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Stage 1

St. Willebrord - St. Willebrord, 118.5km

 

Race Writeup

It was very wet in the south-west Netherlands for Stage 1 of the Holland Ladies Tour. The Team Presentation was especially wet, suffering a downpour which gave the riders a taste of the rain to come. Throughout the stage, conditions were wet, but the rain was broken up by drier periods and even some sun.

There were various attempts to break away; but the racing on this flat, at times narrow, course was fast and the race stayed together. After two laps of a large circuit and then one lap of a smaller one, the blue Nürnberger 'train' formed in the closing kilometers and World Champion, Regina Schleicher did not disappoint. She sprinted to a perfectly timed victory to repeat her Stage 1 win in last year's event. Last year's overall Tour winner, Tanja Hennes (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) was eleventh on the stage.

There were a couple of crashes in the wet conditions. Perhaps most high profile was crash victim, Loes Markerink (@Work), who was delayed in her visit to the podium, due to washing out of a gash on her knee.

Tuesday's stage is 5 laps of a circuit based on Asse in Belgium. Total stage distance will be 122km.

 

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

118.5km - 38.021km/h

Position Surname Name Team Time / Gap
1 SCHLEICHER  Regina NUR         3h07'00"
2 BRODTKA  Angela GER  00"
3 ZILIUTE  Diana SAF  00"
4 KIESANOWSKI Joanne Marie UPT  00"
5 WILD  Kirsten AAD  00"
6 ANDREASEN  Mette ALI  00"
7 SPIJKERMAN  Bertine TSK  00"
8 BRONZINI  Giorgia ITA  00"
9 DE GOEDE  Suzanne AAD  00"
10 ROTMENSEN  Moniek VVP  00"

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Surname / Name Team Time / Gap
1 SCHLEICHER, Regina NUR 3h06'50"
2 BRODTKA, Angela GER 04"
3 SPIJKERMAN, Bertine TSK 04"
4 ZILIUTE, Diana SAF 06"
5 DE GOEDE, Suzanne AAD 09"
6 MARKERINK, Loes HCT 09"
7 KIESANOWSKI,Joanne Marie UPT 10"
8 WILD, Kirsten AAD 10"
9 ANDREASEN, Mette ALI 10"
10 BRONZINI, Giorgia ITA 10"

 

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