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The 2017 Ovo Energy Women's Tour[2] was the fourth staging of The Women's Tour, a women's cycling stage race held in the United Kingdom. It ran from 7 to 11 June 2017,[3] as part of the 2017 UCI Women's World Tour.

2017 The Women's Tour
The sprint for the finishing line on stage 3
The sprint for the finishing line on stage 3
Race details
Dates7–11 June 2017
Stages5
Distance627.9 km (390.2 mi)
Winning time16h 34' 53"[1]
Results
Winner  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) (WM3 Pro Cycling)
  Second  Christine Majerus (LUX) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Third  Hannah Barnes (GBR) (Canyon–SRAM)

  Points  Christine Majerus (LUX) (Boels–Dolmans)
Mountains  Audrey Cordon (FRA) (Wiggle High5)
Sprints  Christine Majerus (LUX) (Boels–Dolmans)
  Combativity  Lucinda Brand (NED) (Team Sunweb)
  Team Team Sunweb
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The race was won by Polish rider Katarzyna Niewiadoma, riding for the WM3 Pro Cycling team,[1][4] who as a result, took the lead of the overall Women's World Tour standings. Niewiadoma held the race lead for the duration of the race, after winning the opening stage in Kettering following a solo break of nearly 50 kilometres (31 miles), ultimately winning the race overall by 78 seconds from Luxembourg's Christine Majerus (Boels–Dolmans),[1] who won the points and sprints jerseys after consistent finishing. The podium was completed by Canyon–SRAM's Hannah Barnes.[1]

Barnes moved onto the podium at the expense of Canada's Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb), after gaining twelve bonus seconds throughout the final stage; she also won the British rider classification as a result of this, having swapped the lead back-and-forth with sister Alice Barnes (Drops) throughout the race. In the other classifications, Audrey Cordon of Wiggle High5 held the lead of the mountains classification for the duration of the race, while Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) was deemed the most combative rider of the race while Team Sunweb were the winners of the teams classification.

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TeamsEdit

17 teams participated in the 2017 Women's Tour.[5] The top 15 UCI Women's World tour teams were automatically invited, and obliged to attend the race. On 15 February 2017 race organisers announced that Drops and Team WNT were invited to compete in the tour.[6]

Competing teams

RouteEdit

 
The route

On 15 February the route for the race was revealed. The 2017 Tour began with a stage between Daventry and Kettering in Northamptonshire. The second stage featured Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire before a third stage between Atherstone and Leamington Spa. The fourth stage started and finished in Chesterfield before the final stage took place in London on the same 6.2-kilometre (3.9 mi) circuit that is used in the Tour of Britain.[3][6][7]

Stage schedule
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 7 June Daventry to Kettering 147.5 km (91.7 mi)   Flat stage   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)
2 8 June Stoke-on-Trent to Stoke-on-Trent 144.5 km (89.8 mi)   Hilly stage   Amy Pieters (NED)
3 9 June Atherstone to Leamington Spa 150.8 km (93.7 mi)   Hilly stage   Chloe Hosking (AUS)
4 10 June Chesterfield to Chesterfield 123.1 km (76.5 mi)   Hilly stage   Sarah Roy (AUS)
5 11 June London to London 62 km (38.5 mi)[a]   Flat stage   Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

7 June 2017 — Daventry to Kettering, 147.5 km (91.7 mi)[9]
Stage 1 result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) WM3 Pro Cycling 3h 51' 39"
2   Marianne Vos (NED) WM3 Pro Cycling + 1' 42"
3   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 1' 42"
4   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 1' 42"
5   Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) Canyon–SRAM + 1' 42"
6   Christina Siggaard (DEN) Team VéloCONCEPT + 1' 42"
7   Alice Barnes (GBR) Drops + 1' 42"
8   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 42"
9   Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) Lensworld–Kuota + 1' 42"
10   Roxane Fournier (FRA) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope + 1' 42"
General classification after Stage 1[11]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)     WM3 Pro Cycling 3h 51' 29"
2   Marianne Vos (NED)   WM3 Pro Cycling + 1' 46"
3   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 1' 48"
4   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 1' 52"
5   Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) Canyon–SRAM + 1' 52"
6   Christina Siggaard (DEN) Team VéloCONCEPT + 1' 52"
7   Alice Barnes (GBR)   Drops + 1' 52"
8   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 52"
9   Maria Giulia Confalonieri (ITA) Lensworld–Kuota + 1' 52"
10   Roxane Fournier (FRA) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope + 1' 52"

Stage 2Edit

8 June 2017 — Stoke-on-Trent to Stoke-on-Trent, 144.5 km (89.8 mi)[12]
Stage 2 result[13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Amy Pieters (NED) Boels–Dolmans 3h 49' 42"
2   Hannah Barnes (GBR) Canyon–SRAM + 0"
3   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
4   Marianne Vos (NED)   WM3 Pro Cycling + 0"
5   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)    WM3 Pro Cycling + 0"
6   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 0"
7   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 0"
8   Alice Barnes (GBR)   Drops + 0"
9   Dani King (GBR) Cylance Pro Cycling + 0"
10   Aude Biannic (FRA) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope + 0"
General classification after Stage 2[14]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)    WM3 Pro Cycling 7h 41' 11"
2   Marianne Vos (NED) WM3 Pro Cycling + 1' 46"
3   Hannah Barnes (GBR)   Canyon–SRAM + 1' 46"
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb + 1' 48"
5   Amy Pieters (NED) Boels–Dolmans + 1' 48"
6   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)   Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 52"
7   Alice Barnes (GBR) Drops + 1' 52"
8   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 1' 55"
9   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN)    Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 58"
10   Dani King (GBR) Cylance Pro Cycling + 1' 59"

Stage 3Edit

9 June 2017 — Atherstone to Leamington Spa, 150.8 km (93.7 mi)[15]
Stage 3 result[16]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Chloe Hosking (AUS) Alé–Cipollini 3h 57' 10"
2   Alice Barnes (GBR) Drops + 0"
3   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
4   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 0"
5   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 0"
6   Hannah Barnes (GBR)   Canyon–SRAM + 0"
7   Katie Archibald (GBR) Team WNT + 0"
8   Sara Penton (SWE) Team VéloCONCEPT + 0"
9   Emilie Moberg (NOR) Team Hitec Products + 0"
10   Alison Jackson (CAN) Bepink–Cogeas + 0"
General classification after Stage 3[17]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)    WM3 Pro Cycling 11h 38' 21"
2   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb + 1' 43"
3   Alice Barnes (GBR)   Drops + 1' 46"
4   Hannah Barnes (GBR) Canyon–SRAM + 1' 46"
5   Marianne Vos (NED) WM3 Pro Cycling + 1' 46"
6   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)   Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 52"
7   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 1' 55"
8   Katie Archibald (GBR) Team WNT + 1' 56"
9   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN)    Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 58"
10   Dani King (GBR) Cylance Pro Cycling + 1' 59"

Stage 4Edit

10 June 2017 — Chesterfield to Chesterfield, 123.1 km (76.5 mi)[18]
Stage 4 result[19]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sarah Roy (AUS) Orica–Scott 3h 27' 48"
2   Christine Majerus (LUX) Boels–Dolmans + 1"
3   Leah Kirchmann (CAN) Team Sunweb + 5"
4   Marta Bastianelli (ITA) Alé–Cipollini + 17"
5   Hannah Barnes (GBR) Canyon–SRAM + 17"
6   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 17"
7   Alexandra Manly (AUS) Orica–Scott + 17"
8   Ellen van Dijk (NED) Team Sunweb + 17"
9   Lucinda Brand (NED) Team Sunweb + 17"
10   Sofie De Vuyst (BEL) Lares–Waowdeals + 22"
General classification after Stage 4[20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)   WM3 Pro Cycling 15h 06' 31"
2   Christine Majerus (LUX)   Boels–Dolmans + 1' 25"
3   Leah Kirchmann (CAN)   Team Sunweb + 1' 36"
4   Ellen van Dijk (NED)   Team Sunweb + 1' 38"
5   Hannah Barnes (GBR)   Canyon–SRAM + 1' 41"
6   Alice Barnes (GBR) Drops + 1' 46"
7   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 52"
8   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN)   Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 58"
9   Dani King (GBR) Cylance Pro Cycling + 1' 59"
10   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 2' 00"

Stage 5Edit

11 June 2017 — London to London, 62 km (38.5 mi)[a][21]
Stage 5 result[22]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jolien D'Hoore (BEL)   Wiggle High5 1h 28' 23"
2   Hannah Barnes (GBR)   Canyon–SRAM + 0"
3   Christine Majerus (LUX)   Boels–Dolmans + 0"
4   Roxane Fournier (FRA) FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope + 0"
5   Katie Archibald (GBR) Team WNT + 0"
6   Marta Bastianelli (ITA) Alé–Cipollini + 0"
7   Giorgia Bronzini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 0"
8   Anna van der Breggen (NED)   Boels–Dolmans + 0"
9   Elena Cecchini (ITA) Canyon–SRAM + 0"
10   Alice Maria Arzuffi (ITA) Lensworld–Kuota + 0"
Final general classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL)    WM3 Pro Cycling 16h 34' 53"
2   Christine Majerus (LUX)    Boels–Dolmans + 1' 18"
3   Hannah Barnes (GBR)   Canyon–SRAM + 1' 30"
4   Leah Kirchmann (CAN)   Team Sunweb + 1' 36"
5   Ellen van Dijk (NED)   Team Sunweb + 1' 39"
6   Alice Barnes (GBR) Drops + 1' 47"
7   Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 53"
8   Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (DEN)   Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling + 1' 59"
9   Dani King (GBR) Cylance Pro Cycling + 2' 00"
10   Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 2' 01"

Classification leadership tableEdit

 
Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling), the winner of the general classification

In the Women's Tour, five different jerseys were awarded. The most important was the general classification, which was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage. Time bonuses were awarded to the first three finishers on all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively.[23] Bonus seconds were also awarded to the first three riders at intermediate sprints; three seconds for the winner of the sprint, two seconds for the rider in second and one second for the rider in third.[23] The rider with the least accumulated time is the race leader, identified by a green jersey.[23] This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Women's Tour, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a white jersey, with black, blue and pink trim.[23] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 15 points, with 12 for second, 9 for third, 7 for fourth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 10th place.[23] There was also a sprints classification for the points awarded at intermediate sprints on each stage – awarded on a 3–2–1 scale – where the leadership of which was marked by a red jersey.[23]

Points for the mountains classification[23]
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points for Category 1 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Points for Category 2 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Points for Category 3 4 3 2 1 0

There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a predominantly black jersey.[23] In the mountains classification, points towards the classification were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, or third-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. First-category climbs awarded the most points; the first ten riders were able to accrue points, compared with the first six on second-category climbs and the first four on third-category.[23]

The fifth and final jersey represented the classification for British riders, marked by a light blue and pink jersey. This was decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born in Great Britain were eligible to be ranked in the classification.[23] There was also a team classification, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.[23]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Sprints classification
 
British rider classification
 
Team classification
 
1[24] Katarzyna Niewiadoma Katarzyna Niewiadoma Katarzyna Niewiadoma Audrey Cordon Lisa Klein Alice Barnes WM3 Pro Cycling
2[25] Amy Pieters Hannah Barnes Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling
3[26] Chloe Hosking Jolien D'Hoore Alice Barnes
4[27] Sarah Roy Christine Majerus Hannah Barnes Team Sunweb
5[28] Jolien D'Hoore Christine Majerus
Final[28] Katarzyna Niewiadoma[1] Christine Majerus[29] Audrey Cordon[30] Christine Majerus[31] Hannah Barnes[32] Team Sunweb[33]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Initially scheduled for 86.8 km (53.9 mi),[8] but reduced for undisclosed reasons.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "New sponsor for 2017 Tour of Britain and Women's Tour". British Cycling. British Cycling Federation. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Women's Tour 2017: London to host to final stage, with race to open in Daventry". BBC News. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Women's Tour: Britain's Hannah Barnes third overall as Katarzyna Niewiadoma wins". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Start List" (PDF). The Women's Tour. SweetSpot. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Route for The Women's Tour in 2017 unveiled by Olympic champion Katie Archibald". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ http://womenstour.co.uk/news/15247.php#.WKSyajamnIU
  8. ^ RM 2017, pp. 38–41.
  9. ^ RM 2017, pp. 6–13.
  10. ^ "Stage Classification 1" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  11. ^ "General Classification 1" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  12. ^ RM 2017, pp. 14–21.
  13. ^ "Stage Classification 2" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  14. ^ "General Classification 2" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  15. ^ RM 2017, pp. 22–29.
  16. ^ "Stage Classification 3" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  17. ^ "General Classification 3" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  18. ^ RM 2017, pp. 30–37.
  19. ^ "Stage Classification 4" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  20. ^ "General Classification 4" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Women's Tour: Riders now target British race, says defending champion". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. On Sunday, the capital will host the finale for the first time in the race's history, with a 62km race set to culminate in a sprint finish on Regent Street St James's.
  22. ^ "Stage Classification 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k RM 2017, pp. 43–45.
  24. ^ "Roll of Honor 1st Stage" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 7 June 2017. p. 8. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Roll of Honor 2nd Stage" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 8 June 2017. p. 8. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  26. ^ "Roll of Honor 3rd Stage" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  27. ^ "Roll of Honor 4th Stage" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  28. ^ a b "Roll of Honor 5th Stage" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  29. ^ "Points Classification 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  30. ^ "Queen of the Mountain 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  31. ^ "Sprints Classification 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  32. ^ "Best British Classification 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  33. ^ "Teams Classification 5" (PDF). Matsport.fr. Matsport Timing. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.

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