On the one hand, I love the end of the Road World Cup, because Crescent Vårgårda and the GP de Plouay-Bretagne are such consistently great races – but on the other hand it’s sad because this is the end of the season…. But at least it went out with a bang, such a great race! And we have videos, too – you can either watch the short UCI highlights, or the full last hour-and-twenty-ish coverage. And if you want to read something, I wrote a very short report for Cyclingnews, please click through and read it!
Here’s the top 10, and the full results – and I’ll add more videos in as I find them (I’m expecting something great from Rabobank!). There are two photo galleries, too, on the race photo page (look for the ones marked CDM)
1. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, 3:08:26
2. Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, + 00:56
3. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Fra) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
4. Rossella Ratto (Ita) Estado de Mexico-Faren, s.t.
5. Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, s.t.
6. Emma Johansson (Swe) ORICA-AIS, s.t.
7. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Products, s.t.
8. Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans, s.t.
9. Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Astana-BePink, s.t.
10. Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Specialized-lululemon, s.t.
Here’s the ORICA video (I’m assuming the DS is new to women’s racing, as everyone I know assumed Vos would be working for team-mates in Plouay…. especially once she was attacking early!)