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UCI Road World Cup 2012

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Round 7 -  Iris Slappendel wins, Vos secures 2012 World Cup title

Vårgåda, Sweden  132km

Race Writeup

Iris Slappendel (Rabo Women) illuminated the the race in Sweden, with her constant attacks. The Dutchwoman, who has never won a World Cup road race before, was delighted with her victory, which was truly deserved after her constant attacking throughout the 12 lap, 132 kilometre race. For her own part, Marianne Vos rode a tactically brilliant race and has already sealed the 2012 World Cup series, despite one round remaining. Coming into the finishing straight, Kupfernagel put up a brave fight, but Slappendel led from the front and crossed the line a couple of bike lengths ahead of the German. Marianne Vos won the small group sprint one minute, ten seconds later

Slappendel created the initial break on the third lap. Six riders, including Hanka Kupfernagel  (Rusvelo), Trixi Worrak (Specialized lululemon), Emma Johansson (Hitec), Tiffany Cromwell (Oria-AIS), Nina Kssler (Dolmans-Boles) and Isabel Soderberg (AA Drink) went with her.  The gap to the bunch rose quickly and, perhaps realising the danger, a lap late on the main climb, Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) chased across the gap to join the leaders. She had seen that her next-best competitor in the World Cup standings, Judith Arndt, was missing from the break and decided to go across, perhaps to gain some extra World Cup points if the break stayed away to the end. Evelyn Stevens (Specialized lululemon), Shelly Olds (AA Drink), Linda Villumsen (Orica-AIS) and Amy pieters (Skil-Kogo) went with Vos.

From there, the bunch did not see these riders again. 

Slappendel attacked again and made a solo break with 3 laps to go which split the leading group. Although she gained 28 seconds and stayed away for about 8 kilometres, she could not hold off a counterattack by Linda Villumsen, which was covered by Slappendel’s team-mate, Marianne Vos. The leaders then raced a fast lap, with attack after attack, each of which failed. At last, with 13 kilometres left in the race, Slappendel attacked again and was covered only by Kupfernagel. The pair battled out the final lap, with the pace taken out of the legs of the chasers by the distance already covered, the repetition of the draining climb and the fact that Marianne Vos had no reason to chase.  

The long finishing straight, allowed Kupfernagel put up a brave fight and attack early, but Slappendel led from the 500m to go and crossed the line a couple of bike lengths ahead of the German. Marianne Vos won the small group sprint one minute, ten seconds later and with it, took enough points to win the World Cup 2012 overall.

The final round of the World Cup 2012 is the GP de Plouay in Bretagne, France  next week, 24th August.

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Comments

Iris Slappendel (Rabo Women), was a little stuck for words, ““Nice! Amazing! I can’t believe it!”, she commented about her win, adding “When we had 40 seconds. I thought, Ok, they will look to each other and to Marianne [Vos], maybe I can make it. I felt so good all day.”

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) Olympic Champion and now World Cup winner, said afterwards that “It was not our main goal to win the World Cup today, we wanted to go for the win here in Vargarda but of course it is great to already have the win and to go next week to Plouay with some confidence and with the jersey already.”  

Hanka Kupfernaghel (Rusvelo) went with Slappendel at the right moment and although she could not beat her on the line she was very happy, “I gave everything. I feel happy. I hope no one wakes me up, it is like a dream,” said Kupfernaghel.

Jeroen Blijlevens (Directeur Sportif, Rabo Women) was very happy with the victory, “I am very happy, it is not only Marianne who is winning in our team, but also the other riders. If you play the game well, you can win with the other riders. It is a double victory, because Marianne won the World Cup for sure today.”

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Iris SLAPPENDEL RBW 3:24:47
2 Hanka KUPFERNAGL RVL " 
3 Marianne VOS RBW +1:10
4 Shelley OLDS LNL " 
5 Trixi WORRACK SLU " 
6 Emma JOHANSSON HPU " 
7 Tiffany CROMWELL GEW +1:14
8 Isabelle SÖDERBERG LNL +2:08
9 Evelyn STEVENS SLU " 
10 Linda VILLUMSEN GEW " 

 

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World Cup Classification Top 10 - click here to see full standings

Position Name Team Drenthe Binda Flanders Fleche Chongming Sweden TTT Sweden Total
1  Marianne Vos Rabo Women  75 75 50 25 35 260
2  Judith Arndt Orica -AIS  10 30 75 24 30 7 176
3  Evelyn Stevens Specialized-Lululemon 75 35 15 125
4 Shelley Olds AA Drink 75 20 30 125
5  Trixi Worrack Specialized-Lululemon 27 35 35 27 124
6  Emma Johansson Hitec Products Mistral  35 27 9 15 24 110
7  Kirsten  Wild AA-Drink 50 30 20 8 108
8 Iris SLAPPENDAL  Rabo Women 25 75 100
9  Linda Villumsen Orica -AIS  35 30 11 76
10 Hanka Kupfernagel Rusvelo 5 4 16 50 75

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