Marianne Vos wins Flèche Wallonne Féminine for the 5th time

Rabobank rider takes third victory in four World Cup races so far in 2013

by Simon_MacMichael   April 17, 2013  

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Rabobank’s Marianne Vos has continued her dominance of the 2013 Women’s World Cup as she sealed her fifth victory in the Flèche Wallonne Féminine this afternoon. Elisa Longo Borghini of Hitec Products was second, with Lotto-Belisol’s Ashleigh Moolmans third.

It’s world and Olympic champion Vos’s third victory in four World Cup races so far this season, and one that came after an attack by Cipollini-Giordana’s Tatiana Guderzo from five kilometres out had been shut down by the foot of the final climb of the Mur de Huy.

The efforts of that climb to the finish of the 131.5  kilometre race caused Longo Borghini – winner of the only World Cup race so far in 2013 that Vos has failed to win, last month’s Trofeo Binda – to collapse after crossing the line, although she was reported to have recovered quickly.

The top-placed British rider was Lizzie Armitstead of Boles-Dolmans, who finished twelfth.

Flèche Wallonne Féminine result

1  Marianne VOS          Rabobank           03:34:32
2  Elisa LONGO BORGHINI  Hitec Products    Same time
3  Ashleigh MOOLMAN      Lotto-Belisol         "
4  Anna VAN DER BREGGEN  Sengers                  6"
5  Emma JOHANSSON        GreenEdge             "
6  Eleonora VAN DIJK     Specialized-Lululemon   19"
7  Alena AMIALIUSIK      Be Pink                 25"
8  Amber NEBEN           Pasta Zara-Cogeas       28"
9  Tiffany CROMWELL      GreenEdge               33"
10 Jessie DAAMS          Boels-Dolmans         "

 

 

 

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Is there anything she is not going to win this year?

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posted by Gkam84 [9000 posts]
17th April 2013 - 17:35

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Er, the Trofeo Binda. But yeah, I take your point, awesome rider. A privilege to see her in the Olympics last summer.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [279 posts]
17th April 2013 - 19:57

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Marianne Vos... utterly amazing lady, well done.

posted by mikeprytherch [219 posts]
18th April 2013 - 7:57

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