Garner claims opening road stage in La Route de France

Pieters keeps race lead on sprint stage

Liv-Plantur performed the difficult feat of defending the race lead of prologue winner Amy Pieters and setting up two-time junior world champion Lucy Garner for the victory on the opening road stage of La Route de France on Monday.

Garner finished off the team's work perfectly, narrowly edging out Annette Edmondson (Wiggle Honda) in the bunch sprint, with Roxane Fournier (Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87) in third.

“I’m really happy to have won today – it has been a hard few months with a lot of crashes for me but the team have always believed in me,” Garner said. “The girls had trust that I could finish it off today and get the win. They worked hard for me in the final and then Amy finished it off perfectly by bringing me to the finish after fighting for position in the in the last kilometres."

“After Amy’s win yesterday it is nice to keep the win within the team today as well. It was close on the line, I thought I had it but then as we came over the line I wasn’t so sure. So I’m really happy to get the win.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur2:47:49 
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
3Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87  
4Anna Trevisi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
5Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek Team  
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
7Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
8Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur  
10Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia  
11Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Russia  
12Brianna Walle (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
13Loren Rowney (Aus) Australia  
14Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O  
15Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France  
16Larisa Pankova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O  
17Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Btc City Ljubljana  
18Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
19Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.90  
20Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O  
21Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
22Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv - Plantur  
23Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team  
24Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
25Polona Batagelj (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
26Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur  
27Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
28Spela Kern (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
29Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
30Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek Team  
31Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
32Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
33Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
34Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
35Elena Utrobina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango  
36Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team  
37Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
38Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
39Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
40Ursa Pintar (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
41Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
42Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
43Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
44Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
45Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
46Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
47Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
48Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
49Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango  
50Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
51Jaime Nielsen (NZl) Bepink Laclassica  
52Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
53Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia  
54Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia  
55Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
56Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O  
57Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O  
58Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek Team  
59Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda  
60Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products  
61Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89  
62Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team  
63Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.91  
64Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France  
65Marion Sicot (Fra) France  
66Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia  
67Manon Souyris (Fra) France  
68Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
69Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica  
70Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
71Amber Neben (USA) Bepink Laclassica  
72Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica  
73Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur  
74Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
75Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
76Martina Ritter (Aut) Btc City Ljubljana  
77Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia  
78Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products  
79Samara Sheppard (NZl) Bizkaia - Durango  
80Fanny Leleu (Fra) France  
81Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica  
82Marina Likhanova (Rus) Russia  
83Lindsay Marie Fox (USA) Bepink Laclassica  
84Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia  
85Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda  
86Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
87Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur  
88Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
89Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due O  
90Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
91Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88  
92Mia Radotic (Cro) Btc City Ljubljana  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur2:51:28 
2Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Btc City Ljubljana0:00:03 
3Brianna Walle (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:04 
4Jaime Nielsen (NZl) Bepink Laclassica  
5Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:05 
7Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products0:00:06 
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
9Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.900:00:07 
10Martina Ritter (Aut) Btc City Ljubljana  
11Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:08 
12Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:09 
13Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
14Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv - Plantur0:00:11 
15Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:12 
16Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
18Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:13 
19Polona Batagelj (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
20Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia  
21Mia Radotic (Cro) Btc City Ljubljana0:00:14 
22Coralie Demay (Fra) France  
23Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:15 
24Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
25Amber Neben (USA) Bepink Laclassica0:00:16 
26Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies  
27Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur  
28Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia  
29Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur  
30Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87  
31Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda  
32Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
33Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur  
34Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur  
35Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:17 
36Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
37Elena Utrobina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:18 
38Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek Team  
39Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia  
40Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica0:00:19 
41Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88  
42Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
43Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O  
44Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:20 
45Ursa Pintar (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
46Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team  
47Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda0:00:21 
48Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
49Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
50Loren Rowney (Aus) Australia0:00:22 
51Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:23 
52Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
53Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France  
54Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89  
55Larisa Pankova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:24 
56Marion Sicot (Fra) France  
57Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
58Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
59Fanny Leleu (Fra) France  
60Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:25 
61Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
62Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team0:00:26 
63Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
64Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:27 
65Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O  
66Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.910:00:28 
67Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek Team  
68Spela Kern (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana  
69Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France0:00:29 
70Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek Team  
71Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia0:00:30 
72Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:31 
73Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O  
74Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:32 
75Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
76Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Russia  
77Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:33 
78Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango  
79Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:34 
80Anna Trevisi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:36 
81Manon Souyris (Fra) France0:00:38 
82Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
83Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia  
84Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
85Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia0:00:39 
86Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team  
87Lindsay Marie Fox (USA) Bepink Laclassica  
88Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
89Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:43 
90Marina Likhanova (Rus) Russia0:00:44 
91Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:52 
92Samara Sheppard (NZl) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:55 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies2:51:43 
2Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:01 
3Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur  
4Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia  
5Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur  
6Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:00:03 
7Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica0:00:04 
8Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88  
9Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia  
10Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O  
11Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:05 
12Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team  
13Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:06 
14Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:08 
15Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda  
16Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team0:00:11 
17Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:12 
18Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O  
19Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.910:00:13 
20Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France0:00:14 
21Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:16 
22Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O  
23Manon Souyris (Fra) France0:00:23 
24Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango  
25Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
26Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team0:00:24 
27Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo  
28Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:28 
29Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:37 

 

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