OVO Energy Women's Tour: D'hoore wins stage 3

Race leader Vos crashes out of race, Brennauer new leader

Jolien D'hoore (Boels-Dolmans) won stage 3 of the OVO Energy Women's Tour. The racing was overshadowed by a mass crash that took out overall leader Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv), who was forced to abandon the race, and caused a neutralisation while the race doctor was attending to the crashed riders.

In the sprint finish at Blenheim Palace, D'hoore beat Lisa Brennauer (WNT-Rotor) and Demi Vollering (Parkhotel Valkenburg) to the win. With Vos out of the race, Brennauer is the new GC leader.

Starting in Henley-on-Thames, the peloton faced 145.1 kilometres to the finish on the grounds of Blenheim Palace. The first 21km included two mountain sprints at the second category Pishill and first category Britwell Hill before the terrain flattened out somewhat. Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) was first over Pishill, adding to her lead in the QOM classification.

Anna Plichta (Trek-Segafredo) attacked soon after that and crested Britwell Hill with a 55-second advantage. Majerus, Grace Brown (Mitchelton-Scott), and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) briefly formed a chase group that reduced the gap to 28 seconds before being reeled in by the peloton.

Reluctant to catch Plichta this early, the peloton allowed the Polish soloist to extend her lead to over a minute. She rolled through the first intermediate sprint in Wallingford after 56.4km, the remaining bonus seconds going to Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) and Vos in the peloton.

Plichta also won the second intermediate sprint in Didcot nine kilometres later, but the peloton suffered a mass crash on the downhill into the town that stopped the race completely.

The race doctor was busy attending the crash victims, meaning that the race had to be neutralised. Nine riders had to abandon the race, including Vos in the green jersey and her teammates Valerie Demey and Jeanne Korevaar, Team Virtu Cycling trio Anouska Koster, Barbara Guarischi, and Katrine Aalerud, as well as Trixi Worrack (Trek-Segafredo), Julie Leth (Bigla), and Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM).

When the race was re-started, Plichta further extended her advantage to 1:50 minutes, putting her into the virtual race lead. The peloton then started the chase in earnest, quickly closing the gap and catching Plichta with 41 km to go. Another crash 30 km from the finish injured Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC-Liv) and held up Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo), among others, but they could all finish the race.

D'hoore's second stage victory in three days puts her firmly into the lead in the points classification. Stage runner-up Brennauer is the new overall leader, Rivera continues to wear the red jersey for the intermediate sprint classification and is only three seconds behind Brennauer in the general classification. Deignan is four seconds back in third place overall and will wear the light-blue jersey for the best British rider.

The OVO Energy Women's Tour continues with stage 4 on Thursday, a hilltop finish at Burton Dassett Country Park.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:46:04 
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
3Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
4Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
5Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
6Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women  
7Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
8Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
9Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM  
10Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
11Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
12Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
13Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb Women  
14Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women  
15Martina Alzini (Ita) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
16Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
17Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women  
18Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women0:00:03 
19Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women  
20Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
21Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women  
22Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
23Alison Jackson (Can) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
24Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops  
25Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
26Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
27Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
28Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM  
29Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
30Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv  
31Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
32Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
33Brodie Chapman (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
34Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
35Charlotte Becker (Ger) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
36Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo Women  
37Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv  
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
39Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
40Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
41Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini  
42Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
43Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling  
44Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
45Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops  
46Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
47Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
48Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women  
49Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
50Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
51Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
52Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Drops  
53Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
54Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
55Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
56Sarah Rijkes (Aut) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
57Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
58Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
59Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
60Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM  
61Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops  
62Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
63Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
64Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
65Anna Christian (GBr) Drops  
66Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
67Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:00:15 
68Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
69Sophie de Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
70Esther van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
71Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM  
72Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling0:00:33 
73Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women0:00:39 
74Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM0:01:00 
75Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv0:01:45 
76Maria Apolonia van 'T Geloof (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:03:38 
77Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
78Nina Kessler (Ned) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:06:48 
79Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops  
80Shannon Malseed (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:07:52 
81Alice Cobb (GBr) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
82Rozanne Slik (Ned) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:11:04 
83Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women  
84Belle de Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:18:09 
DNFKatrine Aalerud (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFElena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM  
DNFValerie Demey (Bel) CCC-Liv  
DNFMarianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv  
DNFBarbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFAnouska Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFTrixi Worrack (Ger) Trek-Segafredo Women  
DNFJulie Leth (Den) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJeanne Korevaar (Ned) CCC-Liv  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15 pts
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling12 
3Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg9 
4Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women7 
5Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women6 
6Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women5 
7Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope4 
8Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling3 
9Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM2 
10Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling1 
Sprint 1 - Wallingford - 56.4 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women3 pts
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women2 
3Marianne Vos (Ned) CCC-Liv1 
Sprint 2 - Didcot - 65. km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women3 pts
Moutnain 1 - Pishill - 9.5 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 pts
2Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling5 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM4 
4Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women3 
5Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women2 
6Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo Women1 
Mountain 2 - Britwell Hill - 21.1 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women10 pts
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM8 
4Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women7 
5Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
6Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv5 
7Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini4 
8Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 
9Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAM2 
10Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb Women11:18:12 
2Movistar Team Women0:00:03 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
4Trek-Segafredo Women0:00:06 
5Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
6Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
7WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
8Mitchelton-Scott Women  
9FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
10Ale Cipollini  
11Team Virtu Cycling  
12Parkhotel Valkenburg  
13Canyon / /Sram Racing  
16Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:06:54 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling9:29:23 
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women0:00:03 
3Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women0:00:04 
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
5Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women0:00:06 
6Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:08 
7Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women0:00:10 
8Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
9Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women  
10Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb Women0:00:11 
11Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:00:13 
12Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:14 
13Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM  
14Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women  
15Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Movistar Team Women  
16Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women0:00:16 
17Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:17 
18Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv  
19Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
20Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops0:00:20 
21Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops0:00:21 
22Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:00:24 
23Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
24Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
25Leah Thomas (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
26Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAM  
27Brodie Chapman (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
28Alison Jackson (Can) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
29Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
30Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women  
31Marta Cavalli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
32Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
33Romy Kasper (Ger) Ale Cipollini  
34Sara Penton (Swe) Team Virtu Cycling  
35Kathrin Hammes (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
36Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM  
37Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Drops  
38Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
39Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
40Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo Women  
41Rachel Neylan (Aus) Team Virtu Cycling  
42Riejanne Markus (Ned) CCC-Liv  
43Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
44Martina Alzini (Ita) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:32 
45Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:00:33 
46Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:35 
47Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
48Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
49Charlotte Becker (Ger) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
50Eri Yonamine (Jpn) Ale Cipollini  
51Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
52Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women  
53Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling  
54Erica Magnaldi (Ita) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
55Sarah Rijkes (Aut) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
56Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
57Aude Biannic (Fra) Movistar Team Women0:00:36 
58Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM  
59Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
60Jessica Allen (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women0:00:47 
61Sophie de Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
62Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:52 
63Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:00:53 
64Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women0:01:00 
65Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM0:01:32 
66Alessia Vigilia (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling0:01:33 
67Asja Paladin (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling0:01:38 
68Anna Christian (GBr) Drops0:02:00 
69Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops  
70Paulien Rooijakkers (Ned) CCC-Liv0:02:37 
71Victorie Guilman (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:03:01 
72Esther van Veen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:03:21 
73Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:03:25 
74Greta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:03:47 
75Maria Apolonia van 'T Geloof (Ned) Ale Cipollini0:04:43 
76Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women0:04:45 
77Nina Kessler (Ned) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:07:09 
78Alice Cobb (GBr) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:08:24 
79Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Movistar Team Women0:10:09 
80Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women0:11:38 
81Rozanne Slik (Ned) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:14:10 
82Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops0:15:48 
83Shannon Malseed (Aus) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:17:08 
84Belle de Gast (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg0:18:30 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam30 pts
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling21 
3Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women17 
4Roxane Fournier (Fra) Movistar Team Women17 
5Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women16 
6Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Valcar-Cylance Cycling13 
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam12 
8Demi Vollering (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg9 
9Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling6 
10Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini5 
11Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women4 
12Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope4 
13Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women3 
14Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM2 
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women2 
16Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam22 pts
2Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women13 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM12 
4Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling10 
5Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women9 
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam6 
7Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) CCC-Liv5 
8Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops4 
9Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Ale Cipollini4 
10Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3 
11Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team2 
12Janneke Ensing (Ned) WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling2 
13Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women1 
14Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo Women1 
Sprints classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women11 pts
2Anna Plichta (Pol) Trek-Segafredo Women6 
3Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women6 
4Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women4 
5Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women4 
6Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops3 
7Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team Sunweb Women3 
8Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling1 
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Trek-Segafredo Women1 
British riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women9:29:27 
2Eleanor Dickinson (GBr) Drops0:00:16 
3Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops0:00:17 
4Elizabeth Banks (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:20 
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM  
6Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Drops  
7Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM0:01:28 
8Anna Christian (GBr) Drops0:01:56 
9Manon Lloyd (GBr) Drops  
10Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Segafredo Women0:04:41 
11Alice Cobb (GBr) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:08:20 
12Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops0:15:44 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team Women28:28:46 
2Team Sunweb Women0:00:05 
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:07 
4Canyon / /Sram Racing0:00:14 
5Trek-Segafredo Women0:00:18 
6Valcar-Cylance Cycling0:00:21 
7WNT-Rotor Pro Cycling  
8Mitchelton-Scott Women  
9Team Virtu Cycling0:00:25 
10Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
12Parkhotel Valkenburg0:00:32 
13Ale Cipollini0:00:39 
14FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:47 
16Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:07:20 


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