58 
14Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team58 
15Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS55 
16Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink55 
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS50 
18Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon44 
19Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon44 
20Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS43 
21Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team40 
22Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies38 
23Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO38 
24Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team37 
25Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK36 
26Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo35 
27Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO35 
28Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda33 
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant32 
30Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant30 
31Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope27 
32Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team27 
33Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team27 
34Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies27 
35Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS25 
35Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS25 
37Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team24 
38Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda24 
39Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana24 
40Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda23 
41Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink22 
42Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon22 
43Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team21 
44Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team20 
45Janneke Kanis (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano20 
46Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana18 
47Kim De Baat (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team18 
48Amber Neben (USA) Pasta Zara-Cogeas18 
49Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda16 
50Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK16 
51Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope16 
52Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant16 
53Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo15 
53Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo15 
53Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo15 
56Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team15 
57Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team15 
58Taryn Heather (Aus)14 
58Emily Roper (Aus)14 
58Grace Sulzberger (Aus)14 
58Amy Cure (Aus)14 
62Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team14 
63Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team13 
64Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK12 
64Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK12 
66Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant12 
67Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO11 
67Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO11 
69Julia Martisova (Rus) Chirio Forno D'Asolo11 
70Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano10 
70Esra Tromp (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano10 
72Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto10 
73Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team9 
73Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team9 
73Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team9 
76Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda9 
77Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant8 
78Hanna Helamb (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
78Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
78Sjöblom Linnea (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
78Mirella Ehrin (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
78Madelene Olsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
78Martina Thomasson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green8 
84Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Futurumshop8 
85Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo8 
86Thrude Karlsen (Nor)7 
86Tina Andreassen (Nor)7 
86Hildegunn Hovdenak (Nor)7 
86Ingrid Lorvik (Nor)7 
86Camilla Sørgjerd (Nor)7 
91Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies7 
92Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink7 
93Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant7 
94Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon6 
94Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon6 
94Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon6 
94Emma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon6 
98Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox6 
99Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas6 
100Alexia Muffat (Fra) Lointek4 
101Roxane Fournier (Fra)4 
102Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata4 
103Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team3 
104Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope3 
105Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata2 
106Ashlynn Van Baarle (Ned) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team2 
107Lucie Pader (Fra) Bourgogne-Pro Dialog2 
108Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies1 
109Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Futurumshop1 
Final World Cup Standings - Teams
1Rabobank Liv/Giant695pts
2Orica - AIS500 
3Specialized - lululemon394 
4Hitec Products UCK291 
5Sengers Ladies Cycling Team239 
6Team Argos - Shimano176 
7Wiggle Honda166 
8Boels Dolmans Cycling Team159 
9Faren Kuota112 
10Team TIBCO95 
12Chirio Forno D'asolo86 
14Lotto Belisol Ladies73 
16MCipollini Giordana42 
18Cramo Go:Green32 
19Vienne Futuroscope30 
21Servetto Footon24 
21Pasta Zara - Cogeas24 
23Gsd Gestion - Kallisto10 
24Cyclelive Plus - Zannata6 
26Team Futurumshop.nl1 

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