Jolien D'hoore wins Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta

Rivera and Fournier complete podium

Jolien D'hoore (Wiggle-High5) won the final round of the Women's WorldTour, beating Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) in a close-run sprint at the Madrid Challenge. Roxanne Fournier (FDJ) was the only rider to come close to the pair, taking the final podium spot with a strong ride.

"It means a lot. It was the last race of the year it was also WorldTour and I won it last year so I really wanted to do it again. I'm really happy that I could do it," D'hoore said after the race.

The defending champion, D'hoore had to come from a long way back, navigating one of Rivera's lead out riders before she could launch her sprint. Once she was in full flight, there was little to stop D'hoore adding her second straight win at the one-day race.

The peloton arrived at the Plaza Cibeles intact after catching a move from Janneke Ensing (Ale Cipollini) on the finale lap. Ale Cipollini kept to the fore as they tried to set up their sprinter Chloe Hosking, but the Australian's leadout train disappeared quickly in the run to the line.

Sunweb took up where Ale Cipollini left off, with two riders remaining to support Rivera, a winner at four WorldTour events already. Rivera put her head into the wind with 150 metres remaining, while Fournier took a longer run up the left hand side of the road.

D'hoore was initially caught on the right but expertly negotiated the slowing Sunweb rider to take a run up the middle of Fournier and Rivera. From the front it looked like it might be a photo finish but an overhead shot showed that she had beaten Rivera by a wheel's length. It is D'hoore's third win in the last week after two stage victories at the Lotto Belgium Tour.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High52:02:31 
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb  
3Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
4Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
5Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
7Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
8Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products  
9Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb  
10Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek  
11Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
12Eileen Roe (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
13Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
14Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
15Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
16Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
17Demi De Jong (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - Destil Cycling Team  
18Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:05 
19Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops  
20Katia Ragusa (Ita) Bepink Cogeas  
21Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - Destil Cycling Team  
22Hayley Jones (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
23Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:08 
24Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:09 
25Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) BTC City Ljubljana  
26Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops  
27Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
28Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Drops  
29Nathalie Bex (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or  
30Jelena Eric (Srb) BTC City Ljubljana  
31Lucy Shaw (GBr) Drops  
32Iris Sachet (Fra) Sas - Macogep  
33Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - Destil Cycling Team  
34Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb  
35Špela Kern (Slo) Bizkaia - Durango  
36Daniela Reis (Por) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
37Annelies Dom (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
38Mieke Docx (Bel) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:00:17 
39Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:18 
40Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products  
41Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Sas - Macogep  
42Frédérique Larose-Gingras (Can) Sas - Macogep  
43Irena Ossola (USA) Sas - Macogep0:00:20 
44Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
45Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
46Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
47Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:00:24 
48Ana Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) Spain0:00:28 
49Ariadna Trias Jordan (Spa) Lointek0:00:30 
50Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:32 
51Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
52Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
53Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5  
54Sandra Alonso Dominguez (Spa) Spain  
55Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
56Aude Biannic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:39 
57Kelly Druyts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or0:00:44 
58Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or  
59Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb  
60Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb  
61Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - Destil Cycling Team0:00:53 
62Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
63Demmy Druyts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or  
64Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (Spa) Spain  
65Cristina Martinez Bonafe (Spa) Lointek  
66Ane Iriarte Lasa (Spa) Spain  
67Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
68Charlotte Bravard (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
69Pauline Allin (Fra) Sas - Macogep  
70Lenny Druyts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or  
71Emma Bedard (Can) Sas - Macogep  
72Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Drops  
73Teresa Ripoll Sabate (Spa) Spain  
74Miho Yoshikawa (Jpn) Bizkaia - Durango  
75Line Marie Gulliksen (Nor) Hitec Products  
76Trine Schmidt (Den) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
77Annabel Simpson (GBr) Drops  
78Elise Delzenne (Fra) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
79Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
80Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Bepink Cogeas  
81Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
82Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
83Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
84Beatriu Gomez Franquet (Spa) Lointek0:01:13 
85Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:33 
86Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink Cogeas  
87Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:46 
88Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:57 
89Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:02:19 
DNFSoraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFSimona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
DNFTereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink Cogeas  
DNFFenna Vanhoutte (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
DNFLotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
DNFVera Adrian (Nam) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFPaola Andrea Muñoz Grandon (Chi) Bizkaia - Durango  
DNFHannah Walker (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
DNFRebecca Carter (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
DNFJessy Druyts (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen - Guill D'or  
DNFMiriam Gardachal Bozal (Spa) Spain  

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