ORICA-AIS had a action filled day on stage one of the Aviva Women's Tour, claiming valuable points in both the mountains and points classifications but plagued by crashes and punctures in the final.
30-year-old Sarah Roy was the highest placed finisher for the team in 29th position after a crash with one kilometre to go took out Gracie Elvin and created significant splits within the peloton. Luxembourg rider Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) took the stage victory in a technical sprint into Norwich.
Despite the stage finish not going as planned, sport director Gene Bates took positives out of the day from the points gained throughout the race.
"The plan today was to work for Roy," said Bates. "We were keen for Tayler Wiles to go for the mountain points and she took some valuable points which is really great for later in the week."
|1||Christine Majerus (LUX) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||3:24:48|
|2||Marianne Vos (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||ST|
|3||Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) - Wiggle High5||ST|
|4||Marta Bastianelli (ITA) - Ale' Cipollini||ST|
|5||Lotta Lepistö (FIN) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team||ST|
|6||Leah Kirchmann (CAN) - Team Liv-Plantur||ST|
|7||Lucinda Brand (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team||ST|
|8||Alison Tetrick (USA) - Cylance Pro Cycling||ST|
|9||Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Wiggle High5||0:00:06|
|10||Floortje Mackaij (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur||0:00:06|
|29||Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:00:17|
|36||Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:00:17|
|61||Tayler Wiles (USA) - ORICA-AIS||0:00:25|
|77||Alexandra Manly (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:00:34|
|84||Loren Rowney (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:01:50|
|86||Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS||0:00:25|