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26th Emakumeen Bira, 2013

 

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Stage 1 - Vos wins opening stage

Iuretta - Iurreta, 93km

Race Writeup

This was a stage which was lucky enough to avoid starting in the huge hail and rain storm which hit Durango / Iurreta 30 minutes before the start time. However, the wet roads after days of warm, dry weather were treacherous. Diesel laying on the water surface caused crashes on corners. 

The worst crash occurred on a downhill section with a corner. The road was not visibly affected, but race vehicles preceding the peloton slid on the galssy surface. It was inevitable, despite race officials giving signals to slow down, that there would be an unfortunate rider who would slide out whilst cornering. Jessie Daams (Boels Dolmans) was, perhaps, the second to fall and was forced to withdraw from the race at that point. Others retiring were Daniela Levi (BePink) and Janneke Busser (Argos-Shimano), although many were cut or bruised from the incident.

The bunch stayed together until the finish. Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) won the bunch sprint to win the first stage, with time to celebrate before the line, from Adrie Visser (Boels Dolmans) and Rossella Ratto (Hitec UCK).

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 VOS, Marianne RABO WOMEN 02:23:00
2 VISSER, Adrie BOELS DOLMANS C.T. "
3 RATTO, Rossella HITEC PRODUCTS UCK "
4 VAN VIEUTEN, Annemiek RABO WOMEN "
5 MAJERUS, Christine SENGERS LADIES C.T. "
6 GEBHARDT, Elke TEAM  ARGOS-SHIMANO "
7 ROWNEY, Loren SPECIALIZED  LULULEMON "
8 CROMWELL, Tiffany ORICA-AIS "
9 FERRAND, Pauline RABO WOMEN "
10 MUSTONEN, Sara FAREN-LETS GO FINLAND "

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 VOS, Marianne RABO WOMEN 02:23:00
2 VISSER, Adrie BOELS DOLMANS C.T. "
3 RATTO, Rossella HITEC PRODUCTS UCK "
4 VAN VIEUTEN, Annemiek RABO WOMEN "
5 MAJERUS, Christine SENGERS LADIES C.T. "
6 GEBHARDT, Elke TEAM  ARGOS-SHIMANO "
7 ROWNEY, Loren SPECIALIZED  LULULEMON "
8 CROMWELL, Tiffany ORICA-AIS "
9 FERRAND, Pauline RABO WOMEN "
10 MUSTONEN, Sara FAREN-LETS GO FINLAND "

 

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