34-year-old Annemiek van Vleuten has sealed the overall victory today at the Boels Rental Ladies Tour having led the race from day one.
The Dutch time trial champion dominated in the timed events, claiming two stage victories and began today’s final stage with a comfortable 43second lead.
The whole ORICA-SCOTT team committed throughout the six-day race for their leader van Vleuten and successfully worked to defend the jersey today as the breakaway survived with Janneke Ensing (Ale-Cipollini) taking the stage win.
“I am super happy and proud of my team and it is also a big relief to finish this off with the win,” said Van Vleuten. “It is my second time that I have taken a big stage race victory and this race I really tried for it from day one.”
|1||Janneke Ensing (NED) - Alé Cipollini||4:11:57|
|2||Lucinda Brand (NED) - Team Sunweb Women||0:00:30|
|3||Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) - WM3 Pro Cycling||0:00:35|
|4||Marta Bastianelli (ITA) - Alé Cipollini||0:01:10|
|5||Roxane Fournier (FRA) - FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope|
|6||Anouska Koster (NED) - WM3 Pro Cycling|
|7||Elena Cecchini (ITA) - Canyon SRAM Racing|
|8||Emilia Fahlin (SWE) - Wiggle High5|
|9||Sheyla Gutierrez (SPA) - Cylance Pro Cycling|
|10||Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing|
|22||Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:10|
|33||Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:01:10|
|55||Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:07:48|
|56||Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:07:48|