Boels Rental Hills Classic - Race Overview

ORICA-AIS put two riders in the elite front group that formed over the Cauberg at the Boels Rental Hills Classic. Emma Johansson and Tiffany Crowell repeatedly attacked the selection of 14 riders in an effort to bring a smaller group to the finish line in Sittard. Despite their best efforts, the race was decided by a small bunch sprint. Ashleigh Moolman (Lotto Belisol) took the win while Johansson slotted into sixth place.

“If I had the sprint to do over, I would have played off the fast sprinters rather than have Tiff lead me out. It probably would have been better to have her put in one more attack rather than save her last bit of energy for the finish. We were both pretty tired at that point. The two of us raced really aggressively in the second half of the race.” - Emma Johansson

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Ashleigh Moolman (Rsa) - Lotto Belisol 3:11:42
2 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels - Dolmans ST
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv Giant ST
4 Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers ST
5 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) - Dutch National Team ST
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
7 Rosella Ratto (Ita) - Hitec Products UCK ST
8 Jessie Daas (Bel) - Boels - Dolmans ST
9 Sabrina Stultiens (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv Giant ST
10 Lucinda Brand (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv Giant ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
12 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:05
18 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:24
63 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:08:29
64 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST