Ferrand Prevot claims women's Flèche Wallonne

French rider tops Armitstead, Longo Borghini atop the Mur de Huy

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv Women's Cycling Team) won the elite women's La Flèche Wallonne World Cup in Belgium on Wednesday. She crossed the line over the Mur de Huy with a one-second advantage ahead of runner-up Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) in third.

"I had legs of fire during the first pass through the wall," Ferrand Prevot said in Lavenir.fr. "As Marianne [Vos] felt a little worse, we decided to play my card in the final. I thank her very much because she did a lot of work to put me in an ideal position. What happened for me is awesome."

Ferrand Prevot's teammate and current road and cyclo-cross world champion, Marianne Vos, went into the race as the defending champion and had won the race on five previous occasions. However, it was her first road race of the season after an extended break in the spring. 

Armitstead maintained her lead in the overall World Cup standings. Heading into the race, she had 320 points ahead of Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) in second with 240 points while Anna Van de Breggen was in third place with 220 points.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team3:26:43 
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:04 
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized - Lululemon0:00:07 
5Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products0:00:11 
6Mariann Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:13 
7Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
8Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda0:00:21 
9Claudia Hausler (Ger) Team Giant - Shimano0:00:24 
10Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:28 
11Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS0:00:30 
12Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:31 
13Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
14Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team  
15Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:35 
16Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia0:00:42 
17Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:45 
18Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:49 
19Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado De Mexico Faren0:00:50 
20Lauren Hall (USA) USA National Team0:00:57 
21Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:00:59 
22Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica - AIS0:01:11 
23Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Specialized - Lululemon0:01:12 
24Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:01:48 
25Lucie Pader (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope.860:02:27 
26Ane Santesteban Gonzales (Spa) Ale Cipollini0:02:29 
27Leah Kirchmann (Can) Canada0:02:32 
28Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado De Mexico Faren0:02:40 
29Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini0:03:29 
30Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Rusvelo0:03:31 
31Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products0:03:37 
32Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:03:46 
33Valentina Carretta (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:03:55 
34Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - Lululemon0:04:16 
35Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant - Shimano  
36Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:07:10 
37Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Bigla Cycling Team0:09:19 
38Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:09:21 
39Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Servetto Footon0:09:24 
40Lauren Komanski (USA) USA National Team0:09:25 
41Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:09:30 
42Daniella King (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
43Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano0:09:32 
44Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
45Edwige Pitel (Fra) France0:09:35 
46Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda  
47Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata0:09:37 
48Anouska Koster (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata  
49Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
50Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
51Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:09:39 
52Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Cycling Team0:09:45 
53Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
54Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:09:47 
55Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano0:09:48 
56Stephanie Roorda (Can) Canada0:09:51 
57Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - Lululemon  
58Ally Stacher (USA) Specialized - Lululemon  
59Irene San Sebastian Lasa (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango  
60Marion Sicot (Fra) France0:09:54 
61Aizan Zhaparova (Rus) Rusvelo  
62Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:09:56 
63Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Wiggle Honda  
64Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Lointek0:09:59 
65Fanny Bourdon (Fra) France  
66Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope.86  
67Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata  
68Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Rusvelo0:10:05 
69Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata  
70Doris Schweizer (Swi) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
71Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:10:08 
72Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
73Latoya Brulee (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata0:10:10 
74Melodie Lesueur (Fra) Lointek0:10:11 
75Taryn Heather (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team  
76Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:10:25 
77Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products0:10:27 
78Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS  
79Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS  
80Carlee Taylor (Aus) Orica - AIS0:10:37 
81Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized - Lululemon0:10:54 
82Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek0:10:59 
83Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:11:35 
DNFLauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
DNFTatiana Guderzo (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
DNFKyara Stijns (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFSilvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
DNFMarijn De Vries (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
DNFAlice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
DNFAnnette Edmondson (Aus) Orica - AIS  
DNFAlna Burato (Fra) France  
DNFRebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia  
DNFFelicity Wardlaw (Aus) Australia  
DNFMélanie Bravard (Fra) Lointek  
DNFLucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
DNFAida Nuno (Spa) Lointek  
DNFSimona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon  
DNFAnnalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon  
DNFMarina Likhanova (Rus) Servetto Footon  
DNFAnna Potokina (Rus) Servetto Footon  
DNFYulia Blindyuk (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFManon Bourdiaux (Fra) France  
DNFDésirée Ehrler (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team  
DNFDorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFYulia Ilinykh (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFLierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFLourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFCatherine Dessureault (Can) Canada  
DNFAnnie Ewart (Can) Canada  
DNFAnnie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Canada  
DNFKim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
DNFRiejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
DNFKirsten Peetoom (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
DNFMaria Adele Tuia (Ita) Servetto Footon  
DNFManon Souyris (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFAnisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
DNFLieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
DNFJoanna Rowsell (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
DNFFabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren  
DNFLucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren  
DNFDulce Pliego (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren  
DNFElena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFSarah Roy (Aus) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFMarissa Otten (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
DNFAmélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFEmily Roper (Aus) Australia  
DNFJennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFAsja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFSilvia Cecchini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFSoraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
DNFAnnelies Dom (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata  
DNFKathryn Dononvan (USA) USA National Team  
DNFMaura Kinsella (USA) USA National Team  
DNFRuth Winder (USA) USA National Team  
DNFEmilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team  
DNFJolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies  
DNFOriane Chaumet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNSChloe Mc Conville (Aus) Australia  
World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team420 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS260 
3Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team238 
4Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team220 
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products215 
6Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team200 
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team120 
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