Aviva Women's Tour
Stage 4: Waltham Cross to Stevenage - Stage Details

Swedish champion Emma Johansson has sprinted to second place in a technical finish to the penultimate day of racing at the Aviva Women’s Tour in Stevenage today.

A small lap with a series of tight corners characterised today’s finale but well prepared, Gracie Elvin led from the front for ORICA-AIS, giving Johansson an ideal run to the line.

The 2015 Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria champion started her sprint with 300m to go, stage winner and new race leader Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM) just passing her over the line. 

Also picking up a bonus second throughout the stage, the 31-year-old maintains fourth overall, sitting nine seconds off Brennauer and just two seconds off second place.

“Gracie came around first with (Christine) Majerus on her wheel,” Johansson said. “We knew the corner was short, but Majerus took it too fast so Giorgia Bronzini and I came through on the inside.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Velocio - SRAM 2:36:35
2 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS ST
3 Lotta Lepistö (FIN) - Bigla Pro Cycling Team ST
4 Christine Majerus (LUX) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
5 Hannah Barnes (GBR) - Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team ST
6 Amalie Dideriksen (DEN) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
7 Alexis Ryan (USA) - Unitedhealthcare Professional Cycling Team ST
8 Sara Mustonen (SWE) - Team Liv-Plantur ST
9 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle Honda ST
10 Sabrina Stultiens (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS ST
23 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:07
47 Melissa Hoskins (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:24
51 Chloe Mcconville (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:24
74 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:53
77 Alexandra Manly (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:07:55