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Tour de l'Ardeche: Arlenis Sierra wins stage 1

Arlenis Sierra (AR Monex Womens Pro Cycling Team)
Arlenis Sierra (AR Monex Womens Pro Cycling Team) (Image credit: Getty Image)

Arlenis Sierra (AR Monex Womens Pro Cycling Team) won the opening stage of the Tour de l'Ardeche. The Cuban sprinter won the bunch sprint ahead of Marta Bastianelli (Ale BTC Ljubljana) and Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Movistar).

Sierra now leads the overall classification heading into stage 2's 122km race from Anneyron to Beauchastel on Thursday.

The first stage of the seven-day race offered the women's field a 111km race from Aubenas to Barjac. It was an undulating route with three intermediate sprints and two category 3 ascents before the finish in Barjac.

Tour de l'Ardeche is a popular late-season stage race that includes punchy stages along with longer climbs, and many top level riders and teams use it as preparation for targets such as the upcoming UCI Road World Championships held at the end of September.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team 3:10:02
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
3Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women
4Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
5Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
6Mieke Docx (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
7Ruth Winder (USA) Trek-Segafredo
8Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing
9Lucie Jounier (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
10Agnieszka Skalniak-Sojka (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
11Mavi Garcia (Spa) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
12Leah Thomas (USA) Movistar Team Women
13Thalita De Jong (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
14Ally Wollaston (NZl) NXTG Racing
15Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Team BikeExchange
16Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange
17Maaike Coljé (Ned) Massi Tactic Women Team
18Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) BePink
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
20Typhaine Laurance (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
21Spela Kern (Slo) Massi Tactic Women Team
22Paula Patiño Bedoya (Col) Movistar Team Women
23Severine Eraud (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
24Justine Ghekiere (Bel) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
25Mireia Benito Pellicer (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
26Katia Ragusa (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
27Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Liv Racing
28Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing
29Marine Allione (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
30Claire Steels (GBr) Sopela Women's Team
31Quinty Ton (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
32Amelia Sharpe (GBr) NXTG Racing
33Manon Souyris (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
34Henrietta Christie (NZl) BePink
35Lotte Claes (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
36Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team BikeExchange
37Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Team BikeExchange
38Alice Coutinho (Fra) Sopela Women's Team
39Sandra Levenez (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
40Sofia Rogriguez (Spa) Sopela Women's Team
41Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) LVIV Cycling Team
42Alicia Evans (NZl) LVIV Cycling Team
43Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Liv Racing
44Nina Kessler (Ned) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
45Monika Brzezna (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
46Mireia Trias Jordan (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
47Marion Colard (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
48Veronica Ewers (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
49Pauline Allin (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
50Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
51Sophie Wright (GBr) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
52Greta Richioud (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
53Emma Langley (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
54Sophie Enever (GBr) LVIV Cycling Team
55Amanda Spratt (Aus) Team BikeExchange
56Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:00:16
57Demi De Jong (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
58Amandine Fouquenet (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29
59Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:00:38
60Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:00:40
61Chloe Hosking (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:18
62Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:19
63Mariia Miliaeva (Rus) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team 0:03:11
64Gaia Masetti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:13
65Kate McCarthy (NZl) BePink
66Giorgia Vettorello (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:15
67Britt Knaven (Bel) NXTG Racing 0:03:17
68Carola van de Wetering (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
69Jade Teolis (Fra) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
70Elisa Dalla Valle (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:20
71Molly Patch (GBr) Sopela Women's Team
72Marissa Baks (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
73Kaja Rysz (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
74Vania Canvelli (Ita) BePink
75Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Movistar Team Women 0:03:23
76Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
77Jessica Allen (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:03:25
78Maaike Boogaard (Ned) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
79Nicole Steigenga (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
80Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
81Enara Lopez Gallastegi (Spa) Team Farto-BTC 0:06:21
82Ariadna Gutierrez Arzaluz (Mex) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
83Iris Monticolo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
84Ayesha McGowan (USA) Liv Racing
85Inez Beijer (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
86Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Liv Racing
87Elynor Backstedt (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
88Agua Marina Espinola (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
89Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink
90Charlotte Kool (Ned) NXTG Racing
91Ewa Brozyna (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
92Mylene de Zoete (Ned) NXTG Racing
93Maria Banlles Santamaria (Spa) Sopela Women's Team 0:11:06
94Maeva Squiban (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling 0:11:17
95Barbara Sniezynska (Pol) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team 0:14:10
96Diana Pedrosa (Por) Team Farto-BTC
97Pilar Jimenez (Spa) Team Farto-BTC
98Emily Newsom (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
99Vanessa Michieletto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
100Leah Dixon (GBr) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
101Azulde Britz (RSA) LVIV Cycling Team
102Carla Fernandez Torres (Spa) Team Farto-BTC
103Nienke Wasmus (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
104Fiona Turnbull (GBr) LVIV Cycling Team 0:14:17
105Lotte Popelier (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team 0:14:18
106Marketa Hájková (Cze) BePink 0:20:26
DNFHenrietta Colborne (GBr) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
DNFMarga Lopez (Spa) LVIV Cycling Team

General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team 3:10:02
2Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
3Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women
4Elizabeth Deignan (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
5Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
6Mieke Docx (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
7Ruth Winder (USA) Trek-Segafredo
8Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Liv Racing
9Lucie Jounier (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
10Agnieszka Skalniak-Sojka (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
11Mavi Garcia (Spa) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
12Leah Thomas (USA) Movistar Team Women
13Thalita De Jong (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
14Ally Wollaston (NZl) NXTG Racing
15Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Team BikeExchange
16Teniel Campbell (TTo) Team BikeExchange
17Maaike Coljé (Ned) Massi Tactic Women Team
18Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) BePink
19Rossella Ratto (Ita) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
20Typhaine Laurance (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
21Spela Kern (Slo) Massi Tactic Women Team
22Paula Patiño Bedoya (Col) Movistar Team Women
23Severine Eraud (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
24Justine Ghekiere (Bel) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
25Mireia Benito Pellicer (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
26Katia Ragusa (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
27Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Liv Racing
28Ilse Pluimers (Ned) NXTG Racing
29Marine Allione (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
30Claire Steels (GBr) Sopela Women's Team
31Quinty Ton (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
32Amelia Sharpe (GBr) NXTG Racing
33Manon Souyris (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
34Henrietta Christie (NZl) BePink
35Lotte Claes (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
36Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team BikeExchange
37Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Team BikeExchange
38Alice Coutinho (Fra) Sopela Women's Team
39Sandra Levenez (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
40Sofia Rogriguez (Spa) Sopela Women's Team
41Bronwyn Macgregor (NZl) LVIV Cycling Team
42Alicia Evans (NZl) LVIV Cycling Team
43Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) Liv Racing
44Nina Kessler (Ned) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
45Monika Brzezna (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
46Mireia Trias Jordan (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
47Marion Colard (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling
48Veronica Ewers (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
49Pauline Allin (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
50Lucinda Brand (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
51Sophie Wright (GBr) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
52Greta Richioud (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team
53Emma Langley (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
54Sophie Enever (GBr) LVIV Cycling Team
55Amanda Spratt (Aus) Team BikeExchange
56Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:00:16
57Demi De Jong (Ned) Bingoal Casino-Chevalmeire
58Amandine Fouquenet (Fra) Arkea Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29
59Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Movistar Team Women 0:00:38
60Laura Tomasi (Ita) Ale' BTC Ljubljana 0:00:40
61Chloe Hosking (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:18
62Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:19
63Mariia Miliaeva (Rus) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team 0:03:11
64Gaia Masetti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:13
65Kate McCarthy (NZl) BePink
66Giorgia Vettorello (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:15
67Britt Knaven (Bel) NXTG Racing 0:03:17
68Carola van de Wetering (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
69Jade Teolis (Fra) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
70Elisa Dalla Valle (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:03:20
71Molly Patch (GBr) Sopela Women's Team
72Marissa Baks (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
73Kaja Rysz (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
74Vania Canvelli (Ita) BePink
75Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Movistar Team Women 0:03:23
76Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
77Jessica Allen (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:03:25
78Maaike Boogaard (Ned) Ale' BTC Ljubljana
79Nicole Steigenga (Ned) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team
80Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
81Enara Lopez Gallastegi (Spa) Team Farto-BTC 0:06:21
82Ariadna Gutierrez Arzaluz (Mex) A.R. Monex Women's Pro Cycling Team
83Iris Monticolo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
84Ayesha McGowan (USA) Liv Racing
85Inez Beijer (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
86Evy Kuijpers (Ned) Liv Racing
87Elynor Backstedt (GBr) Trek-Segafredo
88Agua Marina Espinola (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team
89Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink
90Charlotte Kool (Ned) NXTG Racing
91Ewa Brozyna (Pol) Mat Atom Deweloper
92Mylene de Zoete (Ned) NXTG Racing
93Maria Banlles Santamaria (Spa) Sopela Women's Team 0:11:06
94Maeva Squiban (Fra) Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime Women Cycling 0:11:17
95Barbara Sniezynska (Pol) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team 0:14:10
96Diana Pedrosa (Por) Team Farto-BTC
97Pilar Jimenez (Spa) Team Farto-BTC
98Emily Newsom (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
99Vanessa Michieletto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
100Leah Dixon (GBr) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
101Azulde Britz (RSA) LVIV Cycling Team
102Carla Fernandez Torres (Spa) Team Farto-BTC
103Nienke Wasmus (Ned) GT Krush Tunap Pro Cycling
104Fiona Turnbull (GBr) LVIV Cycling Team 0:14:17
105Lotte Popelier (Bel) Doltcini-Van Eyck-Proximus Continental Team 0:14:18
106Marketa Hájková (Cze) BePink 0:20:26

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