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Euskal Emakumeen Bira: Guarnier wins stage 1 in Arrasate

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Megan Guarnier.

Megan Guarnier. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Lucinda Brand.

Lucinda Brand. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Clara Koppenburg.

Clara Koppenburg. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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1km to the top - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson.

1km to the top - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Lead group - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson, Katrin Garfoot, Tetyana Riabchenko,

Lead group - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson, Katrin Garfoot, Tetyana Riabchenko, (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Lead group - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson, Katrin Garfoot, Tetyana Riabchenko, Anna Sanchis.

Lead group - Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Kasia Niewiadoma, Megan Guarnier, Emma Johansson, Katrin Garfoot, Tetyana Riabchenko, Anna Sanchis. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Romy Kasper.

Romy Kasper. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez.

Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Azzurra D'Intino.

Azzurra D'Intino. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Bigla - Sharon Laws, Doris Schweizer, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Annemiek van Vleuten

Bigla - Sharon Laws, Doris Schweizer, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Annemiek van Vleuten (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Kasia Niewiadoma.

Kasia Niewiadoma. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)
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Emma Johansson, Megan Guarnier, Kasia Niewiadoma, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.

Emma Johansson, Megan Guarnier, Kasia Niewiadoma, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. (Image credit: Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

Newly crowned US road champion, Megan Guarnier, won stage 1 at the Euskal Emakumeen Bira on Thursday. The Boels Dolmans rider won from a small sprint of four riders ahead of runner-up Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS), third placed Ashleigh Moolman (Bigla Pro Cycling Team), while Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo-Liv Woman Cycling Team) finished fourth on the day.

The time that Niewiadoma gained by being in the successful breakaway has pushed her up into the overall race lead with the same time as Moolman and two seconds ahead of Johansson. Niewiadoma was seventh in the opening prologue held the previous day, only five second behind the winner of that stage, Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla).

Van Vleuten finished in the main field 1:37 down and has now slipped to seventh overall.

Stage 1's 96.8km race started and finished in Arrasate. A breakaway of six riders included Guarnier, Johansson, Moolman, Niewiadoma, Tetiana Riabchenko (Inpa Sottoli) and Anna Sanchis (Spain). 

Moolman and Niewiadoma gained time on the breakaway riders, however, Johansson and Guarnier were able to bridge up to them on the climb with 35km to go. 

The four leaders were taken in the wrong direction, however, officials neutralized the race to get the breakaway back on track and in the right direction. The four riders sprinted for the stage win with Guarnier taking the glory by a whisker.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team2:37:38
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:20
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:37
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
10Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies
12Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre
13Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team
14Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini
15Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre
16Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team
17Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
18Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women
19Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
20Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
21Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women
22Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
23Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS
24Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS
25Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre
26Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies
27Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team
28Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team
29Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team
30Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope
31Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS
32Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope
33Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team
34Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team
35Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
36Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
37Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women
38Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope
39Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española
40Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango
41Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team
42Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
43Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
44Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
45Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini
46Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:05
47Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española
48Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira
49M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira
50Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team
51Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
52Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española
53Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
54Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
55Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team
56Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
57Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini
58Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team
59Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española
60Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
61Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:06:18
62Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre
63Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:06:33
64Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:35
65Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
66Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope
67Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:07:50
68Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:11:57
69Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira
70Aiala Amesti (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:20:24
71Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort

Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team25pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS20
3Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team16
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women14
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre12
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española10
7Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women9
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS8
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team7
10Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS6
11Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies5
12Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4
13Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3
14Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini2
15Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1

Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team4
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1

Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3
3Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1

Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3
3Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1

Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Orica-AIS7:56:08
2Rabo Liv Women
3Boels Dolmans Team
4Bigla Pro Cycling Team
5Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:20
6Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:37
7Lointek
8Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo
9Bizkaia-Durango
10Poitou-Charentes Futurs
11Selec. Española0:01:48
12S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:05
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:14:53

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women2:40:12
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:02
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:07
5Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:31
6Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:00:34
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:32
8Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:01:33
9Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:34
10Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:35
11Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women
12Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS0:01:36
13Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS0:01:37
14Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team
15Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:01:38
16Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS
17Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:40
18Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:41
19Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS
20Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:42
21Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:43
22Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:01:44
23Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
24Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team
25Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:45
26Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team
27Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:01:46
28Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:01:47
29Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope
30Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
31Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:48
32Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies
33Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini
34Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:49
35Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:01:51
36Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team
37Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
38Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre
39Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:53
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:01:54
41Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:01:55
42Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:01:59
43Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española
44Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:02:08
45Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:02:13
46Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española0:03:08
47Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:09
48Aniska Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:03:10
49Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:13
50Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española0:03:14
51Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:15
52Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort
53Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:03:17
54M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:03:18
55Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española
56Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
57Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:21
58Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:03:25
59Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team0:03:29
60Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:35
61Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:06:28
62Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:06:32
63Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:43
64Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:06:47
65Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:06:50
66Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:06:54
67Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:08:15
68Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:12:07
69Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:12:16
70Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:20:53
71Aiala Amesti (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:20:54

Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team25pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS20
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women18
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team17
5Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team17
6Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women15
7Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre14
8Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS13
9Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre12
10Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española10
11Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS9
12Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women8
13Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team7
14Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS6
15Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort6

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team4
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre10pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort6
3Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1
4Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1

 

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