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Chantal van den Broek-Blaak wins Simac Ladies Tour

Marianne Vos (opens in new tab) (Jumbo-Visma) took her third victory of the 2021 Simac Ladies Tour (opens in new tab) from a reduced bunch sprint ahead of Alice Barnes (Canyon//SRAM), and Amy Pieters (SD Worx). 

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) finished in the bunch to secure the overall victory, seventeen seconds ahead of Marlen Reusser (Ale BTC Ljubljana), with Ellen van Dijk (Trek-Segafredo) third overall at 30 seconds. 

Vos also retained the points jersey while her teammate Anouska Koster took over the QOM lead from Alison Jackson (Liv Racing), after her solo breakaway efforts on the previous stage, and Pffeifer Georgi (Team DSM) secured the white best young rider jersey. Despite being two riders short, SD Worx came away with the team classification. 

How it unfolded

With just 57 riders taking to the startline, the final stage of the race took place in a rainy Arnhem over 19 laps of a 7.8km course.

A short climb that served as a QOM point on five of the laps also proved to be a launchpad for attacks with Parkhotel Valkenburg and Jumbo-Visma active at the front of the peloton.

It was not until 109km to go that an attack managed to stick as Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM), second on Saturday, broke free of the bunch over the top of the second QOM point. However just a few kilometers later the Polish rider was reeled back in.

Over the third QOM with just under 90km to go Koster secured her lead in the polka-dot jersey by taking maximum points, with Jackson, who said prior to the day’s racing that her goal was a stage win, nowhere to be seen.

“The main goal is we want to win the stage,” said the Canadian.

With 60km to go, the day’s main breakaway finally formed with Trixi Worrack (Trek-Segafredo), Ella Harris (Canyon//SRAM), Teniel Campbell (Team BikeExchange), Nina Buysman (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Jeanne Korevaar (Liv Racing) making up the group.

After 10km they had a gap of over two minutes on the peloton which was being lead by SD Worx.

As the group reached the 50km to go mark the gap started to come down thanks to the efforts of SD Worx and with four laps to go the group’s advantage fell to under one minute.

With just under 30km to go it was Team DSM who took up the chase and the gap fell to just 30 seconds. Campbell found herself distanced and dropped back to the peloton as the rain started to come down harder.

With 16km to go and a gap of just under 30 seconds Campbell’s teammate, Janneke Ensing (Team BikeExchange) saw a chance to bridge to the front group and launched an attack. Shortly after Mischa Bredewold (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Silke Smulders (Lotto Soudal) also bridged, making a seven rider strong group.

On the final lap, Harris and Ensing struggled to stay with the leaders and dropped back to the bunch as the group’s advantage started to come down.

With five kilometres to go Bredewold, Smulders, and Duval broke free of the group but the efforts of Canyon//SRAM behind brought the gap right down to the leaders and the peloton looked on track to catch them before the finish.

Sure enough, the break was caught with three kilometres to go and it was Trek-Segafredo and Canyon//SRAM working on the front to set up their sprinters.

Amalie Dideriksen of Trek-Segafredo lead into the final sweeping corner and launched her sprint, with Alice Barnes and Marianne Vos coming around on the finishing straight.

Vos proved to be the fastest as Dideriksen had to settle for fourth place as Amy Pieters of SD Worx claimed third.

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 3:55:58
2Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
3Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx
4Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
5Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing
6Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM
7Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women
8Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
9Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
10Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:03
11Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx
12Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
13Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
14Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing
15Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
16Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
17Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
18Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team DSM
19Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing
20Danique Braam (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
21Megan Jastrab (USA) Team DSM
22Marta Jaskulska (Pol) Liv Racing
23Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx
24Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
25Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
26Romy Kasper (Ger) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
27Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team
28Quinty Ton (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
29Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
30Julia Borgström (Swe) NXTG Racing
31Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx
32Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Lotto Soudal Ladies
33Henrietta Colborne (GBr) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling 0:00:09
34Valerie Demey (Bel) Liv Racing
35Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
36Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing
37Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing
38Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:00:18
39Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing 0:00:22
40Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team BikeExchange 0:00:35
41Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo
42Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:01:08
43Elise Vander Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies
44Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing
45Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:01:15
46Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
47Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team DSM
48Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
49Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Liv Racing
50Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange
51Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:02:34
52Margaux Vigie (Fra) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:03:02
53Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:04:30
DNFGloria Rodriguez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team Women
DNFTrixi Worrack (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
DNFMaud Rijnbeek (Ned) NXTG Racing
DSQNina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg

Mountain 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 5
2Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 3
3Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 1

Mountain 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing 5
2Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 3
3Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 1

Mountain 3
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 5
2Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 3
3Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx 1

Mountain 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 5
2Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange 3
3Trixi Worrack (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nina Buijsman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 5
2Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing 3
3Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 1

Young rider
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM 3:55:58
2Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope
3Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:00:03
4Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies
5Megan Jastrab (USA) Team DSM
6Marta Jaskulska (Pol) Liv Racing
7Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service
8Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg
9Julia Borgström (Swe) NXTG Racing
10Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx
11Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing 0:01:08
12Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:01:15
13Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
14Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Canyon-SRAM Racing 11:48:00
2Team SD Worx
3Team DSM
4Jumbo-Visma Women Team
5Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:00:03
6Lotto Soudal Ladies
7FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:06
8Liv Racing
9Trek-Segafredo 0:00:32
10Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:01:12
11Valcar-Travel & Service 0:01:15

Final general calssification after stage 5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx 14:46:39
2Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:00:17
3Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:30
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:00:51
5Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:01:03
6Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM 0:01:20
7Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:01:35
8Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing 0:02:05
9Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:02:39
10Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing 0:02:49
11Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:02:50
12Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:03:31
13Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:03:46
14Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:04:06
15Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:04:09
16Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:04:10
17Romy Kasper (Ger) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:04:30
18Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:04:32
19Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team BikeExchange 0:05:28
20Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:05:42
21Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:06:14
22Julia Borgström (Swe) NXTG Racing 0:06:26
23Marta Jaskulska (Pol) Liv Racing 0:07:03
24Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:07:15
25Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:07:31
26Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:07:47
27Danique Braam (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:07:56
28Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:07:59
29Hannah Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:08:11
30Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team DSM 0:08:24
31Quinty Ton (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling 0:08:50
32Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:08:57
33Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:09:02
34Valerie Demey (Bel) Liv Racing 0:09:34
35Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:09:54
36Henrietta Colborne (GBr) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling 0:10:02
37Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:10:17
38Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange 0:10:41
39Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:10:49
40Megan Jastrab (USA) Team DSM 0:10:56
41Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:12:33
42Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:14:45
43Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:15:12
44Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:15:42
45Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:16:13
46Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Liv Racing 0:18:22
47Margaux Vigie (Fra) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:18:57
48Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:19:44
49Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing 0:20:01
50Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team DSM 0:20:23
51Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:21:33
52Elise Vander Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:21:49
53Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:23:08

Point classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 97
2Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx 56
3Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 55
4Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing 51
5Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx 45
6Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx 44
7Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM 39
8Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 37
9Demi Vollering (Ned) Team SD Worx 32
10Alice Barnes (GBr) Canyon-SRAM Racing 29
11Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 26
12Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing 26
13Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing 22
14Elisa Balsamo (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 21
15Susanne Andersen (Nor) Team DSM 20
16Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 20
17Amalie Dideriksen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 20
18Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 11
19Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 10
20Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 10
21Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women 9
22Eugénie Duval (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 7
23Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 7
24Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing 6
25Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 4
26Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 2
27Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing 1
28Danique Braam (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 1

Mountain classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anouska Koster (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 29
2Alison Jackson (Can) Liv Racing 19
3Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (Ned) Team SD Worx 5
4Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing 5
5Marianne Vos (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 4
6Karlijn Swinkels (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 4
7Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing 3
8Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon-SRAM Racing 3
9Femke Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 3
10Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange 3
11Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx 2
12Marlen Reusser (Swi) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 1
13Amy Pieters (Ned) Team SD Worx 1
14Teuntje Beekhuis (Ned) Jumbo-Visma Women Team 1
15Maëlle Grossetete (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 1
16Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 1

Young rider classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team DSM 14:47:59
2Mischa Bredewold (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:01:30
3Silke Smulders (Ned) Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:02:11
4Amber van der Hulst (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:02:49
5Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:04:54
6Julia Borgström (Swe) NXTG Racing 0:05:06
7Marta Jaskulska (Pol) Liv Racing 0:05:43
8Lonneke Uneken (Ned) Team SD Worx 0:06:27
9Femke Gerritse (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:09:29
10Megan Jastrab (USA) Team DSM 0:09:36
11Chiara Consonni (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:13:52
12Clara Copponi (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:14:53
13Eleonora Camilla Gasparrini (Ita) Valcar-Travel & Service 0:18:24
14Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing 0:18:41

Team classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team SD Worx 44:22:40
2Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:05:22
3Canyon-SRAM Racing 0:05:55
4Parkhotel Valkenburg 0:07:45
5Jumbo-Visma Women Team 0:08:37
6Liv Racing 0:09:12
7Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:12:07
8Team DSM 0:15:48
9FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:29:26
10Valcar-Travel & Service 0:31:36
11Trek-Segafredo 0:33:56

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