OVO Energy Women's Tour: D'hoore wins opening stage in Southwold

Mitchelton-Scott sprinter takes first leader's jersey

Jolien D'hoore (Mitchelton-Scott) made an impressive comeback from injury, winning the opening stage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour in Southwold on Wednesday. The Belgian champion won the bunch sprint ahead of Marta Bastianelli (Ale Cipollini) and Coryn Rivera (Sunweb).

D'hoore fractured her collarbone after crashing on the track three weeks ago and said she was recovered enough to start the five-day Women's WorldTour event, although she was unsure of how she could perform after taking time off. She now leads the overall classification by two seconds ahead of Rivera and four seconds ahead of Bastianelli.

The first stage from Framlingham to the seaside town of Southwold covered 129.7 km through Suffolk with one mountain sprint in Ipswich's Christchurch Park as well as two intermediate sprints. The route was a continuous up-and-down, but nevertheless, a bunch sprint was expected on the slightly-rising finishing straight in Southwold.

It was a cautious peloton that rolled out of Framlingham, with no moves on the first 25 kilometres. The attacks started only when the peloton reached Ipswich. Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) took full points in the Christchurch Park mountain sprint and will wear the black Queen of the Mountains jersey on stage 2. The peloton briefly split after the hill but was quickly back together.

Coryn Rivera won the intermediate sprint in Needham Market for three valuable bonus seconds ahead of Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans) and Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini). There were some attempts to form a breakaway following the sprint, but nobody succeeded in getting away from the peloton. The race settled down a bit after that as riders took on food. World champion Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) suffered a puncture with 66 km to go but expertly made her way back to the pack.

After a big loop through Suffolk, the start town of Framlingham also hosted the second intermediate sprint with 50 km to go. This time, Pieters took the sprint points and bonus seconds, beating Danielle Rowe (WaowDeals) and Rivera; Pieters will wear the red intermediate sprint jersey on stage 2.

A group of riders tried to get away with 40 km to go but were immediately chased down. Next to try was Susanne Andersen (Hitec Products-Birk Sport) who succeeded in establishing a 20-second gap, but the Norwegian was reeled in again after a few kilometres off the front.

On the final 20 kilometres, the pace was kept high by the sprinters' teams to discourage any further attacks, and the peloton was led into Southwold by Boels Dolmans for a big bunch sprint. Slightly uphill and into a headwind, it was, however, Jolien D'hoore who timed her sprint best and beat Marta Bastianelli and Rivera to the win. With the stage win, D'hoore naturally also takes the overall lead of the race.

Watch the stage 1 highlights below.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women3:14:39 
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
3Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
5Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
6Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
7Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
8Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
9Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
10Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
11Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
12Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
13Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
14Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
15Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
16Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
17Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops  
18Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
19Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
20Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
21Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
22Winanda Spoor (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
23Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
24Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
25Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
26Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
27Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing  
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
29Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
30Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
31Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
32Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
33Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
34Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
35Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
36Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
37Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
38Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
39Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
40Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
41Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
42Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
43Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
44Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
45Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
46Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
47Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana  
48Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
49Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
50Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
51Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
52Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
53Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
54Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
55Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
56Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
57Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
58Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
59Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
60Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
61Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
62Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
63Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
64Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
65Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
66Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
67Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
68Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
69Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
70Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
71Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
72Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
73Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing  
74Hayley Simmonds (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
75Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
76Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
77Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
78Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing  
79Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
80Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
81Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
82Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
83Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
84Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
85Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:31 
86Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:36 
87Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High50:00:38 
88Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
89Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
90Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women  
91Anna Badegruber (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
92Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
93Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
94Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
95Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:42 
96Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing0:01:14 
97Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:01:21 
98Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High50:01:47 
99Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
100Katie Archibald (GBr) Wiggle High5  
101Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing0:03:41 
102Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women15 pts
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini12 
3Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women9 
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling7 
5Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
6Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team5 
7Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope4 
8Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High53 
9Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
10Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling1 
Mountain 1 - Christchurch park, Ipswich - 27.5 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam4 pts
2Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High53 
3Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
4Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini1 
Sprint 1 - Needham market - 48.2 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women3 pts
2Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
3Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini1 
Sprint 2 - Framlingham - 79. km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 pts
2Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team2 
3Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team9:43:57 
2Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
3Cylance Pro Cycling  
4Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
5Ale Cipollini  
6Team Sunweb  
7Trek - Drops  
8Canyon // Sram Racing  
9Btc City Ljubljana  
10Valcar Pbm  
11Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
12Team Virtu Cycling  
13Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
14Wnt Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
15Storey Racing  
16Mitchelton Scott0:00:31 
17Wiggle High50:00:38 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women3:14:29 
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women0:00:02 
3Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:00:04 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:05 
5Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:08 
6Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:00:09 
7Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:10 
8Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
9Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
10Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
11Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
12Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
13Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
14Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
16Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
17Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
18Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
19Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops  
20Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
21Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
22Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
23Winanda Spoor (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
24Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
25Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
26Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
27Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing  
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
29Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
30Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
31Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
32Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
33Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
34Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
35Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
36Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
37Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
38Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
39Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
40Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
41Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
42Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
43Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
44Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
45Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
46Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
47Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana  
48Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
49Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
50Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
51Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
52Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
53Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
54Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
55Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
56Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
57Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
58Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
59Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
60Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
61Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
62Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
63Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
64Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
65Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
66Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
67Jip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
68Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
69Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
70Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
71Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
72Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
73Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing  
74Hayley Simmonds (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
75Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
76Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
77Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
78Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing  
79Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
80Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
81Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
82Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
83Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
84Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops  
85Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:38 
86Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:41 
87Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:46 
88Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High50:00:48 
89Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
90Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
91Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women  
92Anna Badegruber (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
93Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
94Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
95Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
96Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:00:52 
97Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing0:01:24 
98Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport0:01:31 
99Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High50:01:57 
100Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
101Katie Archibald (GBr) Wiggle High5  
102Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing0:03:51 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women15 pts
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini12 
3Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women9 
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling7 
5Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
6Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team5 
7Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope4 
8Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High53 
9Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
10Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam4 pts
2Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High53 
3Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
4Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini1 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 pts
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women4 
3Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team2 
4Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini1 
Regional riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team3:14:37 
2Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:00:02 
3Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
4Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing  
5Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
6Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
7Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
8Manon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
9Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing  
10Hayley Simmonds (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
11Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing  
12Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
13Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
14Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops  
15Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing0:01:16 
16Katie Archibald (GBr) Wiggle High50:01:49 
17Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing0:03:43 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team9:43:57 
2Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope  
3Cylance Pro Cycling  
4Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
5Ale Cipollini  
6Team Sunweb  
7Trek - Drops  
8Canyon // Sram Racing  
9Btc City Ljubljana  
10Valcar Pbm  
11Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
12Team Virtu Cycling  
13Hitec Products - Birk Sport  
14Wnt Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
15Storey Racing  
16Mitchelton Scott0:00:31 
17Wiggle High50:00:38 

 

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