La Route de France
Stage 2: Enghien Les Bains - Mantes La Jolie - Stage Details

Emma Johansson powered to fifth place on the uphill stage two finish to retain the orange leader’s jersey after three days of Route de France racing.  The Swede survived a hectic day in the reduced bunch with strong support from her ORICA-AIS teammates. Tiffany Cromwell finished alongside Johansson and remains in tenth overall. 

Although the second stage of the Route de France was the shortest, it provided constant challenges. The opening part of the stage featured narrow roads, small towns with an abundance of road furniture and technical corners.

“It was a busy day. We thought it would be a bit easier. We were a outnumbered again in the finish because we had to use a lot of the team to chase back a late break. That made it hard for us. In another way, I like it when we have to battle and really get to race our bikes. I like being tired at the finish. It’s a good feeling.” - Emma Johansson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) - Wiggle Honda 2:12:10
2 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) - Lotto Belisol Ladies ST
3 Thalita De Jong (Ned) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
4 Chloé Mcconville (Aus) - Australian National Team ST
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
6 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
7 Amy Pieters (Ned) - Team Argos - Shimano ST
8 Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra) - Rabo Women Cycling Team ST
9 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana ST
10 Alena Amialiusik (BLR) - BePink ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
11 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
52 Melissa Hoskins (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
53 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
72 Sungeun Gu (Kor) - ORICA-AIS 0:05:32
76 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST