Tour of Chongming Island: Charlotte Becker wins stage 2 from breakaway

Five-rider group makes it to the finish, turns GC upside-down

Stage 2 of the Tour of Chongming Island produced a surprising breakaway win. The sprinters' teams miscalculated, letting a group of five go too far up the road, from which Charlotte Becker (Hitec Products-Birk Sport) won the sprint and took the overall lead of the race. 

Shannon Malseed (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) finished second and Anastasia Iakovenko (BTC City Ljubljana) third, with Dalia Muccioli (Valcar PBM) and Coralie Demay (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) the other members of the break.

The 121.3km stage included the highest point of the whole race, but this was at the altitude of only 60 metres on a bridge crossing to Chongming Island from neighbouring Changxing Island, which hosted the start of the stage. Lucy Garner took the sole mountain point and is now certain to win the polka-dot jersey if she finishes stage 3 tomorrow.

The first intermediate sprint after 37.7km was won by Jolien D'hoore (Mitchelton-Scott) ahead of yellow jersey Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance Pro Cycling) and Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini). Only halfway into the race did an attack stick when Malseed initiated a breakaway together with Becker, Iakovenko, Demay, and Muccioli.

The quintet continually increased their advantage on the peloton and a group of three chasers that were stuck in no-man's-land for much of the stage, but never got to the front. The second intermediate sprint was won by Becker ahead of Malseed and Iakovenko. With 27km to go, the gap was at its maximum of 3:34, and the peloton faced a frantic chase to bring back the escapees.

But the breakaway riders worked together well and lost ground only slowly. Though Muccioli stopped taking turns and only sat on at the back of the group in the last 12km, the other four continued their cooperation all the way to the finishing straight. The chase in the peloton was led by Wiggle High5, Mitchelton Scott, and Cylance Pro Cycling, but the escapees' teams, especially Hitec Products-Birk Sport and Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank, did their best to disrupt the chase.

Becker took a position at the back of the group in the final kilometre and launched her sprint with 250 metres to go. Malseed was in her wheel, but the German was too strong and held off the Australian champion, along with the Russian champion Iakovenko. Muccioli finished fourth, and Demay was fifth. Jolien D'hoore won the bunch sprint for sixth place 1:12 behind, meaning that Becker also takes over the yellow leader's jersey.

Due to bonus seconds, Becker now has a five-second lead on Malseed going into the final day, with an exciting climax in prospect on the 126.5km stage, consisting of 11 laps of a 11.5 km circuit. There are intermediate sprints with a maximum of six bonus seconds on offer after the third and sixth lap, as well as 10 bonus seconds for the stage winner.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport3:03:22 
2Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
3Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana  
4Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM  
5Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:03 
6Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women0:01:12 
7Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
8Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling  
9Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
10Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
11Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM  
12Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
13Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
14Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
15Kelly Druyts (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
16Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
17Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
18Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
19Kelly Markus (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
20Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
21Hanna Tserah (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
22Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
23Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
24Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand Women's Cyclign Team  
25Melissa Van Neck (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
26Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
27Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
28Xi Sha Zhao (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
29Ina Savenka (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
30Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
31Katerina Kohoutková (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
32Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
33Grace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
34Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
35Taisa Naskovich (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
36Tereza Neumanová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
37Nikola Bajgerová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
38Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
39Daniela Reis (Por) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
40Camilla Møllebro (Den) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
41Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana  
42Julie Solvang (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
43Kim De Baat (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
44Lucie Hochmann (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
45Paola Andrea Muñoz (Chi) Swapit Agolico  
46Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
47Ana Teresa Casas (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
48Jarmila Machacová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
49Chaniporn Batriya (Tha) Thailand Women's Cyclign Team  
50Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
51Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
52Brodie Chapman (Aus)  
53Wu Peixiao (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
54Siying Lu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
55Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
56Yue Bai (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
57Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
58Anastasiya Dzedzikava (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
59Karalina Savenka (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
60Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
61Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
62Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
63Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
64Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
65Bryony van Velzen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
66Yin Yu Ma (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
67Wing Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
68Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
69Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
70Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
71Corinna Lechner (Ger) BTC City Ljubljana  
72Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling  
73Odemaris Denisse Mancilla (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
74Tanja Elsner (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
75Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
76Martina Stefani (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
77Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubir (Mas) Malaysia  
78Dexiang Liu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
79Sharifah Nur Ilyana Syed Zulkifli (Mas) Malaysia  
80Allegra Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar PBM  
81Yao Pang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
82Pitathida Thitjan (Tha)  
83Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
84Yixian Pu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
85Apinya Thingkaew (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team0:01:28 
86Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:30 
87Hoi Wah Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:01:35 
88Ezzatie Fifiyana Shazwanie Shaiful Hisham (Mas) Malaysia0:01:44 
89Marcella Mahfuz Toldi (Bra) Cyclance Pro Cycling0:01:47 
90Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:01:56 
91Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:01:58 
92Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:16 
DNFSiti Nur Adibah Akma Mohd Fuad (Mas) Malaysia  
DNFCinthya Teresita Covarrubias (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
DNFGreta Richioud (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
DNFEmilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling  
DNFKarlijn Swinkels (Ned) Ale Cipollini  
DNFAndrea Ramírez (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
DNFNastassia Kiptsikava (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
Stage 2 points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport19 pts
2Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank15 
3Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana11 
4Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women10 
5Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM8 
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling7 
7Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope6 
8Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini3 
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling3 
10Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini1 
Stage 2 mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High51 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport5:42:05 
2Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:00:05 
3Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:08 
4Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM0:00:13 
5Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:16 
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:13 
7Kelly Druyts (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport0:01:19 
8Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women0:01:20 
9Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:21 
10Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team0:01:22 
11Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5  
12Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini0:01:23 
13Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling  
14Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:01:24 
15Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling0:01:25 
16Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope  
17Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
18Hanna Tserah (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
19Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling  
20Ina Savenka (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
21Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Virtu Cycling  
22Katerina Kohoutková (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
23Tereza Neumanová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
24Daniela Reis (Por) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
25Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
26Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
27Taisa Naskovich (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
28Camilla Møllebro (Den) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
29Melissa Van Neck (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
30Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
31Nikola Bajgerová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
32Julie Solvang (Nor) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
33Kim De Baat (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
34Lucie Hochmann (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
35Yue Bai (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
36Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
37Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
38Karalina Savenka (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
39Chaniporn Batriya (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
40Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products-Birk Sport  
41Xi Sha Zhao (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
42Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
43Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
44Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana  
45Kelly Markus (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
46Corinna Lechner (Ger) BTC City Ljubljana  
47Anastasiya Dzedzikava (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
48Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
49Brodie Chapman (Aus)  
50Paola Andrea Muñoz (Chi) Swapit Agolico  
51Jarmila Machacová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
52Bryony van Velzen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
53Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana  
54Siying Lu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
55Wing Yee Leung (Hkg) Hong Kong, China  
56Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubir (Mas) Malaysia  
57Grace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
58Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
59Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
60Dexiang Liu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
61Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
62Yao Pang (Hkg) Hong Kong, China  
63Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women  
64Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
65Odemaris Denisse Mancilla (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
66Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
67Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Valcar PBM  
68Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
69Qianyu Yang (Hkg) Hong Kong, China  
70Wu Peixiao (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
71Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
72Sharifah Nur Ilyana Syed Zulkifli (Mas) Malaysia  
73Mieke Kröger (Ger) Team Virtu Cycling  
74Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
75Yixian Pu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
76Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
77Yin Yu Ma (Hkg) Hong Kong, China  
78Ana Teresa Casas (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
79Pitathida Thitjan (Tha)  
80Tanja Elsner (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
81Martina Stefani (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
82Soraya Paladin (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
83Allegra Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar PBM  
84Apinya Thingkaew (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team0:01:36 
85Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:38 
86Hoi Wah Leung (Hkg) Hong Kong, China0:01:43 
87Marcella Mahfuz Toldi (Bra) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:55 
88Gracie Elvin (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:04 
89Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:06 
90Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:24 
91Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:06:39 
92Ezzatie Fifiyana Shazwanie Shaiful Hisham (Mas) Malaysia0:11:53 
Points Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling121 pts
2Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products-Birk Sport19 
3Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank15 
4Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott Women13 
5Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana13 
6Kelly Druyts (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport12 
7Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM10 
8Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM8 
9Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Team Virtu Cycling8 
10Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling8 
11Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope6 
12Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope6 
13Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand Women's Cyclign Team5 
14Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High55 
15Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini4 
16Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High54 
17Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Virtu Cycling3 
18Hanna Tserah (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club3 
19Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank1 
20Daniela Reis (Por) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport1 
21Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale Cipollini1 
Mountains Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High51 
Youth Classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana5:42:13 
2Silvia Persico (Ita) Valcar PBM0:01:13 
3Hanna Tserah (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club0:01:17 
4Katerina Kohoutková (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
5Tereza Neumanová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
6Taisa Naskovich (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
7Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling  
8Nikola Bajgerová (Cze) Team Dukla Praha Women  
9Karalina Savenka (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
10Chaniporn Batriya (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team  
11Anastasiya Dzedzikava (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club  
12Bryony van Velzen (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport  
13Siying Lu (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
14Wing Yee Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
15Nur Aisyah Mohamad Zubir (Mas) Malaysia  
16Grace Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
17Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
18Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana  
19Yao Pang (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
20Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar PBM  
21Wu Peixiao (Chn) China Liv Pro Cycling  
22Sharifah Nur Ilyana Syed Zulkifli  
23Chiara Zanettin (Ita) Valcar PBM  
24Yin Yu Ma (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
25Pitathida Thitjan (Tha)  
26Martina Stefani (Ita) Ale Cipollini  
27Allegra Arzuffi (Ita) Valcar PBM  
28Apinya Thingkaew (Tha) Thailand Women's Cycling Team0:01:33 
29Hoi Wah Leung (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:01:40 
30Alexandra Manly (Aus) Mitchelton Scott Women0:02:03 
31Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope0:06:39 
32Ezzatie Fifiyana Shazwanie Shaiful Hisham (Mas) Malaysia0:11:53 

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