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Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 | Stage Three

Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 | Stage Three

Luxembourg national champion Christine Majerus sprinted to victory in Kettering on Friday afternoon to take the lead of the Aviva Women’s Tour heading into the weekend’s final two stages.

Aviva Women's Tour 2015 - Christine Majerus, Kettering...
Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 – Christine Majerus, Kettering…

Oundle to Kettering

Friday 19th June 2015

Author: Chris Maher/ Press Release, Images courtesy of: Chris Maher | Photography
Race Start, Aviva Women's Tour 2015, Stage Three in Oundle.
Race Start, Aviva Women’s Tour 2015, Stage Three in Oundle.

Luxembourg national champion Christine Majerus sprinted to victory in Kettering on Friday afternoon to take the lead of the Aviva Women’s Tour heading into the weekend’s final two stages.

Emma Johansson (L), Pascale Jeuland (M), Christine Majerus (R), QoM Harrington.
Emma Johansson (L), Pascale Jeuland (M), Christine Majerus (R), QoM Harrington.

“I was so well protected by my team-mated that I couldn’t not win! We had a close look at the finish in advance and that last chicane suited me because I am pretty good at cornering. When I got through the corner and saw the gap I realised this might be my day so I just went for it.”

The Boels Dolmans rider rounded the final corner atop a stiff drag up to the finish line at the head of a peloton, heading home Barbara Guarischi and young British duo Lucy Garner and Hannah Barnes. Majerus’ two second advantage on the Northamptonshire finish line moved her into the Aviva Yellow Jersey, four seconds ahead of overnight leader Lisa Brennauer.

Lucy Garner, Liv Plantur, Premier Inn Best British Jersey...
Lucy Garner, Liv Plantur, Premier Inn Best British Jersey…

Garner’s strong ride also saw her head up the SweetSpot Best Young Riders competition and take the Premier Inn jersey for the top placed British rider thanks to her sixth place overall.

Yellow Jersey for Lisa Brennauer, Velocio SRAM, Oundle, Stage 3
Yellow Jersey for Lisa Brennauer, Velocio SRAM, Oundle, Stage 3

Lisa Brennauer held on to the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey, having finished in the top six on every stage, while Melissa Hoskins keeps the lead, by four points over Elise Delzenne, in the Strava Queen of the Mountains classification.

Sharon Laws...
Sharon Laws…

Bigla Pro Cycling’s Sharon Laws won the YodelDirect Combativity Award for an attacking display that saw her only caught by the peloton on the outskirts of Kettering. Last year’s Strava Queen of the Mountains had bridged across to a two-rider break of Heather Fischer and Chloe McConville, but the trio’s lead was finally snuffed out with three kilometres to go.

Aviva Women's Tour 2015 - Stage 3 Winner Christine Majerus
Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 – Stage 3 Winner Christine Majerus

Stage Three Results

  1. Christine Majerus
  2. Barbara Guarischi
  3. Lucy Garner
  4. Hannah Barnes
  5. Emma Johansson
  6. Lisa Brennauer
  7. Jolien D’Hoore
  8. Trixi Worrack
  9. Amalie Dideriksen
  10. Simona Frapporti

 

General Classification after Stage 1

 

Aviva_YellowJersey

  1. Christine Majerus
  2. Jolien D’Hoore
  3. Lisa Brennauer
  4. Emma Johansson
  5. Barbara Guarischi
  6. Lucy Garner
  7. Hannah Barnes
  8. Simona Frapporti
  9. Alexis Ryan
  10. Pascale Jeuland

 

 

U23

SweetSpot_BestYoungRider

  1. Lucy Garner
  2. Hannah Barnes
  3. Alexis Ryan
  4. Anouska Koster
  5. Maria Giulia Confalonieri
  6. Susanna Zorzi
  7. Amelia Dideriksen
  8. Corinna Lechner
  9. Laura Trott
  10. Thalita De Jong

 

 

Best British

PremierInn_BestBritishRider

  1. Lucy Garner
  2. Hannah Barnes
  3. Laura Trott

 

 

 

 

Points

ChainReaction_PointsJersey

  1. Lisa Brennauer
  2. Jolien D’Hoore
  3. Emma Johansson
  4. Christine Majerus
  5. Barbara Guarischi
  6. Simona Frapporti
  7. Marta Tagliaferro
  8. Lucy Garner
  9. Hanna Barnes
  10. Vera Koedooder

 

 

Queen of the Mountains

Strava_QueenoftheMountains

  1. Melissa Hoskins
  2. Elise Delzenne
  3. Sharon Laws
  4. Laura Trott
  5. Anouska Koster
  6. Sabrina Stultiens
  7. Vera Koedooder
  8. Chloe McConville
  9. Katie Hall
  10. Megan Guarnier

 

 

Team

Velocio SRAM

 

Pre Stage 3 Entertainment for Team USA in Oundle
Pre Stage 3 Entertainment for Team USA in Oundle
Optum p/b Kelly Benefits, Aviva Women's Tour 2015
Optum p/b Kelly Benefits, Aviva Women’s Tour 2015
Laura Trott - Aviva Women's Tour 2015
Laura Trott – Aviva Women’s Tour 2015
Aviva Women's Tour 2015 - Stage 3 Peleton...
Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 – Stage 3 Peleton…
Aviva Women's Tour 2015 Stage 3 QoM Harrington, Chloe McConville & Heather Fischer...
Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 Stage 3 QoM Harrington, Chloe McConville & Heather Fischer…

 

The Aviva Women’s Tour resumes with Stage Four from Waltham Cross to Stevenage in Hertfordshire at just over 103-kilometres, getting underway from Waltham Cross at 10am.

 

Saturday’s Stage Four, a 103.4km run between Waltham Cross and Stevenage has the look of another sprint but with the overall general classification race for the Aviva Yellow Jersey so close and bonus second up for grabs every second counts. Majerus is just three second ahead of Jolien D’hoore with Lisa Brennauer just one second further back in third place. Indeed the 20th place rider on GC, Majerus’ Boels Dolmans teammate Amelie Dideriksen, is still only 20 seconds behind the leader.

 

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