Vos wins Pajot Hills Classic

Guarnier second and Lepisto third

Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) won her first race of her comeback season at the new UCI race Pagot Hills Classic on Wednesday. The Dutchwomen sprinted to the win ahead of US road champion Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) and Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo Bigla).

Vos was forced to take a break last year due to a hamstring injury that she sustained at the Dutch national cyclo-cross championships at the beginning of January 2015. Rabo Liv announced last June that Vos would not return to road racing and that she had written off her 2015 goals.

Vos later described her health problems and tired feeling as a sign of over training but stated that she would return in 2016 with an eye on the Olympic Games in Rio.

Her first race this season was on March 13 at the Drentse Acht van Westerveld where she placed tenth. 

At the Pajot Hills Classic, Vos started with a team that included Anna van der Breggen, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, Shara Gillow, Thalita de Jong and Kasia Niewiadoma.

The 122.4km race was held on a 21km circuit, followed by a main loop of 56.7km, and then two final circuits of 22.3km each. There were also eight cobbled sections.

A strong lead group formed during the race that included many of the heavy-hitters including Ferrand-Prevot, Guarnier, Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5), Ellen Van Dijk (Boels-Dolmans), van der Breggen and Niewiadoma.

Although it looked as though the lead group would stay away to the finish, they were caught by the main group and Vos won the sprint to the line.

Full Results


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team3:08:14 
2Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
3Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
4Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
5Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5  
6Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
7Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata  
8Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
9Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
10Camilla Møllebro (Den) Team BMS Birn  
11Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AIS  
12Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5  
13Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
14Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
16Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
17Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
18Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
19Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5  
20Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
21Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
22Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
23Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS  
24Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS  
25Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:10 
26Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5  
27Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
28Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica-AIS  
29Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
30Nikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:14 
31Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:29 
32Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:01:39 
33Ann-Sofie Duyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
34Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
35Lotte Kopecky (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:46 
36Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:04:38 
37Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
38Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
39Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
40Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
41Diana Pe–uela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
42Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink  
43Lenore Pipes (Gum) Bepink  
44Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
45Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5  
46Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
47Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
48Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
49Sofia Arreola (Mex) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
50Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
51Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
52Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
53Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
54Marie Vilmann (Den) Team BMS Birn  
55Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
56Eileen Roe (GBr) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
57Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
58Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink  
59Céline Van Severen (Bel)  
60Brianna Walle (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
61Leah Thomas (USA) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
62Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
63Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
64Valerie Demey (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
65Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
66Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
67Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
68Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
69Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr)  
70Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
71Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Zannata  
72Jessica Cerra (USA) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
73Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
74Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Lensworld-Zannata  
75Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam  
76Claire Thomas (GBr)  
77Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
78Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
79Hayley Simmonds (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
80Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
81Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
82Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
83Jenelle Crooks (Aus)  
84Lauren Komanski (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
85Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
86Sylvie Boermans (Ned)0:04:51 
87Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata  
88Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.860:04:53 
89Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:04:55 
90Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
91Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:05:04 
92Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:05:20 
93Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:07:04 
94Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana0:07:08 
95Vera Koedooder (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
96Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
97Gilke Croket (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
98Abigail Dentus (GBr)0:07:11 
99Nathalie Verschelden (Bel)  
100Kylie Waterreus (Ned)  
101Marjolein Van 'T Geloof (Ned)0:07:13 
102Lensy Debboudt (Bel)  
103Minke Van Dongen (Ned)  
104Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
105Shannon Malseed (Aus)  
106Kelly Markus (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
107Esther Van Veen (Ned)  
108Laura Vainionpää (Fin)  
109Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Etixx  
110Kirsten Howard (Aus)  
111Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:07:20 
112Alexandra Nessmar (Swe) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:07:21 
113Erin Kinnealy (Aus)0:07:26 
114Tine Rasch Hansen (Den) Team BMS Birn0:07:39 
115Ingrid Tempert (Ned)0:07:46 
DNFSarah Borremans (Bel)  
DNFCarolien Haers (Bel)  
DNFPaz Bash (Isr)  
DNFFemke Verstichelen (Bel)  
DNFSilvia Valsecchi (Ita) Bepink  
DNFTereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink (Svk)  
DNFSilje Broll (Nor)  
DNFIngrid Moe (Nor)  
DNFCaroline Thorvik Olsen (Nor)  
DNFDaniella Verstraten (Ned)  
DNFEmilie Bentzon (Nor)  
DNFChristina Siggaard (Den) Team BMS Birn  
DNFRachel Barbieri ( (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFValentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
DNFDaniela Gass (Ger)  
DNFMalin Berlin (Swe)  
DNFSanne Bamelis (Bel)  
DNFLisa Vermeire (Bel)  
DNFLucy Shaw (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
DNFRose Osborne (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
DNFSophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team  
DNFEmily Nelson (GBr)  
DNFMelissa Lowther (GBr)  
DNFDanielle Khan (GBr)  
DNFMegan Barker (GBr)  
DNFManon Lloyd (GBr)  
DNFJasmien De Boeck (Bel)  
DNFLiliano Leenknegi (Bel)  
DNFMieke Leeman (Bel)  
DNFVanessa Van Kerckvoorde (Bel)  
DNFJudith Bloem (Ned)  
DNFEvy Kuijpers (Ned)  
DNFJarna De Jong (Ned)  
DNFKaren Elzing (Ned)  
DNFAlicja Verhagen (Ned)  
DNFMieke Docx (Bel)  
DNFSigrid Jochems (Ned)  
DNFCelesta Op Den Brouw (Ned)  
DNFIne Allaert (Bel)  
DNFEva Van Den Born (Ned)  
DNFLiisi Rist (Est)  
DNFElise Vander Sande (Bel)  
DNFShana Van Glabeke (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
DNFSara Penton (Swe) Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team  
DNFMaaike Polspoel (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata  
DNFKaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld-Zannata  
DNFTamara Preuß (Ger)  
DNFMaxime Roes (Bel)  
DNFSara Verhaest (Bel)  
DNFLouisa Lobigs (Aus)  
DNFJessica Allen (Aus)  
DNFKatrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFGrace Garner (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
DNFElizabeth-Jane Harris (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa  
DNFCoralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
DNFGreta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
DNFVictorie Guilman (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86  
DNFMalin Eriksen (Nor)  
DNFAnne Huinen (Ned)  
DNFMarieke Van Witzenburg (Ned)  
DNFKathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
DNFHannah Walker (GBr)  
DNFJo Tindley (GBr)  
DNFSam Burman (GBr)  
DNFKeira Mcvitty (GBr)  
DNFCorrine Clarke (GBr)  
DNFBecca Carter (GBr)  
DNFAllie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 - Ridebiker  
DNFAbigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team  
DNFAstrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
DNFNathalie Birli (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
DNFJulia Deuerlein (Ger) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nö  
DNSSjoukje Dufoer (Bel)  
DNSCecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Team BMS Birn  

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