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Vos makes it three in a row in Ronde van Drenthe

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Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)
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World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) wins the Ronde van Drenthe ahead of Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon)

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) wins the Ronde van Drenthe ahead of Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon)
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Technica problems for Kelly Gambier (France)

Technica problems for Kelly Gambier (France)
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Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)

Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
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World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) wins the Ronde van Drenthe for the third straight year.

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) wins the Ronde van Drenthe for the third straight year.
(Image credit: Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)
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Liesbet De Vocht (Rabobank-Liv Giant)

Liesbet De Vocht (Rabobank-Liv Giant)
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Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) in the World Cup leader's jersey.

Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) in the World Cup leader's jersey.
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Jolien D'Hoore (Lotto Belisol Ladies) leads the peloton up the VAM climb.

Jolien D'Hoore (Lotto Belisol Ladies) leads the peloton up the VAM climb.
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Marta Tagliaferro (MCipollini Giordana)

Marta Tagliaferro (MCipollini Giordana)
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A spent Jade Wilcoxson (US National Team) is offered a can of Coke at the finish.

A spent Jade Wilcoxson (US National Team) is offered a can of Coke at the finish.
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Iris Slappendel (Rabobank Liv/Giant) climbing the VAM.

Iris Slappendel (Rabobank Liv/Giant) climbing the VAM.
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Iris Slappendel (Rabobank Liv/Giant)

Iris Slappendel (Rabobank Liv/Giant)
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Ilona Hoeksma (Netherlands)

Ilona Hoeksma (Netherlands)
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Hitec eading the peloton on the cobbles.

Hitec eading the peloton on the cobbles.
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Former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda)

Former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda)
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Evelyn Arys (Sengers Ladies Cycling Team)

Evelyn Arys (Sengers Ladies Cycling Team)
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World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) wins the opening round of the World Cup at the Ronde van Drenthe.

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv Giant) wins the opening round of the World Cup at the Ronde van Drenthe.
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Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)

Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)
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Dutch champion Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)

Dutch champion Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv Giant)
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Charlotte Becker (Argos-Shimano)

Charlotte Becker (Argos-Shimano)
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Emma Johansson (Orica - AIS) en route to a podium finish.

Emma Johansson (Orica - AIS) en route to a podium finish.
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Emilia Fahlin (Hitec Products UCK)

Emilia Fahlin (Hitec Products UCK)
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Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) leading on the cobbes.

Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) leading on the cobbes.
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A smiling Marianne Vos (Rabo Women), winner of the first World Cup of 2013

A smiling Marianne Vos (Rabo Women), winner of the first World Cup of 2013
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The day was hard, cold, wet and dirty for Charlotte Becker (Argos-Shimano)

The day was hard, cold, wet and dirty for Charlotte Becker (Argos-Shimano)
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Active at the front again, Mascha Pijnenborg (TeamFuturumshop.NL) worked hard in the front group to chase Kasper

Active at the front again, Mascha Pijnenborg (TeamFuturumshop.NL) worked hard in the front group to chase Kasper
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Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) stayed away until just after the VAM climb

Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) stayed away until just after the VAM climb
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Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) fights to the summit of VAM on her own

Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) fights to the summit of VAM on her own
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The effort shows - Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) fights to the summit of VAM on her own

The effort shows - Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) fights to the summit of VAM on her own
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Anouska Koster (Team Futurumshop.NL) struggles with her bike after a mishap on the descent from VAM

Anouska Koster (Team Futurumshop.NL) struggles with her bike after a mishap on the descent from VAM
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The Rabo Women team at the front of the first group with 20km to go

The Rabo Women team at the front of the first group with 20km to go
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She was delighted - Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) makes it three in a row at Drenthe.

She was delighted - Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) makes it three in a row at Drenthe.
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Emma Johansson (Orica - AIS) finished third after a brave chase

Emma Johansson (Orica - AIS) finished third after a brave chase
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Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products) took the sprint for fourth ahead of Kirsten Wild (Argos-Shimano)

Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products) took the sprint for fourth ahead of Kirsten Wild (Argos-Shimano)
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Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) arrives on the podium

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) arrives on the podium
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Marianne Vos (Rabo Women), winner of the first World Cup of 2013

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women), winner of the first World Cup of 2013
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The first group, chasing Kasper, on the road during the transition from cobbles to the climb of VAM

The first group, chasing Kasper, on the road during the transition from cobbles to the climb of VAM
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Dutch champion Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabo Women) is a former winner of this race

Dutch champion Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabo Women) is a former winner of this race
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The long line of riders on the first cobbled section

The long line of riders on the first cobbled section
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Back in action after the crash last Thursday, Valentina Scandolara (MCipollini Giambenini)

Back in action after the crash last Thursday, Valentina Scandolara (MCipollini Giambenini)
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The cobbled sections were particularly gloomy today

The cobbled sections were particularly gloomy today
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A long line of riders on the second section of cobbles

A long line of riders on the second section of cobbles
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Spanish road champion Anna Sanchis (Bizkaia - Durango)

Spanish road champion Anna Sanchis (Bizkaia - Durango)
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On the third cobbled section, Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) was away on her own

On the third cobbled section, Elizabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) was away on her own
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Former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda Team) follows Martine Bras (Boels Dolmans)

Former world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda Team) follows Martine Bras (Boels Dolmans)
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Vera Koedooder (Sengers Ladies Cycling Team) leads a small group

Vera Koedooder (Sengers Ladies Cycling Team) leads a small group
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A winner in Belgium last week, Emily Collins (Wiggle Honda Team) found it tough today

A winner in Belgium last week, Emily Collins (Wiggle Honda Team) found it tough today
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On her own for quite a while, Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) made a brave solo effort

On her own for quite a while, Romy Kasper (Boels Dolmans) made a brave solo effort
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Mascha Pijnenborg (TeamFuturumshop.NL) chases Kasper

Mascha Pijnenborg (TeamFuturumshop.NL) chases Kasper
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World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) attacks on the climb of the "VAM"

World champion Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) attacks on the climb of the "VAM"
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Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) in the first World Cup jersey of the 2013 season following victory at the Ronde van Drenthe for the third straight year.

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) in the first World Cup jersey of the 2013 season following victory at the Ronde van Drenthe for the third straight year.
(Image credit: CJ Farquharson/WomensCycling.net)

After an off-season spent winning another cyclo-cross world title and a mountain bike race or two, Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv Giant) quickly returned to her dominant ways on the road, winning the opening World Cup round on her home soil, the Ronde van Drenthe.

It was the third time in a row Vos claimed the victory here, this time the world and Olympic champion topped her compatriot Ellen van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) in the dash to the line. Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) rounded out the podium 15 seconds later while Chloe Hosking (Hitec Products) took the sprint for fourth over a minute later.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank-Liv Giant3:42:38
2Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized- lululemon0:00:01
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS0:00:15
4Chloe Hosking (Aus) Hitec Products UCK0:01:38
5Kirsten Wild (Ned) Argos - Shimano
6Shelley Olds (USA) Team TIBCO - To The Top
7Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
8Marijn De Vries (Ned) Lotto Belisol Ladies
9Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Orica - AIS
10Carmen Small (USA) Team Specialized- lululemon0:02:18
11Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
12Pascale Jeuland (Fra) France
13Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv Giant
14Simona Frapporti (Ita) Be Pink
15Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank-Liv Giant
16Vera Koedooder (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
17Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
18Charlotte Becker (Ger) Argos - Shimano
19Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Team Futurumshop.nl0:02:27
20Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland
21Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) MCipollini Giordana
22Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata
23Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda
24Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon
25Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS
26Martine Bras (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
27Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
28Jade Wilcoxson (USA) US National Team0:02:33
29Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO-To The Top0:02:36
30Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata0:02:44
31Sara Mustonen (Swe) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team
32Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant0:02:46
33Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS0:02:48
34Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team0:03:01
35Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Team Polaris
36Katie Colclough (GBr) Specialized-lululemon0:03:22
37Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda0:06:20
38Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica-AIS
39Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Wiggle Honda
40Roxane Fournier (Fra) France
41Megan Guarnier (USA) Rabobank Liv/Giant
42Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-lululemon
43Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata
44Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
45Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team0:06:24
46Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink
47Emma Trott (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
48Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
49Lucie Pader (Fra) France0:06:32
DNFRoxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank Liv/Giant
DNFEvelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized-lululemon
DNFJessie Maclean (Aus) Orica-AIS
DNFCecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK
DNFTone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products UCK
DNFEmilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK
DNFEmilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK
DNFRomy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team
DNFElena Kuchinskaya (Rus) RusVelo
DNFAizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RusVelo
DNFAlexandra Burchenkova (Rus) RusVelo
DNFYulia Blindyuk (Rus) RusVelo
DNFLarisa Pankova (Rus) RusVelo
DNFElena Bocharnikova (Rus) RusVelo
DNFValentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
DNFTatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
DNFSara Grifi (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
DNFValentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
DNFMarta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana
DNFGiulia Donato (Ita) BePink
DNFDaniela Levi (Isr) BePink
DNFAlice Algisi (Ita) BePink
DNFMalgorzata Wojtyra (Pol) BePink
DNFElke Gebhardt (Ger) Argos-Shimano
DNFWilleke Knol (Ned) Argos-Shimano
DNFKelly Markus (Ned) Argos-Shimano
DNFAmy Pieters (Ned) Argos-Shimano
DNFBeatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Wiggle Honda
DNFAna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda
DNFLauren Kitchen (Aus) Wiggle Honda
DNFEvelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
DNFChantal Blaak (Ned) Team TIBCO-To The Top
DNFRushlee Buchanan (NZl) Team TIBCO-To The Top
DNFClaudia Häusler (Ger) Team TIBCO-To The Top
DNFSamantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO-To The Top
DNFElena Cecchini (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team
DNFMaria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team
DNFSari Saarelainen (Fin) Faren-Let's Go Finland Team
DNFEdwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFLiisi Rist (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFKatsiaryna Barazna (Blr) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFMireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFGloria Boldrini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFLara Vieceli (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini-Rox
DNFAlie Gercama (Ned) Team Polaris
DNFSarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Team Polaris
DNFLaura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Team Polaris
DNFAnouska Koster (Ned) Team Polaris
DNFAnnelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata
DNFMarissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata
DNFDaisy Depoorter (Bel) Cyclelive Plus-Zannata
DNFElena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFFrancesca Cauz (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFJennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFIrene Bitto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFFrancesca Stefani (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFElena Valentini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
DNFIlona Hoeksma (Ned) Netherlands
DNFSophie De Boer (Ned) Netherlands
DNFRozanne Slik (Ned) Netherlands
DNFWinanda Spoor (Ned) Netherlands
DNFMelanie Woering (Ned) Netherlands
DNFCharlotte Lenting (Ned) Netherlands
DNFJolien D'Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFAnn-Sofie Duyck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFKaat Hannes (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFCéline Van Severen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFKim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies
DNFDorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFJoanne Hogan (Aus) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFElena Lloret Llinares (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFMayalen Noriega (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFAnna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFLourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango
DNFJacquelyn Crowell (USA) US National Team
DNFLauren De Crescenzo (USA) US National Team
DNFHeather Fischer (USA) US National Team
DNFJanel Holcomb (USA) US National Team
DNFMélanie Bravard (Fra) France
DNFAmélie Rivat (Fra) France
DNFKelly Gambier (Fra) France

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