Bronzini wins third stage at Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira

Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) won stage 3 at Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira on Saturday by outsprinting Carmen Small (Cervelo Bigla) at the finish in Berriatua after 109.4km of racing. Cylance Pro Cycling's Rossella Ratto was third.

Bronzini's Wiggle High5 teammate Emma Johansson held onto her overall lead heading into Sunday's 75.8km final stage in Portugalete. Johansson leads Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) by 25 seconds and Small by 28.

“It was a really, really amazing job from all the girls,” Bronzini said. “They did everything, and I was so, so happy because there was so much work on the day and then we had a win. I’m really proud.

Small said she was happy to bounce back today after losing the race lead she had taken during stage 1.

“I wanted to win badly today but it’s not like Bronzini is a bad sprinter so I have to be happy with the result,” Small said at the end of the stage. “Yesterday I had a bad day on the bike, it was good to feel good today again," she said. "It wasn’t terribly hard because Wiggle just neutralised it. I went for the KOM today and was pretty active.”

Lotta Lepistö, who led the race briefly after winning the prologue time trial, was unable to take to the start on saturday after falling ill and losing her voice. She wrote in a text message to her team, “I feel pretty disappointed but continuing racing would be more of a risk. It was great to support the team today and seeing them doing well again.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High52:46:10
2Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ CipolliniRow 5 - Cell 2
7Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - BianchiRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 8 - Cell 2
10Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 9 - Cell 2
11Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 10 - Cell 2
12Daniela Reis (Por)Row 11 - Cell 2
13Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Amanda Spratt (Aus) AUSRow 13 - Cell 2
15Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NˆRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) AlÈ CipolliniRow 15 - Cell 2
17Emilia Fahlin (Swe) AlÈ CipolliniRow 16 - Cell 2
18Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Dani King (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 18 - Cell 2
20Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela FaniniRow 19 - Cell 2
21Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 24 - Cell 2
26Lex Albrecht (Can) BepinkRow 25 - Cell 2
27Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La SantaRow 26 - Cell 2
28Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 28 - Cell 2
30Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) LointekRow 29 - Cell 2
31Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - BianchiRow 30 - Cell 2
32Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NˆRow 31 - Cell 2
33Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) AUSRow 32 - Cell 2
34Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - DurangoRow 33 - Cell 2
35Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 34 - Cell 2
36Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 36 - Cell 2
38Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jenelle Crooks (Aus) AUSRow 38 - Cell 2
40Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:00:16
41Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:00:19
42Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:30
43Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:00:35
44Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini0:01:20
45Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5Row 44 - Cell 2
46Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Marta Lach (Pol)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - BianchiRow 47 - Cell 2
49Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High5Row 48 - Cell 2
50Michela Pavin (Ita) INPA - BianchiRow 49 - Cell 2
51Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:01:33
55Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini0:02:14
56Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini0:03:19
57Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:03:55
58Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:05:06
59Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 58 - Cell 2
60Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Francesca Pattaro (Ita) BepinkRow 60 - Cell 2
62Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:05:55
63Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La SantaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - BianchiRow 63 - Cell 2
65Simona Bortolotti (Ita) BepinkRow 64 - Cell 2
66Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - DurangoRow 65 - Cell 2
67Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La SantaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Federica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela FaniniRow 67 - Cell 2
69Paulina Brzezna (Pol)Row 68 - Cell 2
70Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - DurangoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) ESPRow 70 - Cell 2
72Lucja Pietrzak (Pol)Row 71 - Cell 2
73Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) LointekRow 72 - Cell 2
74Louisa Lobigs (Aus) AUSRow 73 - Cell 2
75Monika Brzezna (Pol)Row 74 - Cell 2
76Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol)Row 75 - Cell 2
77Shannon Malseed (Aus) AUS0:10:29
78Amber Neben (USA) Bepink0:12:48
79Dalia Muccioli (Ita) AlÈ CipolliniRow 78 - Cell 2
80Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - DurangoRow 80 - Cell 2
82Ellen Skerritt (Aus) AlÈ CipolliniRow 81 - Cell 2
83Bethany Ann Allen (USA) INPA - Bianchi0:13:07
84Lorena Llamas (Spa) ESP0:15:40
85Ainara El Busto Arteaga (Spa) ESPRow 84 - Cell 2
86Astrid Chazal (Fra)Row 85 - Cell 2
87Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) Lointek0:16:12
88Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:20:31
89Jessica Allen (Aus) AUSRow 88 - Cell 2
90Irene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) ESP0:20:45
OTLMichela Balducci (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:28:18
OTLCristina Martinez (Spa) LointekRow 91 - Cell 2
OTLZiortza Isasi (Spa)Row 92 - Cell 2
OTLSophie Almeida (Fra)Row 93 - Cell 2
OTLIurani Blanco Calbet (Spa) ESPRow 94 - Cell 2
OTLPaula Sanmartin Rodriguez (Spa)Row 95 - Cell 2
OTLAlba Teruel Ribes (Spa) LointekRow 96 - Cell 2
OTLIlaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink0:28:24
OTLAnna Trevisi (Ita) AlÈ CipolliniRow 98 - Cell 2
OTLAnna Badegruber (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:36:03
OTLLorena Ordinana (Spa)Row 100 - Cell 2
OTLElena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:36:27
OTLNathalie Birli (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:36:30
OTLIlda Carina Pinheiro Da Silva Pereira (Por)Row 103 - Cell 2
OTLJulia Rodríguez (Spa)Row 104 - Cell 2
OTLDesiree Duarte Castro (Spa)Row 105 - Cell 2
OTLOlatz Agorria Etxebarria (Spa)Row 106 - Cell 2
OTLAna Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) ESPRow 107 - Cell 2
OTLEsther Muñoz (Spa)Row 108 - Cell 2
OTLMireia Orengo (Spa)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Méndez (Spa)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFLotta Lepistö (Fin) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFStephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFAlicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) LointekRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFJessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFAn-Li Kachelhoffer (RSA) Lotto Soudal LadiesRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFCatiuscia Grillo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFRebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFRose Osborne (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFSteffi Jamoneau (Fra)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFKseniya Tuhai (Blr) BepinkRow 120 - Cell 2
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General Classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High57:40:30
2Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:25
3Carmen Small (USA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:28
4Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:00:29
5Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:31
6Evelyn Stevens (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:45
7Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:47
8Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:50
9Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) AlÈ Cipollini0:00:58
10Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) AlÈ Cipollini0:01:03
11Doris Schweizer (Swi) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Dani King (GBr) Wiggle High5Row 11 - Cell 2
13Amanda Spratt (Aus) AUS0:01:09
14Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:01:11
15Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:01:49
16Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) INPA - Bianchi0:01:55
17Laura Camila Lozano Ramirez (Col) S.C. Michela Fanini0:01:59
18Jenelle Crooks (Aus) AUS0:02:02
19Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini0:02:11
20Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek0:02:27
21Lara Vieceli (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:02:31
22Claire Rose (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:02:35
23Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:02:38
24Clara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:03:10
25Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:03:30
26Margarita Victoria Garcia (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:03:38
27Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle High50:03:55
28Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) INPA - BianchiRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jennifer George (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) AUS0:03:59
31Daniela Reis (Por)0:04:02
32Elise Maes (Lux) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:04:05
33Asja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa BortoloRow 32 - Cell 2
34Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:04:07
35Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:04:10
36Laura Massey (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:04:15
37Lex Albrecht (Can) Bepink0:04:21
38Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:04:30
39Christina Perchtold (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NˆRow 38 - Cell 2
40Emilia Fahlin (Swe) AlÈ Cipollini0:04:31
41Demi De Jong (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:04:41
42Sharon Laws (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:04:50
43Irene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:04:56
44Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:05:45
45Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High50:05:49
46Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:06:08
47Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:06:18
48Sophie Coleman (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:06:19
49Sari Saarelainen (Fin) S.C. Michela Fanini0:06:40
50Monika Kiraly (Hun) S.C. Michela Fanini0:07:08
51Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:07:24
52Sara Headley (USA) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:07:49
53Paulina Brzezna (Pol)0:07:59
54Marta Lach (Pol)0:08:56
55Anisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:09:33
56Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:09:54
57Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:09:55
58Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:10:24
59Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - DurangoRow 58 - Cell 2
60Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek0:10:52
61Nicole Moerig (Aus) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:10:57
62Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:12:04
63Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:12:20
64Ilona Hoeksma (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:12:40
65Monika Brzezna (Pol)0:12:54
66Michela Pavin (Ita) INPA - Bianchi0:13:25
67Simona Bortolotti (Ita) Bepink0:14:01
68Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:14:47
69Amber Neben (USA) Bepink0:15:40
70Louisa Lobigs (Aus) AUS0:16:26
71Heidi Dalton (RSA) Bizkaia - Durango0:17:36
72Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango0:17:38
73Federica Nicolai (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini0:17:39
74Francesca Pattaro (Ita) Bepink0:17:51
75Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) ESP0:18:08
76Shannon Malseed (Aus) AUS0:18:10
77Dalia Muccioli (Ita) AlÈ Cipollini0:18:16
78Lorena Llamas (Spa) ESP0:18:26
79Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol)0:19:13
80Amy Gornall (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:19:48
81Bethany Hayward (GBr) Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa0:19:51
82Ainara El Busto Arteaga (Spa) ESP0:20:47
83Lucja Pietrzak (Pol)0:20:58
84Rocio Del Alba Garcia Martinez (Spa) Lointek0:21:12
85Ellen Skerritt (Aus) AlÈ Cipollini0:26:20
86Bethany Ann Allen United States INPA - Bianchi0:26:48
87Astrid Chazal (Fra)0:27:39
88Jessica Allen (Aus) AUS0:35:13
89Astrid Gassner (Aut) Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion Nˆ0:35:51
90Irene Usabiaga Balerdi (Spa) ESP0:38:36

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