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Open de Suède Vargarda 2013

Date range:
August 16-18, 2013

August 18, Open de Suède Vargarda: Vårgårda - Vårgårda 132.5km

Vos claims overall World Cup with Vargarda victory

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Cycling News
Published:
August 18, 2013, 15:25 BST,
Updated:
August 19, 2013, 2:00 BST

Dutch rider seals overall

Overcoming recent back problems and a puncture on the final lap, the world champion Marianne Vos (Rabo-LivGiant) showed her mettle by taking a tenacious victory in the Vårgårda World Cup in Sweden.

With her sprint victory over Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS), Vos has sealed her overall title as World Cup champion for the second consecutive year, and the fifth time of her career.

Any Pieters (Argos-Shimano) was third of the six-rider breakaway, which also contained Elenora van Dijk and Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) and Amy van der Breggen (Sengers).

Vos punctured at a critical moment halfway through the last of 12 11km laps, but with a quick wheel change and a fast chase back to the leading group, the Dutch woman was able to recover her energies enough to sprint to the victory.

“I was pretty scared about Emma – she’s fast to the line too, so that’s why I wanted to take a fast last corner and sprint as hard as I could," Vos said, thanking her competitors for their sportsmanship when she had to stop for a puncture on the last lap. “I was quite lucky and happy that the others didn’t attack me, I have to say thanks for that.”

The race began with what should have been a non-threatening breakaway, containing Loes Gunnewijk (Orica-AIS), Lisa Brennauer (Specialized-lululemon), Nina Kessler (Boels-Dolamns), Dani King (Wiggle Honda), Roxanne Knetemann (Rabobank-Liv/Giant), Rosella Ratto (Hitec Products UCK), Claudia Häusler (Team TIBCO) and Esra Tromp (Argos-Shimano).

But a counter-attack by Evie Stevens (Specialized-lululemon), Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Lucille Brand (Rabobank-Liv Giant) and Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) threatened Orica-AIS, which missed the second move and they chased it back.

With the World Cup still in the sights of Emma Johansson, her teammate Loes Gunnewijk (Orica-AIS) marked a move by Vos's teammate Roxanne Knetemann. The pair built up a 1:30 advantage until Specialized-lululemon reduced the gap and attacks formed a 10-rider split that stayed away from the rest of the field.

That move contained Vos and Knetemann, Johansson and Gunnewijk, Pieters, Ellen van Dijk and Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon), Anna van der Breggen (Sengers), Rossella Ratto (Hitec Products UCK) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda).

The leaders built up a huge advantage over the field as the winds picked up, clocking nine minutes by the time the race was over.

On the penultimate lap, and attack on the climb by Gunnewijk was countered by Vos, and distanced Bronzini from the group, a necessity for the world champion as the Italian sprinter had recently dominated the bunch kicks and breakaways at the Route de France.

The move broke the leading group into two, with only Vos, Johansson, Pieters, Van Dijk, van der Breggen and Stevens remaining. The six entered the final lap together, and after the return of Vos from her puncture, Stevens went for broke with an all-out attack. She was brought back and countered by Johansson, but neither move could distance Vos.

The World Cup leader attacked as the group approached the finish and held on for the victory over Johansson.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 3:26:41  
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS    
3 Amy Pieters (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
4 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon    
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:00:25  
6 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon 0:00:48  
7 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:01:22  
8 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK    
9 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS    
10 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 0:02:03  
11 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:09:00  
12 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
13 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
14 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
15 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
16 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
17 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
18 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:09:03  
19 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
20 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia    
21 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
22 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Australia    
23 Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
24 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
25 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
26 Sara Olsson (Swe) Sweden 0:09:07  
27 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
28 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:10:15  
29 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top 0:12:23  
30 Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
31 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
32 Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway    
33 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
34 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
35 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK    
36 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
37 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
38 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Orica-AIS    
39 Madelene Olsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
40 Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
41 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
42 Esra Tromp (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
43 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
44 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-lululemon    
45 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
46 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
47 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
48 Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Australia    
49 Lucy Garner (GBr) Argos-Shimano    
50 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
51 Martina Thomasson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
52 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
53 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon    
54 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
55 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo    
56 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
57 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo    
58 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
59 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:12:30  
60 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
61 Camilla Sørgjerd (Nor) Norway 0:17:53  
62 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Finland 0:17:57  
DNF Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
DNF Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
DNF Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Carolin Rodriguez Guiterrez (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Melanie Späth (Irl) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
DNF Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
DNF Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
DNF Emma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Corinna Defile (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon    
DNF Emily Roper (Aus) Australia    
DNF Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia    
DNF Tina Andreassen (Nor) Norway    
DNF Rakel Henriksen (Nor) Norway    
DNF Hildegunn Hovdenak (Nor) Norway    
DNF Thrude Karlsen Natholmen (Nor) Norway    
DNF Laura Vainionpää (Fin) Finland    
DNF Sini Savolainen (Fin) Finland    
DNF Jaana Hyvärinen (Fin) Finland    
DNF Rosa Törmänen (Fin) Finland    
DNF Malin Rydlund (Swe) Sweden    
DNF Malin Wallin (Swe) Sweden    
DNF Emma Ahlstrand (Swe) Sweden    
DNF Tilina Levin (Swe) Sweden    
DNS Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS    
DNS Beata Sandström (Swe) Sweden    
World Cup rankings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 354  pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 252  
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 224  
4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 156  
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 123  
6 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 86  
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) Argos-Shimano 80  
8 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Chirio Forno d'Asolo 75  
9 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 69  
10 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon 59  
11 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Argos-Shimano 58  
12 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 58  
13 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 55  
14 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 48  
15 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 45  
16 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 44  
17 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 44  
18 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS 43  
19 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 40  
20 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top 38  
21 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 36  
22 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 36  
23 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Belisol Ladies 35  
24 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo 35  
25 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top 35  
26 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda 33  
27 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 30  
28 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 30  
29 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 27  
30 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 27  
31 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 27  
32 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies 27  
33 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS 25  
33 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS 25  
35 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 25  
36 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 24  
37 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 24  
38 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 24  
39 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda 23  
40 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon 22  
41 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 21  
42 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 20  
43 Janneke Kanis (Ned) Argos-Shimano 20  
44 Kim De Baat (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 18  
45 Amber Neben (USA) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 18  
46 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 16  
47 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK 16  
48 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 16  
49 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant 16  
50 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
50 Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
50 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo 15  
53 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia 15  
54 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 15  
55 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Australia 14  
55 Taryn Heather (Aus) Australia 14  
55 Emily Roper (Aus) Australia 14  
58 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 14  
59 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 13  
60 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 12  
60 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products UCK 12  
62 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-To The Top 11  
62 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO-To The Top 11  
64 Julia Martisova (Rus) Chirio Forno d'Asolo 11  
65 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Argos-Shimano 10  
65 Esra Tromp (Ned) Argos-Shimano 10  
67 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto 10  
68 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
68 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
68 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 9  
71 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda 9  
72 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 9  
73 Martina Thomasson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
73 Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
73 Mirella Ehrin (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
73 Madelene Olsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
73 Hanna Helamb (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
73 Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Cramo Go:Green 8  
79 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Polaris 8  
80 Camilla Sørgjerd (Nor) Norway 7  
80 Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Norway 7  
80 Thrude Karlsen (Nor) Norway 7  
80 Tina Andreassen (Nor) Norway 7  
80 Hildegunn Hovdenak (Nor) Norway 7  
85 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies 7  
86 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 7  
87 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant 7  
88 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
88 Emma Marcelli (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
88 Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
88 Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon 6  
92 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox 6  
93 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 6  
94 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 5  
95 Roxane Fournier (Fra) France 4  
96 Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata 4  
97 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 3  
98 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant 3  
99 Ashlynn Van Baarle (Ned) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 2  
100 Lucie Pader (Fra) Bourgogne-Pro Dialog 2  
101 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink 1  
102 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 1  
103 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Polaris 1