Aviva Women’s Tour – Stage 5

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Hannah Barnes sprints to final stage victory, Lisa Brennauer wins the overall on stage 5 of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Hemel Hempstead

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Aviva Women’s Tour – Stage 5:  Marlow-Hemel Hempstead

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Hannah Barnes sprints to final stage victory, Lisa Brennauer wins the overall on stage 5 of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Hemel Hempstead

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Lisa Brennauer clinched the overall victory in the Aviva Women’s Tour, surviving an attacking final day of racing through the Chiltern Hills from Marlow to Hemel Hempstead, won by Hannah Barnes.

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling rider sprinted to victory in the Premier Inn Best British Rider Jersey as the peloton once again caught the day’s break of Claudia Lichtenberg and Audrey Cordon inside the final kilometre.

The duo were finally reeled in by a fast charging peloton on the arrow straight final 500-metres, setting up an exciting finish with Barnes coming through to claim her biggest victory to date, along with both the Premier Inn Best British Rider and SweetSpot Best Young Rider prizes by virtue of her fifth overall.

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Behind Barnes Stage Two winner Jolien D’hoore took second with Simona Frapporti third, while General Classification Contenders Brennauer, Majerus and Johansson took fourth, fifth and seventh respectively.

The World Time Trial Champion’s consistent finishing of top six places on all five stages earned her the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey to pair with her Aviva Yellow Jersey, finishing with a six second advantage over D’hoore with Majerus a further second back.

“This Tour is one of the biggest events on the women’s calendar, so this victory means a lot to me. It was a great victory for me, but also for the whole team – big thanks to all my team mates,” said the Velocio SRAM rider afterwards

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“I have to thank my team mates, it wasn’t easy today – a tough stage with all the hills and a lot of hard attacks.

“I worked hard yesterday to get the jersey back. I missed some of the intermediate sprints. I wanted to get to the point where I could give back to my team-mates for all their hard work.”

Having started amidst the biggest crowds of the week in Marlow in Buckinghamshire, riders headed into the Chiltern Hills for a stage of attacking racing.

A lead group of four riders, including eventual YodelDirect Combativity Winner Gracie Elvin, formed early on but were caught by the top of the first Strava Queen of the Mountains climb of Cryers Hill as the General Classification contenders fought for bonus seconds at the first Chain Reaction Cycles Sprint at Prestwood, which came almost immediately afterwards.

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Lichtenberg then attacked on one of the day’s, many, unclassified climbs with many riders trying to cross to her, but Wiggle Honda’s Cordon was the only one to make the junction with thirteen kilometres remaining.

Yet again though in the Aviva Women’s Tour the escape would not prevail, setting up Barnes for a highly popular win in Hemel Hempstead

“This was the biggest aim of the year, so I’m happy to have pulled it off.

“I knew it would be hard in the Chilterns and what to expect. The sprint was crazy, very difficult. I got boxed at 100m to go but thankfully got free. The team are normally used to the American peloton & wide roads,” continued Barnes, before praising teammate Alexis Ryan for protecting her in “the Alexis bubble”.

With breakaway riders sweeping up the big points at both Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs Orica AIS rider Melissa Hoskins extended her lead by a point to keep hold of the orange polka dot jersey ahead of Elise Delzenne.

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The Boels Dolmans team added the Aviva Team Classification to their two stage wins with Elisa Longo Borghini claimed the Overall YodelDirect Combativity Award having been at the front of the action on several stages.

For full results and final overall standings please click here.

Highlights of Stage Five will be shown by ITV4 at 8pm on Sunday 21 June with a repeat at 11.15am on Monday 22 June and available on demand via the ITV Player for 30-days after broadcast.

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Post Race Reactions (by Gordon Wiseman)

In winning the final stage of this year’s Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare) made it five UCI wins already in 2015 but acknowledged this was certainly her biggest race win.

Is it safe to say that wasn’t a race you could have won in previous years bearing in mind today’s route?

HB – I’ve been focusing on my climbing quite a lot this winter and I just made sure I was in a good position going into the bottom of the climbs. I always made sure I was on the right side of the split. It spilt twice but it came back together but then I always knew it was going to be hard around here, it’s the Chilterns so I knew what sort of climbs to expect. It wasn’t the Alps but I knew it was going to be four or 5 minute efforts as hard as I could.

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And the sprint?Stage 5 – Marlow-Hemel Hempstead

HB – it was just crazy, really difficult. There were quite a few roundabouts and traffic islands that we all had to contend with. I got boxed with about 300m to go but thankfully it opened up for me and I was able to open up my sprint. And I got a max watts! So that was quite nice.

How good were the team in keeping you up near the front?

HB – They were really useful. We’re usually used to the American peloton and the huge wide roads so here it was very different but everyone’s really helped me out this week.

How have the team lived up to expectations when you all came over here?

In America we’re probably one of the biggest teams but over here we’re one of the small teams but we just wanted to get stuck in there and not be scared to show our face. We tried to go with a few moves. We missed a few but we were also in a few so that was the main aim.

You were up in the sprints in a few stages last year and you said that you put more effort into your climbing over the winter, is that what you put down to being closer to the front to be able to win today?

HB – I didn’t have a coach for four years so this year I decided to get one and I’m now working with Jenny Gretton and she’s really helped me improve this year. It’s nice to have a structure and this was the biggest aim of the year so it’s nice to have pulled it off.

La Course is coming up in few weeks, is that your next race?

After the Nationals and then I’ve got a month of just training. I’ll certainly being giving it my best, everyone wants to win that race. But today, that’s a real confidence boost for me, it’s my biggest win.

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Lisa Brennauer (Velocio SRAM) – Race Winner
How does it feel to have won the Aviva Women’s Tour?

LB – It’s hard to find the right words. It feels really good and I have to thank my team-mates a lot today because it wasn’t easy out there. It was a tough stage with all the hills and a lot of hard attacks going on so, yeah, they brought me back so we could take the yellow jersey with us. It’s a great victory for me but also for the whole team. A big big thanks to all my team-mates.

You said on Thursday morning that you were wearing the yellow jersey by default so how does it feel now to have won it and to be able to take it home with you this evening?

LB – It really, really feels good. Of course the first day I wore it it felt weird as I hadn’t been the winner on the first stage. Then after the ceremony when I got it in the morning just before the race it already felt a lot different. I worked hard yesterday to fight back for it and the team have been working so hard for me all week so I just wanted to get to the point that I could give them back for all their hard work. So, yeah, I’m really, really happy and quite overwhelmed with this victory right now.

Where does this win rank amongst all the victories you’ve had in your career?

LB – With the stage races I’ve done so far this is a realty really big victory for me. This Tour is one of the biggest events on the women’s cycling calendar and to win this Tour means a lot to me. I haven’t been winning a lot of stages races so far so being able to take the yellow jersey home from here is really a great victory and it ranks very very high in my career.

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from – Gordon Wiseman

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STAGE 5
1 * BARNES Hannah UHC 2h40’51” 00″
2 D’HOORE Jolien WHT ‘
3 FRAPPORTI Simona ALE ‘
4 BRENNAUER Lisa VEL ‘
5 MAJERUS Christine DLT ‘
6 MUSTONEN-LICHAN Sara TLP ‘
7 JOHANSSON Emma OGE ‘
8 * ARCHIBALD Katie PIS ‘
9 *CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ALE ‘
10 KNETEMANN Roxanne RBW ‘
11 * KOSTER Anouska RBW ‘
12 TAGLIAFERRO Marta ALE ‘
13 KINSELLA Maura OPW ‘
14 JEULAND Pascale FUT ‘
15 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW B:01″ ‘
16 LEPESTÖ Lotta BCT ‘
17 STEPHENS Lauren USA ‘
18 * ZORZI Susanna LBL ‘
19 BRONZINI Giorgia WHT ‘
20 * RYAN Alexis UHC ‘
21 LICHTENBERG Claudia TLP B:03″ ‘
22 JASINSKA Malgorzta ALE ‘
23 * DIDERIKSEN Amalie DLT ‘
24 KASPER Romy DLT ‘
25 * TROTT Laura MAT ‘
26 BIANNIC Aude FUT 05″
27 TENNIGLO Moniek RBW ‘
28 VILLUMSEN Linda UHC ‘
29 * EWART Annie OPW ‘
30 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna DLT ‘
31 CROMWELL Tiffany VEL ‘
32 CORDON Audrey WHT B:02″ ‘
33 * HORBACH Ariane OPW ‘
34 DELZENNE Elise VEL ‘
35 TAYLOR Carlee LBL ‘
36 SLAPPENDEL Iris BCT ‘
37 KOEDOODER Vera BCT ‘
38 * DUVAL Eugenie FUT ‘
39 ELVIN Gracie OGE ‘
40 * STULTIENS Sabrina TLP ‘
41 LAWS Sharon BCT ‘
42 POHL Stephanie GER ‘
43 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa WHT ‘
44 FERNANDES SOUSA Uenia ALE ‘
45 BUCHANAN Rushlee UHC ‘
46 MCCONVILLE Chloe OGE ‘
47 ROWNEY Loren VEL ‘
48 HOSKINS Melissa OGE ‘
49 * GARNER Lucy TLP ‘
50 * WEAVER Molly TLP ‘
51 EDMONDSON Annette WHT ‘
52 GUARISCHI Barbara VEL 12″
53 GUARNIER Megan DLT 14″
54 WORRACK Trixi VEL ‘
55 ALBRECHT Lex OPW ‘
56 KING Dani WHT ‘
57 HANSELMANN Nicole BCT ‘
58 HALL Katie UHC ‘
59 * DE JONG Thalita RBW ‘
60 HORNE Ciara PIS ‘
61 HAMMES Kathrin GER ‘
62 KOMANSKI Lauren USA ‘
63 *CAUZ Francesca ALE ‘
64 STOREY Dame Sarah PIS ‘
65 * LECHNER Corinna GER ‘
66 RIJKES Sarah LBL ‘
67 AUBRY Emilie BCT 26″
68 * BARKER Elinor MAT ‘
69 WYMAN Helen MAT ‘
70 SOEK Julia TLP ‘
71 * MANLY Alexandra OGE 39″
72 DECROIX Lieselot LBL 45″
73 RIVAT Amelie FUT 01’14”
74 ROY Sarah OGE 01’24”
75 HEADLEY Sara USA 10’00”
76 FISCHER Heather USA ‘
77 ROSS Hannah USA 12’20”
78 * SHAW Gabriella PIS 13’18”
79 MARTIN Lucy MAT ‘
80 *LE COURT DE BILLOT Kimberley MAT ‘
81 * KÃœLLMER Lisa GER ‘
82 * RIJFF Anouk LBL ‘
83 HOFFMANN Chantal LBL ‘

OVERALL
1 BRENNAUER Lisa VEL 15h03’24” 00″
2 D’HOORE Jolien WHT 06″
3 MAJERUS Christine DLT 07″
4 JOHANSSON Emma OGE 13″
5 * BARNES Hannah UHC 14″
6 FRAPPORTI Simona ALE 26″
7 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW 29″
8 * RYAN Alexis UHC 30″
9 JEULAND Pascale FUT ‘
10 *CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ALE ‘
11 KNETEMANN Roxanne RBW ‘
12 * ZORZI Susanna LBL ‘
13 STEPHENS Lauren USA ‘
14 * DIDERIKSEN Amalie DLT ‘
15 LEPESTÖ Lotta BCT 33″
16 MUSTONEN-LICHAN Sara TLP 37″
17 * TROTT Laura MAT ‘
18 KINSELLA Maura OPW ‘
19 PAWLOWSKA Katarzyna DLT 42″
20 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa WHT ‘
21 * STULTIENS Sabrina TLP ‘
22 JASINSKA Malgorzta ALE 43″
23 KASPER Romy DLT 44″
24 CORDON Audrey WHT ‘
25 LICHTENBERG Claudia TLP 45″
26 DELZENNE Elise VEL 47″
27 ELVIN Gracie OGE 49″
28 CROMWELL Tiffany VEL ‘
29 BIANNIC Aude FUT ‘
30 * WEAVER Molly TLP ‘
31 * KOSTER Anouska RBW 50″
32 GUARNIER Megan DLT 51″
33 * GARNER Lucy TLP 52″
34 WORRACK Trixi VEL 55″
35 * EWART Annie OPW ‘
36 KOEDOODER Vera BCT 56″
37 BRONZINI Giorgia WHT 57″
38 GUARISCHI Barbara VEL ‘
39 TAYLOR Carlee LBL 01’00”
40 * DUVAL Eugenie FUT ‘
41 MCCONVILLE Chloe OGE 01’04”
42 SLAPPENDEL Iris BCT 01’06”
43 POHL Stephanie GER ‘
44 LAWS Sharon BCT ‘
45 FERNANDES SOUSA Uenia ALE ‘
46 HOSKINS Melissa OGE ‘
47 HORNE Ciara PIS 01’07”
48 HALL Katie UHC 01’09”
49 KING Dani WHT ‘
50 HAMMES Kathrin GER ‘
51 SOEK Julia TLP 01’27”
52 EDMONDSON Annette WHT 01’46”
53 TAGLIAFERRO Marta ALE 01’53”
54 BUCHANAN Rushlee UHC 01’59”
55 AUBRY Emilie BCT 02’04”
56 TENNIGLO Moniek RBW 02’08”
57 ROWNEY Loren VEL ‘
58 * DE JONG Thalita RBW 02’17”
59 RIJKES Sarah LBL ‘
60 *CAUZ Francesca ALE ‘
61 VILLUMSEN Linda UHC 02’23”
62 HANSELMANN Nicole BCT 02’30”
63 ALBRECHT Lex OPW ‘
64 KOMANSKI Lauren USA 02’45”
65 DECROIX Lieselot LBL 02’48”
66 WYMAN Helen MAT 06’19”
67 ROY Sarah OGE 06’54”
68 RIVAT Amelie FUT 07’21”
69 * BARKER Elinor MAT 07’59”
70 * LECHNER Corinna GER 08’42”
71 HEADLEY Sara USA 11’01”
72 ROSS Hannah USA 13’04”
73 FISCHER Heather USA 14’36”
74 * HORBACH Ariane OPW 16’01”
75 HOFFMANN Chantal LBL ‘
76 STOREY Dame Sarah PIS 17’31”
77 * ARCHIBALD Katie PIS 18’18”
78 * KÃœLLMER Lisa GER 22’52”
79 * RIJFF Anouk LBL 24’03”
80 * SHAW Gabriella PIS 28’11”
81 MARTIN Lucy MAT 28’33”
82 * MANLY Alexandra OGE 38’12”
83 *LE COURT DE BILLOT Kimberley MAT 1h02’24”

YOUNG RIDER
1 BARNES Hannah UHC 15h03’38” 00″
2 RYAN Alexis UHC 16″
3 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ALE ‘
4 ZORZI Susanna LBL ‘
5 DIDERIKSEN Amalie DLT ‘
6 TROTT Laura MAT 23″
7 STULTIENS Sabrina TLP 28″
8 WEAVER Molly TLP 35″
9 KOSTER Anouska RBW 36″
10 GARNER Lucy TLP 38″
11 EWART Annie OPW 41″
12 DUVAL Eugenie FUT 46″
13 DE JONG Thalita RBW 02’03”
14 CAUZ Francesca ALE ‘
15 BARKER Elinor MAT 07’45”
16 LECHNER Corinna GER 08’28”
17 HORBACH Ariane OPW 15’47”
18 ARCHIBALD Katie PIS 18’04”
19 KÃœLLMER Lisa GER 22’38”
20 RIJFF Anouk LBL 23’49”
21 SHAW Gabriella PIS 27’57”
22 MANLY Alexandra OGE 37’58”
23 LE COURT DE BILLOT Kimberley MAT 1h02’10”

POINTS
1 BRENNAUER Lisa VEL 56
2 D’HOORE Jolien WHT 42
3 JOHANSSON Emma OGE 42
4 MAJERUS Christine DLT 41
5 BARNES Hannah UHC 31
6 FRAPPORTI Simona ALE 20
7 GUARISCHI Barbara VEL 12
8 LEPESTÖ Lotta BCT 11
9 TAGLIAFERRO Marta ALE 10
10 GARNER Lucy TLP 10
11 RYAN Alexis UHC 9
12 MUSTONEN-LICHAN Sara TLP 8
13 DIDERIKSEN Amalie DLT 7
14 KOEDOODER Vera BCT 6
15 KNETEMANN Roxanne RBW 6
16 KOSTER Anouska RBW 6
17 CORDON Audrey WHT 5
18 JEULAND Pascale FUT 4
19 BRONZINI Giorgia WHT 4
20 LECHNER Corinna GER 4
21 LICHTENBERG Claudia TLP 3
22 FISCHER Heather USA 3
23 WORRACK Trixi VEL 3
24 BARKER Elinor MAT 3
25 ARCHIBALD Katie PIS 3
26 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ALE 2
27 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa WHT 2
28 DELZENNE Elise VEL 2
29 MCCONVILLE Chloe OGE 2
30 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW 1
31 STULTIENS Sabrina TLP 1
32 JASINSKA Malgorzta ALE 1
33 BIANNIC Aude FUT 1

MOUNTAINS
1 HOSKINS Melissa OGE 32
2 DELZENNE Elise VEL 29
3 LAWS Sharon BCT 15
4 KOSTER Anouska RBW 13
5 STULTIENS Sabrina TLP 11
6 JOHANSSON Emma OGE 10
7 TROTT Laura MAT 10
8 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa WHT 10
9 GUARNIER Megan DLT 9
10 FERNANDES SOUSA Uenia ALE 7
11 LICHTENBERG Claudia TLP 6
12 KOEDOODER Vera BCT 6
13 MCCONVILLE Chloe OGE 6
14 HALL Katie UHC 6
15 AUBRY Emilie BCT 5
16 FISCHER Heather USA 5
17 JASINSKA Malgorzta ALE 4
18 ELVIN Gracie OGE 4
19 TAGLIAFERRO Marta ALE 4
20 HANSELMANN Nicole BCT 3
21 BARKER Elinor MAT 3
22 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW 2
23 TENNIGLO Moniek RBW 2
24 ARCHIBALD Katie PIS 2
25 KNETEMANN Roxanne RBW 1

TEAM
1 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 45h11’44” 00″
2 Ale Cipollini 45h11’56” 12″
3 Wiggle Honda 45h11’58” 14″
4 Velocio SRAM 45h12’00” 16″
5 Team Liv Plantur 45h12’05” 21″
6 UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling 45h12’09” 25″
7 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 45h12’14” 30″
8 Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86 45h12’31” 47″
9 Orica AIS 45h12’34” 50″
10 Bigla Pro Cycling Team 45h12’57” 01’13”
11 Rabo Liv Womens Cycling Team 45h13’40” 01’56”
12 Lotto Soudal Ladies 45h13’59” 02’15”
13 Germany 45h21’13” 09’29”
14 USA 45h22’41” 10’57”
15 Matrix Fitness 45h23’30” 11’46”
16 Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International 45h30’39” 18’55”

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