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Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 | Stage Two

A Vos to be reckoned with! Vos claims Yellow as Wiggle Honda’s Amy Pieters takes the stage win in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stage winner 16 PIETERS Amy Wiggle High5 NED Combativity award 33 FAHLIN Emilia Ale Cipollini SWE
Stage winner 16 PIETERS Amy Wiggle High5 NED Combativity award 33 FAHLIN Emilia Ale Cipollini SWE


Stage Two, June 16th 2016 Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon 140Kms.

 

Twenty-seven riders contested the finish with a bunch sprint into Stratford-upon-Avon on a rather soggy day in Warwickshire on the longest stage in this years Aviva Women’s Tour.

 
One-hundred-and-forty kilometers awaited the ninety riders on the start-line for stage two in Atherstone.

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon

 

The peloton split with around twenty-five kilometers remaining having ridden through at times, quite torrential weather, over a more testing course today.

Christine Majerus, Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon
Christine Majerus, Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon

 

The first action started with the Chain Reaction Points Sprint into Kenilworth at thirty-six kilometers. Lotta Lepistӧ Cevelo Bigla Pro Cycling took the three points with Majerus and Vos competing for the remaining points too.

 

Vos took the second sprint into Tysoe at ninety kilometers ahead of Majerus this time and Leah Kirchmann Team Liv Plantur.

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon

 

Burton Dassett provided the first Strava Queen-of-the-Mountain classification after seventy-two kilometres and American Katie Hall took maximum points. A safe decent saw the peloton stretch out before all coming back together further down the road.

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon

 

Two riders got away approaching the second Queen-of-the-Mountains at IImington. Malgorzata Jasinska Ale Cipollini and Amalie Dideriksen Boels Dolmans rode together all the way to the top. Katie Hall dug deep to clinch the final point and in doing so went into the polka-dot jersey.

 

The peloton split into several groups as twenty-five rode free on the final climb, collecting the two leaders after the decent, there was no way back for the chasing groups to close the gap.

 

In the closing kilometers the pace increased as several attacks from Parkhotel Valkenburg, Wiggle High5 and Boels Dolmans kept counter attacking each time they were brought back.

 

It was left to a bunch sprint to determine the out-come of today’s race and Wiggle High5’s Amy Pieters pace couldn’t be beaten by last years overall winner Lisa Brennauer nor former World Champion Marianne Vos, taking third. Vos moves into the Aviva Yellow leaders jersey and the Chain Reaction Points jersey going into stage three, a rather lumpy trek around the Derbyshire Dales and a shorter one-hundred-and-nine kilometers.

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon

 

Stage winner 

16 PIETERS Amy Wiggle High5 NED

Combativity award 33 FAHLIN Emilia Ale Cipollini SWE

 

GENERAL

General classification Aviva 91 VOS Marianne Raboliv Womencyclingteam NED

Points Chain Reaction Cycles 91 VOS Marianne Raboliv Womencyclingteam NED

Queen of the mountain Strava 53 HALL Katharine Unitedhealthcare Pro Women Team USA

Best British Adnams 21 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam GBR

Best young Stoke-onTrent European City of Sports 43 MACKAIJ Floortje Team Liv – Plantur NED

Best Team Aviva Wiggle High5WHT

 

JERSEY

Overall leader – Yellow Aviva 91 VOS Marianne Raboliv Womencyclingteam NED

Points – Blue and white Chain Reaction Cycles 26 MAJERUS Christine Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam LUX

Queen of the Mountain – Polka Strava 53 HALL Katharine Unitedhealthcare Pro Women Team USA

Best British –  Cyan and pink Adnams 21 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam GBR

Best Young – White Stoke-on-Trent European City of Sport 43 MACKAIJ Floortje Team Liv – Plantur

 

Stage Top Twenty

 

1          16 PIETERS               Amy                00″ WHT NED           B:10″

2          1 BRENNAUER        Lisa                 ‘ ‘ LPR GER                B:06″

3          91 VOS                       Marianne         ‘ ‘ RBW NED              B:08″

4          72 ELVIN                   Gracie              ‘ ‘ OGE AUS

5          26 MAJERUS             Christine          ‘ ‘ DLT LUX               B:04″

6          11 JOHANSSON       Emma              ‘ ‘ WHT SWE

7          13 BRONZINI           Giorgia            ‘ ‘ WHT ITA

8          43 *MACKAIJ           Floortje            ‘ ‘ TLP NED

9          42 KIRCHMANN      Leah                ‘ ‘ TLP CAN                B:01″

10        96 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna       ‘ ‘ RBW NED

11        51 VILLUMSEN       Linda               ‘ ‘ UHC NZL

12        15 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa          ‘ ‘ WHT ITA

13        23 *DIDERIKSEN    Amalie             ‘ ‘ DLT DEN

14        25 HARRIS                Nikki               ‘ ‘ DLT GBR

15        5 CROMWELL          Tiffany            ‘ ‘ LPR AUS

16        83 MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh     ‘ ‘ CBT RSA

17        71 SPRATT                Amanda          ‘ ‘ OGE AUS

18        21 ARMITSTEAD     Elizabeth         ‘ ‘ DLT GBR

19        14 KING                     Danielle           ‘ ‘ WHT GBR

20        104 POST                   Jermaine          ‘ ‘ PHV NES

 

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Queen of the mountain Strava 53 HALL Katharine Unitedhealthcare Pro Women Team USA
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Queen of the mountain Strava 53 HALL Katharine Unitedhealthcare Pro Women Team USA

 

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Combativity award 33 FAHLIN Emilia Ale Cipollini SWE
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Combativity award 33 FAHLIN Emilia Ale Cipollini SWE
 GC Top Ten

 

1          91 VOS                       Marianne         00″ RBW NED           7h01’26”

2          26 MAJERUS             Christine          03″ DLT LUX            7h01’29”

3          16 PIETERS               Amy                07″ WHT NED           7h01’33”

4          1 BRENNAUER        Lisa                 11″ LPR GER                         7h01’37”

5          13 BRONZINI           Giorgia            13″ WHT ITA             7h01’39”

6          42 KIRCHMANN      Leah                ‘ ‘ TLP CAN                ‘ ‘

7          72 ELVIN                   Gracie              14″ OGE AUS            7h01’40”

8          21 ARMITSTEAD     Elizabeth         16″ DLT GBR            7h01’42”

9          43 *MACKAIJ           Floortje            17″ TLP NED                         7h01’43”

10        11 JOHANSSON       Emma              ‘ ‘ WHT SWE              ‘ ‘

 

Aviva Women's Tour 2016 Stage 2, Marianne Vos in Yellow
Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 Stage 2, Marianne Vos in Yellow

Marianne Vos Post Race Press Interview

 

“It was pretty tough, some steep ramps but no long ones, but they were steep. On the climbs the attacks pushed through. There were not real hard attacks.

 

Today wasn’t as hard as the coming days. We felt it in the legs, it was a long stage, it was one-hundred-and-forty-kayes.

 

Tomorrow I think it’s going to more aggressive! From tomorrow the longer climbs come in and we’ll see. I think it will split the field more.”

 

Listen to the full press interview with Marianne on Cycling Shorts here