Marianne Vos talks to the press after taking control of the Yellow Jersey in Stage 2 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016, click below to listen.
Marianne Vos talks to the press after taking control of the Yellow Jersey in Stage 2 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016.
Christine Majerus of Boels Dolmans Cycling Team take the Yellow Jersey after Stage 1 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016. Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc catches up with her after the stage press conference.
Christine Majerus of Boels Dolmans Cycling Team takes the Yellow Jersey after Stage 1 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016. Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc catches up with her after the stage press conference.
We catch up with Alison Tetrick of Cylance Pro Cycling Team after her solo attempt to take Stage 1 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016. A gutsy performance but the win eluded Alison, however it’s not dampened her desire to take another stage win. #AvivaWT2016
We catch up with Alison Tetrick of Cylance Pro Cycling Team after her solo attempt to take Stage 1 of the AVIVA Women’s Tour 2016. A gutsy performance but the win eluded Alison, however it’s not dampened her desire to take another stage win.
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The Aviva Women’s Tour 2016 is a UCI Women’s World Tour event. Starting in Southwold on June 15th and finishing in Kettering on June 19th. Covering a total distance of six-hundred-and-twenty-one kilometers in total is the longest distance covered so far in this third edition of the Women’s Tour. With an increase to under seven-thousand-four-hundred meters of ascending, this is by-far the toughest Tour to date.
The five day stage race’s longest individual stage is stage two from Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon at a distance of one-hundred-and-forty kilometers. This years Tour will visit seven counties; five, new to the Tour.
Marianne Vos makes a welcome return to the Tour this time around after missing most of last seasons racing. Vos won the inaugural Women’s Tour back in 2014 riding with Rabo Liv and returns again with her Rabo Liv team-mates to reclaim her crown winning races already this year in Europe Vos will still be a force to recon with this Tour.
Defending champion Lisa Brennauer returns to the Women’s Tour in the re-jigged Canyon-SRAM team along with the winner of the final stage from last year in Hemel Hemstead, Hannah Barnes. Hannah was back in America last weekend riding the Philadelphia Classic, the last round of the UCI Women’s World Tour where American National Champion Megan Guarnier, Boels Dolmans took the victory.
The Aviva Women’s Tour is the second longest event in the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar in 2016. The longest being Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile starting on July 01st and ending on July 10th.
Listen to the Pre Tour Press Conference below with Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Johansson & Lisa Brennauer.
With less than 24 hours to the start of the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour CyclingShorts.cc brings you the pre race press launch with Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Johansson & Lisa Brennauer.
Pre Race Press
Mick Bennett: He can’t remember having such a line up! Defending Champion Lisa Brennauer, World’s number one Emma Johansson, Olympic Champion Marianne Vos and the World Champion Lizzie Armitstead.
Press: Aims for the week?
Lizzie: Finishing my first ever Women’s Tour, with a chuckle! I’ve managed to do that. Lizzie went on to say that she just wanted to enjoy being the (World) Champion and having a good race. She wants to come out of this weeks Tour feeling stronger than she has coming into it.
The girls are all eager to get a good GC contention for themselves or one of their team mates, Emma had said that should they get a good first result, they would fight all the way to Sunday.
Press: Women’s Cycling has grown significantly over the past few years. How important is the Tour in the Women’s Calendar?
Lizzie: Races like these are the blueprint of how they should be put on. In 2016, this is how it should be done. The Women’s Tour is leading the way. She went on to say that the UK has the most prestigious stage race in Women’s Cycling. In terms of professionalism and race organization the Tour leads the way.
They all agree that the Tour has a really good feel to it and that the crowds that line the roads are the best in Women’s Cycling too. They love the school children on the roadside and the enthusiasm.
Mick Bennett hinted that it’s Sweetspot’s intention to make it a seven day stage race next year, and the possibility of a time-trial or team-time-trial too! The Women’s Tour has a very, very good future with stars like this here year-on-year!
UCI Women’s World Tour Ranking after the Philadelphia Classic
Words by Chris Maher
1 Claire Rose – Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 0:44:12.821
2 Nikki Juniper – Team Ford Ecoboost 0:44:24.718
3 Alice Barnes – Drops Cycling Team 0:44:24.750
4 Grace Garner – Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 0:44:24.946
5 Annie Simpson – Drops Cycling Team 0:44:26.913
6 Hayley Jones – Team Breeze 0:44:27.955
7 Dame Sarah Storey – Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 0:44:47.236
8 Charlotte Broughton – Team Ford Ecoboost 0:45:49.677
9 Charlotte Alston – Team 22 0:45:49.745
10 Lydia Moylan – Team WNT 0:45:49.843
Team Results on the Night
1 Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 103
2 Drops Cycling Team 81
3 Team Ford Ecoboost 74
4 Team WNT 62
5 Team Breeze 59
6 Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club 39
7 Sunsport Velo 27
8 Velo Schils – Interbike RT 23
9 Aprire HSS Hire 18
10 Team Jadan-Weldtite 10
11 Team Footon Velosport 6
Jon Mould, JLT Condor p/b Mavic claims round six of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series in Durham, chasing hard, then finishing the final lap with a big effort and a third successive victory.
Misfortune denied Tom Stewart, Madison Genesis the win on the night after riding an aggressive race all night and playing a part in the main break around the one-point-two kilometre cobbled circuit in Durham. Leading solo in the closing laps, Stewarts chain jumped as he was about to climb South Street for the penultimate time and the chasing group passed as he struggled to re-mount.
Local lad Harry Tanfield, Pedal Heaven big-ringed the final climb to get an impressive second place riding his first Tour Series event. Egged-on by the crowd, Tanfield said he relished the fact that so many people around the course shouted out words of encouragement as he too played a big part in driving the lead group around the course, making the decisive move mid-way through the hours hard effort.
Team-mate Jack Pullar took the Brother Cycling quickest lap setting a time of 2:09.42.
Playing a very tactical game, Team Raleigh GAC reformed having been in the lead group a couple of times through-out the night. Last rounds Blue Jersey holder Morgan Kneisky managed to claw his way back to the chase group and the team went into time-trial-mode as they lined up on the front to chase back Stewart. Finishing all with-in the top ten, Team Raleigh GAC took the team prize for Durham, with JLT Condor p/b Mavic retaining the overall series lead.
Chris Lawless, JLT Condor p/c Mavic and Pullar set-off after the neutralised lap, lighting-up an action packed evening around the busy Durham City circuit. Lawless continued as Pullar dropped back, and he was joined by Tanfield, Stewart, Matthieu Boulo and Adria Moreno of Team Ralaigh GAC. Lawless picked up the Chain Reaction Points prize for the Durham round.
Jonny McEvoy, NFTO bridged the gap and six riders led the race. Stewart and Lawless broke free for a couple of laps with Team Raleigh GAC chasing hard behind. Moreno joined them, making five in the first group. Leading the second group, Mould and Pullar to name a few. With back-markers getting pulled out after an hours racing, the two groups came together with Stewart out front and it looked like Madison Genesis were going to break JLT Condors stronghold on the series so far.
Race Result at Durham.
1 89 Jon Mould JLT Condor P/B Mavic 1:12:27.262 30
2 27 Harry Tanfield Pedal Heaven 1:12:29.805 30
3 70 Johnny McEvoy NFTO 1:12:30.797 30
4 41 Matthieu Boulo Team Raleigh GAC 1:12:33.110 30
5 12 Tom Stewart Madison – Genesis 1:12:35.651 30
6 47 Sebastian Mora Team Raleigh GAC 1:12:43.285 30
7 45 Morgan Kneisky Team Raleigh GAC 1:12:43.395 30
8 48 Adria Moreno Team Raleigh GAC 1:12:43.548 30
9 87 Chris Lawless JLT Condor P/B Mavic 1:12:48.678 30
10 62 Ian Bibby NFTO 1:14:27.318 30
Team Classification for Round 6
Rank Team Time Points
1 Team Raleigh GAC 4:50:43 10
2 JLT Condor P/B Mavic 4:55:00 9
3 NFTO 4:57:26 8
4 Pedal Heaven 4:58:05 7
5 Madison – Genesis 5:00:30 6
6 Team Wiggins 6:21:03 0
Team Overall Classification after Round 6
Rank Team Points
1 JLT Condor P/B Mavic 65
2 Madison – Genesis 59
3 Team Raleigh GAC 56
4 Pedal Heaven 53
5 NFTO 46
6 Team Wiggins 0