Marianne Vos wins Flèche Wallonne Féminine for the 5th time
Rabobank rider takes third victory in four World Cup races so far in 2013
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 "