Häusler wins Emakumeen Bira overall

Van Vleuten victorious in final stage after successful three-woman break

After finishing second in the Emakumeen Bira last year, Claudia Häusler (Cervelo TestTeam) found herself in the same position - second - heading into the final stage on Sunday. However, this year, Häusler won the overall classification after finishing second in a decisive final stage. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Netherland Bloeit) won the last stage and ended up second in the GC, 1:20 behind Häusler and 3:15 up on Judith Arndt (HTC-Columbia). Andrea Bosman (Netherlands National Team) was third on the day.

"We worked very well together though it was still a long way to the finish line. At the end, the gap was pretty big. Annemiek van Vleuten won the stage and I had enough time to win the classification for the race," said Häusler.

"This race was important in my preparation for the Giro d'Italia. But it is also a big race, the biggest stage race in Spain. I have to say thanks to my team, all the riders worked really hard for me in the last days and did a fantastic job."

Van Vleuten, Häusler and Bosman were part of a successful three-woman break, which stayed off until the end. Last year's winner and favorite Arndt lost five minutes on the day and therefore could not defend her title.

"Today's last stage was a very hard stage, the hardest one all week, but a very nice stage for us," said Egon van Kessel, Cervel TestTeam Sports Director. "There were lots of mountains and 40km from the finish line, there was a moment, I know it was fairly early, when Claudia tried to attack and she dropped Judith Arndt on the climb."

"At that moment there were two riders ahead, Bosman and Van Vleuten and they worked very well together with Claudia. There were four riders behind including Marianne Vos (Netherland Bloeit), Emma Johansson (Red Sun), Arndt, and Vicki Whitelaw (Lotto-Ladies Team), but that group didn't work as well together and at the end, the three with Claudia had a big gap of some minutes. Van Vleuten won the race and Claudia came second but won the GC overall. So it was a great victory. We had a good campaign in Spain!"

"We said this morning that we'd go for all or nothing. We wanted to win this race, and so we had to take some risks," said Häusler. "There where two girls in front, van Vleuten and Bosman and I decided to gave it everything on the climb and I had a gap. So, I gave full gas and I was able to join them in front."


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3:31:51 
2Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:46 
3Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands0:01:39 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:04:56 
5Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara0:05:29 
6Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara  
7Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:05:33 
8Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
9Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
10Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
11Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
12Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno  
13Chantal Blaak (Ned) Netherlands  
14Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
15Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi  
16Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team  
17Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
18Elena Kuchiskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:05:51 
19Susana Zorzi (Ita) Italy0:06:12 
20Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara0:06:15 
21Marta Vilajosana (Spa) Team Valdarno0:06:16 
22Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Netherlands  
23Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam0:06:34 
24Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia  
25Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:06:58 
26Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team0:07:06 
27Jessie Daams (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:07:16 
28Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam  
29Valentina Carretta (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:07:18 
30Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:10:48 
31Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara  
32Sjouke Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:18:54 
33Ane Santesteban (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi  
34Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
35Ana Belen Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
36Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
37Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team  
38Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
39Cristina Alcalde (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
40Janneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
41Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
42Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany  
43Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek  
44Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
45Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
46Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
47Lucinda Brand (Ned) Netherlands0:19:01 
48Emma Silversides (GBr) Redsun Cycling Team  
49Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
50Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
51Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
52Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
53Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi  
54Leire Olaberria (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi  
55Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi  
56Veronia Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team  
57Martina Corazza (Ita) Team Valdarno0:19:05 
58Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Italy  
59Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women  
60Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:19:31 
61Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands  
62Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia  
63Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
64Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain  
65Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:19:40 
66Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women0:20:22 
67Leticia Gil (Spa) Lointek0:27:17 
68Judith Masdeu (Spa) Lointek0:27:19 
69Ester Alves (Por) Lointek0:28:09 
70Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany  
71Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany  
72Joana Eslava (Spa) Tolosa C.F.  
73Dorleta Zorrilla (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
74Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno  
75Isabella Arman (Ita) Italy  
76Lynette Burger (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team  
77Carly M Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
78Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
79Barbara Guarischi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
80Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:28:12 
81Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team  
82Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:29:01 
83Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team0:33:30 
Sprint 1 - Orduña, 47km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi5 pts
2Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox3 
3Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Columbia Women1 
Sprint 2- Menagarai, 66.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi5 pts
2Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3 
3Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women1 
Mountain 1 - Cat. 2, 55.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi6 pts
2Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam4 
3Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team2 
4Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team1 
Mountain 2 - Cat. 2, 115.0km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam6 pts
2Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit4 
3Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands2 
4Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit25 pts
2Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam20 
3Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands16 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit14 
5Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara12 
6Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara10 
7Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu9 
8Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team8 
9Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox7 
10Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara6 
11Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women5 
12Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno4 
13Chantal Blaak (Ned) Netherlands3 
14Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2 
15Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nederland Bloeit10:46:02 
3Cervelo TestTeam10:50:09 
4Safi - Pasta Zara10:52:04 
5Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi10:55:22 
6Lotto Ladies Team11:05:40 
7Gauss RDZ Ormu11:05:51 
8Team Valdarno11:06:27 
9Redsun Cycling Team11:07:06 
10HTC Columbia Women11:10:59 
11S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox11:19:01 
14Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson11:29:55 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam11:26:58 
2Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:20 
3Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:04:35 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:05:55 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team0:06:41 
6Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara0:07:12 
7Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team0:07:17 
8Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:07:27 
9Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:07:54 
10Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara0:13:05 
11Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team0:14:14 
12Chantal Blaak (Ned) Netherlands0:14:59 
13Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:15:52 
14Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno  
15Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara0:16:13 
16Valentina Carretta (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:16:15 
17Jessie Daams (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:16:30 
18Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam0:17:10 
19Elena Kuchiskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:17:22 
20Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:18:33 
21Marta Vilajosana (Spa) Team Valdarno0:19:23 
22Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara0:20:57 
23Susana Zorzi (Ita) Italy0:22:15 
24Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
25Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Netherlands0:23:27 
26Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:24:34 
27Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:28:59 
28Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:29:07 
29Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands0:29:50 
30Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women0:30:13 
31Lucinda Brand (Ned) Netherlands0:35:12 
32Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam0:35:45 
33Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany0:35:50 
34Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi0:36:06 
35Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:36:10 
36Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:36:24 
37Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:36:28 
38Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:36:32 
39Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands0:36:43 
40Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands0:36:46 
41Sjouke Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:37:01 
42Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain0:37:06 
43Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women0:37:07 
44Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:37:18 
45Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam0:37:32 
46Cristina Alcalde (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:38:19 
47Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia0:38:38 
48Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson0:45:43 
49Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:46:18 
50Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:48:51 
51Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team0:49:04 
52Emma Silversides (GBr) Redsun Cycling Team0:50:35 
53Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia0:50:43 
54Leire Olaberria (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi0:50:59 
55Ane Santesteban (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi0:51:03 
56Janneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:51:32 
57Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain0:51:37 
58Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:52:01 
59Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:56:45 
60Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:57:09 
61Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:59:19 
62Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Italy0:59:39 
63Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi1:02:06 
64Martina Corazza (Ita) Team Valdarno1:02:31 
65Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany1:02:47 
66Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling1:03:14 
67Ana Belen Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango1:03:26 
68Veronia Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team1:04:02 
69Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany1:05:40 
70Leticia Gil (Spa) Lointek1:06:12 
71Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek1:06:27 
72Judith Masdeu (Spa) Lointek1:10:08 
73Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team1:11:17 
74Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno1:12:34 
75Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson  
76Dorleta Zorrilla (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango1:12:39 
77Barbara Guarischi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox1:17:07 
78Isabella Arman (Ita) Italy1:20:00 
79Joana Eslava (Spa) Tolosa C.F.1:21:46 
80Lynette Burger (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team1:22:40 
81Carly M Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox1:24:42 
82Josephine Tomic (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team1:25:52 
83Ester Alves (Por) Lointek1:28:16 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu18 pts
2Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit12 
3Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi10 
4Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany8 
5Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women3 
6Elena Kuchiskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu3 
7Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox3 
8Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam1 
9Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team1 
10Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox1 
11Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam29 pts
2Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women16 
3Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit14 
4Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands10 
5Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit9 
6Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi7 
7Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi6 
8Marta Vilajosana (Spa) Team Valdarno4 
9Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam4 
10Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara3 
11Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team3 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit86 pts
2Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam65 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team58 
4Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women56 
5Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu48 
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit44 
7Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara37 
8Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu25 
9Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit23 
10Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team20 
11Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno19 
12Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson19 
13Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara18 
14Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara18 
15Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands16 
16Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany11 
17Silvia Valescchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi10 
18Elena Berlato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi9 
19Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox8 
20Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara7 
21Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam6 
22Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team4 
23Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara4 
24Elena Kuchiskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu4 
25Chantal Blaak (Ned) Netherlands3 
Promesas classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jessie Daams (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson  
2Susana Zorzi (Ita) Italy  
3Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands  
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Netherlands  
5Ane Santesteban (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi  
6Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain  
7Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek  
Gral Vascas classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cristina Alcalde (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
2Leire Olaberria (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi  
3Ane Santesteban (Spa) Debabarrena - Kirolgi  
4Ana Belen Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nederland Bloeit34:35:36 
2Cervelo TestTeam34:53:19 
3Safi - Pasta Zara34:56:39 
5Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi35:19:45 
6Gauss RDZ Ormu35:20:24 
7HTC Columbia Women35:22:11 
8Redsun Cycling Team35:41:03 
9Lotto Ladies Team35:45:15 
10Team Valdarno35:58:20 
11Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson36:00:08 
12S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox36:02:47 

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