Aviva Women's Tour

Aviva Women’s Tour 2015 – Team Presentation

Aviva Women’s Tour 2015

Author: Chris Maher, Pictures courtesy of: Chris Maher | Photography


16th May 2015


Team Presentation


Final Start List # Issued 16th June


1730, Lotto Soudal


51 Susanna Zorzi           ITA  *

52 Lieselot Decroix        BEL

53 Chantal Hoffmann        LUX

54 Anouk Rijff             NED  *

55 Carlee Taylor           AUS

56 Sarah Rijkes                 AUT


1735, Ale Cipollini


11 Maria Guilia Confalonieri    ITA  *

12 Simona Frapporti        ITA

13 Uenia Sousa Fernandes   BRA

14 Malgorzta Jasinska      POL

15 Marta Tagliaferro       ITA

16 Francesca Cuaz          ITA  *


1740, Team Liv Plantur


111 Lucy Garner                 GBR  *

112 Claudia Lichtenberg    GER

113 Sara Mustonen-Lichan   SWE

114 Molly Weaver           GBR  *

115 Julia Soek             NED

116 Sabrina Stultiens      NED


1745, USA


131 Lauren Hall                 USA

132 Sara Headley           USA

133 Heather Fischer        USA

134 Hannah Ross                 USA

135 Lauren Komanski        USA

136 Lauren Stephens        USA


1750, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International


91 Dame Sarah Storey       GBR

92 Katie Archibald         GBR  *

93 Katie Curtis                 GBR

94 Ciara Horne             GBR

95 Joanna Rowsell          GBR

96 Gabriella Shaw          GBR  *


1755, Matrix Fitness


61 Laura Trott             GBR  *

62 Elinor Barker           GBR  *

63 Lucy Martin             GBR

64 Mel Lowther             GBR

65 Kimberley DeBillot Le Court MAU  *

66 Helen Wyman             GBR


1800, Velocio SRAM


141 Lisa Brennauer         GER

142 Tiffany Cromwell       AUS

143 Elise Delzenne         FRA

144 Barbara Guarischi      ITA

145 Loren Rowney           AUS

146 Trixi Worrack          GER


1805, Rabo Liv



2 Thalita De Jong          NED  *

3 Anna Knauer              GER  *

4 Roxanne Knetemann        NED

5 Anouska Koster           NED  *

6 Moniek Tenniglo          NED


1810, Intermission


1820, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies


71 Leah Kirchmann          CAN

72 Annie Ewart             CAN  *

73 Ariane Horbach          GER *

74 Maura Kinsella          USA

75 Alexxa Albrecht         CAN

76 Brianna Walle           USA


1825, Wiggle Honda


151 Giorgia Bronzini       ITA

152 Audrey Cordon          FRA

153 Jolien D’hoore         BEL

154 Dani King              GBR

155 Elisa Longo Borghini   ITA

156 Annette Edmonson       AUS


1830, Poitou Charentes – Futuroscope-86


101 Aude Biannic           FRA

102 DNS

103 Eugenie Duval          FRA

104 Roxane Fournier        FRA

105 Pascale Jeuland        FRA

106 Amelie Rivat           FRA


1835, Germany


41 Stephanie Pohl          GER

42 Lisa Küllmer                 GER  *

43 Kathrin Hammes          GER

44 Corinna Lechner         GER  *

45 Madeleine Ortmüller     GER  *

46 Gudrun Stock                 GER  *


1840, Bigla Pro Cycling


21 Sharon Laws             GBR

22 Emilie Aubry                 SUI

23 Vera Koedooder          NED

24 Nicole Hanselmann       SUI

25 Lotta Lepestö           FIN

26 Iris Slappendel         NED


1845, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling


121 Hannah Barnes          GBR  *

122 Rushlee Buchanan       NZL

123 Katie Hall             USA

124 Coryn Rivera           USA  *

125 Alexis Ryan                 USA  *

126 Linda Villumsen        NZL


1850, Orica AIS


81 Emma Johansson          SWE

82 Gracie Elvin                 AUS

83 Alexandra Manly         AUS  *

84 Melissa Hoskins         AUS

85 Chloe McConville        AUS

86 Sarah Roy               AUS


1855, Boels Dolmans


31 Lizzie Armitstead       GBR

32 Megan Guarnier          USA

33 Romy Kasper             GER

34 Christine Majerus       LUX

35 Katarzyna Pawlowska     POL

36 Amalie Dideriksen       DEN  *


* Denotes Youth Riders Competition


It was more than the warm sunshine that welcomed the ninety four riders on to the stage in Bury St Edmonds, for the Aviva Women’s Tour 2015.


A large crowd had gathered to watch and listen to each and every team member, as they were presented to the public. Among then, Olympic, World and National Champions from both Road and Track.


Soprano Laura Wright entertained the crowd with a couple of beautifully renditions from her latest album “Sound of Strength”. One was the theme tune from last years Invictus Games.


As each Team arrived to go on stage. They were escorted on by the local school children, whom had designed a banner to present them.


Lisa Brennauer. “The race looks harder than last year, and should make for an exciting race.”


Dame Sarah Storey. “We are always looking for a break to go.” This is her maiden Women’s Tour, and the girls are performing really well both here at home in the UK, and at their recent trip to the Tour Of California.


Lizzie Armitstead. When asked if they (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) would target a stage win or overall victory. “Yeh! We are going for everything” She laughed. Lizzie went on to say that she wasn’t well last year, but is in good form, and has a super strong team around her.   


Most of the girls agree that the longer distances in this years “Women’s Tour” are more favourable to them, and should suit the race leaning towards breaks going away most days. The girls that rode last year also mentioned that the enthusiasm of the crowds and schools that lined the route, were a big bonus to the overall feel-good factor of the Tour, and are hoping for more of the same. They want to hear you all scream and shout as they pass through the towns and villages.


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