Boels Rental Hills Classic - Race Overview

Former Boels-Rental Hills Classic winner Annemiek Van Vleuten had an incredible ride today to finish in second place in the challenging UCI 1.1 category race.

The 33-year-old showed her form on the climbs riding into the race winning move which formed on the Cauberg with 25kilometres remaining.

Van Vleuten displayed incredible determination attacking all the way to the finish line and in the end the only rider to spoil the party was world champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) who proved too fast in the uphill sprint to take victory.

Sport director Loes Gunnewijk was overjoyed with the whole team and the performance from Van Vleuten.

"It was a heavy race today but a really good result in the end," Gunnewijk explained. "Annemiek was able to drop Lizzie the last time up the Cauberg but unfortunately for her Lizzie was able to come back again." 

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 3:26:38
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS ST
3 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team ST
4 Marianne Vos (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:20
5 Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:20
6 Tatiana Guderzo (ITA) - Hitec Products 0:02:01
7 Alice Maria Arzuffi (ITA) - Lensworld-Zannata 0:02:10
8 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:23
9 Emma Johansson (SWE) - Wiggle High5 0:02:23
10 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) - Team BMS Birn 0:02:23
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS ST
8 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:23
17 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:23
20 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:30
36 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:05:21