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Friday 4 May 2018

GUARNIER WINS ASDA TOUR DE YORKSHIRE WOMEN’S RACE!

Birthday girl Megan Guarnier produced a climbing masterclass on the Côte de Cow and Calf to win the 2018 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race.

The American Boels Dolmans Cycling team rider – celebrating her 33rd birthday – left her rivals behind on the iconic Yorkshire climb and was given a rapturous reception by the large crowd as she wrapped up the stage and overall victory.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Race Winner Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling in 6:48:09

Belarussian Alena Amialiusik (Canyon-SRAM Racing) was the next rider home – 14 seconds adrift – with Great Britain’s Dani Rowe just three seconds further behind.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Katie Ragusa

Those results meant Guarnier took the winner’s blue jersey – sponsored by Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries – with a 17-second advantage over Rowe, with Amialiusik two seconds back in third. Bonus points accrued on the line also meant Guarnier topped the best climber classification sponsored by Virgin Trains.

Stage one winner Kirsten Wild picked up eight points on the day’s two intermediate sprints and that meant she topped the best sprinter classification sponsored by Asda, while Team Sunweb triumphed in the team classification.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Race Winner Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling in 6:48:09

After the race Guarnier was gushing in her praise for the warm Yorkshire welcome she and the rest of the peloton received, and said: “It is a real honour to win this race and it’s my first victory of the year so I’m excited. I have never, ever seen so many people on a finishing climb and so many people cheering us on. That really helped bring me home because I was full gas at the end.”

Green jersey winner Wild said: “It’s always nice to be on the podium, and I had goosebumps on that last climb. I really like this race. I have done it twice now and it’s one of the biggest we do all season. It’s been nice to see it grow to two days this year and we have really enjoyed it in Yorkshire.”

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity felt the race’s first-ever summit finish on the Cow and Calf more than lived up to its billing and hailed this year’s Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race as an unbridled success.

He said: “You only had to listen to the World’s best riders talking after the race to hear how bowled over they had been by the reception – it truly has been on an unprecedented scale.

“The peloton was given a great send-off in Barnsley and people lined the entire route as they wound their way to Ilkley for that spectacular finish. We knew the Cow and Calf would provide a magnificent conclusion and we weren’t disappointed. Megan produced a stunning ride and is a more than worthy winner.”

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – World Champion Chantal Blaak
Brief Results

1 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:19:50
2 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-SRAM Racing +14 sec
3 Dani Rowe (GBr) Great Britain +17 sec
4 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink +22 sec
5 Ane Santesteban (Spa) Ale Cipollini

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 Podium 1 Megan Guarnier (USA), 2 Dani Rowe (GBr), 3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr)
Final Standings

1 Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 6:48:09
2 Dani Rowe (GBr) Great Britain +17 sec
3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Canyon-Sram Racing +19 sec
4 Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women +31 sec
5 Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink +33 sec

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Best Team, Team Sunweb
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley Start-line
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Dani Rowe
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley. Peloton with Amalie Dideriksen & Lisa Brennauer… Cote de Blacker Hill
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Thursday 3 May 2018

 

WILD WINS OPENING STAGE OF ASDA TOUR DE YORKSHIRE WOMEN’S RACE

 

History repeated itself on the opening stage of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race with Kirsten Wild sprinting to victory in Doncaster.

Wild triumphed in Doncaster when the race last visited in 2016, and proved her dominance once again with an emphatic sprint to take the overall lead on stage one.

Teams and talent from all over the world descended on Beverley for the start of the newly-expanded two-day Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, with a host of National, Olympic and World Champions signing on.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Early Break with Pfeiffer Georgi & Meike Uiterwijk Winkel

The early stages saw a couple of crashes before two riders went on the attack; with 17-year-old Pfeiffer Georgi (Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive-le-Velo) and Meike Uiterwijk Winkel (Parkhotel Valkenberg) forcing a one-minute lead on the peloton.

As the riders tackled the sole categorised climb of the day – the Cote de Baggaby Hill – the peloton hauled Winkel back but Georgi held on just long enough to take control of the Queen of the Mountains jersey.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Pfeiffer Georgi & Meike Uiterwijk Winkel

Next up was the first intermediate sprint in Pocklington and Great Britain’s Dani Rowe – fresh from her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games – took maximum points there.

Shortly after that, Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Anna Christian (Trek Drops) broke clear of the bunch and Christian took maximum points in the next intermediate sprint into Howden. The duo worked well together but the peloton came back together on the approach to Doncaster and the expected bunch sprint finish ensued along Bennetthorpe.

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Howden Sprint 2. Natalie Van Gogh (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Anna Christian (Trek Drops)

All the favourites were in contention but it was Wild who showed her dominance to take an historic second victory in Doncaster.

The 35 year old Wiggle High 5 rider finished ahead of Amalie Dideriksen of Boels-Dolmans in second place, and Alice Barnes (Canyon Sram Racing) in third.

After the stage Wild said: “My team worked so hard to set me up and I just followed them before the sprint. I like this finish in Doncaster and when I heard it was the same finish line as two years ago I was very excited. It was cool to win here.

“I don’t think tomorrow’s stage [which finishes on the Cote de Cow and Calf] will be another sprint but my team has strong girls and lots of cards to play. I think it will be an interesting stage and I will try to help my team-mates to win.”

 

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Red Best Climber Jersey: Pfeiffer Georgi

 

Junior Rider Pfeiffer Georgi (Team Jadan-Weldtite Vive le Velo) said after the race: “It was a goal setting of from Beverley this morning, but I didn’t think I would get it. I wanted to attack early on in the race, but the bigger Teams wouldn’t let anything get away-I wanted to give it a go. We (Meike Uiterwijk Winkel (Parkhotel Valkenberg)) were getting closer to the climb & I thought it may be possible. The bunch where closing in & I just started sprinting & managed to hold on.”

 

RESULTS

1 Kirsten Wild (NED), Wiggle High 5 3:28:20
2 Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) Boels-Dolmans
3 Alice Barnes (GBR) Canyon Sram Racing
4 Dani Rowe (GBR) Great Britain Cycling Team
5 Natalie Van Gogh (NED) Parkhotel Valenberg

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Blue Leaders Jersey: Kirsten Wild. Green Points Jersey: Kirsten Wild

General Classification sponsored by Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries: Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5)
Best Sprinter Classification sponsored by Asda: Kirsten Wild (Wiggle High 5)
Best Climber Classification sponsored by Virgin Trains: Pfeiffer Georgi (Team Jadan-Weldtite Vive le Velo)
Most Active Rider Jersey sponsored by Dimension Data Digital Jersey: Anna Christian (Trek-Drops)

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Grey Most Aggressive Rider Jersey: Anna Christian
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley Virgin Trains best climber Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling
Final Results Stage 2 top 30

1 4 GUARNIER Megan 00″ DLT USA B:10″
2 32 AMIALIUSIK Alena 14″ CSR BLR B:06″
3 141 ROWE Danielle 17″ GBR GBR B:07″
4 71 MAGNALDI Erica 22″ BPK ITA
5 85 SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ Ane ‘ ‘ ALE ESP
6 24 *LIPPERT Liane ‘ ‘ SUN GER
7 23 *LABOUS Juliette 25″ SUN FRA
8 51 GILLOW Shara 27″ FDJ AUS
9 15 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 28″ WHT ITA
10 82 ENSING Janneke 50″ ALE NED
11 21 VAN DIJK Ellen 01’21” SUN NED
12 36 RYAN Alexis 01’40” CSR USA
13 2 CANUEL Karol-Ann 01’57” DLT CAN
14 1 BLAAK Chantal ‘ ‘ DLT NED
15 45 LORVIK Ingrid 02’01” HPU NOR
16 72 *BORGHESI Letizia 02’05” BPK ITA
17 84 KNETEMANN Roxane 02’07” ALE NED
18 53 *MUZIC Evita ‘ ‘ FDJ FRA
19 25 MACKAIJ Floortje ‘ ‘ SUN NED
20 22 KIRCHMANN Leah ‘ ‘ SUN CAN
21 171 JUNIPER Nicola ‘ ‘ NJC GBR
22 181 *HENDERSON Anna 02’15” TOF GBR
23 14 BRENNAUER Lisa ‘ ‘ WHT GER
24 3 *DIDERIKSEN Amalie ‘ ‘ DLT DEN
25 31 BARNES Hannah 02’17” CSR GBR
26 105 *KAY Anna 02’20” STR GBR
27 131 ERAUD Severine 02’21” EXP FRA
28 91 SIMMONDS Hayley 02’25” WNT GBR
29 151 *GEORGI Pfeiffer 02’31” TJW GBR
30 101 EVANS Neah ‘ ‘ STR GBR

General Classification after Stage 2

1 4 GUARNIER Megan 00″ DLT USA 6h48’09”
2 141 ROWE Danielle 17″ GBR GBR 6h48’26”
3 32 AMIALIUSIK Alena 19″ CSR BLR 6h48’28”
4 24 *LIPPERT Liane 31″ SUN GER 6h48’40”
5 71 MAGNALDI Erica 33″ BPK ITA 6h48’42”
6 85 SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ Ane ‘ ‘ ALE ESP ‘ ‘
7 23 *LABOUS Juliette 36″ SUN FRA 6h48’45”
8 51 GILLOW Shara 38″ FDJ AUS 6h48’47”
9 15 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa 39″ WHT ITA 6h48’48”
10 82 ENSING Janneke 01’01” ALE NED 6h49’10”
11 21 VAN DIJK Ellen 01’32” SUN NED 6h49’41”
12 36 RYAN Alexis 01’51” CSR USA 6h50’00”
13 2 CANUEL Karol-Ann 02’08” DLT CAN 6h50’17”
14 1 BLAAK Chantal ‘ ‘ DLT NED ‘ ‘
15 45 LORVIK Ingrid 02’12” HPU NOR 6h50’21”
16 72 *BORGHESI Letizia 02’16” BPK ITA 6h50’25”
17 25 MACKAIJ Floortje 02’18” SUN NED 6h50’27”
18 171 JUNIPER Nicola ‘ ‘ NJC GBR ‘ ‘
19 22 KIRCHMANN Leah ‘ ‘ SUN CAN ‘ ‘
20 53 *MUZIC Evita ‘ ‘ FDJ FRA ‘ ‘
21 84 KNETEMANN Roxane ‘ ‘ ALE NED ‘ ‘
22 3 *DIDERIKSEN Amalie 02’20” DLT DEN 6h50’29”
23 181 *HENDERSON Anna 02’26” TOF GBR 6h50’35”
24 14 BRENNAUER Lisa ‘ ‘ WHT GER ‘ ‘
25 31 BARNES Hannah 02’28” CSR GBR 6h50’37”
26 105 *KAY Anna 02’31” STR GBR 6h50’40”
27 131 ERAUD Severine 02’32” EXP FRA 6h50’41”
28 91 SIMMONDS Hayley 02’36” WNT GBR 6h50’45”
29 101 EVANS Neah 02’42” STR GBR 6h50’51”
30 173 POWELL Jennifer ‘ ‘ NJC GBR ‘ ‘
31 151 *GEORGI Pfeiffer ‘ ‘ TJW GBR

Points Classification

1 11 WILD Kirsten WHT 23 NED
2 141 ROWE Danielle GBR 19 GBR
3 4 GUARNIER Megan DLT 16 USA
4 32 AMIALIUSIK Alena CSR 12 BLR
5 3 DIDERIKSEN Amalie DLT 12 DEN
6 33 BARNES Alice CSR 9 GBR
7 24 LIPPERT Liane SUN 8 GER
8 111 WIEBES Lorena PHV 8 NED
9 71 MAGNALDI Erica BPK 7 ITA
10 85 SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ Ane 6 ALE

Best Climber

1 4 GUARNIER Megan DLT 4 USA
2 15 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa WHT 4 ITA
3 171 JUNIPER Nicola NJC 4 GBR
4 151 GEORGI Pfeiffer TJW 4 GBR
5 141 ROWE Danielle GBR 4 GBR
6 32 AMIALIUSIK Alena CSR 4 BLR
7 166 WRIGHT Sophie TBO 2 GBR
8 71 MAGNALDI Erica BPK 1 ITA
9 82 ENSING Janneke ALE 1

Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley, Georgia Bullard, Youngest Rider.
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Drops on the attack!
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018, Stage 1 Beverley to Doncaster. Team Sunweb
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – BePink – Race Leader…
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Overall Winner Megan Guarnier (USA) Boels Dolmans Cycling
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley – Peloton with Anna Henderson – Cycle Team OnForm
Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2018 | Stage 2 Barnsley – Ilkley. Peleton on Cote de Blacker Hill