OVO Energy Women's Tour: Rivera wins the overall

Lepistö wins stage 5 sprint

Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) took the honours in Colwyn Bay after an aggressively raced final stage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour, beating Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance) and Marta Bastianelli (Alé Cipollini) to the line.

Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) finished the stage in eighth place to win the general classification. Although she didn't race, Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) continues to lead the UCI Women's WorldTour overall standings.

Covering 122.6 km from Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay, stage 5 crossed the Snowdonia National Park in North West Wales. There were two intermediate sprints, and the main difficulties were the two climbs of Bwlch-y-Maen (category 2) and Nant Gwynant (category 1), though over 50 km remained from the top of the latter to the finish line.

The first rider to get away was Maaike Boogaard (BTC City Ljubljana). The young Dutchwoman was reeled in after a few kilometres, but was awarded the overall combativity prize after the stage for her aggressive riding. Next to attack was Emilie Moberg (Team Virtu Cycling) who was joined by Marta Tagliaferro (Cylance), Susanne Andersen (Hitec Products-Birk Sport), and Natalie Grinczer (WNT Rotor). At the first intermediate sprint after 33 km, the four had an advantage of 1:35 minutes.

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) attacked from the peloton on the Bwlch-y-Maen climb. She was caught soon, but so was the break; and the high speed forced a split, with only 15 riders reaching the top at the front. Following a regrouping after the descent, Marta Bastianelli went on the attack and built a one-minute gap. Bastianelli's advantage came down on the Nant Gwynant climb, and Georgia Williams (Mitchelton-Scott) and Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) bridged to the Italian, but they were all caught on the descent.

There were a number of moves on the last 40 km, but Rivera's Team Sunweb controlled the race and didn't let anyone get away. With 19 km to go, the Dutch team then put both Lucinda Brand and Rivera into an elite group with Niewiadoma, Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5), and Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans). But this star-studded break never got a gap bigger than 16 seconds and was caught just after the 10-kilometre mark.

Several breakaway attempts in the closing kilometres came to nought, and it was a sprint on the Colwyn Bay seafront that decided the winner of the final stage. Lotta Lepistö was the fastest, repeating her 2016 stage win. After being the runner-up on stage 4, the Finn beat Giorgia Bronzini by a bike length, with Marianne Vos in third place. Rivera was in control throughout the stage and finished eighth to win her first-ever UCI Women's WorldTour stage race.

Vos takes home the pink jersey as winner of the points classification, Longo Borghini kept the black mountain jersey through all five stages. Danielle Rowe (WaowDeals) fought through the final stage after a hard crash late on stage 4 to defend the blue jersey as best British rider. Rivera also wins the intermediate sprint classification for the red jersey. Anna van der Breggen's lead in the UCI Women's WorldTour overall standings was so large that she was certain of staying in first place even though she wasn't racing this week.

The UCI Women's WorldTour will continue with the Giro Rosa, 6-15 July.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team3:03:55 
2Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
3Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
5Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
6Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
7Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
8Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
9Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
10Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
12Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
13Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
14Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
15Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops  
16Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
17Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
18Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
19Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
20Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
21Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
22Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
23Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
24Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
25Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
26Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
27Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
28Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
29Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
30Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
31Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
32Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
33Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing  
34Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
35Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
36Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
37Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
38Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
39Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
40Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
41Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High5  
42Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
43Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
44Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
45Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
46Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
47Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
48Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
49Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women  
50Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
51Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
52Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
53Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
54Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:33 
55Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High50:00:48 
56Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing  
57Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing0:02:11 
58Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:03:11 
59Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:04:08 
60Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana0:05:51 
61Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM0:08:06 
62Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team0:08:41 
63Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
64Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
65Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
66Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
67Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
68Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
69Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM  
70Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
71Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
72Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
73Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
74Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
75Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
76Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing  
77Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
78Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
79Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
80Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing  
81Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
82Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing  
DNFAnna Plichta (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
DNFJulia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
DNFSheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFJolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women  
DNFGracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
DNFKatarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFHanna Nilsson (Swe) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNSCharlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
DNSWinanda Spoor (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team  
Final General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women17:52:36 
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:11 
3Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team0:00:25 
4Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:27 
5Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:28 
6Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:32 
7Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:33 
8Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops0:00:34 
9Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
10Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
11Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
12Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
13Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
14Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
15Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling17:53:13 
16Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women17:53:15 
17Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team17:53:24 
18Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope17:53:25 
19Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
20Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing17:53:26 
21Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam17:53:27 
22Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
23Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
24Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
25Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam17:53:33 
26Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women17:53:43 
27Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
28Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Trek-Drops  
29Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
30Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Wiggle High517:53:48 
31Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team17:53:50 
32Omer Shapira (Isr) Cylance Pro Cycling  
33Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women17:53:53 
34Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women17:54:05 
35Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women17:54:11 
36Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women17:54:26 
37Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport17:54:27 
38Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team17:54:46 
39Rozanne Slik (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope17:57:27 
40Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing17:57:43 
41Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops17:57:50 
42Urska Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana17:58:00 
43Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
44Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team17:58:21 
45Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing17:58:30 
46Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
47Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High517:59:10 
48Elizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Storey Racing18:00:07 
49Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High518:00:23 
50Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM18:01:16 
51Bethany Crumpton (GBr) Storey Racing18:01:34 
52Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team18:01:50 
53Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope18:02:12 
54Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini18:02:44 
55Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport18:02:52 
56Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope18:02:59 
57Anouska Koster (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team  
58Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini18:03:10 
59Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing18:03:42 
60Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling18:07:08 
61Mel Lowther (GBr) Storey Racing18:07:11 
62Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team18:07:39 
63Chanel Mason (GBr) Storey Racing18:07:55 
64Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team18:10:50 
65Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling18:11:08 
66Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
67Silvia Pollicini (Ita) Valcar PBM18:11:56 
68Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM18:12:11 
69Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling18:12:18 
70Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM18:12:20 
71Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
72Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
73Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women18:12:22 
74Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling18:12:42 
75Maaike Boogaard (Ned) BTC City Ljubljana18:16:59 
76Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team18:17:40 
77Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Virtu Cycling18:19:49 
78Aafke Soet (Ned) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team18:20:27 
79Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
80Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport18:21:10 
81Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High518:21:36 
82Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Storey Racing18:23:30 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team44 pts
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women34 
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling31 
4Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team27 
5Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam21 
6Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women19 
7Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini19 
8Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope17 
9Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam11 
10Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team8 
11Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High58 
12Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar PBM8 
13Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini7 
14Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling7 
15Eva Buurman (Ned) Trek-Drops5 
16Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing5 
17Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope5 
18Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM5 
19Emma Norsgaard (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4 
20Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana3 
21Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2 
22Neah Evans (GBr) Storey Racing2 
23Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
24Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High51 
25Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing1 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High544 pts
2Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing22 
3Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women18 
4Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women13 
5Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team13 
6Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team12 
7Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing11 
8Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale Cipollini10 
9Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton Scott Women10 
10Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9 
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women8 
12Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team8 
13Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing8 
14Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women6 
15Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam5 
16Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team5 
17Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women5 
18Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport5 
19Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team5 
20Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High54 
21Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Canyon-SRAM Racing2 
22Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling2 
23Janneke Ensing (Ned) Ale Cipollini1 
Sprint Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women18 pts
2Danielle Rowe (GBr) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team9 
3Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
4Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team3 
5Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport3 
6Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling3 
7Marianne Vos (Ned) Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team3 
8Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High52 
10Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High52 
11Lotta Pauliina Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
12Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling2 
13Eugenia Bujak (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana1 
14Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing1 
15Natalie Grinczer (GBr) WNT Rotor Pro Cycling Team1 
16Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Waowdeals Pro Cycling Team53:39:28 
2Team Sunweb53:39:45 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam53:39:47 
4Canyon // Sram Racing  
5Btc City Ljubljana  
6Ale Cipollini  
7Mitchelton Scott53:40:21 
8Cylance Pro Cycling53:40:42 
9Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling Team53:41:47 
10Fdj Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope53:44:17 
11Trek - Drops53:44:43 
12Wiggle High553:44:48 
13Hitec Products - Birk Sport53:50:18 
14Storey Racing53:52:24 
15Team Virtu Cycling54:07:49 
16Wnt Rotor Pro Cycling Team54:12:51 
17Valcar Pbm54:25:23 

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