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Vos wins Gracia opener for third year running

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Marianne Vos (Nederlands Bloeit) wins the opening stage of Gracia-Orlova.

Marianne Vos (Nederlands Bloeit) wins the opening stage of Gracia-Orlova.
(Image credit: Anton Vos)
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The first stage podium: Nicole Cooke, Marianne Vos and Anemiek van Vleuten

The first stage podium: Nicole Cooke, Marianne Vos and Anemiek van Vleuten
(Image credit: Anton Vos)

Dutch champion Marianne Vos won the opening day of the Czech stage race Gracia-Orlová for the third year in a row. The Nederlands Bloeit captain profited from the work of teammate Anemiek van Vleuten to take the win on the cobbled streets of Štramberk over British rider Nicole Cooke.

The team, led by former pro Jeroen Blijlevens outlined the strategy for the finale. "We knew the stage would be decided on that tricky final uphill stretch and we would have to keep the pace high to make the finish difficult," said Blijlevens. "Marianne and Annemiek executed the perfect finish."

Vos, the overall winner here in 2008, last year came third in the overall standings. But this year, the team has more cards to play after Van Vleuten finished third on the stage.

The five-stage race concludes on Sunday in Orlová.

Full Results
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3:08:23
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:06
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:13
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America0:00:27
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:29
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia
16Fröydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec products UCK
17Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) United States of America
18Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium
19Beate Zanner (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
20Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
21Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia
22Maria Petersen (Den) Hitec products UCK
23Marie Lindberg (Swe) Sweden0:00:47
24Katie Colclough (GBr) Great Britain
25Ally Stacher (USA) United States of America
26Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia
27Martina Zwick (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
28Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain
29Martina Thomasson (Swe) Sweden
30Martina Ružicková (Cze) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
31Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain
32Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
33Anne Arnouts (Bel) Belgium
34Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria0:00:54
35Hannah Mayho (GBr) Great Britain
36Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia0:00:58
37Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
38Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:02
39Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Hitec products UCK0:01:06
40Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec products UCK
41Denis Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany0:01:11
42Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria
43Yulia Ilinykh (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
44Anna Nahrina (Ukr) Ukraine
45Bernadette Schober (Aut) Austria
46Kaat Hannes (Bel) Belgium
47Katarína Uhlariková (Svk) Experiment 23
48Katarína Hranaiova (Cze) Experiment 23
49Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany
50Jessica Prinner (USA) United States of America
51Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
52Olena Pavlukhina (Ukr) Ukraine
53Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec products UCK0:01:24
54Ryan Kendall (USA) United States of America
55Theres Klein (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
56Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:29
57Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Germany0:01:31
58Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria0:01:35
59Jarmila Machacová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
60Sofie Verdonck (Bel) Belgium
61Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia
62Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia
63Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain
64Elena Novikova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:48
65Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany
66Natalia Mielnik (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
67Hannah Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgium0:01:59
68Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
69Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine
70Jana Kyptová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
71Petra Zrimšek (Slo) Slovenia0:02:12
72Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Sweden0:02:20
73Urša Pintar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:28
74Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Austria
75Tjaša Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:39
76Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:02:52
77Agnieta Francke (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:03:05
78Alexandra Pyatkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
79Monika Simonová (Cze) Experiment 230:05:31
80Paulina Guz (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:38
81Malgorzat Piotrowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
82Natalia Fraczek (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:45
83Nina Köhn (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:05:49
84Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine0:05:54
85Tatsiana Skurat (Blr) Belarus0:05:58
86Franziska Merten (Ger) Germany
87Gabriela Slámová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:03
88Andrea Chlumská (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:06
89Jana Dubnová (Cze) Experiment 230:11:23
90Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Austria0:12:15
HDMarina Zaneuskaya (Blr) Belarus0:25:13
HDKrystsina Zhyzha (Blr) Belarus
HDAneta Demele (Cze) Experiment 230:35:48
HDMaryia Sliaptsova (Blr) Belarus0:38:28
DNFJanine Bubner (Ger) Germany
DNFJohanna Nilsson (Swe) Sweden
DNFEva Kratochvílová (Cze) Experiment 23

Points
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit25pts
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain20
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit16
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets14
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine12
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus10
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine9
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets8
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia7
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden6
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden5
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America4
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia2
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia1

Sprint 1 - Havírov, 18km
1Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia3pts
2Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine2
3Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine1

Sprint 2 - Koprivnice, 95km
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3pts
3Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1

Mountain 1 - Bludovice, 22km
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine5pts
2Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine4
3Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3
4Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2
5Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain1

Mountain 2 - Cervinky, 28km
1Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia5pts
2Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine4
3Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain3
4Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2
5Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine1

Mountain 3 - Hukvaldy, 87km
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine5pts
2Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4
3Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2
5Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine1

Teams
1Nederland Bloeit9:26:02
2Russia0:00:18
3Sweden0:00:20
4Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:37
5Great Britain0:00:41
6Ukraine0:00:44
7United States of America0:00:50
8Hitec products UCK0:01:11
9Belgium0:01:34
10HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:01:47
11S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:54
12Slovenia0:02:09
13Austria0:02:23
14Germany0:03:00
15Experiment 230:07:00
16Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:07:02
17ASC Dukla Praha0:08:44

General classification after stage 1
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3:08:10
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain0:00:07
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:15
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:18
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:26
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden
12Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia0:00:39
13Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America0:00:40
14Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:42
15Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia
16Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia
17Fröydis Waersted (Nor) Hitec products UCK
18Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) United States of America
19Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium
20Beate Zanner (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
21Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
22Maria Petersen (Den) Hitec products UCK
23Marie Lindberg (Swe) Sweden0:01:00
24Katie Colclough (GBr) Great Britain
25Ally Stacher (USA) United States of America
26Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia
27Martina Zwick (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
28Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain
29Martina Thomasson (Swe) Sweden
30Martina Ružicková (Cze) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
31Lucy Martin (GBr) Great Britain
32Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
33Anne Arnouts (Bel) Belgium
34Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria0:01:07
35Hannah Mayho (GBr) Great Britain
36Ajda Opeka (Slo) Slovenia0:01:11
37Alice Marmorini (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
38Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:15
39Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Hitec products UCK0:01:19
40Kristine Saastad (Nor) Hitec products UCK
41Denis Zuckermandel (Ger) Germany0:01:24
42Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria
43Yulia Ilinykh (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
44Anna Nahrina (Ukr) Ukraine
45Bernadette Schober (Aut) Austria
46Kaat Hannes (Bel) Belgium
47Katarína Uhlariková (Svk) Experiment 23
48Katarína Hranaiova (Cze) Experiment 23
49Laura Dittmann (Ger) Germany
50Jessica Prinner (USA) United States of America
51Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record
52Olena Pavlukhina (Ukr) Ukraine
53Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec products UCK0:01:37
54Ryan Kendall (USA) United States of America
55Theres Klein (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac
56Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:01:42
57Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Germany0:01:44
58Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria0:01:48
59Jarmila Machacová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
60Sofie Verdonck (Bel) Belgium
61Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia
62Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia
63Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain
64Elena Novikova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:02:01
65Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany
66Natalia Mielnik (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
67Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine0:02:10
68Hannah Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgium0:02:12
69Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
70Jana Kyptová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
71Petra Zrimšek (Slo) Slovenia0:02:25
72Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Sweden0:02:33
73Urša Pintar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:41
74Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Austria
75Tjaša Rutar (Slo) Slovenia0:02:52
76Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:03:05
77Agnieta Francke (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:03:18
78Alexandra Pyatkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
79Monika Simonová (Cze) Experiment 230:05:44
80Paulina Guz (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:51
81Malgorzat Piotrowska (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió
82Natalia Fraczek (Pol) Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:05:58
83Nina Köhn (Ger) HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:06:02
84Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine0:06:06
85Tatsiana Skurat (Blr) Belarus0:06:11
86Franziska Merten (Ger) Germany
87Gabriela Slámová (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:16
88Andrea Chlumská (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:06:19
89Jana Dubnová (Cze) Experiment 230:11:36
90Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Austria0:12:28

Points classification
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit25pts
2Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain20
3Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit16
4Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets14
5Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine12
6Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Belarus10
7Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine9
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets8
9Yulia Martisova (Rus) Russia7
10Jannie Stenerhag (Swe) Sweden6
11Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden5
12Coryn Rivera (USA) United States of America4
13Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia3
14Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia2
15Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia1

Active classification
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine14pts
2Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia8
3Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine6
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit5
5Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4
6Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain4
7Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia3
8Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3
9Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2
10Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine2
11Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2
12Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1
13Valerya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine1

Mountains classification
1Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine14pts
2Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia8
3Madelene Olsson (Swe) Sweden4
4Laura Trott (GBr) Great Britain4
5Yelizavet Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine4
6Emma Trott (GBr) Great Britain3
7Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2
8Annemie Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit2
9Ievgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine2
10Latoya Brulee (Bel) Belgium2

Teams classification
1Nederland Bloeit9:26:02
2Russia0:00:18
3Sweden0:00:20
4Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:37
5Great Britain0:00:41
6Ukraine0:00:44
7United States of America0:00:50
8Hitec products UCK0:01:11
9Belgium0:01:34
10HAIBIKE-Rügen/Sac0:01:47
11S.C.Michela Fanini Record0:01:54
12Slovenia0:02:09
13Austria0:02:23
14Germany0:03:00
15Experiment 230:07:00
16Ogniwo Boxmet Dzierzonió0:07:02
17ASC Dukla Praha0:08:44

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