Euskal Emakumeen Bira: Blaak wins stage 3

Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) won the third stage of the Euskal Emakumeen Bira on Saturday in Iturmendi. The Dutch rider sprinted in by one second ahead of Elena Cecchini (Lotto Soudal Ladies) and an additional two seconds ahead of Katrin Garfoot (Orica-AIS). The three riders were in a breakaway together.

"Who would have guessed that this morning," Blaak said in a team release posted on Facebook. "I had problems to follow the front group at the moment we had to take a big climb. But I survived. On the top we saw there were four riders of Boels-Dolmans in the front, so we started attacking.

"I got some space together with Garfoot and Cecchini. We managed to overtake two other riders and when we got to the top together, I knew there was a possibility to win. I did and I'm verry happy with that. On this terrain and in this field of contenders this is a victory to remember."

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv Women) will wear the overall leader's jersey into the final stage on Sunday, an 86.8km race that starts and finishes in Markina. She has the same time as Ashleigh Moolman (Bigla Pro Cycling Team) and two seconds on Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS).


Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3:23:40
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:01
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:03
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:50
5Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:08
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:28
8Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AISRow 8 - Cell 2
10Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv WomenRow 9 - Cell 2
11Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AISRow 10 - Cell 2
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes FuturoscopeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 12 - Cell 2
14Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela FaniniRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli GiusfreRow 14 - Cell 2
16Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv Women0:01:45
21Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:01:49
23Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:05:19
25M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen BiraRow 24 - Cell 2
26Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:05:28
27Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:12:38
28Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes FuturoscopeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenRow 29 - Cell 2
31Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 30 - Cell 2
32Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AISRow 32 - Cell 2
34Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes FuturoscopeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela FaniniRow 38 - Cell 2
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli GiusfreRow 39 - Cell 2
41Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek teamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv WomenRow 43 - Cell 2
45Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 44 - Cell 2
46Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AISRow 45 - Cell 2
47Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 46 - Cell 2
48Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 47 - Cell 2
49Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 48 - Cell 2
50Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AISRow 49 - Cell 2
51Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 52 - Cell 2
54Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:18:12
57Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 56 - Cell 2
58Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli GiusfreRow 57 - Cell 2
59Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 58 - Cell 2
60Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela FaniniRow 59 - Cell 2
61Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-DurangoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen BiraRow 62 - Cell 2
64Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. EspañolaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen BiraRow 66 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team25pts
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango6pts
2Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3pts
2Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre5pts
2Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boels Dolmans Team10:13:36
3Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:45
4Rabo Liv Women0:02:26
5Lotto Soudal Ladies0:04:21
6Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:12:20
8S.C. Michela Fanini0:16:49
9Poitou-Charentes Futurs0:24:08
10Selec. EspañolaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo0:24:29
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:39:07
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women8:23:49
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS0:00:02
4Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:00:07
5Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS0:00:08
6Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:00:53
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:12
8Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:34
9Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:37
10Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AISRow 9 - Cell 2
11Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team0:01:41
12Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 11 - Cell 2
13Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:01:55
14Shara Gillow (Aus) Rabo Liv WomenRow 13 - Cell 2
15Anna Sanchis (Spa) Selec. Española0:01:59
16Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:02:06
17Anna Zavershinskaya (Rus) Bizkaia-Durango0:02:35
18Amelie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:03:12
19Laura Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:13
20Doris Schweizer (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:24
21Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:03:54
22Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:05:16
23Lara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:07:07
24Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:48
25Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:12:14
26Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:14:10
27Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica-AIS0:14:11
28Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Orica-AIS0:14:13
29Demi Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team0:14:15
30Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica-AIS0:14:16
31Eider Merino (Spa) Lointek team0:14:19
32Sheyla Gutierrez (Spa) Lointek Team0:14:20
33Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:14:21
34Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:14:22
35Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 34 - Cell 2
36Margarita Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:14:24
37Cristina Martinez (Spa) Lointek Team0:14:26
38Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa BortRow 37 - Cell 2
39Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Team0:14:28
40Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:14:29
41Rocio Del Alba (Spa) Selec. Española0:14:34
42Sharon Laws (GBr) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:15:48
43Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:17:07
44M. Mar Bonnin (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:17:24
45Lucia Gonzalez (Spa) Lointek Team0:18:03
46Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Rabo Liv Women0:23:10
47Lourdes Oyarbide (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:23:13
48Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:23:20
49Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española0:24:33
50Severine Eraud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope0:24:37
51Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:24:40
52Ainara Elbusto (Spa) Selec. Española0:24:43
53Lierni Lekuena (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:24:50
54Aida Nuño (Spa) Lointek Team0:24:54
55Azzurra D'intino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:25:00
56Irene Usabiaga (Spa) Selec. Española0:30:13
57Belen Lopez (Spa) Lointek Team0:30:14
58Gloria Rodriguez (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:30:16
59Dorleta Eskamendi (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:30:17
60Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:33:27
61Nina Gulino (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:33:42
62Molly Meyvisch (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:33:53
63Liisi Rist (Est) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre0:42:32
64Catalina Rayo (Spa) Selec. Española0:43:26
65Eyerusalem Kelil (Eth) S.C. Michela Fanini0:44:17
66Ziortza Isasi (Spa) Bzk Emakumeen Bira0:48:43
67Sara Grifi (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort0:48:52
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Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team52pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS52Row 1 - Cell 3
3Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Team44Row 2 - Cell 3
4Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Orica-AIS41Row 3 - Cell 3
5Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women38Row 4 - Cell 3
6Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team37Row 5 - Cell 3
7Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team27Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre25Row 7 - Cell 3
9Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies25Row 8 - Cell 3
10Eleonora Dijk Van (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team23Row 9 - Cell 3
11Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre21Row 10 - Cell 3
12Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre18Row 11 - Cell 3
13Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS18Row 12 - Cell 3
14Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women17Row 13 - Cell 3
15Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women15Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women10pts
2Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) Bigla Pro Cycling Team7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre4Row 4 - Cell 3
6Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Team3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Elena Cecchini (Ita) Lotto Soudal Ladies2Row 7 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre20pts
2Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls-Fassa Bort13Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rossella Ratto (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfre6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Amanda Spratt AUS Orica-AIS3Row 4 - Cell 3
6Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango3Row 5 - Cell 3
7Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Team1Row 6 - Cell 3
8Leire Olaberria (Spa) Selec. Española1Row 7 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Boels Dolmans Team0:00:05
3Rabo Liv Women0:02:03
4Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:51
5Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:10
6Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:16:08
8Top Girls-Fassa Bortolo0:30:37
9S.C. Michela Fanini0:33:14
10Selec. Española0:39:08
12Poitou-Charentes Futurs0:49:19
13Bzk Emakumeen Bira1:34:39


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