Boels Rental Ladies Tour
Stage 1: Wageningen TT - Stage Details

Dutch time trial champion Annemiek van Vleuten stormed to victory today in the opening prologue of the WorldTour race, the Boels Rental Ladies Tour.

The 34-year-old was highly motivated for the 4.3kilometre race against the clock, with it being one of her speciality events and taking place in her home town, Wageningen.

Setting off in the early stages, van Vleuten was cheered around the course by the crowds to stop the clock with a phenomenal time of five minutes and 47seconds to move into the hot seat.

She waited as the race leader for the entire event with only two other riders, Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb) and Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-Sram), coming close to her time and able to slip under the five minute mark. Fortunately for van Vleuten her time remained the fastest and she claimed another victory of the season and takes the overall race lead going into stage two.

“To be able to win in your home town is really great,” said Van Vleuten. “I felt some pressure so to come away with the win is really nice. I heard my name cheered a lot around the course, it is my home town so it is very special.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:47
2 Ellen Van Dijk (NED) - Team Sunweb Women 0:00:05
3 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:11
4 Anna Van Der Breggen (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:15
5 Trixi Worrack (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:18
6 Amy Pieters (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:19
7 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam
8 Mieke Kröger (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing
9 Elizabeth Deignan (GBR) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:20
10 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Team Sunweb Women 0:00:23
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:05:47
23 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:28
33 Georgia Williams (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:33
37 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:34
41 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:35
63 Jessica Allen (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:47