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Garner claims opening road stage in La Route de France

Lucy Garner (Liv-Plantur)

Lucy Garner (Liv-Plantur) (Image credit: Team Giant-Alpecin)

Liv-Plantur performed the difficult feat of defending the race lead of prologue winner Amy Pieters and setting up two-time junior world champion Lucy Garner for the victory on the opening road stage of La Route de France on Monday.

Garner finished off the team's work perfectly, narrowly edging out Annette Edmondson (Wiggle Honda) in the bunch sprint, with Roxane Fournier (Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87) in third.

“I’m really happy to have won today – it has been a hard few months with a lot of crashes for me but the team have always believed in me,” Garner said. “The girls had trust that I could finish it off today and get the win. They worked hard for me in the final and then Amy finished it off perfectly by bringing me to the finish after fighting for position in the in the last kilometres."

“After Amy’s win yesterday it is nice to keep the win within the team today as well. It was close on the line, I thought I had it but then as we came over the line I wasn’t so sure. So I’m really happy to get the win.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur2:47:49
2Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda
3Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87
4Anna Trevisi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
5Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek Team
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
7Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products
8Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
9Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur
10Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia
11Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Russia
12Brianna Walle (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
13Loren Rowney (Aus) Australia
14Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O
15Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France
16Larisa Pankova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O
17Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Btc City Ljubljana
18Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
19Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.90
20Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O
21Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
22Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv - Plantur
23Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team
24Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
25Polona Batagelj (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
26Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur
27Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products
28Spela Kern (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
29Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia
30Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek Team
31Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
32Coralie Demay (Fra) France
33Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
34Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
35Elena Utrobina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango
36Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team
37Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
38Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
39Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
40Ursa Pintar (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
41Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
42Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia
43Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
44Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products
45Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
46Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
47Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
48Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
49Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango
50Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
51Jaime Nielsen (NZl) Bepink Laclassica
52Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
53Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia
54Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia
55Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
56Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O
57Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O
58Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek Team
59Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda
60Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products
61Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89
62Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team
63Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.91
64Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France
65Marion Sicot (Fra) France
66Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia
67Manon Souyris (Fra) France
68Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
69Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica
70Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
71Amber Neben (USA) Bepink Laclassica
72Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica
73Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur
74Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
75Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
76Martina Ritter (Aut) Btc City Ljubljana
77Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia
78Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products
79Samara Sheppard (NZl) Bizkaia - Durango
80Fanny Leleu (Fra) France
81Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica
82Marina Likhanova (Rus) Russia
83Lindsay Marie Fox (USA) Bepink Laclassica
84Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia
85Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda
86Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
87Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur
88Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
89Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due O
90Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda
91Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88
92Mia Radotic (Cro) Btc City Ljubljana

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Amy Pieters (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur2:51:28
2Eugenia Bujak (Pol) Btc City Ljubljana0:00:03
3Brianna Walle (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:04
4Jaime Nielsen (NZl) Bepink Laclassica
5Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle Honda
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:05
7Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products0:00:06
8Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
9Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.900:00:07
10Martina Ritter (Aut) Btc City Ljubljana
11Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:08
12Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:09
13Amy Cure (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
14Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Team Liv - Plantur0:00:11
15Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:12
16Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
17Jessie Daams (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
18Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:13
19Polona Batagelj (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
20Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australia
21Mia Radotic (Cro) Btc City Ljubljana0:00:14
22Coralie Demay (Fra) France
23Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies0:00:15
24Amélie Rivat (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
25Amber Neben (USA) Bepink Laclassica0:00:16
26Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies
27Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur
28Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia
29Julia Soek (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur
30Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.87
31Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle Honda
32Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
33Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur
34Willeke Knol (Ned) Team Liv - Plantur
35Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:17
36Carlee Taylor (Aus) Lotto Soudal Ladies
37Elena Utrobina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:18
38Belen Lopez Morales (Spa) Lointek Team
39Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia
40Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica0:00:19
41Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88
42Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia
43Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O
44Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:20
45Ursa Pintar (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
46Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team
47Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda0:00:21
48Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
49Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
50Loren Rowney (Aus) Australia0:00:22
51Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:23
52Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda
53Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) France
54Charlotte Bravard (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.89
55Larisa Pankova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:24
56Marion Sicot (Fra) France
57Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
58Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
59Fanny Leleu (Fra) France
60Nel De Crits (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:25
61Kaat Hannes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
62Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team0:00:26
63Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi
64Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:27
65Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O
66Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.910:00:28
67Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Lointek Team
68Spela Kern (Slo) Btc City Ljubljana
69Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France0:00:29
70Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek Team
71Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russia0:00:30
72Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:31
73Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O
74Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:32
75Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products
76Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Russia
77Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:33
78Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango
79Ingrid Lorvik (Nor) Hitec Products0:00:34
80Anna Trevisi (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:36
81Manon Souyris (Fra) France0:00:38
82Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
83Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia
84Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
85Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia0:00:39
86Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team
87Lindsay Marie Fox (USA) Bepink Laclassica
88Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
89Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:43
90Marina Likhanova (Rus) Russia0:00:44
91Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:52
92Samara Sheppard (NZl) Bizkaia - Durango0:00:55

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouk Rijff (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies2:51:43
2Annie Ewart (Can) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:01
3Molly Weavers (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur
4Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australia
5Lucy Garner (GBr) Team Liv - Plantur
6Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australia0:00:03
7Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink Laclassica0:00:04
8Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.88
9Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia
10Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Astana - Acca Due O
11Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australia0:00:05
12Eider Merino Kortazar (Spa) Lointek Team
13Saartje Vandenbroucke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo0:00:06
14Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:08
15Anna Christian (GBr) Wiggle Honda
16Soline Lamboley (Fra) Lointek Team0:00:11
17Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum P/B Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:12
18Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O
19Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.910:00:13
20Emilie Rochedy (Fra) France0:00:14
21Claudia Cretti (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:16
22Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez (Spa) Astana - Acca Due O
23Manon Souyris (Fra) France0:00:23
24Lierni Lekuona Etxebeste (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango
25Jesst Druyts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
26Dafné Therous Izquierdo (Can) Lointek Team0:00:24
27Fien Delbaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Pro - Duo
28Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due O0:00:28
29Angela Maffeis (Ita) Inpa Sottoli Giusfredi0:00:37


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