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Ferrand Prevot claims women's Flèche Wallonne

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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins the 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins the 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne
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Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) was runner-up in Flèche Wallonne

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) was runner-up in Flèche Wallonne
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins the 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins the 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne
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The 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne podium

The 2014 Women's Flèche Wallonne podium
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Lizzie Armistead, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Elisa Longo Borghini on the podium

Lizzie Armistead, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Elisa Longo Borghini on the podium
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2014 Flèche Wallonne winner Pauline Ferrand Prevot

2014 Flèche Wallonne winner Pauline Ferrand Prevot
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins Flèche Wallonne

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins Flèche Wallonne
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World Cup best young rider Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins

World Cup best young rider Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins atop the Mur de Huy

Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo-Liv) wins atop the Mur de Huy
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Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec) was third in Flèche Wallonne

Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec) was third in Flèche Wallonne
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot gets a big congratulatory hug from five-time Flèche Wallonne winner and teammate Marianne Vos

Pauline Ferrand Prevot gets a big congratulatory hug from five-time Flèche Wallonne winner and teammate Marianne Vos
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Lizzie Armitstead, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Elisa Longo Borghini made up the Flèche Wallonne podium

Lizzie Armitstead, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Elisa Longo Borghini made up the Flèche Wallonne podium
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Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabo Liv Women's Cycling Team) won the elite women's La Flèche Wallonne World Cup in Belgium on Wednesday. She crossed the line over the Mur de Huy with a one-second advantage ahead of runner-up Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products) in third.

"I had legs of fire during the first pass through the wall," Ferrand Prevot said in Lavenir.fr. "As Marianne [Vos] felt a little worse, we decided to play my card in the final. I thank her very much because she did a lot of work to put me in an ideal position. What happened for me is awesome."

Ferrand Prevot's teammate and current road and cyclo-cross world champion, Marianne Vos, went into the race as the defending champion and had won the race on five previous occasions. However, it was her first road race of the season after an extended break in the spring. 

Armitstead maintained her lead in the overall World Cup standings. Heading into the race, she had 320 points ahead of Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) in second with 240 points while Anna Van de Breggen was in third place with 220 points.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team3:26:43
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:01
3Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:04
4Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized - Lululemon0:00:07
5Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (RSA) Hitec Products0:00:11
6Mariann Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:13
7Emma Pooley (GBr) Lotto Belisol Ladies
8Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda0:00:21
9Claudia Hausler (Ger) Team Giant - Shimano0:00:24
10Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:28
11Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS0:00:30
12Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:31
13Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini
14Joanne Hogan (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team
15Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:00:35
16Katrin Garfoot (Aus) Australia0:00:42
17Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:45
18Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:00:49
19Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado De Mexico Faren0:00:50
20Lauren Hall (USA) USA National Team0:00:57
21Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:00:59
22Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica - AIS0:01:11
23Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Specialized - Lululemon0:01:12
24Liesbeth De Vocht (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies0:01:48
25Lucie Pader (Fra) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope.860:02:27
26Ane Santesteban Gonzales (Spa) Ale Cipollini0:02:29
27Leah Kirchmann (Can) Canada0:02:32
28Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado De Mexico Faren0:02:40
29Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Ale Cipollini0:03:29
30Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Rusvelo0:03:31
31Audrey Cordon (Fra) Hitec Products0:03:37
32Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:03:46
33Valentina Carretta (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:03:55
34Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized - Lululemon0:04:16
35Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Team Giant - Shimano
36Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:07:10
37Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Bigla Cycling Team0:09:19
38Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team0:09:21
39Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Servetto Footon0:09:24
40Lauren Komanski (USA) USA National Team0:09:25
41Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:09:30
42Daniella King (GBr) Wiggle Honda
43Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano0:09:32
44Francesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
45Edwige Pitel (Fra) France0:09:35
46Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda
47Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata0:09:37
48Anouska Koster (Ned) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata
49Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Belisol Ladies
50Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
51Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team0:09:39
52Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Cycling Team0:09:45
53Laura Trott (GBr) Wiggle Honda
54Anna Ramirez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango0:09:47
55Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Giant - Shimano0:09:48
56Stephanie Roorda (Can) Canada0:09:51
57Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized - Lululemon
58Ally Stacher (USA) Specialized - Lululemon
59Irene San Sebastian Lasa (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
60Marion Sicot (Fra) France0:09:54
61Aizan Zhaparova (Rus) Rusvelo
62Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:09:56
63Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Wiggle Honda
64Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Lointek0:09:59
65Fanny Bourdon (Fra) France
66Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope.86
67Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata
68Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Rusvelo0:10:05
69Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata
70Doris Schweizer (Swi) Astana Bepink Womens Team
71Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:10:08
72Chiara Pierobon (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
73Latoya Brulee (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl-Zannata0:10:10
74Melodie Lesueur (Fra) Lointek0:10:11
75Taryn Heather (Aus) Bigla Cycling Team
76Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team0:10:25
77Julie Leth (Den) Hitec Products0:10:27
78Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Orica - AIS
79Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica - AIS
80Carlee Taylor (Aus) Orica - AIS0:10:37
81Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized - Lululemon0:10:54
82Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek0:10:59
83Eugénie Duval (Fra) France0:11:35
DNFLauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products
DNFTatiana Guderzo (Ita) Alé Cipollini
DNFKyara Stijns (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
DNFSilvia Valsecchi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
DNFMarijn De Vries (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
DNFAlice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Astana Bepink Womens Team
DNFAnnette Edmondson (Aus) Orica - AIS
DNFAlna Burato (Fra) France
DNFRebecca Wiasak (Aus) Australia
DNFFelicity Wardlaw (Aus) Australia
DNFMélanie Bravard (Fra) Lointek
DNFLucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek
DNFAida Nuno (Spa) Lointek
DNFSimona Bortolotti (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNFAnnalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNFMarina Likhanova (Rus) Servetto Footon
DNFAnna Potokina (Rus) Servetto Footon
DNFYulia Blindyuk (Rus) RusVelo
DNFManon Bourdiaux (Fra) France
DNFDésirée Ehrler (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team
DNFDorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFYulia Ilinykh (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFLierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFLourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
DNFCatherine Dessureault (Can) Canada
DNFAnnie Ewart (Can) Canada
DNFAnnie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Canada
DNFKim De Baat (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFRiejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFKirsten Peetoom (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFMaria Adele Tuia (Ita) Servetto Footon
DNFManon Souyris (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNFAnisha Vekemans (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFLieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFJoanna Rowsell (GBr) Wiggle Honda
DNFFabiana Luperini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
DNFLucy Martin (GBr) Estado de Mexico Faren
DNFDulce Pliego (Mex) Estado de Mexico Faren
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
DNFElena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo
DNFSarah Roy (Aus) Vienne Futuroscope
DNFMarissa Otten (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFAmélie Rivat (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNFEmily Roper (Aus) Australia
DNFJennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFAsja Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFSilvia Cecchini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFSoraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFAnnelies Dom (Bel) Futurumshop.Nl - Zannata
DNFKathryn Dononvan (USA) USA National Team
DNFMaura Kinsella (USA) USA National Team
DNFRuth Winder (USA) USA National Team
DNFEmilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team
DNFJolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFOriane Chaumet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
DNSChloe Mc Conville (Aus) Australia

World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team420pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS260
3Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team238
4Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team220
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products215
6Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team200
7Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team120

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