World champion Marianne Vos completed a dominant performance to win the inaugural 2014 Women’s Tour today.
The Dutch rider claimed a third successive stage victory on the fifth and final day to seal overall victory in front of a large crowd in Bury St Edmunds.
Vos succeeded in picking up an additional 10 seconds in time bonuses during today’s 108 kilometer stage – to triumph over her rivals by 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, Giorgia Bronzini finished in second place, with Amy Pieters taking third.
Emma Johansson finished fifth in today’ stage to claim second spot on the podium in the overall general classification, while early race leader, Rossella Ratto, secured a spot on the podium for herself in third.
In addition to winning the overall title, Vos also claimed the points classification title, while Australian Sharon Laws was awarded the "Queen of the Mountains" jersey, and Ratto won the best young rider’s jersey.
Stage five result 1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 2:48:10 2 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, st 3 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands, st 4 Hannah Barnes (GB) UnitedHealthcare, st 5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, st 6 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, st 7 Chloe Hosking (Aus) HPU,st 8 Aude Biannic (Fra) Lointek, st 9 Elise Delzenne (Fra) SLU, st 10 Leah Kirchman (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, st
Final standings 1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo-Liv, 12:42.07 2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, +30secs 3 Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, +35 4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle Honda, +38 5 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Astana BePink, +44 6 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands, +50 7 Lucy Garner (GB) Giant-Shimano, same time 8 Hannah Barnes (GB) UnitedHealthcare, st 9 Lauren Hall (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, st 10 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren Kuota, st
Friends Life Yellow Jersey – Awarded each day to the rider with the lowest cumulative time – the overall leader of the race.
The Points Jersey – Awarded each day for intermediate sprints and stage finishing position. The top 15 riders at each stage finish score.
The Strava Queen of the Mountains Jersey – Each stage has two Queen of the Mountains locations, with points awarded differing depending on the severity of each climb.
The Matrix Fitness Best Young Rider Jersey – Awarded each day to the best under 23 rider on the overall classification.
The Best British Rider Jersey – Awarded to the best British rider on general classification each day, with the aim of creating a sub-competition for British riders.
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