It was a fantastic weekend of women’s racing in Vårgårda, Sweden starting with a team time trial on Friday won by Rabo-Liv Women Cycling Team. The team smashed the 42.5km circuit-style course and took the title from three-time defending champions Velocio-SRAM who came in second and Lizzie Armitstead’s team, Boels-Dolmans, in third.
The road race on Sunday was won by Jolien d’Hoore (Wiggle Honda) victory with her team mate Giorgia Bronzini in second and Lisa Brennauer (Velocio SRAM) in third.
The SufferPrize was awarded to Amanda Spratt (Orica AIS) for her attacks throughout the day and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) keeps her lead as best young rider.
The final kilometre proved quite eventful for previous leader, Lizzie Armitstead, who got caught behind a crash 200-metres from the line which threw her off pace and meant that she came across the line in 19th position and lost the leaders jersey.
D’Hoore has moved into first place of the UCI Women Road World Cup overall ranking. Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team) maintains her second place ahead of Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team), now third.
We are really looking forward to the last round of the UCI Women’s World Cup will take place this week in Brittany and to see who will be the final podium finishers of this fantastic race.
Watch the highlights from the road race here: