La Route de France
Stage 1: Soissons - Enghien Les Bains - Stage Details

Emma Johansson sprinted to third in a reduced bunch kick to retain the race leader’s jersey after the second day of racing. Giorgia Bronzini (WHT) was first across the line, edging out Valentina Scandolara (MCipollini-Giordana) for stage honours. The trio were part of a front group that formed just ahead of the first of four circuit laps at the conclusion of stage one. 

"It’s rare that we find ourselves in a situation where we’re isolated. Today, we were isolated and outnumbered. Tiff and Emma had a tough time in the front. They did a bloody good job to keep things together and put Emma up for third. Tiff ended up just outside the top ten (11th) on the stage, and they both finished on bunch time." - Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) - Wiggle Honda 3:22:00
2 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana ST
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
4 Jong Thalita De (Ned) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
5 Amy Pieters (Ned) - Team Argos - Shimano ST
6 Prevot Pauline Ferrand (Fra) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
7 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
8 Anna Zita Stricker (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana ST
9 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) - Wiggle Honda ST
10 Alena Amialiusik (BLR) - BePink ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
11 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
48 Sungeun Gu (Kor) - ORICA-AIS 0:03:17
52 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
53 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
69 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST