Ronde van Drenthe - WC - Race Overview

ORICA-AIS put two riders in the top ten at the first World Cup of the season. Emma Johansson continued her string of third-place finishes as she soloed across the line in Hoogerheide and rounded out the podium at Ronde Van Drenthe behind Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv/Giant) and Ellen Van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon). Tiffany Cromwell finished with the first main chase group to slot into ninth place.

It was no ordinary podium for Johansson who contended with a last lap crash and minor mechanical before a solo chase of the two race leaders in the last ten kilometres.

"It was a strong team effort today, and despite our misfortunate with Emma’s mechanical, it was a good showing in the results. I know Emma is frustrated with her string of third places, and I can understand that. Still, she’s running third in all sorts of different situations and scenarios. We’d rather see her win, of course, but I think her results over the last two weeks show that her fitness is strong and her skills are versatile. She’s one of the strongest climbers in the world. She’s also one of the best sprinters. After Vos, Emma is probably the most versatile bike racer there is. With a strong team supporting her, we’re confident she’ll pull off a big win soon." - Sport Director Dave McPartland


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv Giant 3:42:38
2 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) - Team Specialized- Lululemon 0:00:01
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:15
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) - Hitec Products UCK 0:01:38
5 Kirsten Wild (Ned) - Argos - Shimano 0:01:38
6 Shelley Olds (USA) - Team TIBCO - To The Top 0:01:38
7 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team 0:01:38
8 Marijn De Vries (Ned) - Lotto Belisol Ladies 0:01:38
9 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:38
10 Carmen Small (USA) - Team Specialized- Lululemon 0:02:18
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:15
9 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:38
25 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:27
33 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:02:48
38 Gracie Elvin (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:06:20