Women's Tour: Sarah Roy wins in Chesterfield

Sarah Roy (Orcia Scott) won stage 4 at the Women's Tour Saturday by outsprinting her two breakaway companions on the uphill finish in Derbyshire. Boels Dolmans' Christine Majerus was second, followed by Team Sunweb's Leah Kirchmann in third. Ale Cipollini's Marta Bastianelli won the field sprint for fourth, 17 seconds behind the winner.

WM3 Pro Cycling's Kasia Niewiadoma finished safely in the bunch to maintain her overall lead of 1:25 over Majerus. Kirchmann is now third overall, 1:36 back.

"It feels so good to get our first WorldTour victory," Roy said. "The whole team has been working really hard and we have come very close so many times this season and it's a big relief to get off the mark. The girls have been wonderful and I'm really happy.”

Roy joined three other in a move that escaped the bunch with about 40km remaining. The quartet built a maximum gap of 1:50, but concerted chasing from the sprinters' teams whittled the advantage to three remaining escapees down to a handful of seconds in the closing kilometres. Nevertheless, the trio up front persisted, and came to the line with a 17-second advantage. 

"I saw an opportunity when the break was being formed and we immediately started to work well together," Roy said. “I had a lot of support from the team car on the radio and that information was invaluable."

In the finale, Roy's acceleration opened a one-second gap over Majerus at the line, with Kirchmann coming in five seconds in arrears.

"It wasn't as technical as previous days," Roy said of the finish. "But I made Majerus lead and I started my sprint from around 300 metres and created enough of a gap to hold on."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women3:27:48
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:01
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:00:05
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:00:17
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 5 - Cell 2
7Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott WomenRow 6 - Cell 2
8Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 7 - Cell 2
9Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:00:22
11Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 10 - Cell 2
12Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 11 - Cell 2
13Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé CipolliniRow 16 - Cell 2
18Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alison Jackson (Can) BePink CogeasRow 24 - Cell 2
26Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-KuotaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:28
28Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé CipolliniRow 27 - Cell 2
29Nikki Brammeier (GBr) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 29 - Cell 2
31Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:32
36Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Martina Ritter (Aut) Drops Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:00:35
42Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott WomenRow 41 - Cell 2
43Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High5Row 42 - Cell 2
44Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High5Row 43 - Cell 2
45Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 45 - Cell 2
47Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica Scott WomenRow 46 - Cell 2
48Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:39
49Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:00:40
50Natalie Grinczer (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:00:41
51Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:01:58
52Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:15:55
53Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Anna Plichta (Pol) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:15:58
57Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:19:25
58Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept WomenRow 57 - Cell 2
59Shani Bloch-Davidov (Isr) Team Veloconcept WomenRow 58 - Cell 2
60Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-KuotaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Thea Thorson (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 60 - Cell 2
62Christina Perchtold (Aut) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-WaowdealsRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-WaowdealsRow 63 - Cell 2
65Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept WomenRow 64 - Cell 2
66Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Lydia Boylan (Irl) Team WNT Pro CyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High5Row 67 - Cell 2
69Elise Maes (Lux) Team WNT Pro CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-KuotaRow 71 - Cell 2
73Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé CipolliniRow 72 - Cell 2
74Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High5Row 73 - Cell 2
75Eileen Roe (GBr) Team WNT Pro CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink CogeasRow 77 - Cell 2
79Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec ProductsRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Trevisi (Ita) Alé CipolliniRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFAnnabel Simpson (GBr) Drops Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFIlaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink CogeasRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFMaria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink CogeasRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFFrancesca Pattaro (Ita) BePink CogeasRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFMaria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Lensworld-KuotaRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFHayley Jones (GBr) Team WNT Pro CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
DNSClara Koppenburg (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
DNSMarianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
DNSDaiva Tuslaite (Ltu) Alé CipolliniRow 88 - Cell 2
DNSAude Biannic (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 89 - Cell 2
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Finish line points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women15pts
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women9Row 2 - Cell 3
4Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High55Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals1Row 9 - Cell 3
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QOM 1 - Middleton Top, 26.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High56pts
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High54Row 2 - Cell 3
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1Row 5 - Cell 3
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QOM 2 - Crich, 60.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope6pts
2Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Belpe, 50.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women3pts
2Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Staveley, 97.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam3pts
2Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Sunweb10:24:03
2Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:00:06
3Orica Scott0:00:13
4Ale Cipollini0:00:28
5Canyon SRAM RacingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cylance Pro Cycling0:00:33
7Cervelo - Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Wiggle High50:00:35
9FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:00:43
10Drops0:00:47
11Hitec Products0:16:06
12WM3 Pro Cycling Team0:16:10
13Team WNT Pro Cycling0:20:07
14Lares - Waowdeals Women Cycling Team0:21:06
15Lensworld - Kuota0:38:33
16Team Veloconcept Women0:57:36
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General Classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling15:06:31
2Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:01:25
3Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women0:01:36
4Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:01:38
5Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing0:01:41
6Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:01:46
7Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:52
8Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:01:58
9Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:59
10Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High50:02:00
11Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing0:02:02
12Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:05
13Floortje Mackaij (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:02:06
14Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Boels Dolmans CyclingteamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lisa Klein (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:02:07
16Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:02:10
17Janneke Ensing (Ned) Alé CipolliniRow 16 - Cell 2
18Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:02:14
20Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling0:02:16
22Katrine Aalerud (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 21 - Cell 2
23Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM RacingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Rossella Ratto (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling0:02:19
25Chantal Blaak (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:02:27
26Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High50:02:28
27Natalie Grinczer (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:02:41
28Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:03:08
29Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing0:03:28
30Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Wiggle High50:03:42
31Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:03:48
32Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:04:03
33Elena Cecchini (Ita) Canyon SRAM Racing0:04:06
34Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:06:43
35Eri Yonamine (Jpn) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:07:19
36Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High50:08:34
37Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:08:47
38Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini0:08:51
39Anouska Koster (Ned) WM3 Pro Cycling0:08:53
40Romy Kasper (Ger) Alé Cipollini0:09:00
41Martina Ritter (Aut) Drops Cycling Team0:09:06
42Jessica Allen (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:10:10
43Roxane Knetemann (Ned) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:11:00
44Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:12:14
45Nikki Brammeier (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam0:12:19
46Daniela Reis (Por) Lares-Waowdeals0:13:19
47Abby-Mae Parkinson (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:13:34
48Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:13:38
49Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas0:14:10
50Rachel Neylan (Aus) Orica Scott Women0:16:27
51Rozanne Slik (Ned) Team Sunweb WomenRow 50 - Cell 2
52Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products0:24:08
53Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:25:57
54Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women0:27:46
55Simona Frapporti (Ita) Hitec Products0:27:50
56Anna Plichta (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling0:28:57
57Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:29:09
58Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini0:29:58
59Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High50:30:05
60Rebecca Durrell (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:32:10
61Hannah Payton (GBr) Drops Cycling Team0:32:23
62Christina Perchtold (Aut) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:32:27
63Shani Bloch-Davidov (Isr) Team Veloconcept Women0:32:51
64Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 63 - Cell 2
65Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope0:34:36
66Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept WomenRow 65 - Cell 2
67Eileen Roe (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:34:44
68Lauren Kitchen (Aus) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) WM3 Pro CyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:34:53
71Sarah Rijkes (Aut) Lares-Waowdeals0:35:05
72Thea Thorson (Nor) Hitec Products0:35:17
73Elise Maes (Lux) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:35:27
74Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling0:37:01
75Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Lensworld-Kuota0:40:57
76Sarah Inghelbrecht (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals0:45:52
77Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle High50:49:36
78Lydia Boylan (Irl) Team WNT Pro Cycling0:50:49
79Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink Cogeas0:52:09
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Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam27pts
2Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon SRAM Racing23Row 1 - Cell 3
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling21Row 2 - Cell 3
4Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women21Row 3 - Cell 3
5Alice Barnes (GBr) Drops Cycling Team19Row 4 - Cell 3
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High519Row 5 - Cell 3
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam15Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sarah Roy (Aus) Orica Scott Women15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Chloe Hosking (Aus) Alé Cipollini15Row 8 - Cell 3
10Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb Women9Row 9 - Cell 3
11Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team7Row 10 - Cell 3
12Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Alé Cipollini7Row 11 - Cell 3
13Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing6Row 12 - Cell 3
14Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High55Row 13 - Cell 3
15Christina Siggaard (Den) Team Veloconcept Women5Row 14 - Cell 3
16Kate Archibald (GBr) Team WNT Pro Cycling4Row 15 - Cell 3
17Alexandra Manly (Aus) Orica Scott Women4Row 16 - Cell 3
18Sara Penton (Swe) Team Veloconcept Women3Row 17 - Cell 3
19Dani King (GBr) Cylance Pro Cycling2Row 18 - Cell 3
20Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women2Row 19 - Cell 3
21Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products2Row 20 - Cell 3
22Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lares-Waowdeals1Row 21 - Cell 3
23Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas1Row 22 - Cell 3
24Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope1Row 23 - Cell 3
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Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Audrey Cordon (Fra) Wiggle High531pts
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Team Sunweb Women25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) WM3 Pro Cycling24Row 2 - Cell 3
4Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope17Row 3 - Cell 3
5Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High516Row 4 - Cell 3
6Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Cylance Pro Cycling16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Den) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Eleonora van Dijk (Ned) Team Sunweb Women10Row 8 - Cell 3
10Christine Majerus (Lux) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam9