Emakumeen XXX Bira - Race Overview

ORICA-SCOTT concluded the final stage of the Emakumeen XXX Bira tour today with second and third place from Annemiek van Vleuten and Katrin Garfoot respectively.

After already achieving three different rider stage victories this week, ORICA-SCOTT began the final stage with Garfoot leading the overall standing.

However, a challenging first category climb proved to be the defining moment of the tour as Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervelo-Bigla) attacked to take a solo stage victory and steal the general classification lead in the final moments by just 10seconds ahead of van Vleuten with Garfoot finishing in third place overall.

Despite not coming away with the overall race victory, sport director Gene Bates remained positive and was pleased with the team’s performance throughout the five-day tour, having achieved the goals they set, of a stage win and a podium finish.

“We knew it was going to be a really big task to win today and keep the overall lead,” Bates explained. “Moolman is arguably one of the best climbers in the world, so to finish the race off with a first category climb was a challenge for us.”

Read the full report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 10:10:54
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:10
3 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:12
4 Eider Merino (SPA) - Lointek 0:01:21
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:40
6 Nikola Noskova (CZE) - Bepink Cogeas 0:01:43
7 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:02:00
8 Ann-Sophie Duyck (BEL) - Drops Cycling Team 0:02:10
9 Hayley Simmonds (GBR) - Team WNT Pro Cycling 0:02:19
10 Pauliena Rooijakkers (NED) - Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
Place ORICA-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:10
3 Katrin Garfoot (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:12
5 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:40