Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour of Flanders - Women - Race Overview

Former Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Annemiek Van Vleuten had a strong performance today to finish in seventh place of the iconic WorldTour race.

The Dutch rider gave it her everything in the final kilometres to try and bring back two escapees. It came down to the final metres of the race when Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) held on to take close victory ahead of her breakaway companion Emma Johansson (Wiggle-High5).

After the race Van Vleuten explained how she rode to her maximum today to try and give herself a chance to sprint for the victory.

"The race started a bit late, it was at the Kanarieberg when the action really began," said Van Vleuten. "At that point there was a hard attack and I expected that. Gracie Elvin and I were both there and working well together."

Read the full final report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 3:43:27
2 Emma Johansson (SWE) - Wiggle High5 ST
3 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:02
4 Megan Guarnier (USA) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:02
5 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle High5 0:00:02
6 Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:02
7 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:02
8 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (FRA) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:02
9 Claudia Lichtenberg (GER) - Lotto Soudal Ladies 0:00:02
10 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:08
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:02
11 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:59
15 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:00
25 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:03
35 Elizabeth Williams (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:26
100 Loren Rowney (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:11:15