Emakumeen XXX Bira
Stage 1: Iurreta - Iurreta - Stage Details

Former Australian champion Gracie Elvin sprinted to second place on today’s opening stage of Emakumeen XXX Bira.

The short 50kilometre race concluded as expected with a reduce bunch sprint. Marta Bastianelli (Ale-Cipollini) proved to be the quickest on the day stealing the stage win ahead of Elvin.

Sport director Gene Bates was happy with the team performance and the solid opening result to begin proceeding in the five-day tour.

“Today was a good result for the team, a good start to the tour and a good confidence builder going into the next few days,” Bates said. “We thought if a move went early on and we had someone in it then we would decide if to support that or not but the main aim today was to go with Gracie in the final.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marta Bastianelli (ITA) - Alé Cipollini 1:17:38
2 Katie Archibald (GBR) - Team WNT Pro Cycling
3 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 1:17:38
4 Christina Siggaard (DEN) - Team Veloconcept Women
5 Rasa Leleivyte (LTU) - Aromitalia Vaiano
6 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 1:17:38
7 Eva Buurman (NED) - Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
8 Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) - Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team
9 Michela Balducci (ITA) - Giusfredi Bianchi
10 Alicia Gonzalez (SPA) - Lointek
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 1:17:38
6 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-SCOTT 1:17:38