Wild wins Chongming Island World Cup

Cecchini, Bronzini on podium in China

As the sprinter's leg of the UCI women world cup, the 130km long Tour of Chongming Island in the Shanghai province saw the victory of Dutch queen of sprint Kirsten Wild from Giant-Shimano. She outsprinted Italian rivals Elena Cecchini (Estado de Mexico-Faren) and former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda).

Thanks to the best result she could hope for, Cecchini moved into the lead of the U23 world cup ranking, on equal points with Flèche wallonne winner Pauline Ferrand Prévot from France who was absent in China.

"It's been a while since I last won a big race like this. It makes me very happy," said Wild, who was full of confidence after winning the three-day Tour of Chongming Island stage race overall. Pressure was on her shoulders but her team managed to deliver a bunch sprint after chasing down all the attacks once past the biggest difficulty of the race: the riders had to make a U-turn over the Jiang Zemin bridge over the Yang-tze river where they reached an altitude of 73 metres above sea level. Sarah Olsson of Hitec-Products won the Queen of the Mountain prize.

As they claimed the two intermediate sprints with Rebecca Wiasak, the Australian national team showed their ambitions prior to going on the offensive in a coordinated effort with the Wiggle Honda team. Katrin Garfoot rode away with Mayuko Hagiwara whose teammate Emilia Fahlin from Wiggle Honda counter-attacked. With ten kilometers to go, Tone Lima (Hitec-Products) and Emily Roper (Australia) tried their luck. Garfoot went solo again but the bunch sprint was inevitable.

"I had a strong team so it wasn't that hard for me but it's been a very hard race to control for my teammates," Wild explained. "Just before the sprint started, one of my teammates crashed, so I followed Wiggle Honda. They forced me to sprint from 250 metres. It was a long sprint."

"We spoke with the Australians to make the race hard," Bronzini revealed. "I would have been happier if one of them finished on the podium, rather than someone whose team was passive in the race. I guess this is the game of cycling but I'm pissed off. I knew that Kirsten was the strongest in such a sprint, but my team is the only one to have honored the race by working hard against her. I'm not the type of rider who just waits."

Cecchini did, and she calculated well. "To finish second here brings me many points for the best young rider classification of the world cup," the 22-year-old Italian said. "It's an excellent result for me. To make the podium of a world cup race after finishing many times fifth, or sixth, etc. is very important. It's been a very long sprint. I made it all on the wheel of Kirsten. I knew she was the most powerful. I'm delighted to get the leader's jersey today here in China."

After five legs, Lizzie Armitstead retains the lead in the overall world cup ranking. The next world cup race is Sparkassen Giro in Germany on August 3rd.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano3:16:44 
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren  
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
4Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
5Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia  
6Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini  
7Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda  
8Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren  
9Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon  
10Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
11Roxane Fournier (Fra) France  
12Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products  
13Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo  
14Fanny Riberot (Fra) France  
15Kim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
16Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano  
17Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
18Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
19Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren  
20Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France  
21Xi Sha Zhao (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
22Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
23Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo  
24Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren  
25Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
26Michela Pavin (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
27Eun Ju Son (Kor) Korea  
28Simona Frapporti (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
29Ju-Hee Lee (Kor) Korea  
30Yanthi Fuchiyanti (Ina) Indonesia  
31Bianca Van Den Hoek (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
32Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand  
33Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France  
34Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
35Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
36Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France  
37Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
38Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
39Melissa Ayala (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren  
40Fitriyani (Ina) Indonesia  
41Niman Song (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
42Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
43Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
44Ivanna Borovychenko (Ukr) Ukraine  
45Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
46Wan Lin Chang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
47Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand  
48Hyo-Jin Lee (Kor) Korea  
49Rachana Azizah (Ina) Indonesia  
50Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
51Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Ukraine  
52Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia  
53Seon-Jin An (Kor) Korea  
54Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo  
55Khalista Rezky Helfiana (Ina) Indonesia  
56Hyeong-Yeong Kang (Kor) Korea  
57Yue Min Ruan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
58Chia Chia Chang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
59Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Servetto Footon  
60Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine  
61Viktoriya Vologdina (Ukr) Ukraine  
62Rohidah (Ina) Indonesia  
63Yi Ju Lin (Tpe) Chinese Taipei  
64Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team  
65Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products  
66Julia Soek (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano  
67Anna Nahirna (Ukr) Ukraine  
68Giada Borgato (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren0:00:08 
69Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Alé Cipollini  
70Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team  
71Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda  
72Dexiang Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
73Lin Fang Guo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:13 
74Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products  
75Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:15 
76Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo0:00:18 
77Anzhela Ptyimak (Ukr) Ukraine  
78Alice Algisi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:00:21 
79Eugénie Duval (Fra) France  
80Elisabet Bru (Spa) Servetto Footon0:00:23 
81Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand  
82Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia  
83Ana Maria Covrig (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team  
84Marijn De Vries (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:56 
85Emily Roper (Aus) Australia0:00:59 
86Sara Olsson (Swe) Hitec Products0:01:00 
87Nicky Zijlaard (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:01:05 
88Felicity Wardlaw (Aus) Australia0:01:20 
89Soo-Jin Kim (Kor) Korea0:01:37 
90Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda0:02:05 
91Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda  
92Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda  
93Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:05:34 
94Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon0:09:30 
95Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon0:11:21 
DNFAnita Dwi Yustina (Ina) Indonesia  
World Cup standings after 5 rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team420 pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS260 
3Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team238 
4Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team220 
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products215 
6Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team200 
7Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano186 
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren137 
9Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini135 
10Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda125 
11Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team120 
12Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized - Lululemon95 
13Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team85 
14Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products72 
15Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products70 
16Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized - Lululemon70 
17Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team63 
18Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia60 
19Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies52 
20Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team50 
21Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda50 
22Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - Lululemon48 
23Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo46 
24Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano46 
25Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies40 
26Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren35 
27Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda35 
28Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - Lululemon32 
29Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon30 
30Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano30 
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano26 
32Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products25 
33Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team25 
34Roxane Fournier (Fra) France20 
35Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products18 
36Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team18 
37Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana18 
38Elena Berlato (Ita) Alé Cipollini18 
39Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo16 
40Fanny Riberot (Fra) France14 
41Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team14 
42Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies14 
43Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren14 
44Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano14 
45Kim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team12 
46Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team12 
47Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia10 
48Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope10 
49Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team10 
50Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team8 
51Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo8 
52Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team8 
53Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) RusVelo6 
54Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team6 
55Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren4 
56Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé Cipollini4 
57Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France2 
58Lauren Hall (USA) United States Of America2 
59Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata2 
60Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team10 pts
2Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products10 
3Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies10 
4Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team10 
5Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team8 
6Sara Olsson (Swe) Hitec Products6 
7Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team6 
7Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team6 
9Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team6 
10Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano6 
11Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team4 
12Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica - AIS4 
12Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS4 
14Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia2 
15Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano2 
16Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products2 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia12 pts
2Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team12 
3Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team8 
4Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team8 
5Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team8 
6Carmen Small (USA) Specialized - Lululemon6 
7Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren4 
7Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team4 
9Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team4 
10Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana4 
10Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé Cipollini4 
12Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS2 
13Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano2 
13Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team2 
15Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren2 
16Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Australia2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team18 pts
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren18 
3Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team6 
4Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren4 
5Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team4 
6Anouska Koster (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata4 
7Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren4 
8Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products2 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Ned)721 pts
2Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team (Ned)671 
3Hitec Products (Nor)402 
4Team Giant-Shimano (Ned)302 
5Orica - Ais (Aus)260 
6Specialized - Lululemon (USA)245 
7Wiggle Honda (GBr)210 
8Estado De Mexico Faren (Mex)190 
9Ale Cipollini (Ita)157 
10Lotto Belisol Ladies (Bel)106 
11Astana Bepink Womens Team (Ita)85 
12Australia (Aus)70 
13Rusvelo (Rus)68 
14France (Fra)36 
15Servetto Footon (Ita)30 
16Btc City Ljubljana (Slo)18 
17Bigla Cycling Team (Swi)14 
18Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team (Ned)12 
19Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 (Fra)10 
20Top Girls Fassa Bortolo (Ita)8 
21Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata (Ned)2 
21United States (USA)2 

 

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