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Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 | Stage Five

Lepistӧ wins the final stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 as Armitstead wins the overall leaders yellow jersey in the third edition of the Women’s Tour.

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Lizzie Armitstead rides comfortably into Kettering and claims the third yellow jersey title of the Women’s Tour.

Lizzie Armitstead | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Overall Winner
Lizzie Armitstead | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Overall Winner

With everything still to play for at the beginning of stage five of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Northampton, five girls were within striking distance of a podium finish in this years edition of the Tour.

Marianne Vos had closed the gap to fourth on Armitstead by twelve seconds the day before and confirmed she was her biggest rival starting the final day, fifteen seconds down.

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio was only eight seconds behind in second place and Elisa Longo Borghini third at ten seconds. The final closest rival came from Amanda Spratt at seventeen seconds.

The race got underway in perfect conditions and the main objective of the day for Armitstead was to defend her slender advantage. Bugbrooke provided the first opportunity for her rivals to reclaim valuable seconds, and after only eight-point-five kilometers of racing, saw an active and fast peloton approach the Chain Reaction Points sprint.

Wiggle High5’s Dani King tried to get on front of a steaming Boels Dolman’s Express but a perfect lead-out from Chantal Blaak saw Armitstead cross the line first in a pinnacle point of the day.

Lizzie Armitstead takes the first decisive bonus points at Bugbrooke, Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5
Lizzie Armitstead takes the first decisive bonus points at Bugbrooke, Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 – Stage 5

Blaak second, with Wiggle High5’s Jolien D’Hoore third. Vos missed out on any bonus seconds, Armitstead extends her lead by three.

The first break of the day went around twenty-five kilometers into the stage. Orica GreenEdge’s Taylor Wiles drifted into the right-hand gutter, falling off into a ditch causing a minor ripple in the peloton. But this was enough to see eight girls go off the front.

Elena Ceccini, Molly Weaver, Loren Rowney, Marta Batinnelli, Eugenia Bujak, Lotto Lepistӧ, Janneke Ensing and Lauren Kitchen.

Bujak lead the group across the first Strava Queen of the Mountain’s at Newham Hill after thirty-point-six kilometers of race were covered. The lead group dropped to seven as Loren Rowney slipped off the back and the gap back to the peloton now around a minute-and-a-half.

Leading seven rider group with the virtual leader on the road. Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage five
Leading seven rider group with the virtual leader on the road. Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage five

The first jersey in this years Women’s Tour had now been sealed, United Healthcare Pro Women’s Team’s Katie Hall lead through most of the race.

The seven lead riders extended their gap on the run into the second Strava Queen of the Mountain’s climb at Neasby after fifty-nine-point-one kilometers. Molly Weaver was the virtual race leader on the road and race by around three-minutes.

Molly Weaver, Liv Plantur | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 stage five
Molly Weaver, Liv Plantur | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 stage five

Bujak took maximum points once again as the lead extended to four-minutes-and-thirty-seven-seconds.

The peloton began to claw back the deficit on the run into the final Chain Reaction Points sprint into Desborough. Only twenty kilometers remaining, the gap had dropped to under a minute and Armitstead was back in the leaders jersey.

Chasing peloton, Aviva Women's Tour 2016 stage five at 4mins behind
Chasing peloton, Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 stage five at 4mins behind

Lepistӧ lead the group across the line as Rabo Liv began the final chase into Kettering.

Stage Five Aviva Women's Tour 2016 sprint into Kettering
Stage Five Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 sprint into Kettering

Staying away for most of the day, Finnish girl Lotta Lepistӧ took the stage victory on a technical final kilometer that ramped-up towards the line ahead of Bastianelli and Checchini.

Lotta Lepistӧ | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage five Winner
Lotta Lepistӧ | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage five Winner

Canadian Leah Kirchmann lead the bunch sprint a further fifteen seconds back, and all the main contenders were safely in there too.

 

Stage 5 Top Twenty

 

1          81        LEPISTÖ Lotta                                  00″       CBT FIN B:13″

2          31        BASTIANELLI Marta                       ‘ ‘          ALE ITA B:08″

3          4          CECCHINI Elena                              ‘ ‘          LPR ITA B:04″

4          154      KITCHEN Lauren                              ‘ ‘          HPU AUS

5          111      BUJAK Eugenia                                 ‘ ‘          BTC POL

6          41        *WEAVER Molly                              ‘ ‘          TLP GBR B:01″

7          102      ENSING Janneke                               11″       PHV NED

8          42        KIRCHMANN Leah                          15″       TLP CAN

9          12        D’HOORE Jolien                                ‘ ‘          WHT BEL B:01″

10        91        VOS Marianne                                    ‘ ‘          RBW NED

11        16        PIETERS Amy                                   ‘ ‘          WHT NED

12        131      *BARNES Alice                                ‘ ‘          DRP GBR

13        123      *GUTIERREZ RUIZ Sheyla                         ‘ ‘          CPC ESP

14        21        ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth                  ‘ ‘          DLT GBR B:03″

15        106      *BUURMAN Eva                              ‘ ‘          PHV NED

16        33        FAHLIN Emilia                                  ‘ ‘          ALE SWE

17        43        *MACKAIJ Floortje                          ‘ ‘          TLP NED

18        36        TREVISI Anna                                   ‘ ‘          ALE ITA

19        83        MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh          ‘ ‘          CBT RSA

20        116      RADOTIC Mia                                   ‘ ‘          BTC CRO

 

Lotta Lepistӧ | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 5 winner
Lotta Lepistӧ | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 5 winner

Catch-up with the stage five winner talking to the media on CyclingShorts here


General Classification Top Twenty

 

1          21        ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth                  00″       DLT GBR 16h00’39”

2          83        MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh          11″       CBT RSA 16h00’50”

3          15        LONGO BORGHINI Elisa               13″       WHT ITA 16h00’52”

4          91        VOS Marianne                                    18″       RBW NED 16h00’57”

5          71        SPRATT Amanda                               20″       OGE AUS 16h00’59”

6          42        KIRCHMANN Leah                          40″       TLP CAN 16h01’19”

7          16        PIETERS Amy                                   43″       WHT NED 16h01’22”

8          11        JOHANSSON Emma                                     49″       WHT SWE 16h01’28”

9          72        ELVIN Gracie                                    50″       OGE AUS 16h01’29”

10        43        *MACKAIJ Floortje                          53″       TLP NED 16h01’32”

11        14        KING Danielle                                   ‘ ‘          WHT GBR ‘ ‘

12        34        JASINSKA Malgorzata                      ‘ ‘          ALE POL ‘ ‘

13        24        VAN DIJK Ellen                                ‘ ‘          DLT NED ‘ ‘

14        25        HARRIS Nikki                                   ‘ ‘          DLT GBR ‘ ‘

15        13        BRONZINI Giorgia                           01’00” WHT ITA 16h01’39”

16        5          CROMWELL Tiffany                        01’13” LPR AUS 16h01’52”

17        41        *WEAVER Molly                              01’28” TLP GBR 16h02’07”

18        23        *DIDERIKSEN Amalie                     01’52” DLT DEN 16h02’31”

19        2          AMIALIUSIK Alena                                     02’00” LPR BLR 16h02’39”

20        22        BLAAK Chantal                                02’40”  DLT NED 16h03’19”

 

Roll of Honor after Stage 5
World Champion & Yellow Jersey Winner Lizzie Armitstead talks to the media after the Aviva Women's Tour 2016
World Champion & Yellow Jersey Winner Lizzie Armitstead talks to the media after the Aviva Women’s Tour 2016

 

General classification Aviva

 

1st: 21 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth                  Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam GBR

2nd: 83 MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh         Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team RSA

3rd: 15 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa               Wiggle High5 ITA

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 second overall
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 second overall

 

Elisa Longo Borghini | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 third overall
Elisa Longo Borghini | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 third overall

 

Points Chain Reaction Cycles

 

91 VOS Marianne                                           Raboliv Womencyclingteam NED

 

Marianne Vos | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Chain Reaction Points Winner
Marianne Vos | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Chain Reaction Points Winner
Queen of the mountain Strava

 

53 HALL Katharine                                       Unitedhealthcare Pro Women Team USA

 

Katie Hall | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Strava Queen of the Mountains Winner
Katie Hall | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Strava Queen of the Mountains Winner

Best British Adnams

 

21 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth                                     Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam GBR

Lizzie Armitstead | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Adnams Best British Winner
Lizzie Armitstead | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Adnams Best British Winner

 

Best young Stoke-onTrent European City of Sports

 

43 MACKAIJ Floortje                                   Team Liv – Plantur NED

 

Floortje Mackaij | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Best young Stoke-on-Trent European City of sports Winner
Floortje Mackaij | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Best young Stoke-on-Trent European City of sports Winner
Best Team Aviva                                            

 

Wiggle High

 

Best Team Winners selfie after the Aviva Women's Tour 2016 - Stage 5 in Kettering, Wiggle High5
Best Team Winners selfie after the Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 – Stage 5 in Kettering, Wiggle High5
Stage 5 Combativity

 

111 BUJAK Euginia                                       BTC City Ljubljana POL

Euginia Bujak | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage Five combativity Winner
Euginia Bujak | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage Five combativity Winner

 

Overall Combativity

 

33 FAHLIN Emilia                                         Ale Cipollini SWE 

Emilia Fahlin | Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Overall Combativity Winner
Emilia Fahlin | Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Overall Combativity Winner

 

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 | Stage 5 Podium Winners
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 | Stage 5 Podium Winners

 

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 | Stage 5 Northampton to Kettering
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 | Stage 5 Northampton to Kettering