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Boels Ladies Tour: Van Vleuten wins prologue

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Ann-Sophie Duyck is the Belgian champion

Ann-Sophie Duyck is the Belgian champion
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Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini)

Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini)
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Winner Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) blows a kiss from the podium

Winner Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) blows a kiss from the podium
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Sara Penton (Veloconcept Women)

Sara Penton (Veloconcept Women)
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Amy Cure (Wiggle-High5)

Amy Cure (Wiggle-High5)
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Thea Thorsen (Hitec-Products)

Thea Thorsen (Hitec-Products)
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Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil)

Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil)
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Pernille Mathiesen (Veloconcept Women)

Pernille Mathiesen (Veloconcept Women)
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Ilona Hoeksma (Hitec Products)

Ilona Hoeksma (Hitec Products)
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Coralie Demay (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope)

Coralie Demay (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope)
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Leah Thomas (USA National Team)

Leah Thomas (USA National Team)
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Linda Villumsen (Veloconcept Women)

Linda Villumsen (Veloconcept Women)
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Sarah Rijkes (Lares-Waowdeals)

Sarah Rijkes (Lares-Waowdeals)
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Karlijn Swinkels (Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil)

Karlijn Swinkels (Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil)
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Julia Soek (Team Sunweb)

Julia Soek (Team Sunweb)
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Anna Trevisi (Alé Cipollini)

Anna Trevisi (Alé Cipollini)
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Former German champion Charlotte Becker (Hitec-Products)

Former German champion Charlotte Becker (Hitec-Products)
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Soraya Paladin (Alé Cipollini)

Soraya Paladin (Alé Cipollini)
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Winanda Spoor (Lensworld-Kuota)

Winanda Spoor (Lensworld-Kuota)
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Annemiek van Vleuten leads the Boels Ladies Tour after the opening prologue

Annemiek van Vleuten leads the Boels Ladies Tour after the opening prologue
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Trixi Worrack riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Trixi Worrack riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Ellen van Dijk at the Boels Ladies Tour

Ellen van Dijk at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Ellen van Dijk riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Ellen van Dijk riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Annemiek van Vleuten in the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Annemiek van Vleuten in the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Annemiek van Vleuten in the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Annemiek van Vleuten in the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Annemiek van Vleuten riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Annemiek van Vleuten riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Lisa Brennauer at the Boels Ladies Tour

Lisa Brennauer at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Annemiek van Vleuten at the Boels Ladies Tour

Annemiek van Vleuten at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Floortje Mackaij at the Boels Ladies Tour

Floortje Mackaij at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Trixi Worrack after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Trixi Worrack after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Trixi Worrack after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Trixi Worrack after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Lisa Brennauer at the Boels Ladies Tour

Lisa Brennauer at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Annemiek van Vleuten on the podium after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Annemiek van Vleuten on the podium after the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Lucinda Brand at the Boels Ladies Tour

Lucinda Brand at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Georgia Williams at the Boels Ladies Tour

Georgia Williams at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Alexis Ryan riding the Boels Ladies Tour

Alexis Ryan riding the Boels Ladies Tour
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Chantal Blaak at the Boels Ladies Tour

Chantal Blaak at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Jessica Allen riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Jessica Allen riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Grace Elvin in the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Grace Elvin in the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Anouska Koster riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Anouska Koster riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Emilia Fahlin at the Boels Ladies Tour

Emilia Fahlin at the Boels Ladies Tour
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A USA rider at the Boels Ladies Tour

A USA rider at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Fenna Van Houtte at the Boels Ladies Tour

Fenna Van Houtte at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Bryony van Velzen riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Bryony van Velzen riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Audrey Cordon riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour

Audrey Cordon riding the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour
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Roxane Fournier at the Boels Ladies Tour

Roxane Fournier at the Boels Ladies Tour
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Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Lensworld-Kuota)

Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Lensworld-Kuota)
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Claudia Koster riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue

Claudia Koster riding the Boels Ladies Tour prologue
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Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott) claimed a hometown victory in the prologue of the Boels Ladies Tour in Wageningen, the Netherlands on Tuesday, seeing off European champion Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) by four seconds and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) by 10 seconds in the 4.3km test.

The Dutch champion started her race more than an hour before the last rider, UCI Women's WorldTour leader Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans), and after setting the fastest time had a long and tense wait before being declared the winner when Van der Breggen crossed the line 14 seconds slower.

"To be able to win in your home town is really great," Van Vleuten said. "I felt some pressure so to come away with the win is really nice. I heard my name cheered a lot around the course, it is my home town so it is very special.

"I went full gas on the straight parts and didn't take big risks on the corners. They were a little bit dangerous so I don't think anybody did because the world championships is the next goal to be there in top shape."

Van Vleuten showed that her strength in time trialing is at a peak, and looked forward to the stage 3 time trial that is 16.9km in length to further open up the overall classification.

"I think the two stages at the end of the week will be really interesting and there you can make some differences if you're in really good shape," van Vleuten continued. "We have a really good team here and I am really pleased about that, I have the strongest team I could have so we will just go for it this week."

Van Dijk put in a strong ride, but said she missed out on the technical sections in the second half of the stage.

"Of course I would have liked to have taken the win but in a prologue everything has to go right to do so. I felt good out on the course but I lost quite a bit of time on the final technical part. Nevertheless I feel like I did a good race and am looking forward to the rest of the week," Van Dijk said. "It’s good to see that we start the tour in a good position as a team."

Van Dijk's teammate Floortje Mackaij was the best young rider on the stage, finishing at 27 seconds from Van Vleuten.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women0:05:47
2Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05
3Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:11
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:15
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:18
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing
9Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:20
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:23
11Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:24
12Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:25
13Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team0:00:26
14Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:27
16Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing
18Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
19Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling
20Ruth Winder (USA) US National Team
21Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28
23Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women
24Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5
25Linda Villumsen (NZL) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:29
26Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
27Leah Thomas (USA) US National Team0:00:30
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
30Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
31Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:32
32Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing
33Georgia Williams (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:33
34Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:34
35Riejanne Markus (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
36Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products
37Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini
39Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini
40Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:35
41Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women
42Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
43Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
44Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:36
45Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
46Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:37
47Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39
48Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products
49Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Veloconcept Women
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:40
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team0:00:41
52Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5
53Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:42
54Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5
55Soraya Paladin (Ita) Alé Cipollini
56Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:43
57Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
58Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
59Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Veloconcept Women
60Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota
61Katharine Hall (USA) US National Team0:00:46
62Skylar Schneider (USA) US National Team
63Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:47
64Bryony Van Velzen (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:48
65Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
66Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:49
67Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling
69Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:50
70Jessy Druyts (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:51
71Anna Trevisi (Ita) Alé Cipollini
72Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:52
73Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:53
74Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women
75Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:55
76Valerie Demey (Bel) Belgian National Team
77Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Kuota
78Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
79Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals
80Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:57
81Fenna Vanhoutte (Bel) Belgian National Team
82Demi De Jong (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
83Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:59
84Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:03
85Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team0:01:04
86Winanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-Kuota
87Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:07
88Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:12
89Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:13
90Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:22
91Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:30
92Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:51

General classification after prologue
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Orica Scott Women0:05:47
2Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05
3Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:11
4Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:15
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:18
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:19
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
8Mieke Kröger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing
9Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:20
10Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:23
11Ann-Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:24
12Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:25
13Tayler Wiles (USA) US National Team0:00:26
14Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
15Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:27
16Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
17Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing
18Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
19Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling
20Ruth Winder (USA) US National Team
21Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé Cipollini
22Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28
23Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women
24Audrey Cordon Ragot (Fra) Wiggle High5
25Linda Villumsen (NZL) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:29
26Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
27Leah Thomas (USA) US National Team0:00:30
28Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
29Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
30Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
31Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:32
32Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon SRAM Racing
33Georgia Williams (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:33
34Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:34
35Riejanne Markus (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling
36Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products
37Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women
38Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini
39Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini
40Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:35
41Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica Scott Women
42Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
43Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
44Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:36
45Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
46Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:00:37
47Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39
48Nina Kessler (Ned) Hitec Products
49Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Veloconcept Women
50Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:40
51Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team0:00:41
52Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5
53Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:42
54Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5
55Soraya Paladin (Ita) Alé Cipollini
56Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:43
57Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
58Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb Women
59Claudia Koster (Ned) Team Veloconcept Women
60Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota
61Katharine Hall (USA) US National Team0:00:46
62Skylar Schneider (USA) US National Team
63Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:47
64Bryony Van Velzen (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:48
65Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
66Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:49
67Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro Cycling
69Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Hitec Products0:00:50
70Jessy Druyts (Bel) Belgian National Team0:00:51
71Anna Trevisi (Ita) Alé Cipollini
72Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:52
73Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:53
74Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women
75Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women0:00:55
76Valerie Demey (Bel) Belgian National Team
77Kaat Hannes (Bel) Lensworld-Kuota
78Chanella Stougje (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
79Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals
80Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:57
81Fenna Vanhoutte (Bel) Belgian National Team
82Demi De Jong (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
83Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:00:59
84Rachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:03
85Samantha Schneider (USA) US National Team0:01:04
86Winanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-Kuota
87Amy Cure (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:07
88Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:12
89Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:13
90Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:22
91Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:30
92Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:01:51

 

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