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

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

 

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