OVO Energy Women's Tour: Dideriksen wins stage 4

Rivera retains overall lead

Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolmans) won stage 4 of the OVO Energy Women's Tour in a sprint finish in Worcester, beating Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) and Marianne Vos (WaowDeals) to the line. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) finished in 14th place and defended her overall lead.

Stage 4 covered 131.5 km from Evesham to Worcester, with two intermediate sprints as well as the category 1 Snowshill climb and the category 3 Atch Lench along the way. The stage was dedicated to the memory of pro cyclist Sharon Laws who died of cancer in December. Laws had won the Queen of the Mountains jersey in 2014, and the stage through Worcestershire covered her training roads.

After a short-lived attack by Aafke Soet (WNT Rotor) and Coralie Demay (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope), Charlotte Becker (Hitec Products-Birk Sport) got away alone after 11 km. The race had to be neutralised as the race doctor was busy attending to the victims of a crash only 5 km into the race, and when the green flag was waved again at km 27, Becker's lead quickly shot up to over two minutes.

Coryn Rivera took two bonus seconds in the first intermediate sprint to bolster her lead in the general classification, and the Snowshill climb split up the peloton. Fifteen riders reached the top together only 30 seconds behind Becker. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo-Bigla) and Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Wiggle High5) broke free from this group and bridged to Becker on their own, while the rest of the group was caught by the peloton again. The front trio quickly built an advantage of 2:50 as the peloton didn't commit to controlling the gap.

Halfway through the stage the peloton split in two on a crosswind section, and this started the chase as the sprinters' teams slowly but surely ate into the escapees' lead. At the second intermediate sprint with 39 km to go, Ludwig, Cordon-Ragot, and Becker still had two minutes, but with 20km remaining, this had shrunk to less than a minute.

Ludwig went on a solo attack with 19 km to the finish, but was quickly brought back, as was Cordon-Ragot when she tried the same move a bit later. After this, the breakaway cooperated again and stayed ahead for a long time, but their adventure was over with 6km to go.

Soet and Sara Penton (Team Virtu Cycling) went on a last-ditch attempt to prevent a sprint with 5km remaining, but were quickly reeled in. Amalie Dideriksen went to the front on the finishing straight and held on to the line to win the stage, with Lotta Lepistö and Marianne Vos taking the other podium spots. Green jersey Coryn Rivera finished further back in 14th place, but defended her overall lead and is now 14 seconds ahead of Vos.

The OVO Energy Women's Tour finishes on Sunday with stage 5, 122.6 km from Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:31:19 
2Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
3Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
4Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
5Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
6Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
7Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
8Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women  
9Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing  
10Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
11Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
12Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
13Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
14Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
15Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
16Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
17Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
18Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops  
19Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
20Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
21Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
22Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
23Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
24Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
25Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
26Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
27Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
28Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
29Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
30Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High5  
31Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
32Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
33Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
34Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
35Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing  
36Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana  
37Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
38Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
39Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
40Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
41Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing  
42Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
43Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
44Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
45Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
46Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
47Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
48Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
49Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
50Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
51Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
52Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
53Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
54Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
55Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
56Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
57Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
58Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
59Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
60Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing  
61Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
62Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
63Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
64Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing  
65Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women  
66Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5  
67Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
68Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
69Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
70Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
71Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
72Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
73Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
74Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
75Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
76Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
77Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
78Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
79Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
80Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
81Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
82Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
83Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
84Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
85Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:02:43 
86Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
87Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
88Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
89Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
90Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
91Winanda Spoor (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJip van den Bos (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFRomy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
DNFAnna Badegruber (Aut) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNSAnn-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
DNSManon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
General Classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women14:48:44 
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:14 
3Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:22 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:25 
5Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
6Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:29 
7Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:30 
8Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops0:00:31 
9Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM  
10Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
11Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
12Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
13Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
14Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
15Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
16Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women14:49:20 
17Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling14:49:24 
18Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team14:49:29 
19Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope14:49:30 
20Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
21Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing14:49:31 
22Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling14:49:32 
23Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
24Hanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
25Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
26Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
27Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
28Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam14:49:38 
29Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women14:49:48 
30Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
31Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
32Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
33Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High514:49:53 
34Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team14:49:55 
35Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
36Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
37Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women14:49:58 
38Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women14:50:10 
39Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport14:50:16 
40Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
41Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women14:50:31 
42Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport14:50:32 
43Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini14:50:34 
44Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team14:50:51 
45Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing14:51:06 
46Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana14:53:32 
47Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
48Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport14:53:44 
49Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing14:53:48 
50Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
51Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops14:53:55 
52Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope14:54:05 
53Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team14:54:26 
54Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing14:54:35 
55Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
56Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
57Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
58Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team14:55:03 
59Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High514:55:15 
60Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing14:55:19 
61Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing14:55:28 
62Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High514:55:40 
63Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing14:56:12 
64Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope14:58:17 
65Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini14:58:49 
66Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope14:59:04 
67Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
68Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
69Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM14:59:20 
70Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM14:59:35 
71Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM14:59:44 
72Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
73Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
74Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
75Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women14:59:46 
76Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling15:00:06 
77Anna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15:00:46 
78Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling15:01:28 
79Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women15:02:34 
80Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team15:07:05 
81Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling15:07:13 
82Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
83Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana  
84Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
85Winanda Spoor (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
86Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team15:07:51 
87Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
88Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport15:08:34 
89Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High515:09:00 
90Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team15:10:34 
91Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing15:10:54 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team35 pts
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women31 
3Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam21 
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling19 
5Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women18 
6Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women15 
7Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini12 
8Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team12 
9Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope11 
10Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9 
11Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team8 
12Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM8 
13Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini7 
14Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling7 
15Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women6 
16Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops5 
17Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing5 
18Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope5 
19Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM5 
20Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
21Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana3 
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High53 
23Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
24Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing2 
25Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
26Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High51 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High537 pts
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing22 
3Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport13 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team13 
5Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team12 
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing11 
7Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9 
8Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women9 
9Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women6 
10Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6 
11Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
12Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team5 
13Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport5 
14Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High54 
15Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
16Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini1 
17Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women1 
18Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women1 
19Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women1 
Sprints Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women15 pts
2Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team9 
3Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
4Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport4 
5Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team3 
6Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport3 
7Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High52 
9Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High52 
10Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
11Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team1 
12Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana1 
13Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing1 
14Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team44:27:43 
2Team Sunweb0:00:17 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19 
4Btc City Ljubljana  
5Ale Cipollini  
6Canyon // Sram Racing  
7Mitchelton Scott0:00:53 
8Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:14 
9Hitec Products - Birk Sport0:02:09 
10Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:19 
11Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope0:04:49 
12Trek - Drops0:05:15 
13Wiggle High50:05:20 
14Storey Racing0:10:45 
15Team Virtu Cycling0:10:59 
16Valcar Pbm0:20:27 
17Wnt Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:20:34 

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