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Vos solos to victory at GP de Plouay

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

Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) soloed to victory in the GP de Plouay, the final World Cup round of the season

Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) soloed to victory in the GP de Plouay, the final World Cup round of the season

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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
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 3:26:18  
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 0:00:12  
3 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:00:17  
4 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 0:01:27  
5 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:01:35  
6 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:03:56  
7 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink    
8 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana    
9 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
10 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK    
11 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
12 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
13 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
14 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
15 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS    
16 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
17 Alexia Muffat (Fra) Lointek    
18 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
19 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
20 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
21 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
22 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO    
23 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
24 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
25 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
26 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
27 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
28 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:04:28  
29 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:04:34  
30 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO    
31 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
32 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) BePink    
33 Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek    
34 Elise Delzenne (Fra) France    
35 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO    
36 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
37 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
38 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
39 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) France    
40 Aude Biannic (Fra) France    
41 Edwige Pitel (Fra) France    
42 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:08:58  
43 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Russia 0:09:25  
44 Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia 0:10:21  
45 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:10:29  
46 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
47 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO    
48 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
49 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
50 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo    
51 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
52 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products UCK    
53 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS    
54 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
HD Gu Sung Eun (Kor) Orica-AIS 0:18:08  
HD Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
HD Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
HD Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
HD Sharon Laws (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
HD Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
HD Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
HD Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
HD Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
HD Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
HD Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
HD Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
HD Marina Lari (Ita) Servetto Footon    
HD Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon    
HD Emma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon    
HD Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
HD Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
HD Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
HD Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
HD Roxane Fournier (Fra) France    
HD Julia Martisova (Rus) Russia    
HD Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Russia    
HD Emma Crum (NZl) Lointek    
HD Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Lointek    
HD Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek    
HD Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek    
DNF Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS    
DNF Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS    
DNF Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Marion Rousse (Fra) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
DNF Amanda Miller (USA) Team TIBCO    
DNF Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
DNF Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
DNF Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Sandrine Bideau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) BePink    
DNF Doris Schweizer (Swi) BePink    
DNF Isabella Ferrari (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
DNF Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
DNF Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
DNF Svetlana Stolbova (Rus) Russia    
Final World Cup Standings - Individuals
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 429 pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 302  
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 224  
4 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 158  
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 156  
6 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 101  
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 80  
8 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Chirio Forno D'Asolo 75  
9 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 69  
10 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon 60  
11 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 60  
12 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 59  
13 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 58  
14 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 58  
15 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 55  
16 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 55  
17 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 50  
18 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 44  
19 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 44  
20 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS 43  
21 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 40  
22 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 38  
23 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO 38  
24 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 37  
25 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 36  
26 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo 35  
27 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO 35  
28 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda 33  
29 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 32  
30 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 30  
31 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 27  
32 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 27  
33 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 27  
34 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27  
35 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 25  
35 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS 25  
37 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 24  
38 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 24  
39 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 24  
40 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda 23  
41 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink 22  
42 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon 22  
43 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 21  
44 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 20  
45 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 20  
46 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana 18  
47 Kim De Baat (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 18  
48 Amber Neben (USA) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 18  
49 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 16  
50 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK 16  
51 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 16  
52 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 16  
53 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
53 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
53 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
56 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 15  
57 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 15  
58 Taryn Heather (Aus) 14  
58 Emily Roper (Aus) 14  
58 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) 14  
58 Amy Cure (Aus) 14  
62 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 14  
63 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 13  
64 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK 12  
64 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 12  
66 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant 12  
67 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO 11  
67 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO 11  
69 Julia Martisova (Rus) Chirio Forno D'Asolo 11  
70 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 10  
70 Esra Tromp (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 10  
72 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto 10  
73 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
73 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
73 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
76 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda 9  
77 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 8  
78 Hanna Helamb (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
78 Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
78 Sjöblom Linnea (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
78 Mirella Ehrin (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
78 Madelene Olsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
78 Martina Thomasson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
84 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Futurumshop 8  
85 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 8  
86 Thrude Karlsen (Nor) 7  
86 Tina Andreassen (Nor) 7  
86 Hildegunn Hovdenak (Nor) 7  
86 Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) 7  
86 Camilla Sørgjerd (Nor) 7  
91 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies 7  
92 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 7  
93 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant 7  
94 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
94 Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
94 Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
94 Emma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
98 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox 6  
99 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 6  
100 Alexia Muffat (Fra) Lointek 4  
101 Roxane Fournier (Fra) 4  
102 Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata 4  
103 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3  
104 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 3  
105 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata 2  
106 Ashlynn Van Baarle (Ned) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 2  
107 Lucie Pader (Fra) Bourgogne-Pro Dialog 2  
108 Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 1  
109 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Futurumshop 1  
Final World Cup Standings - Teams
1 Rabobank Liv/Giant 695 pts
2 Orica - AIS 500  
3 Specialized - lululemon 394  
4 Hitec Products UCK 291  
5 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 239  
6 Team Argos - Shimano 176  
7 Wiggle Honda 166  
8 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 159  
9 Faren Kuota 112  
10 Team TIBCO 95  
11 RusVelo 88  
12 Chirio Forno D'asolo 86  
13 Bepink 84  
14 Lotto Belisol Ladies 73  
15 Australia 56  
16 MCipollini Giordana 42  
17 France 36  
18 Cramo Go:Green 32  
19 Vienne Futuroscope 30  
20 Norway 28  
21 Servetto Footon 24  
21 Pasta Zara - Cogeas 24  
23 Gsd Gestion - Kallisto 10  
24 Cyclelive Plus - Zannata 6  
25 Lointek 4  
26 Team Futurumshop.nl 1