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Johansson holds narrow World Cup lead

Emma Johansson (Red Sun)

Emma Johansson (Red Sun) (Image credit: Bert Geerts/

Swede Emma Johansson held onto a slim three-point lead in the UCI Women's Road World Cup after Sunday's Open de Suède Vargarda. Johannsson won the third round, the Ronde van Drenthe, in the Netherlands in April. She has finished on the podium of every race in the series except the Tour de Berne, where she was fifth.

Johansson lost ground on former World Champion Marianne Vos, who won the Swedish round. Vos claimed her third World Cup victory yesterday. She also won the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Fleche Wallonne.

Johansson knew exactly where she had to place in order to keep the World Cup leader's jersey going into the next round at the GP Plouay on August 22. "I knew I had to be third if Marianne won to keep the jersey. Three points, its not much, but I still get to ride in the jersey one more time."

The Cervelo TestTeam moved into third overall with Dutch rider Kirsten Wild after her second place finish in Sweden. The team also extended its lead in the teams classification with a win in the Open de Suède Vargarda team time trial on Friday.

World Cup standings after round 8
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Red Sun Cycling Team336pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank - LTO333
3Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam173
4Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo TestTeam149
5Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint139
6Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women126
7Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung121
8Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl95
9Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung87
10Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam82
11Martine Bras (Ned) Selle Italia Ghezzi76
12Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam75
13Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam73
14Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint73
15Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam72
16Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team71
17Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl66
18Nicole Cooke (GBr) Vision 1 Racing65
19Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) Team Columbia HTC Women64
20Christiane Soeder (Aut) Cervelo TestTeam61
21Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam50
22Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago45
23Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team45
24Amber Neben (USA) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung41
25Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam38
26Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women35
27Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (Ned) Team Flexpoint33
28Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women31
29Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women30
30Ruth Corset (Aus)30
31Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women30
32Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Hitec Products Uck29
33Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung27
34Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) DSB Bank - LTO25
35Iris Slappendel (Ned) Team Flexpoint25
36Catherine Cheatley (NZl)24
37Tiffany Cromwell (Aus)21
38Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung20
39Bianca Knoepfle (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung20
40Nicole Brändli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team20
41Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung20
42Erinne Willock (Can)18
43Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) DSB Bank - LTO17
44Madeleine Olsson (Swe)16
45Liesbeth Bakker (Ned) DSB Bank - LTO16
46Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Leontien.nl15
47Karin Thürig (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team15
48Marina Jaunatre (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope15
49Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam15
50Mascha Pijnenborg Red Sun Cycling Team14
51Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team14
52Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line14
53Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Red Sun Cycling Team14
54Latoya Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team14
55Lucinda Brand Leontien.nl14
56Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla Cycling Team12
57Jennie Stenerhag (Swe)12
58Catrine Josefsson (Swe) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System12
59Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs12
60Marta Vila Josana Andreu (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'11
61Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr)11
62Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr)11
63Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr)11
64Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr)11
65Emma Skjerstad (Nor)10
66Kristine Saastad (Nor)10
67Cecilie Johansen10
68Elin S. Fylkesnes (Nor)10
69Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam10
70Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago10
71Alexandra Wrubleski (Can) Team Columbia HTC Women9
72Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line9
73Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line9
74Tina Mayolo Pic (USA)9
75Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam9
76Jennifer Fiori Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line9
77Valentina Carretta Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line9
78Svetlana Bubnenkova Fenixs9
79Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi9
80Valentina Bastianelli Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line9
81Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi8
82Lorena Foresi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi8
83Nikki Egyed (Aus)8
84Sophie Creux (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion8
85Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Petrogradets8
86Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi8
87Elena Novikova (Rus) Petrogradets7
88Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl)7
89Maria Kazachenko Petrogradets7
90Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Petrogradets7
91Emmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope6
92Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi6
93Catherine Hare Willianson (GBr) Fenixs6
94Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi6
95Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope6
96Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope6
97Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope6
98Adrie Visser (Ned) DSB Bank - LTO6
99Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Vision 1 Racing5
100Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Team Hitec Products Uck5
101Joelle Numainville (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion5
102Line Foss Team Hitec Products Uck5
103Janneke Ensing Team Hitec Products Uck5
104Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs5
105Daniëlle Bekkering (Ned) Team Hitec Products Uck5
106Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi5
107Anne-Marie Schmitt (Lux) Lointek4
108Edwige Pitel (Fra)4
109Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion4
110Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Team Uniqa - ELK4
111Chantal Hoffmann (Lux)4
112Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vision 1 Racing4
113Amy Dombroski (USA)4
114Carla Swart MTN Cycling3
115Alexis Rhodes (Aus)2
116Janel Holcomb2
117Alexandra Greenfield (GBr)2
118Alice Marmorini (Ita) Fenixs1
119Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (Fra)1
120Heather Logan (Can)1

1Cervélo TestTeam630pts
2Red Sun Cycling Team328
3DSB Bank - LTO320
4Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung316
5Team Columbia HTC Women295
6Team Flexpoint270
7Bigla Cycling Team163
10Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam107
11Selle Italia Ghezzi106
13Vision 1 Racing74
14Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago55
15Team Hitec Products UCK44
17Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line41
22Vienne Futuroscope24
25Team Cmax Dila'11
29ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion5
30MTN Ladies3
31United States2
31Great Britain2


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