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Video! Women’s World Tour #7, the Tour of ChongMing Island

WWTRound 7 of the 2016 Women’s World Tour was the first to leave Europe – and the first stage race of the Tour, which was always going to be interesting.  The Tour of ChongMing Island is a flat one, for sprinters – and after all the big teams turning out for each of the Classics, the dynamics change, as traditionally there have always been big name teams and riders that have missed out China from their schedule.  This is for a range of reasons – cost, for the small teams; sponsor priorities, for others; and everything from riders not wanting to risk food contamination, to the timing of the race, where a lot of top riders are taking a break right now, to recover from the Classics and look ahead to big season targets like the Giro and the Olympics.

Some people wish all teams were mandated to race all World Tour races, as a result, but I really disagree.  I’ve loved the Classics season, but I also loved how, when stage racing started, the peloton has split, and there are opportunities for more riders and teams to shine – and ChongMing demonstrated this, although it does make me question the meaning of the World Tour – it’s not the best races in the world, but again, I don’t think that’s necessarily bad, especially as the new series format gave us significant media from the race, for the first time ever – in the past we’ve had to rely on Wiggle High5 for any visuals, with the maximum ever being short stage clips.

So without further ado, on to the racing!  Photos on the UCI website, and more photos on a Chinese news site  – and coming up, highlights, full race replay and Wiggle High5 team videos, in that order, with results and more from each of the three stages…

Stage 1, 139.8km

Results

1.   HUANG Ting Ying (Tpe) Chinese Taipei,  3:21:25
2.   Leah KIRCHMANN (Can) Liv Plantur, s.t.
3.   Chloe HOSKING (Aus) Wiggle-High5, s.t.
4.   Maria Vittoria SPEROTTO (Ita) Servetto Footon, s.t.
5.   Pascale JEULAND (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86,  s.t.
6.   Roxane FOURNIER (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86,  s.t.
7.   Anna TREVISI (Ita) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
8.   Annalisa CUCINOTTA (Ita) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
9.   Jutatip MANEEPHAN (Tha) Thailand, s.t.
10. Jip VAN DEN BOS (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.

Race reports from Liv Plantur, Wiggle High5, and Ella Cycling Tips.

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Stage 2, 112.8km

Results

1.   Chloe HOSKING (Aus) Wiggle-High5, 2:43:46
2.   Leah KIRCHMANN (Can) Liv Plantur, s.t.
3.   Jip VAN DEN BOS (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
4.   Emile MOBERG (Nor) Hitec Products, s.t.
5.   Annalisa CUCINOTTA (Ita) Alé Cipollini, s.t.
6.   Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ (Esp) Cylance, s.t.
7.   Mia RADOTIC (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana, s.t.
8.   GU Sung Eun (Kor) Korea, s.t.
9.   Roxane FOURNIER (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86,  s.t.
10. Arianna FIDANZA (Ita) Astana, s.t.

Race reports from Wiggle High5, Liv Plantur, and Ella Cycling Tips.

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Stage 3, 99km

No Stage 3 highlights, sadly

 

Results

1.   HUANG Ting Ying (Tpe) Chinese Taipei,  2:26:06
2.   Roxane FOURNIER (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86,  s.t.
3.   Ilona HOEKSMA (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
4.   Jermaine POST (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
5.   Sheyla GUTIERREZ RUIZ (Esp) Cylance, s.t.
6.   Jip VAN DEN BOS (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
7.   Pascale JEULAND (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86,  s.t.
8.   Arianna FIDANZA (Ita) Astana, s.t.
9.   Sara MUSTONEN (Swe) Liv Plantur, s.t.
10. Leah KIRCHMANN (Can) Liv Plantur, s.t.

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Final General Classification

1.   Chloe HOSKING (Aus) Wiggle-High5, 8:50:56
2.   HUANG Ting Ying (Tpe) Chinese Taipei, + 00:01
3.   Leah KIRCHMANN (Can) Liv Plantur, + 00:05
4.   Annalisa CUCINOTTA (Ita) Alé Cipollini, + 00:11
5.   Roxane FOURNIER (Fra) Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86, + 00:12
6.   Jip VAN DEN BOS (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, + 00:17
7.   Ilona HOEKSMA (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg, s.t.
8.   Emile MOBERG (Nor) Hitec Products, + 00:18
9.   Olena PAVLUKHINA (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana, s.t.
10. Eugenia BUJAK (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana, s.t.

Final race reports from Wiggle High5Liv Plantur, and Ella Cycling Tips.

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