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The Women's Tour 2014

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May 7-11

May 09, Stage 3: Felixstowe - Clacton 86.8km

Vos wins stage 3 of Women's Tour

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Cycling News
Published:
May 09, 2014, 14:10 BST,
Updated:
May 10, 2014, 2:22 BST

Dutch woman takes over as race leader

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) prevailed in the sprint to win the third stage of the Women's Tour, beating Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) to the line. By virtue of the time bonus for the stage victory, Vos has taken over the race leadership from the morning's leader, Rosella Ratto (Estado de Mexico Faren). Stage 1 winner Johansson is now second overall, with Ratto holding onto third.

The 86.8km stage from the coastal towns of Felixstowe to Clacton-on-Sea started out fast from the gun and stayed pegged, with riders averaging nearly 40km for the deceptively lumpy stage. With the general classification separated by just seconds, attacks flew from the start, but the pace was so fast that no group could stay clear.

Boels-Dolmans set a furious pace for Lizzie Armitstead, delivering her to the line to win the first intermediate sprint in Kesgrave over Vos and Johansson, but Vos got the better of the British champion in the second sprint at Thorpe-le-Soken.

In between the two, UnitedHealthcare's Sharon Laws defended her lead in the mountains classification, winning the first QOM at Freston (km. 31.9) and taking second to contender Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) 4.5km later at Holbrook.

It wasn't until the race came within 30km of the finish that a group could break the grasp of the peloton, and Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon) sparked a short-lived move, was caught, attacked again, but could not go clear.

The second sprint caused a brief split containing Armitstead, Vos and Johansson, but they too were brought back. Determined, Johansson attacked alone with 20km to go, but could only gain a few seconds advantage before being brought back into the fold.

Worrack attacked yet again, bringing along some strong help in the form of time trial specialist Linda Villumsen (Wiggle Honda) and Annamiek van Vleuten (Rabo-Liv), but Boels-Dolmans drove the pace hard to bring them back with 10km to go.

High winds and a rapid pace kept the peloton together for a bunch sprint, and although Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-lululemon) tried her hand at a solo escape with the tailwind, she too was caught with 1km remaining, the strength of Rabo-Liv such that a Vos victory was the inevitable outcome.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 2:11:05  
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS    
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
4 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
5 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands    
8 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain    
9 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
10 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products    
11 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek    
12 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek    
13 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
14 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
15 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized Lululemon    
16 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica AIS    
17 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
18 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS    
19 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
20 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
21 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
22 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Netherlands    
23 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain    
24 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
25 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized Lululemon    
26 Melon Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
27 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
28 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland    
29 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized Lululemon    
30 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized Lululemon    
31 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
32 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products    
33 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
34 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
35 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
36 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized Lululemon    
37 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec products    
38 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
39 Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek    
40 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
41 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
42 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica AIS    
43 Helen Wyman (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
44 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
45 Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
46 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica AIS    
47 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
48 Jutta Stienen (Swi) Switzerland    
49 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:11  
50 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
51 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
52 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 0:00:13  
53 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
54 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:15  
55 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Switzerland 0:00:52  
56 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
57 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek 0:08:19  
58 Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:12:03  
59 Janine Van De Meer (Ned) Netherlands    
60 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands    
61 Uenia Fernandes Souza (Bra) Estado de Mexico Faren    
62 Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek    
63 Cari Higgins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
64 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
65 Ciara Horne (GBr) Great Britain    
66 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
67 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
68 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
69 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
70 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS    
71 Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
72 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain    
73 Linda Indergand (Swi) Switzerland    
74 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Switzerland 0:22:39  
75 Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:24:51  
76 Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
77 Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain    
78 Erika Leticia Yepez Fernandez (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren    
79 Caroline Baur (Swi) Switzerland    
80 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
81 Jo Tindley (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
82 Hayley Jones (GBr) Great Britain    
83 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
84 Doris Schweizer (Swi) Astana Bepink womens team    
85 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
DNF Lauren Tamayo (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
DNF Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec products    
DNF Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek    
Sprint 1 - Kesgrave
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 3  pts
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 2  
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 1  
Sprint 2- Thorpe-le-Soken
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 3  pts
2 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 2  
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 1  
Sprint 3 - Clacton-on-Sea
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 15  pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 12  
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 9  
4 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 7  
5 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 6  
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands 4  
8 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain 3  
9 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 2  
10 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products 1  
Mountain 1 - Freston
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 6  pts
2 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 5  
3 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland 4  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 3  
5 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 2  
6 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 1  
Mountain 2 - Holbrook
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland 6  pts
2 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 5  
3 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 4  
4 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 3  
5 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 2  
6 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized Lululemon 1  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 2:11:05  
2 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands    
3 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain    
4 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek    
5 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
6 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
7 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain    
8 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
9 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland    
10 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products    
11 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
12 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
13 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
14 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:11  
15 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:15  
16 Janine Van De Meer (Ned) Netherlands 0:12:03  
17 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands    
18 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
19 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
20 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS    
21 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain    
22 Linda Indergand (Swi) Switzerland    
23 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Switzerland 0:22:39  
24 Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain 0:24:51  
25 Caroline Baur (Swi) Switzerland    
26 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
27 Hayley Jones (GBr) Great Britain    
28 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
29 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
DNF Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec products    
DNF Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Orica AIS 6:33:15  
2 Boels Dolmans cycling team    
3 Wiggle Honda    
4 Rabo Liv women cycling team    
5 Lointek    
6 Specialized Lululemon    
7 Hitec products    
8 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
9 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
10 Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:11  
11 Netherlands 0:00:15  
12 Switzerland 0:00:52  
13 Estado de Mexico Faren 0:12:03  
14 Great Britain    
15 Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:12:16  
16 Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:24:51  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 7:41:14  
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 0:00:08  
3 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:00:09  
4 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:14  
5 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 0:00:18  
6 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 0:00:24  
7 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
8 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 0:00:25  
9 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized Lululemon    
10 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain 0:00:28  
11 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands    
12 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
13 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek    
14 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products    
15 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek    
16 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized Lululemon    
17 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
18 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland    
19 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
20 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products    
21 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
22 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Netherlands    
23 Peta Mullens (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
24 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized Lululemon    
25 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized Lululemon    
26 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica AIS    
27 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
28 Dani King (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
29 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
30 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec products    
31 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
32 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain    
33 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica AIS    
34 Melon Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
35 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
36 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
37 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
38 Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
39 Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek    
40 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica AIS    
41 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
42 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:36  
43 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:39  
44 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team    
45 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 0:00:41  
46 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 0:00:52  
47 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 0:00:53  
48 Helen Wyman (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:00:58  
49 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized Lululemon 0:01:01  
50 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
51 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica AIS 0:01:03  
52 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:01:23  
53 Chantal Hoffmann (Lux) Lotto Belisol Ladies    
54 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:48  
55 Katrin Leumann (Swi) Switzerland 0:01:56  
56 Jutta Stienen (Swi) Switzerland 0:03:14  
57 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek 0:10:14  
58 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands 0:12:31  
59 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
60 Linda Indergand (Swi) Switzerland    
61 Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek    
62 Ciara Horne (GBr) Great Britain    
63 Janine Van De Meer (Ned) Netherlands    
64 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
65 Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:13:04  
66 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:13:38  
67 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team 0:13:58  
68 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS 0:14:01  
69 Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team    
70 Cari Higgins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:15:17  
71 Uenia Fernandes Souza (Bra) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:15:49  
72 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:15:58  
73 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain 0:22:20  
74 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Switzerland 0:23:07  
75 Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:25:34  
76 Hayley Jones (GBr) Great Britain 0:25:52  
77 Doris Schweizer (Swi) Astana Bepink womens team 0:26:26  
78 Erika Leticia Yepez Fernandez (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:28:05  
79 Jo Tindley (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:29:08  
80 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:34:03  
81 Caroline Baur (Swi) Switzerland 0:35:30  
82 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
83 Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain 0:35:50  
84 Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:48:40  
85 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:56:29  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 44  pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 31  
3 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 24  
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 20  
5 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 18  
6 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 14  
7 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain 14  
8 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands 13  
9 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 10  
10 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 9  
11 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized Lululemon 7  
12 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 5  
13 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
14 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Specialized Lululemon 3  
15 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 3  
16 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek 3  
17 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec products 2  
18 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek 2  
19 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized Lululemon 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sharon Laws (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 30  pts
2 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland 27  
3 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 12  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica AIS 7  
5 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv women cycling team 6  
6 Ciara Horne (GBr) Great Britain 6  
7 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans cycling team 6  
8 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 6  
9 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans cycling team 5  
10 Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec products 3  
11 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 3  
12 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 2  
13 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 2  
14 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized Lululemon 2  
15 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica AIS 1  
Most courageous rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized Lululemon    
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 7:41:23  
2 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:05  
3 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:15  
4 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:19  
5 Lucy Garner (GBr) Great Britain    
6 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
7 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek    
8 Jolanda Neff (Swi) Switzerland    
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec products    
10 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team    
11 Katie Archibald (GBr) Great Britain    
12 Alice Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:30  
13 Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:52  
14 Jessie Walker (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:01:14  
15 Henriette Woering (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:39  
16 Anouska Koster (Ned) Netherlands 0:12:22  
17 Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
18 Linda Indergand (Swi) Switzerland    
19 Janine Van De Meer (Ned) Netherlands    
20 Anna Knauer (Ger) Rabo Liv women cycling team 0:13:49  
21 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica AIS 0:13:52  
22 Amy Hill (GBr) Great Britain 0:22:11  
23 Ramona Forchini (Swi) Switzerland 0:22:58  
24 Hayley Jones (GBr) Great Britain 0:25:43  
25 Melissa Lowther (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:33:54  
26 Caroline Baur (Swi) Switzerland 0:35:21  
27 Penny Rowson (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine    
28 Emily Kay (GBr) Great Britain 0:35:41  
29 Harriet Owen (GBr) Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:56:20  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Orica AIS 23:05:06  
2 Specialized Lululemon    
3 Boels Dolmans cycling team    
4 Hitec products    
5 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
6 Wiggle Honda    
7 Lointek    
8 Rabo Liv women cycling team    
9 Astana Bepink womens team 0:00:05  
10 Netherlands 0:00:15  
11 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling    
12 Switzerland 0:00:52  
13 Great Britain 0:12:03  
14 Estado de Mexico Faren 0:12:30  
15 Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:14:05  
16 Matrix Fitness - Vulpine 0:29:10