Bronzini wins Chongming Island World Cup

Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) won the fifth round of the World Cup series at Chongming Island in China on Sunday. The Italian, former world champion, won the bunch sprint to the finish line ahead of Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products) and Fanny Ribérot (France).

“We were together for the lead out for Chloe [Hosking] but there was some chaos before the last corner that divided us, so I remained with Nettie [Edmondson] in my wheel,” Bronzini said. “At 700 metres to go the best thing was go out in the right side to pull for a sprint, but I had no space so I decided to wait.

“At 300 metres to go I checked behind me and also Nettie wasn't in my draft so I decided to defend my position and keep Wild’s wheel,” she said “Fortunately for me there was a strong head wind and she had to take a long sprint, so I could come out the last moment.”

Current World Cup series overall leader Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv) was not present at the event, however, there was no change to the standings. She is still leading the series with 290 points, Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) has 226 and Jolien D’hoore (Wiggle-Honda) has 220 points. Bronzini's win marks the third World Cup win for Wiggle-Honda after D'hoore won the opening round at the Ronde van Drenthe and Elisa Longo Borghini won Tour of Flanders.

The Chongming Island World Cup, which followed the Tour of Chongming Island won by Wild on Friday, offered a 125km race that started and finished in Chongming. Much of the race was active with many attacks but none were successful in holding time on the field. The most successful breakaway included Hongyu Liang (China Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro Cycling) and Anastasia Chulkova (Bepink Laclassica), who managed to gain one minute but they were reeled back in with seven kilometres to go.

Teams Hitec Products, with defending champion Wild, Bigla with their sprinter Shelley Olds and Wiggle-Honda with Bronzini and Hosking held the race together in anticipation of a fierce bunch kick.

Bronzini relied on her Wiggle-Honda lead-out train to take her with in a few hundred metres of the finish line, where she was relatively uncontested for the World Cup victory in the final sprint.

“I really think that that win depended on the amazing sprit that there is in the team with staff too,” Bronzini said. “Together we can!”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda3:09:45
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec ProductsRow 1 - Cell 2
3Fanny Riberot (Fra) FranceRow 2 - Cell 2
4Shelley Olds (USA) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Kim De Baat (Ned) - ZannataRow 5 - Cell 2
7Pascale Jeuland (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 6 - Cell 2
8Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 7 - Cell 2
9Roxane Fournier (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 8 - Cell 2
10Jutatip Maneephan (Tha) ThailandRow 9 - Cell 2
11Larisa Pankova (Rus) Astana - Acca Due ORow 10 - Cell 2
12Arianna Fidanza (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 11 - Cell 2
13Yue Bai (Chn) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Aude Biannic (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 13 - Cell 2
15Hyunji Kim (Kor) KoreaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Michela Pavin (Ita) Servetto FootonRow 15 - Cell 2
17Hyeong-Yeong Kang (Kor) KoreaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle HondaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Iris Sachet (Fra) FranceRow 18 - Cell 2
20Fiona Dutriaux (Fra) FranceRow 19 - Cell 2
21Chloe Hosking (Aus) Wiggle HondaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Huang Ting Ying (Tpe) TaiwanRow 21 - Cell 2
23Eugénie Duval (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 22 - Cell 2
24Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 23 - Cell 2
25Daria Egorova (Rus) RussiaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Supaksorn Nuntana (Tha) ThailandRow 25 - Cell 2
27Soline Lamboley (Fra) FranceRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mei Yu Hsiao (Tpe) TaiwanRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alexandra Chekina (Rus) RussiaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Kseniia Dobrynina (Rus) Astana - Acca Due ORow 29 - Cell 2
31Simona Frapporti (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 30 - Cell 2
32Ju-Hee Lee (Kor) KoreaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jaruwan Somrat (Tha) ThailandRow 32 - Cell 2
34Natalya Saifutdinova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due ORow 33 - Cell 2
35Marzhan Baitleuova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due ORow 34 - Cell 2
36Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Irina Molicheva (Rus) RussiaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Fitriyani Fitriyani (Ina) IndonesiaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec ProductsRow 38 - Cell 2
40Yao Pang (HKg) Hong KongRow 39 - Cell 2
41Annelies Dom (Bel) - ZannataRow 40 - Cell 2
42Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due ORow 41 - Cell 2
43Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) RussiaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Anna Potokina (Rus) Servetto FootonRow 43 - Cell 2
45Hye-Seon Moon (Kor) KoreaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Zhao Juan Meng (HKg) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Dong Yan Huang (Chn) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Yali Jing (Chn) ChinaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Wing Yee Leung (HKg) Hong KongRow 48 - Cell 2
50Dahlina Rosyida (Ina) IndonesiaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Khalista Rezky Helfiana (Ina) IndonesiaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Wiggle HondaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Qianyu Yang (HKg) Hong KongRow 52 - Cell 2
54Baofang Zhao (Chn) ChinaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Coralie Demay (Fra) FranceRow 54 - Cell 2
56Riska Agustin (Ina) IndonesiaRow 55 - Cell 2
57Tereza Medvedova (Svk) Bepink LaclassicaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Ju Mi Lee (Kor) KoreaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Anastasiya Chulkova (Rus) Bepink LaclassicaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Hsiao Chia Tseng (Tpe) TaiwanRow 60 - Cell 2
62Greta Richioud (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86Row 61 - Cell 2
63Bo Yee Leung (HKg) Hong KongRow 62 - Cell 2
64Lisa Klein (Ger) Bigla Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Elise Delzenne (Fra) FranceRow 64 - Cell 2
66Yekaterina Yuraitis (Kaz) Astana - Acca Due ORow 65 - Cell 2
67Wilaiwan Kunlapha (Tha) ThailandRow 66 - Cell 2
68Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Ale CipolliniRow 67 - Cell 2
69Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Servetto FootonRow 68 - Cell 2
70Hongyu Liang (Chn) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Vittoria Bussi (Ita) Servetto FootonRow 70 - Cell 2
72Pannaray Rasee (Tha) ThailandRow 71 - Cell 2
73Xiu Jie Jiang (Chn) ChIndonesia Chongming-Liv-Champion System Pro CyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Yuni Indah (Ina) IndonesiaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Elena Franchi (Ita) Servetto Footon0:00:16
76Ilaria Bonomi (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:00:17
77Ana Maria Covrig (Rom) Bepink LaclassicaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec ProductsRow 77 - Cell 2
79Eileen Roe (GBr) Wiggle Honda0:00:20
80Nina Kessler (Ned) - ZannataRow 79 - Cell 2
81Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) - Zannata0:00:23
82Beatrice Bartelloni (Ita) Ale Cipollini0:00:28
83Caroline Baur (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:32
84Di Jin (Chn) China0:00:44
85Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products0:00:48
86Evy Kuijpers (Ned) - Zannata0:00:49
87Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Pro Cycling Team0:00:53
88Thea Thorsen (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 87 - Cell 2
89Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) Bepink Laclassica0:01:18
90Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Russia0:02:23
91Tone Hatteland Lima (Nor) Hitec Products0:02:44
92Jia Yun Li (Tpe) Taiwan0:02:49


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Kirsten Frattini
Women's Editor

Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.

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