Aviva Women's Tour: Majerus takes victory on stage 1

Christine Majerus (Boels Dolmans) claimed victory in the opening stage of the Aviva Women's Tour in Norwich after the breakaway was mopped up in the final kilometre. Majerus took the victory by a clear margin, distancing second placed rider Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) in the twisting, technical finale. Wiggle-High5’s Giorgia Bronzini edged out her compatriot Marta Bastianelli (Ale-Cipollini) for the final podium spot.

At one point it looked like the expected sprint finale wouldn’t happen when the American Alison Tetrick (Cyclance Pro Cycling) escaped with just over 20 kilometres to go. With indecision in the bunch as to who would take up the chase, Tetrick was allowed to build a substantial lead. A time trial specialist by trade, Tetrick appeared to be using all her skills to hold the pack at bay. As she entered the final 10 kilometres, there was still no serious chase behind and the gap was touching almost two minutes.

Tetrick looked agonisingly close to winning on her debut at the race but the peloton had organised and by the final kilometre her gap was just a couple of hundred metres. The chase was slowed slightly by a big crash in the bunch, which involved many of the big teams including Cervelo-Bigla, Orica-AIS and Boels-Dolmans. The incident only delayed the inevitable, however, and Tetrick was caught.

While several of her teammates were caught up in the incident behind, Majerus avoided such trouble. She made easy work of the technical finish, her cyclo-cross talents no doubt coming in handy, and pulled out a clear margin on Vos by the line. It is her second stage win at the Aviva Women’s Tour after claiming victory on stage 3 in Kettering last season.

The victory was enough for Majerus to take the leaders jersey by a single second over Vos, who had earned some bonus seconds in an intermediate sprint earlier on. Her victory also cements Boels Dolman’s place as the team to beat in 2016.

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Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:24:48
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 2 - Cell 2
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' CipolliniRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-PlanturRow 5 - Cell 2
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:06
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 9 - Cell 2
11Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' CipolliniRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:09
13Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5Row 13 - Cell 2
15Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 14 - Cell 2
16Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5Row 15 - Cell 2
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:13
22Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec ProductsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 25 - Cell 2
27Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:17
28Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AISRow 28 - Cell 2
30Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' CipolliniRow 29 - Cell 2
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 30 - Cell 2
32Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Grace Garner (GBr) British National TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Annasley Park (GBr) British National TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AISRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 39 - Cell 2
41Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:25
42Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jessie Walker (GBr) British National TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare WomenRow 44 - Cell 2
46Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 45 - Cell 2
47Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 46 - Cell 2
48Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 47 - Cell 2
49Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare WomenRow 49 - Cell 2
51Linda Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare WomenRow 50 - Cell 2
52Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Nikki Harris (GBr) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 56 - Cell 2
58Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AISRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Carlee Taylor (Aus) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:32
64Abigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:34
65Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 64 - Cell 2
66Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Ale' CipolliniRow 66 - Cell 2
68Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 67 - Cell 2
69Molly Weaver (GBr) Team Liv-PlanturRow 68 - Cell 2
70Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 69 - Cell 2
71Coralie Demay (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 70 - Cell 2
72Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 74 - Cell 2
76Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AISRow 76 - Cell 2
78Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:44
80Emma Pooley (GBr) British National Team0:00:45
81Laurel Rathbun (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women0:00:57
82Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:59
83Manon Lloyd (GBr) British National Team0:01:28
84Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AIS0:01:50
85Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:25
86Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AISRow 85 - Cell 2
87Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products0:01:55
88Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.860:00:25
89Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:09
DNFEmily Kay (GBr) British National TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Beccles - km 54.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team3pts
2Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Pulham Market - km 84.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur3pts
2Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15pts
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High59Row 2 - Cell 3
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High52Row 8 - Cell 3
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Halesworth - km 12.1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team6pts
2Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-Plantur1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Homersfield - km 72.6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team6pts
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AIS4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Katie Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Women2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' Cipollini1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team10:14:37
2Wiggle High50:00:02
3Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:09
4Alé Cipollini0:00:10
5Team Liv-PlanturRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:13
7Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:26
8Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:29
9BTC City Ljubljana0:00:30
10Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:38
11Hitec Products0:00:42
12British National Team0:00:46
13Orica-AISRow 12 - Cell 2
14Drops Cycling Team0:00:50
15UnitedHealthcare Women0:01:02
16Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 15 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3:24:38
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:01
3Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:06
4Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-Plantur0:00:07
5Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:10
6Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:16
10Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 9 - Cell 2
11Anna Trevisi (Ita) Ale' CipolliniRow 10 - Cell 2
12Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:18
13Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:19
14Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5Row 14 - Cell 2
16Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 15 - Cell 2
17Jolien D'Hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5Row 16 - Cell 2
18Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:23
22Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec ProductsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Danielle King (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 25 - Cell 2
27Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale' Cipollini0:00:27
28Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AISRow 28 - Cell 2
30Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Ale' CipolliniRow 29 - Cell 2
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 30 - Cell 2
32Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Grace Garner (GBr) British National TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Annasley Park (GBr) British National TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AISRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 39 - Cell 2
41Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:32
42Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:33
43Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:00:35
44Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jessie Walker (GBr) British National TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Iris Slappendel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare WomenRow 46 - Cell 2
48Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 47 - Cell 2
49Spela Kern (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 49 - Cell 2