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Wild wins Chongming Island World Cup

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Jean-François Quénet

Cecchini, Bronzini on podium in China

Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) wins the Chongming Island World Cup

Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano) wins the Chongming Island World Cup

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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) Team Result
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 3:16:44  
2 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
3 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
4 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products    
5 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia    
6 Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini    
7 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
8 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
9 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon    
10 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products    
11 Roxane Fournier (Fra) France    
12 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products    
13 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
14 Fanny Riberot (Fra) France    
15 Kim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
16 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano    
17 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
18 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
19 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren    
20 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France    
21 Xi Sha Zhao (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
22 Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
23 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo    
24 Lucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren    
25 Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
26 Michela Pavin (Ita) Alé Cipollini    
27 Eun Ju Son (Kor) Korea    
28 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team    
29 Ju-Hee Lee (Kor) Korea    
30 Yanthi Fuchiyanti (Ina) Indonesia    
31 Bianca Van Den Hoek (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
32 Panawaraporn Boonsawat (Tha) Thailand    
33 Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France    
34 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
35 Ho Hsiung Huang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
36 Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France    
37 Yu Hsuan Lee (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
38 Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
39 Melissa Ayala (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren    
40 Fitriyani (Ina) Indonesia    
41 Niman Song (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
42 Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team    
43 Chia Hui Lin (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
44 Ivanna Borovychenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
45 Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand    
46 Wan Lin Chang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
47 Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) Thailand    
48 Hyo-Jin Lee (Kor) Korea    
49 Rachana Azizah (Ina) Indonesia    
50 Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
51 Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Ukraine    
52 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia    
53 Seon-Jin An (Kor) Korea    
54 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo    
55 Khalista Rezky Helfiana (Ina) Indonesia    
56 Hyeong-Yeong Kang (Kor) Korea    
57 Yue Min Ruan (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
58 Chia Chia Chang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
59 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Servetto Footon    
60 Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine    
61 Viktoriya Vologdina (Ukr) Ukraine    
62 Rohidah (Ina) Indonesia    
63 Yi Ju Lin (Tpe) Chinese Taipei    
64 Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team    
65 Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products    
66 Julia Soek (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano    
67 Anna Nahirna (Ukr) Ukraine    
68 Giada Borgato (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 0:00:08  
69 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Alé Cipollini    
70 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
71 Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda    
72 Dexiang Liu (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling    
73 Lin Fang Guo (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling 0:00:13  
74 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products    
75 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Alé Cipollini 0:00:15  
76 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:18  
77 Anzhela Ptyimak (Ukr) Ukraine    
78 Alice Algisi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team 0:00:21  
79 Eugénie Duval (Fra) France    
80 Elisabet Bru (Spa) Servetto Footon 0:00:23  
81 Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) Thailand    
82 Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia    
83 Ana Maria Covrig (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team    
84 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:56  
85 Emily Roper (Aus) Australia 0:00:59  
86 Sara Olsson (Swe) Hitec Products 0:01:00  
87 Nicky Zijlaard (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:01:05  
88 Felicity Wardlaw (Aus) Australia 0:01:20  
89 Soo-Jin Kim (Kor) Korea 0:01:37  
90 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda 0:02:05  
91 Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda    
92 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle Honda    
93 Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:05:34  
94 Veronica Cornolti (Ita) Servetto Footon 0:09:30  
95 Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon 0:11:21  
DNF Anita Dwi Yustina (Ina) Indonesia    
World Cup standings after 5 rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 420  pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 260  
3 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 238  
4 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 220  
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products 215  
6 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 200  
7 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 186  
8 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 137  
9 Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini 135  
10 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda 125  
11 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 120  
12 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized - Lululemon 95  
13 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team 85  
14 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products 72  
15 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products 70  
16 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized - Lululemon 70  
17 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 63  
18 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) Australia 60  
19 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 52  
20 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 50  
21 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda 50  
22 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - Lululemon 48  
23 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 46  
24 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 46  
25 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies 40  
26 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 35  
27 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 35  
28 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - Lululemon 32  
29 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon 30  
30 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 30  
31 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano 26  
32 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products 25  
33 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 25  
34 Roxane Fournier (Fra) France 20  
35 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products 18  
36 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 18  
37 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana 18  
38 Elena Berlato (Ita) Alé Cipollini 18  
39 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo 16  
40 Fanny Riberot (Fra) France 14  
41 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team 14  
42 Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 14  
43 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 14  
44 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 14  
45 Kim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 12  
46 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 12  
47 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia 10  
48 Amélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 10  
49 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 10  
50 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 8  
51 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 8  
52 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 8  
53 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) RusVelo 6  
54 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 6  
55 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 4  
56 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé Cipollini 4  
57 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) France 2  
58 Lauren Hall (USA) United States Of America 2  
59 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata 2  
60 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 10  pts
2 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products 10  
3 Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies 10  
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 10  
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 8  
6 Sara Olsson (Swe) Hitec Products 6  
7 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 6  
7 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 6  
9 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team 6  
10 Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 6  
11 Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team 4  
12 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica - AIS 4  
12 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 4  
14 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia 2  
15 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 2  
16 Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products 2  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia 12  pts
2 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 12  
3 Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team 8  
4 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 8  
5 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 8  
6 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized - Lululemon 6  
7 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 4  
7 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 4  
9 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 4  
10 Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana 4  
10 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé Cipollini 4  
12 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 2  
13 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 2  
13 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 2  
15 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 2  
16 Chloe Mcconville (Aus) Australia 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 18  pts
2 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 18  
3 Thalita De Jong (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 6  
4 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 4  
5 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 4  
6 Anouska Koster (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata 4  
7 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren 4  
8 Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products 2  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Ned) 721  pts
2 Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team (Ned) 671  
3 Hitec Products (Nor) 402  
4 Team Giant-Shimano (Ned) 302  
5 Orica - Ais (Aus) 260  
6 Specialized - Lululemon (USA) 245  
7 Wiggle Honda (GBr) 210  
8 Estado De Mexico Faren (Mex) 190  
9 Ale Cipollini (Ita) 157  
10 Lotto Belisol Ladies (Bel) 106  
11 Astana Bepink Womens Team (Ita) 85  
12 Australia (Aus) 70  
13 Rusvelo (Rus) 68  
14 France (Fra) 36  
15 Servetto Footon (Ita) 30  
16 Btc City Ljubljana (Slo) 18  
17 Bigla Cycling Team (Swi) 14  
18 Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team (Ned) 12  
19 Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 (Fra) 10  
20 Top Girls Fassa Bortolo (Ita) 8  
21 Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata (Ned) 2  
21 United States (USA) 2