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Jolanda Neff wins Women's Tour de Pologne opener

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Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) celebrates her stage victory

Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) celebrates her stage victory (Image credit: Women's Tour de Pologne)
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Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team)

Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) (Image credit: Women's Tour de Pologne)
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The top three from stage 1

The top three from stage 1 (Image credit: Women's Tour de Pologne)
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Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) in the yellow jersey

Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) in the yellow jersey (Image credit: Women's Tour de Pologne)
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Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) riding through the rain on her way to the victory

Jolanda Neff (Swiss National Team) riding through the rain on her way to the victory (Image credit: Women's Tour de Pologne)

Three-time U23 Cross-country World Champion Jolanda Neff soloed to her first win on the road in wet conditions at the Women's Tour de Pologne, 1:31 minutes ahead of Flavia Oliveira (BTC City Ljubljana). Neff attacked early in Zakopane circuit race, and despite a crash which forced a bike change, proved to be the strongest rider on the day as she continued to grow her lead across the 100km stage and stake an early claim for overall honours.

"I didn't plan on being all alone that early in the race; after the first downhill I was suddenly solo and I had a gap of 40 seconds, so we were not sure if I should ride or if I should wait, but then I reached a good speed and suddenly the gap was a little bit bigger, so then at a certain point we decided I should just go for it. I did have a crash in the downhill; it was quite slippery, so I went down. I think I lost about 20 seconds but luckily I still had a gap and I worked hard until the finish to increase it a little more, which I think is important for the general classification," said Neff who will compete in the Rio Olympics Games in both the road race and cross-country.

"Today I have to recover very well because it was a hard stage, a long stage with rain the whole time, so it’s important to recover well, because we have two hard stages to go tomorrow. There are only 19 days to go until the Olympic Road Race in Rio. This is my final preparation, my final race before Rio and yeah, I'm very happy that I can be part of the race here, the Tour of Poland. I've ridden in the rain before, it wasn’t a problem; I am familiar with rain and with cold weather, so that was fine and it was great that we could ride here. I really like the organisation and I love the track, I have never ridden such a hilly race before, so that was really cool."

The peloton face a split-stage on Wednesday with a 4km morning time trial to be followed by 78km stage from Bukovina Resort - Bukowina Tatrzanska

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team3:03:07
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana0:01:31
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest0:02:16
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
5Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team
6Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:02:21
7Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:39
8Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka
9Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
10Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:04:59
11Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Swiss National Team0:06:15
12Nikola Noskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:06:24
13Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness
14Monika Brzezna (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:06:25
15Tatyana Geneleva (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:06:57
16Nicole Koller (Swi) Swiss National Team0:08:39
17Alessandra Keller (Swi) Swiss National Team0:10:11
18Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team0:11:22
19Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:12:43
20Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka
21Nikol Plosaj (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:16:08
22Janka Keseg Stevkova (Svk) Slovakia National Team
23Elena Franchi (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
24Aurela Nerlo (Pol) Poland National Team0:16:45
25Khrystyna Radionova (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
26Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Swiss National Team
27Natalya Sokovnina (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
28Klaudia Radziszewska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness
29Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
30Faina Potapova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
31Trebaite Ausrine (Ltu) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:18:30
32Olha Shekel (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:20:46
33Roos Hoogeboom (Ned) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:21:01
34Dorota Przezak (Pol) Poland National Team
35Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
36Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
37Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:21:04
38Lija Laizane (Lat) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
39Andrea Juhasova (Svk) Slovakia National Team
40Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:21:09
41Karolina Perekitko (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness0:21:28
42Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:21:50
43Tereza Gargelova (Cze) Team Unicov
44Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
45Deni Minarikova-Svecova (Cze) Team Unicov0:22:18
46Sabina Napieralska (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:23:24
47Viktoriya Pastarnak (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
48Agnieszka Bacinska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:23:26
49Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
50Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
51Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
52Alessia Martini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
53Katarzyna Brewinska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness
54Zuzana Juhasova (Svk) Slovakia National Team0:23:51
55Tatiana Jasekova (Svk) Slovakia National Team0:25:14
56Patrycja Dabrowska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness0:26:11
57Eva Planickova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:27:14
58Nikola Bajgerova (Cze) Dukla - Mix
59Sara Mariotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:28:08
60Tanja Elsner (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:29:47
61Paula Gorycka (Pol) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:32:03
62Weronika Humelt (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:39:18
63Zhanuya Seitova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:42:36
64Aneta Rotterova (Cze) Team Unicov0:42:53
65Kamila Ploszczyca (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:46:35
66Patrycja Lorkowska (Pol) Poland National Team0:52:45
DNFAnna Drdova (Cze) Dukla - Mix
DNFAnastasia Safonava (Blr) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix
DNFKarolina Karasiewicz (Pol) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix
DNFAdriana Klimkova (Cze) Team Unicov
DNFLivia Hanesova (Svk) Slovakia National Team
DNFLisa De Ranieri (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest

Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team20pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana19
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest18
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team17
5Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team16
6Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team15
7Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo14
8Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka13
9Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana12
10Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik11
11Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Swiss National Team10
12Nikola Noskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix9
13Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness8
14Monika Brzezna (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka7
15Tatyana Geneleva (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team6
16Nicole Koller (Swi) Swiss National Team5
17Alessandra Keller (Swi) Swiss National Team4
18Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team3
19Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka2
20Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka1

Mountain 1 - Glodówka, 18.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka10pts
2Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik7

Mountain 2 - Zab, 34.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka10pts
2Sabina Napieralska (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik7
3Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik7
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team5
5Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana3
6Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team2

Mountain 3 - Butorowy Wierch, 41.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka10pts
2Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team7
3Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana5
4Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team3
5Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team2

Mountain 4 - Glodówka, 68.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team10pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana7
3Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team5
4Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team3
5Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka2

Mountain 5 - Zab, 84.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team10pts
2Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team7
3Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana5
4Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team3
5Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka2

Mountain 6 - Butorowy Wierch, 91.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team10pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana7
3Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team5
4Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team3
5Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team2

Poronin, 79.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team3pts
2Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team2
3Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness1

Koscielisko, 94.3km)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team3pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana2
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest1

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team3:02:51
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana0:01:39
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest0:02:27
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:02:32
5Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team
6Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:02:37
7Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:02:55
8Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka
9Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
10Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:05:15
11Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Swiss National Team0:06:31
12Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness0:06:39
13Nikola Noskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:06:40
14Monika Brzezna (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:06:41
15Tatyana Geneleva (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:07:13
16Nicole Koller (Swi) Swiss National Team0:08:55
17Alessandra Keller (Swi) Swiss National Team0:10:27
18Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team0:11:36
19Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:12:59
20Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka
21Nikol Plosaj (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:16:24
22Janka Keseg Stevkova (Svk) Slovakia National Team
23Elena Franchi (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
24Aurela Nerlo (Pol) Poland National Team0:17:01
25Khrystyna Radionova (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
26Kathrin Stirnemann (Swi) Swiss National Team
27Natalya Sokovnina (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
28Klaudia Radziszewska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness
29Makhabbat Umutzhanova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
30Faina Potapova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
31Trebaite Ausrine (Ltu) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:18:46
32Olha Shekel (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:21:02
33Roos Hoogeboom (Ned) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:21:17
34Dorota Przezak (Pol) Poland National Team
35Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
36Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
37Nadia Quagliotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:21:20
38Lija Laizane (Lat) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
39Andrea Juhasova (Svk) Slovakia National Team
40Martina Mikulaskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:21:25
41Karolina Perekitko (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness0:21:44
42Pavla Havlikova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:22:06
43Tereza Gargelova (Cze) Team Unicov
44Nicole Nesti (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
45Deni Minarikova-Svecova (Cze) Team Unicov0:22:34
46Sabina Napieralska (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:23:40
47Viktoriya Pastarnak (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
48Agnieszka Bacinska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka0:23:42
49Urska Zigart (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
50Elena Leonardi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
51Nicole Dal Santo (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
52Alessia Martini (Ita) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest
53Katarzyna Brewinska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness
54Zuzana Juhasova (Svk) Slovakia National Team0:24:07
55Tatiana Jasekova (Svk) Slovakia National Team0:25:30
56Patrycja Dabrowska (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness0:26:27
57Eva Planickova (Cze) Dukla - Mix0:27:30
58Nikola Bajgerova (Cze) Dukla - Mix
59Sara Mariotto (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:28:24
60Tanja Elsner (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana0:30:03
61Paula Gorycka (Pol) Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:32:19
62Weronika Humelt (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:39:34
63Zhanuya Seitova (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:42:52
64Aneta Rotterova (Cze) Team Unicov0:43:09
65Kamila Ploszczyca (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:46:51
66Patrycja Lorkowska (Pol) Poland National Team0:53:01

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team20pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana19
3Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest18
4Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team17
5Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team16
6Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team15
7Soraya Paladin (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo14
8Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka13
9Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana12
10Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik11
11Corina Gantenbein (Swi) Swiss National Team10
12Nikola Noskova (Cze) Dukla - Mix9
13Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness8
14Monika Brzezna (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka7
15Tatyana Geneleva (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team6
16Nicole Koller (Swi) Swiss National Team5
17Alessandra Keller (Swi) Swiss National Team4
18Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team3
19Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka2
20Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka1

Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team35pts
2Tetiana Riabchenko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team29
3Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana27
4Paulin Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka24
5Alicja Ratajczak (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik14
6Yevgeniya Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine National Team11
7Marta Lach (Pol) MAT ATOM Sobótka10
8Sabina Napieralska (Pol) UKS MRÓZ Colnago Jedynka Kórnik7
9Ewelina Szybiak (Pol) Poland National Team2

Lotto Most Active Rider Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolanda Neff (Swi) Swiss National Team6pts
2Flavia Oliveira (Bra) BTC City Ljubljana2
3Monika Zur (Pol) Poland National Team2
4Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest1
5Martyna Klekot (Pol) Torunski Klub Kolarski Pacific-Nestlé Fitness1

Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Swiss National Team9:24:15
2Ukraine National Team0:06:28
3MAT ATOM Sobótka0:06:53
4BTC City Ljubljana0:12:42
5Reprezentacja Polski0:15:29
6Aromitalia Vaiano Fondriest0:24:34
7Kazakhstan National Team0:25:33
8UKS Mróz Colnago Jedynka Kórnik0:29:37
9Tkk Pacific Nestle Fitness Cycling Team0:29:43
10Top Girls Fassa Bortolo0:32:15
11Dukla - Mix0:34:29
12Slovakia National Team0:46:09
13Planet X/Bo-Go Szczecin - Mix0:56:40
14Team Unicov1:12:07

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