Road World Championships
Road Race - Women - Stage Details

Marianne Vos (Netherlands) claimed back-to-back world titles with a decisive attack the last time up the Via Salviati. It is the third road world title for the Dutchwoman, who enjoyed strong support from her national team at the Road World Championships. Emma Johansson (Sweden) capped off an incredibly successful season with a silver medal. The Swede outsprinted Rosella Ratto (Italy) in the race for second place. Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) achieved her goal of a top ten finish with spirited racing from the lead group in the final three of five circuit laps. 

“I got dropped at one point. I descended my way back into the group. After that, my legs started to cramp. I knew I was running out of time. I’m a racer, so I wasn’t content just to sit in and sprint for a minor place. I wanted to give it everything I had and finish off the work my team had done. I was hurting, but I attacked again when everyone else was just looking around at each other.” - Tiffany Cromwell

“I gave it a real try. Rossella and I played everything we could. We did come a bit closer, but it was still too much of a gap. When Rossella didn’t want to take over in the last k, I realised I would not do it alone. I changed my focus on securing second place.” - Emma Johansson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) - Rabobank Liv/Giant 3:44:00
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:15
3 Rossella Ratto (ITA) - Hitec Products UCK
4 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies 0:00:33
5 Evelyn Stevens (USA) - Specialized lululemon 0:00:46
6 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZL) - Wiggle Honda 0:00:50
7 Tatiana Guderzo (ITA) - Mcipollini Giordana 0:00:52
8 Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) - Hitec Products UCK
9 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:40
10 Tatiana Antoshina (RUS) - Mcipollini Giordana
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:15
9 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:40
31 Shara Gillow (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:07:40