Energiewacht Tour - Race Overview

Former Ronde van Vlannderen winner Annemiek Van Vleuten produced a fantastic time trial and constant results throughout the five-day Energiewatch Tour to finish in second place on the general classification.

Sport director Gene Bates praised the riders efforts throughout the race and although ORICA-AIS weren't able to pull off a stage victory, their consistency in all of the early season racing has shown their top form and determination.

"It came down to a race of intermediate sprints today," said Bates. "Annemiek took one second in a bonus sprint to keep second place overall. To come away with this result is really good for the team, especially in our first tour of the European season."

"Our overall goal this week was to take a stage win, we didn't achieve that but we were second, third, fourth, fifth and we were round the mark every day. I think we can only take away positives from this week."

Read the full final report here

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Eleonora Van Dijk (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 8:44:20
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:37
3 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:52
4 Chantal Blaak (NED) - Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 0:00:57
5 Elena Cecchini (ITA) - Canyon SRAM Racing 0:01:21
6 Amy Pieters (NED) - Wiggle High5 0:01:34
7 Lucinda Brand (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:01:38
8 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:38
9 Roxane Knetemann (NED) - Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:01:42
10 Floortje Mackaij (NED) - Team Liv-Plantur 0:02:06
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (NED) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:37
8 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:38
17 Tayler Wiles (USA) - ORICA-AIS 0:05:26
57 Loren Rowney (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:14:19
70 Rachel Neylan (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:15:43
72 Katrin Garfoot (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:16:22