Women's Tour: Sarah Roy wins in Chesterfield

Niewiadoma retains overall lead

Sarah Roy (Orcia Scott) won stage 4 at the Women's Tour Saturday by outsprinting her two breakaway companions on the uphill finish in Derbyshire. Boels Dolmans' Christine Majerus was second, followed by Team Sunweb's Leah Kirchmann in third. Ale Cipollini's Marta Bastianelli won the field sprint for fourth, 17 seconds behind the winner.

WM3 Pro Cycling's Kasia Niewiadoma finished safely in the bunch to maintain her overall lead of 1:25 over Majerus. Kirchmann is now third overall, 1:36 back.

"It feels so good to get our first WorldTour victory," Roy said. "The whole team has been working really hard and we have come very close so many times this season and it's a big relief to get off the mark. The girls have been wonderful and I'm really happy.”

Roy joined three other in a move that escaped the bunch with about 40km remaining. The quartet built a maximum gap of 1:50, but concerted chasing from the sprinters' teams whittled the advantage to three remaining escapees down to a handful of seconds in the closing kilometres. Nevertheless, the trio up front persisted, and came to the line with a 17-second advantage. 

"I saw an opportunity when the break was being formed and we immediately started to work well together," Roy said. “I had a lot of support from the team car on the radio and that information was invaluable."

In the finale, Roy's acceleration opened a one-second gap over Majerus at the line, with Kirchmann coming in five seconds in arrears.

"It wasn't as technical as previous days," Roy said of the finish. "But I made Majerus lead and I started my sprint from around 300 metres and created enough of a gap to hold on."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women3:27:48 
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:01 
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05 
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:17 
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing  
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
7Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
8Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
9Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
10Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:22 
11Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
12Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
13Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
14Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
15Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
16Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
17Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini  
18Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
19Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
20Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling  
21Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
22Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing  
23Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
24Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
25Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas  
26Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
27Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28 
28Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini  
29Nikki Brammeier (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
30Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Hitec Products  
31Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
32Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
33Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing  
34Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
35Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:32 
36Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
37Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
38Martina Ritter (Aut) Drops Cycling Team  
39Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
40Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
41Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:35 
42Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
43Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
44Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5  
45Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
46Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
47Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica Scott Women  
48Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39 
49Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:00:40 
50Natalie Grinczer (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:00:41 
51Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:58 
52Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:15:55 
53Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
54Anna Plichta (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling  
55Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
56Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:15:58 
57Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:19:25 
58Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women  
59Shani Bloch-Davidov (Isr) Team Veloconcept Women  
60Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
61Thea Thorson (Nor) Hitec Products  
62Christina Perchtold (Aut) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
63Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals  
64Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals  
65Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women  
66Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
67Lydia Boylan (Irl) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
68Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5  
69Elise Maes (Lux) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
70Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling  
71Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
72Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
73Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini  
74Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5  
75Eileen Roe (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
76Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products  
77Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
78Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
79Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
DNFAnnabel Simpson (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
DNFIlaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNFMaria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNFFrancesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink Cogeas  
DNFMaria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota  
DNFHayley Jones (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling  
DNSClara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMarianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
DNSDaiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Alé Cipollini  
DNSAude Biannic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
Finish line points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women15 pts
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam12 
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women9 
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini7 
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing6 
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High55 
7Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women4 
8Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women3 
9Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2 
10Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals1 
QOM 1 - Middleton Top, 26.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High56 pts
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women5 
3Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High54 
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling3 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
6Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
QOM 2 - Crich, 60.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope6 pts
2Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women5 
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women4 
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling3 
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
6Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Sprint 1 - Belpe, 50.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women3 pts
2Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women2 
3Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1 
Sprint 2 - Staveley, 97.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 pts
2Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women2 
3Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb10:24:03 
2Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:06 
3Orica Scott0:00:13 
4Ale Cipollini0:00:28 
5Canyon SRAM Racing  
6Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:33 
7Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
8Wiggle High50:00:35 
9FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:43 
11Hitec Products0:16:06 
12WM3 Pro Cycling Team0:16:10 
13Team WNT Pro Cycling0:20:07 
14Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:21:06 
15Lensworld - Kuota0:38:33 
16Team Veloconcept Women0:57:36 
General Classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling15:06:31 
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:25 
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:01:36 
4Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:01:38 
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:01:41 
6Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:01:46 
7Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:52 
8Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:58 
9Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:59 
10Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:02:00 
11Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing0:02:02 
12Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:05 
13Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:02:06 
14Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
15Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:07 
16Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:02:10 
17Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini  
18Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
19Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:02:14 
20Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
21Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:02:16 
22Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Hitec Products  
23Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing  
24Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:02:19 
25Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:27 
26Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High50:02:28 
27Natalie Grinczer (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:02:41 
28Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:03:08 
29Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:03:28 
30Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High50:03:42 
31Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:03:48 
32Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:04:03 
33Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing0:04:06 
34Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:06:43 
35Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:07:19 
36Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:08:34 
37Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:08:47 
38Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:08:51 
39Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling0:08:53 
40Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini0:09:00 
41Martina Ritter (Aut) Drops Cycling Team0:09:06 
42Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:10:10 
43Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:11:00 
44Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:12:14 
45Nikki Brammeier (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:12:19 
46Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:13:19 
47Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:13:34 
48Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:13:38 
49Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas0:14:10 
50Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:16:27 
51Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
52Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:24:08 
53Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:25:57 
54Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women0:27:46 
55Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:27:50 
56Anna Plichta (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling0:28:57 
57Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:29:09 
58Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini0:29:58 
59Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High50:30:05 
60Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:32:10 
61Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:32:23 
62Christina Perchtold (Aut) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:32:27 
63Shani Bloch-Davidov (Isr) Team Veloconcept Women0:32:51 
64Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products  
65Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:34:36 
66Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women  
67Eileen Roe (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:34:44 
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling  
69Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling  
70Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:34:53 
71Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals0:35:05 
72Thea Thorson (Nor) Hitec Products0:35:17 
73Elise Maes (Lux) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:35:27 
74Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:37:01 
75Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:40:57 
76Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:45:52 
77Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High50:49:36 
78Lydia Boylan (Irl) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:50:49 
79Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink Cogeas0:52:09 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam27 pts
2Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing23 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling21 
4Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women21 
5Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team19 
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High519 
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15 
8Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women15 
9Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini15 
10Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women9 
11Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team7 
12Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini7 
13Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing6 
14Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High55 
15Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women5 
16Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling4 
17Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women4 
18Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women3 
19Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling2 
20Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2 
21Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products2 
22Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals1 
23Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas1 
24Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High531 pts
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women25 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling24 
4Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope17 
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High516 
6Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling16 
7Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team14 
8Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team12 
9Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women10 
10Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9 
11Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing9 
12Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam8 
13Martina Ritter (Aut) Drops Cycling Team7 
14Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women5 
15Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women5 
16Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women4 
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing3 
18Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling1 
19Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
20Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High58 pts
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
3Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling6 
4Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women5 
5Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team5 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
7Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas3 
8Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2 
9Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women2 
10Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope2 
11Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women1 
12Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing1 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb45:25:06 
2Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:14 
3Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
4Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:32 
5Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:01 
6FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:01:17 
7Wiggle High50:01:40 
8Orica Scott0:09:20 
9Ale Cipollini0:14:11 
11WM3 Pro Cycling Team0:20:55 
12Hitec Products0:23:01 
13Team WNT Pro Cycling0:34:12 
14Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:45:01 
15Lensworld - Kuota1:08:13 
16Team Veloconcept Women1:29:40 

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