Vos wins Gracia opener for third year running

Dutch champion tops Cooke in Czech race

Dutch champion Marianne Vos won the opening day of the Czech stage race Gracia-Orlová for the third year in a row. The Nederlands Bloeit captain profited from the work of teammate Anemiek van Vleuten to take the win on the cobbled streets of Štramberk over British rider Nicole Cooke.

The team, led by former pro Jeroen Blijlevens outlined the strategy for the finale. "We knew the stage would be decided on that tricky final uphill stretch and we would have to keep the pace high to make the finish difficult," said Blijlevens. "Marianne and Annemiek executed the perfect finish."

Vos, the overall winner here in 2008, last year came third in the overall standings. But this year, the team has more cards to play after Van Vleuten finished third on the stage.

The five-stage race concludes on Sunday in Orlová.

Full Results
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3:08:23 
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain  
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:06 
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:13 
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus  
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine  
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia  
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden  
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden  
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America0:00:27 
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:29 
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia  
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia  
16Fröydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec products UCK  
17Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) United States of America  
18Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium  
19Beate Zanner (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
20Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
21Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia  
22Maria Petersen (Den) Hitec products UCK  
23Marie Lindberg (Swe) Sweden0:00:47 
24Katie Colclough (GBr) Great Britain  
25Ally Stacher (USA) United States of America  
26Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia  
27Martina Zwick (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
28Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain  
29Martina Thomasson (Swe) Sweden  
30Martina Ružicková (Cze) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
31Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
32Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
33Anne Arnouts (Bel) Belgium  
34Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria0:00:54 
35Hannah Mayho (GBr) Great Britain  
36Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia0:00:58 
37Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
38Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:02 
39Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Hitec products UCK0:01:06 
40Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec products UCK  
41Denis Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany0:01:11 
42Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria  
43Yulia Ilinykh (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
44Anna Nahrina (Ukr) Ukraine  
45Bernadette Schober (Aut) Austria  
46Kaat Hannes (Bel) Belgium  
47Katarína Uhlariková (Svk) Experiment 23  
48Katarína Hranaiova (Cze) Experiment 23  
49Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany  
50Jessica Prinner (USA) United States of America  
51Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
52Olena Pavlukhina (Ukr) Ukraine  
53Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec products UCK0:01:24 
54Ryan Kendall (USA) United States of America  
55Theres Klein (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
56Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:29 
57Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Germany0:01:31 
58Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria0:01:35 
59Jarmila Machacová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
60Sofie Verdonck (Bel) Belgium  
61Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia  
62Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia  
63Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain  
64Elena Novikova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:48 
65Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
66Natalia Mielnik (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
67Hannah Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgium0:01:59 
68Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
69Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine  
70Jana Kyptová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
71Petra Zrimšek (Slo) Slovenia0:02:12 
72Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Sweden0:02:20 
73Urša Pintar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:28 
74Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Austria  
75Tjaša Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:39 
76Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:02:52 
77Agnieta Francke (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:03:05 
78Alexandra Pyatkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
79Monika Simonová (Cze) Experiment 230:05:31 
80Paulina Guz (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:38 
81Malgorzat Piotrowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
82Natalia Fraczek (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:45 
83Nina Köhn (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:05:49 
84Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine0:05:54 
85Tatsiana Skurat (Blr) Belarus0:05:58 
86Franziska Merten (Ger) Germany  
87Gabriela Slámová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:03 
88Andrea Chlumská (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:06 
89Jana Dubnová (Cze) Experiment 230:11:23 
90Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Austria0:12:15 
HDMarina Zaneuskaya (Blr) Belarus0:25:13 
HDKrystsina Zhyzha (Blr) Belarus  
HDAneta Demele (Cze) Experiment 230:35:48 
HDMaryia Sliaptsova (Blr) Belarus0:38:28 
DNFJanine Bubner (Ger) Germany  
DNFJohanna Nilsson (Swe) Sweden  
DNFEva Kratochvílová (Cze) Experiment 23  
Points
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit25pts
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain20 
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit16 
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets14 
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine12 
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus10 
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine9 
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets8 
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia7 
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden6 
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden5 
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America4 
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3 
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia2 
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia1 
Sprint 1 - Havírov, 18km
1Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia3pts
2Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine2 
3Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Sprint 2 - Koprivnice, 95km
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3pts
3Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1 
Mountain 1 - Bludovice, 22km
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine5pts
2Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine4 
3Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3 
4Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
5Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain1 
Mountain 2 - Cervinky, 28km
1Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia5pts
2Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine4 
3Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain3 
4Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2 
5Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Mountain 3 - Hukvaldy, 87km
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine5pts
2Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4 
3Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
5Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Teams
1Nederland Bloeit9:26:02 
2Russia0:00:18 
3Sweden0:00:20 
4Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:37 
5Great Britain0:00:41 
6Ukraine0:00:44 
7United States of America0:00:50 
8Hitec products UCK0:01:11 
9Belgium0:01:34 
10HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:01:47 
11S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:54 
12Slovenia0:02:09 
13Austria0:02:23 
14Germany0:03:00 
15Experiment 230:07:00 
16Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:07:02 
17ASC Dukla Praha0:08:44 
General classification after stage 1
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3:08:10 
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain0:00:07 
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:15 
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:18 
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:26 
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus  
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine  
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia  
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden  
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden  
12Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia0:00:39 
13Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America0:00:40 
14Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:42 
15Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia  
16Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia  
17Fröydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec products UCK  
18Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) United States of America  
19Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium  
20Beate Zanner (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
21Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
22Maria Petersen (Den) Hitec products UCK  
23Marie Lindberg (Swe) Sweden0:01:00 
24Katie Colclough (GBr) Great Britain  
25Ally Stacher (USA) United States of America  
26Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia  
27Martina Zwick (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
28Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain  
29Martina Thomasson (Swe) Sweden  
30Martina Ružicková (Cze) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
31Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
32Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
33Anne Arnouts (Bel) Belgium  
34Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria0:01:07 
35Hannah Mayho (GBr) Great Britain  
36Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11 
37Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
38Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:15 
39Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Hitec products UCK0:01:19 
40Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec products UCK  
41Denis Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany0:01:24 
42Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria  
43Yulia Ilinykh (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
44Anna Nahrina (Ukr) Ukraine  
45Bernadette Schober (Aut) Austria  
46Kaat Hannes (Bel) Belgium  
47Katarína Uhlariková (Svk) Experiment 23  
48Katarína Hranaiova (Cze) Experiment 23  
49Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany  
50Jessica Prinner (USA) United States of America  
51Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record  
52Olena Pavlukhina (Ukr) Ukraine  
53Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec products UCK0:01:37 
54Ryan Kendall (USA) United States of America  
55Theres Klein (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac  
56Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:42 
57Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Germany0:01:44 
58Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria0:01:48 
59Jarmila Machacová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
60Sofie Verdonck (Bel) Belgium  
61Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia  
62Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia  
63Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain  
64Elena Novikova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:02:01 
65Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany  
66Natalia Mielnik (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
67Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine0:02:10 
68Hannah Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgium0:02:12 
69Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
70Jana Kyptová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
71Petra Zrimšek (Slo) Slovenia0:02:25 
72Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Sweden0:02:33 
73Urša Pintar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:41 
74Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Austria  
75Tjaša Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:52 
76Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:03:05 
77Agnieta Francke (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:03:18 
78Alexandra Pyatkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets  
79Monika Simonová (Cze) Experiment 230:05:44 
80Paulina Guz (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:51 
81Malgorzat Piotrowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió  
82Natalia Fraczek (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:58 
83Nina Köhn (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:06:02 
84Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine0:06:06 
85Tatsiana Skurat (Blr) Belarus0:06:11 
86Franziska Merten (Ger) Germany  
87Gabriela Slámová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:16 
88Andrea Chlumská (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:19 
89Jana Dubnová (Cze) Experiment 230:11:36 
90Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Austria0:12:28 
Points classification
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit25pts
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain20 
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit16 
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets14 
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine12 
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus10 
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine9 
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets8 
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia7 
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden6 
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden5 
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America4 
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3 
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia2 
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia1 
Active classification
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine14pts
2Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia8 
3Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine6 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit5 
5Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4 
6Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain4 
7Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia3 
8Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3 
9Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
10Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine2 
11Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2 
12Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1 
13Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Mountains classification
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine14pts
2Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia8 
3Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4 
4Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain4 
5Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine4 
6Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3 
7Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
8Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
9Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine2 
10Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2 
Teams classification
1Nederland Bloeit9:26:02 
2Russia0:00:18 
3Sweden0:00:20 
4Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:37 
5Great Britain0:00:41 
6Ukraine0:00:44 
7United States of America0:00:50 
8Hitec products UCK0:01:11 
9Belgium0:01:34 
10HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:01:47 
11S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:54 
12Slovenia0:02:09 
13Austria0:02:23 
14Germany0:03:00 
15Experiment 230:07:00 
16Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:07:02 
17ASC Dukla Praha0:08:44 
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