The UCI Women's WorldTour Chronicle
– What happened? –
After an exciting race around the sun-drenched streets of the Spanish capital it was Belgian Champion Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle High5) who reigned supreme, winning the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta. Her win from a bunch sprint was her second consecutive success at the Spanish race, and her seventh UCI Women’s WorldTour victory of 2017.
American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) finished second, with upcoming French sprinter Roxane Fournier (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) placing third. Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products) was the most successful in the 12 intermediate sprints to take the points classification.
As the last race of this year’s UCI Women’s WorldTour, the final classifications were also confirmed in Madrid.
Though she lost it briefly to Katarzyna Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling), Anna Van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) is the winner of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, having won all three Ardennes Classics in April, the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM in California last May and the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile in July.
The Olympic Champion’s team, Boels Dolmans Cycling Team took its second consecutive UCI Women’s WorldTour team classification, with 14 victories in the series this season.
Danish rider Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling Team) dominated the UCI Women’s WorldTour youth classification.
– What's next? –
Next year’s UCI Women’s WorldTour will open on March 3rd in Italy with the Strade Bianche.
– Photo of the week –
– Focus on: Roxane Fournier –
Sixth at the UCI Road World Championships in Doha last year, Roxane Fournier, 25, has bagged her most impressive results this year: eight top-ten finishes in the UCI Women’s WorldTour including two third places this month, most recently at the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta last Sunday.
Originally from Paris, Fournier began cycling when she was nine, inspired by her brother.
In 2014, she joined Poitou-Charentes-Futuroscope86 and has stayed with the French team through its various incarnations. Now FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, she will remain with them until the end of 2019.
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