Fahlin wins Crescent Vargarda WorldTour race

Emilia Fahlin (Ale Cipollini) sprinted to the win Sunday during Crescent Vargarda, the 15th round of the Women's World Tour. The 27-year-old Swedish rider claimed the win in her home country after making it into a nine-rider move that escaped on a dirt section late in the race, then outsprinted Lotta Lepistö (Cervelo Bigla) and Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) at the line.

"I am happy to have broken the ice, winning in Sweden was extraordinary," Fahlin said after the race. "I'm fine, I'm fit and I really wanted to be a leader at home. I dedicate this victory to my family, now present at the finish line, to my team, perfect even here, we are united and strong, and to the crowd shouting my name at the roadside, they gave me the strength to sprint and win the best win of my career."

Cervelo Bigla's Nicole Hanselmann went on a 30km solo flyer before the day's decisive move, the nine-rider break that contained Fahlin, slipped away as the riders approached the finishing circuits and the infamous gravel sections.

The breakaway group also included Amy Pieters (Wiggle High5), Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Lensworld-Zannata), Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM), Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS), Julia Soek (Liv-Plantur) and Shara Gillow (Rabo Liv).

The nine-rider group never gained more than a two-minute advantage, and it wasn’t clear until the last lap whether they would be successful. With most teams represented in the move, however, the peloton eventually sat up, and the winner would come from the escapees.

Fahlin surprised the group with an early jump and held off the sprinters to take the win. Lepistö said the Swedish rider deserved the win.

"I feel like Emilia and I did most of the work in the breakaway," the Cervelo Bigla rider said. "I think Emilia was having super legs today and she took the last corner first and had the most speed and could hold the 300 metres in the front. I was trying to pass her so badly but I just died, my legs were totally empty."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Alé Cipollini3:35:31
2Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Amy Pieters (Ned) Wiggle High5Row 3 - Cell 2
5Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-ZannataRow 4 - Cell 2
6Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAMRow 5 - Cell 2
7Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AISRow 6 - Cell 2
8Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 7 - Cell 2
9Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:13
11Dani King (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 10 - Cell 2
12Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:48
13Carmen Small (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Anouska Koster (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kaat Van Der Meulen (Bel) Lensworld-ZannataRow 16 - Cell 2
18Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon-SRAMRow 18 - Cell 2
20Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 19 - Cell 2
21Camilla Møllebro (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 20 - Cell 2
22Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Liv-PlanturRow 21 - Cell 2
23Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAMRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica-AISRow 24 - Cell 2
26Anna Trevisi (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 25 - Cell 2
27Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Janneke Ensing (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Sara Penton (Swe) Swedish National TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 29 - Cell 2
31Annelies Dom (Bel) Lensworld-ZannataRow 30 - Cell 2
32Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Alé CipolliniRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Loren Rowney (Aus) Orica-AISRow 34 - Cell 2
36Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 35 - Cell 2
37Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle High5Row 36 - Cell 2
38Julie Leth (Den) Hitec ProductsRow 37 - Cell 2
39Anna Plichta (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec ProductsRow 39 - Cell 2
41Marie Vilmann (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 40 - Cell 2
42Esra Tromp (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Martina Ritter (Aut) BTC City LjubljanaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica-AISRow 43 - Cell 2
45Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica-AISRow 44 - Cell 2
46Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 46 - Cell 2
48Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) BepinkRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) BepinkRow 49 - Cell 2
51Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5Row 50 - Cell 2
52Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM0:01:03
54Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon-SRAMRow 54 - Cell 2
56Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 55 - Cell 2
57Amber Neben (USA) BepinkRow 56 - Cell 2
58Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Tayler Wiles (USA) Orica-AISRow 59 - Cell 2
61Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:01:12
62Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Liv-PlanturRow 62 - Cell 2
64Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Norway National Team0:02:20
65Ingrid Moe (Nor) Norway National TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City LjubljanaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Vera Koedooder (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Corinna Lechner (Ger) BTC City LjubljanaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Christina Siggaard (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 70 - Cell 2
72Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 71 - Cell 2
73Tereza Medvedova (Svk) BepinkRow 72 - Cell 2
74Riejanne Markus (Ned) Team Liv-PlanturRow 73 - Cell 2
75Amy Roberts (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 74 - Cell 2
76Ida Erngren (Swe) Swedish National TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Line Marie Gulliksen (Nor) Norway National Team0:04:26
78Emmy Thelberg (Swe) Swedish National Team0:04:43
79Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BepinkRow 79 - Cell 2
81Martina Alzini (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:06:58
82Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BepinkRow 81 - Cell 2
83Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mieke Kroeger (Ger) Canyon-SRAMRow 83 - Cell 2
85Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:08:20
86Julie Solvang (Nor) Norway National TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Minna-Maria Kangas (Fin) Finnish National Team0:14:57
88Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 87 - Cell 2
89Turid Korshavn (Nor) Norway National Team0:15:47
90Malin Berlin (Swe) Swedish National Team0:18:47
DNFMoniek Tenniglo (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFNina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld-ZannataRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFAlice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-ZannataRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFWinanda Spoor (Ned) Lensworld-ZannataRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFRachele Barbieri (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFAbigail Van Twisk (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFLouise Norman Hansen (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFTrine Schmidt (Den) Team BMS BirnRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFFrida Knutsson (Swe) Swedish National TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFAntonia Grondahl (Fin) Finnish National TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFRosa Törmänen (Fin) Finnish National TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFCecilia Aintila (Fin) Finnish National TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFSuvi Lavonen (Fin) Finnish National TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFMaija Syrjä (Fin) Finnish National TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFEmma Skjerstad (Nor) Norway National TeamRow 104 - Cell 2

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