The elite women's race was by far the race of the week with the battle coming right down to the line with Switzerland's Katrin Leumann taking the victory.
It was fast from the start, with three riders coming over the line together after the first lap. The experienced Esther Suss came (Swizterland) passed the line for the first time in the lead along with teammate Leumann and Italian Eva Lechner.
Throughout the race, riders swapped places, but the one to watch was Sabine Spitz (Germany), who seemed to be gunning for the podium after a slow start. Unfortunately, she left her final surge a bit late, but she did catch and pass Suss en route to a fourth place.
Lechner held on for a well deserved third place while the battle royale was taking place up ahead.
Poland's Maja Wloszczowska showed her strength after a slow start and worked her way to the front of the race while Leumann slipped to second, but was riding consistently throughout. The Swiss racer had apparently left her best for last because she not only closed the final five-second gap but still had enough left in the tank for a sprint finish in the end.
Leumann gave a bike throw that would make any sprinter pround and climbed to the top step of the podium with Wloszczowska in second and Lechner in third.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Katrin Leumann (Switzerland)||1:47:26|
|2||Maja Wloszczowska (Poland)||Row 1 - Cell 2|
|3||Eva Lechner (Italy)||0:00:23|
|4||Sabine Spitz (Germany)||0:00:35|
|5||Esther Suss (Switzerland)||0:00:53|
|6||Lene Byberg (Norway)||0:01:14|
|7||Nathalie Schneitter (Switzerland)||0:02:52|
|8||Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Poland)||0:03:57|
|9||Elisabeth Osl (Austria)||0:05:33|
|10||Gunn Rita Dahle Flesjaa (Norway)||0:05:46|
|11||Laura Turpijn (Netherlands)||0:06:15|
|12||Anja Gradl (Germany)||0:07:18|
|13||Janka Stevkova (Slovakia)||0:07:58|
|14||Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spain)||0:08:56|
|15||Annika Langvad (Denmark)||0:09:52|
|16||Anna Villar Argente (Spain)||0:09:59|
|17||Evelyn Staffler (Italy)||0:10:48|
|18||Hanna Klein (Germany)||0:12:30|
|19||Daniela Veronesi (San Marino)||0:12:38|
|20||Magdalena Sadlecka (Poland)||0:13:52|
|21||Stefanie Wiedner (Austria)||0:14:22|
|22||Maria Osl (Austria)||0:15:41|
|23||Oxana Rybakova (Russian Federation)||0:15:59|
|24||Anna Szafraniec (Poland)||0:16:18|
|25||Eszter Erdelyi (Hungary)||0:16:55|
|26||Margarita Fullana Riera (Spain)||0:17:54|
|27||Nina Homovec (Slovenia)||0:18:24|
|-1lap||Krompets Natalia (Ukraine)||Row 27 - Cell 2|
|-1lap||Maaris Meier (Estonia)||Row 28 - Cell 2|
|-1lap||Inbar Ronen (Israel)||Row 29 - Cell 2|
|-2laps||Elena Gogoleva (Russian Federation)||Row 30 - Cell 2|
|-2laps||Idit Shub (Israel)||Row 31 - Cell 2|
|DNF||Blaza Klemencic (Slovenia)||Row 32 - Cell 2|
|DNF||Tereza Hurikova (Czech Republic)||Row 33 - Cell 2|
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