Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup

Brand second and Moberg third

Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) sprinted to victory at the Sparkassen Giro, the seventh round of the women's UCI World Cup, on Sunday in Germany. It was her second sprint victory of the weekend, having won the RideLondon Grand Prix on Saturday. The sprint at the Sparkassen Giro came down to roughly 20 riders left in the main field, and Guarischi beat Lucinda Brand (Rabo-Liv) and Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products) at the finish line.

"It's unbelievable, really it's too much for me!" Guarischi said in a team press release. "After we traveled from Ride London race last night and this morning, I didn't feel good in the first lap. I went to our road captain Trixi [Worrack] and told her but she just told me to be patient and wait until the middle of the race see what happens. But still in the middle of the race I didn't feel good!

"Trixi and the girls believed in me and they delivered me perfectly in the lead out. Tiff [Cromwell] was the last person with me at 600m to go. I could see Brand try to come through the last corner fast and D'hoore was on her wheel. Tiff and I kept our position and she gave me space to go onto Brand's wheel. It was a similar way to how I beat Brand in the Giro Rosa stage. Except this time it was really close at the end. Just before the line I wasn't sure if it would be first or second, but then I threw my bike and I said to myself, 'it's the win!' And it was!"

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) remains in the overall lead in the World Cup, after finishing 11th on the day. Elisa Longo-Borghini (Wiggle Honda) is in second overall and Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) in third.

There was a one minute moment of silence for Top Girls Fassa Bortolo’s Chiara Pierobon, who died while travelling to the Sparkassen Giro on Saturday. The 22-year-old from Venice felt unwell during the long trip to Bochum in Germany. She passed away in hospital in Ngolstadt after receiving emergency medical treatment. The team said a pulmonary embolism could have been the cause of death.

The Sparkassen Giro marked the seventh round of the World Cup. The women raced through eight laps of a 15.5km circuit for a total of 124km. The circuit was mainly flat and fast, and although there was one climb up the Henkenbergstraase on course, it was not challenging enough to rid the field of the top sprinters.

There were several strong attacks and potential breakaways through out the race but all attempts were inevitably brought back into the field.

The course offered three QOMs and three Sprints during the race. The first place mountain points were picked up by Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans), Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv) and Alena Amialiusik (Velocio - SRAM). While the points were picked up by Corinna Lechner (Germany), Valentina Scandolara (Orica-AIS) and Mayuko Hagiwara (Wiggle Honda).

Armitstead forced attacks in the final 40km of the race, and her efforts resulted in a strong breakaway, but it wasn't enough to hold off the teams looking for a bunch sprint. Velocio-SRAM led the teams into the finishing stretch and Guarischi took the World Cup win on the streets of Bochum.



Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio - SRAM3:04:19 
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
3Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
4Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
5Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
6Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
7Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
8Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle Honda  
9Lizzie Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS  
10Anna Trevisi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
11Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
12Roxane Fournier (Fra) Nationalteam France  
13Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco-SVB  
14Carmen Small (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
15Michela Pavin (Ita) Servetto Footon  
16Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek Team  
17Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:02 
18Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
19Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Velocio - SRAM  
20Kim De Baat (Ned) - Zannata  
21Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
22Aude Biannic (Fra) Nationalteam France  
23Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS  
24Brianna Walle (USA) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
25Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-SVB  
26Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
27Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Team Rytger  
28Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products  
29Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
30Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini  
31Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) - Zannata  
32Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
33Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
34Shelley Olds (USA) Ale Cipollini  
35Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
36Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
37Jip Van den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
38Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
39Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
40Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Lointek Team  
41Corinna Lechner (Ger) German Nationalteam Women  
42Nina Kessler (Ned) - Zannata  
43Sara Mustonen-Lichean (Swe) Team Liv-Plantur  
44Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Aromitalia Vaiano  
45Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
46Jessie Walker (GBr) Servetto Footon0:00:07 
47Beate Zanner (Ger) German Nationalteam Women  
48Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
49Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink Laclassica  
50Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products  
51Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
52Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Servetto Footon  
53Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
54Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco-SVB  
55Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto Footon  
56Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
57Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
58Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
59Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
60Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco-SVB  
61Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
62Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
63Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German Nationalteam Women0:00:13 
64Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
65Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM0:00:15 
66Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio - SRAM0:00:32 
67Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio - SRAM  
68Tereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink Laclassica0:00:48 
69Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products  
70Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
71Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv-Plantur  
72Kseniya Tuhai (Blr) Bepink Laclassica  
73Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur  
74Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
75Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek Team  
76Melanie Hessling (Ger) German Nationalteam Women  
77Sara Headley (USA) Team Tibco-SVB  
78Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
79Kelly Van Den Steen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
80Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
81Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team  
82Serika Guluma Ortiz (Col) Aromitalia Vaiano  
83Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
84Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
85Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica  
86Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda  
87Jessica Parra (Col) Aromitalia Vaiano  
88Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
89Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
90Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
91Mirjam Gysling (Swi) Swiss Cycling National Team  
92Marina Likhanova (Rus) Servetto Footon  
93Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies  
94Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Team Tibco-SVB  
95Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio - SRAM  
96Wiebke Rodiek (Ger) German Nationalteam Women  
97Christina Perchtold (Aut) Nö Radunion Vitalogic  
98Alison Tetrick (USA) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
99Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
100Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda  
101Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini  
102Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS  
103Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda  
104Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
105Macey Stewart (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:58 
106Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team  
107Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
108Riccarda Mazzotta (Swi) Servetto Footon  
109Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek Team  
110Fanny Riberot (Spa) Lointek Team  
111Alice Algisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
112Jaime Nielsen (NZl) Bepink Laclassica0:01:08 
113Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:01:49 
114Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:03:02 
115Alessia Martini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
116Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur0:04:11 
117Joelle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team  
118Laura Simenc (Slo) Nö Radunion Vitalogic0:16:45 
DNFGracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFMelissa Hoskins (Aus) Orica-AIS  
DNFAnna Zita Stricker (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi  
DNFThea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
DNFMartina Biolo (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano  
DNFChloe Fraser (GBr) Team Rytger  
DNFMaaike Polspoel (Bel) - Zannata  
DNFAnnel Van Doorslaer (Bel) - Zannata  
DNFLucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv-Plantur  
DNFUrska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFAnja Rugelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
DNFJulia Deuerlein (Ger) Nö Radunion Vitalogic  
DNFAstrid Gassner (Aut) Nö Radunion Vitalogic  
DNFLisa Lackner (Aut) Nö Radunion Vitalogic  
DNFAlisa Van Oijen (Aut) Nö Radunion Vitalogic  
DNFSophie De Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg  
DNFNel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
DNFDemmy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
DNFJeesy Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
DNFKelly Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
DNFDorothee Lorch (Ger) German Nationalteam Women  
DNFLaurie Berthon (Fra) Nationalteam France  
DNFCoralie Demay (Fra) Nationalteam France  
DNFMathilde Favre (Fra) Nationalteam France  
DNFPascale Jeuland (Fra) Nationalteam France  
DNFAriane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly B.S.  
DNFAnastasiya Chulkova (Rus) Bepink Laclassica  


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