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Vos wins Women's Tour of Flanders

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Van Dijk and Johansson round out podium

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) shows her delight as she wins ahead of Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS). Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) was fourth

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) shows her delight as she wins ahead of Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS). Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) was fourth

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Marianne Vos (Rabobank) won the 2013 women’s Tour of Flanders in a sprint ahead of Ellen Van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) on Sunday. Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products UCK) finished fourth.

The win marked Vos’s first Ronde victory but completed her domination of women’s cycling after her long series of major victories and world titles.

Vos, Johansson and Longo Borghini escaped on the Oude Kwaremont before a late surge from Van Dijk made it four riders at the front of the race on the run-in to Oudenaarde

Johansson, who has had a strong start to season, was briefly dropped before joining the leaders and making a late attack. However the Swedish rider was brought back, setting up a thrilling sprint.

Vos was not afraid to start her sprint early and had the speed and power to distance her rivals, before letting out a shout in celebration.

"Of course it's always frustrating when you come second but we tried everything we could to get away from Marianne. She just has that little kick that makes it impossible to escape from her,” Van Dijk said.

Full Results
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 3:33:21  
2 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon    
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS    
4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK    
5 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 0:02:37  
6 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
7 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
8 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS    
9 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:02:39  
10 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:04:33  
11 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
13 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
14 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS    
15 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
16 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
17 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
18 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
19 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
20 Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
21 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
22 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana    
23 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
24 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
25 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
26 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
27 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
28 Marion Rousse (Fra) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
29 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
30 Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
31 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
32 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo    
33 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink    
34 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
35 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
36 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
37 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS    
38 Janel Holcomb (USA) USA National Team    
39 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS    
40 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top    
41 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
42 Kristin McGrath (USA) USA National Team    
43 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
44 Sophie De Boer (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
45 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
46 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
47 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
48 Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
49 Noemi Cantele (Ita) BePink    
50 Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
51 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
52 Ann-Sofie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
53 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
54 Kelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer 0:10:08  
55 Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
56 Anouska Koster (Ned) Team Futurumshop    
57 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
58 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
59 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
60 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
61 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo    
62 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
63 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
64 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
65 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
66 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer    
67 Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
68 Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
69 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
70 Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest    
71 Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
72 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda    
73 Giada Borgato (Ita) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
74 Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
75 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
76 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
77 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
78 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products UCK    
79 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
80 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
81 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
82 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Team Futurumshop    
83 Martina Thomasson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
84 Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
85 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink    
86 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
87 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Team Futurumshop    
88 Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
89 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
90 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink    
91 Lauren Hall (USA) USA National Team 0:13:12  
92 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
93 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:14:53  
94 Elena Valentini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
95 Daisy Depoorter (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
96 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
97 Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Argos-Shimano    
HD Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 0:18:43  
HD Daniela Gass (Ger) Squadra Scappatella 0:21:45  
HD Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas    
HD Patricia Schwager (Swi) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
HD Emily Kachorek (USA) USA National Team    
HD Liisi Rist (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
HD Ruth Winder (USA) USA National Team    
HD Jessy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer    
HD Stephanie De Croock (Bel) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer    
HD Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) RusVelo    
HD Katsiaryna Barazna (Blr) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
HD Stephanie Roorda (Can) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
HD Christina Perchtold (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
HD Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer    
HD Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
HD Gloria Boldrini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
HD Maria Mishina (Rus) RusVelo    
DNS Kendall Ryan (USA) USA National Team    
DNF Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabobank Liv/Giant    
DNF Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized-lululemon    
DNF Jessie Maclean (Aus) Orica-AIS    
DNF Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
DNF Sara Grifi (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
DNF Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink    
DNF Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
DNF Esra Tromp (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
DNF Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
DNF Geerike Schreurs (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
DNF Elena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team    
DNF Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox    
DNF Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano Fondriest    
DNF Alie Gercama (Ned) Team Futurumshop    
DNF Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Futurumshop    
DNF Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Futurumshop    
DNF Mayra Del Rocio Rocha (Mex) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Alizee Brien (Can) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Charlene Delev (Ger) GSD Gestion-Kallisto    
DNF Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
DNF Lilibeth Chacon Garcia (Ven) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Mayalen Noriega (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango    
DNF Rotem Gafinovitz (Isr) Topsport Vlaaderen-Bioracer    
DNF Madelene Olsson (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
DNF Hanna Helamb (Swe) Cramo Go:Green    
DNF Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
DNF Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata    
DNF Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Francesca Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
DNF Larissa Ratkic (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Squadra Scappatella    
DNF Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
DNF Winanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands National Team    
World Cup standings - Individuals
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 174 pts
2 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 135  
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 120  
4 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 105  
5 Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 56  
6 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 46  
7 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 38  
8 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 36  
9 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 30  
10 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK 30  
11 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS 28  
12 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top 27  
13 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 27  
14 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica-AIS 27  
15 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies 25  
16 Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top 24  
17 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon 22  
18 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Hitec Products UCK 18  
19 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 10  
20 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 9  
21 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon 9  
22 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 9  
23 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 8  
24 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda 8  
25 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 8  
26 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 7  
27 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank Liv/Giant 7  
28 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team 6  
29 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant 6  
30 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Pasta Zara-Cogeas 6  
31 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata 4  
32 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 4  
33 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 4  
34 Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant 3  
35 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3  
36 Lucie Pader (Fra) Bourgogne-Pro Dialog 2  
37 Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 1  
38 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Futurumshop 1  
World Cup standings - Teams
1 Rabobank Liv/Giant 246 pts
2 Orica - AIS 205  
3 Specialized - lululemon 175  
4 Hitec Products Uck 153  
5 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 66  
6 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 60  
7 Team TIBCO - To The Top 51  
8 Team Argos - Shimano 46  
9 Lotto Belisol Ladies 26  
10 Wiggle Honda 16  
11 France 11  
11 BePink 11  
13 Pasta Zara - Cogeas 6  
13 Faren - Let's Go Finland Team 6  
15 Cyclelive Plus - Zannata 4  
16 Team Futurumshop.Nl 1