Philadelphia International Cycling Classic Race Review (1.WWT)

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American road national champion Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) forwarded momentum winning her second UCI WWT round won at Philadelphia International Cycling Classic. Italian rider Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) finished second while Belarusian rider Alena Amialiusik (Canyon SRAM) completed the podium.

It is Megan Guarnier’s second UCI WWT round in-a-row, making it a seven-out-of-eight-races record for Dutch team Boels Dolmans (as they did not attend to China for the seventh UCI WWT round). After her victory in Pennsylvania, Megan Guarnier increases her lead on the UCI WWT ranking, siting now 226 points ahead of Emma Johansson (Wiggle High5) and 256 points ahead of her teammate Elizabeth Armitstead.

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Italian rider Anna Trevisi (Alé Cipollini), American rider Lauren Stephens (Tibco SVB) and Mieke Kröger (Canyon-SRAM) formed the earlier breakaway of the race. American rider Mara Abbott (Wiggle High5) bridged across them after the first Manayunk climb, while Kröger could not keep their pace. Stephens and Abbott had a very intense fight for the QOM points, alternating positions at Lemon Hill and Manayunk, while Trevisi struggled and fell off pace. The breakaway was finally caught at fourth climb to Manayunk.

Once the field was back together, several riders tried to break away but none of the varios attempt last longly. It was on the final lap when American rider Allie Dragoo (Twenty16) made a solo attack and got some advantage over the peloton. Dragoo was caught by a group of riders, but they did not collaborate well and the field was again together. Jessica Parra (Colombia) and Amber Neben (Bepink) tried to break away a few kilometres away from the final Manayunk climb. Their attempt did not succeed as Tibco SVB, United Healthcare and Canyon-SRAM set up a high pace for the lead in to Manayunk. 

On the final Manayunk climb Canadian rider Karol-Ann Canuel (Boels Dolmans) did an amazing lead-out effort for her teammate Megan, who won her second UCI WWT at Pennsylvania.

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American rider Mara Abbott (Wiggle High5), who rode aggressively again, won both the sprints and QOM classification. While Dutch rider Chanella Stougje (Parkhotel Valkenburg) was the best young rider at the ninth UCI WWT race.

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Next UCI WWT race is in ten days time on Wednesday June 15th, 2016, as the Women’s World Tour Aviva Women’s Tour will be held in Great Britain. The UCI WWT rankings remain as follows:

UCI Women’s WorldTour Individual Ranking

1   Megan Guarnier Boels Dolmans 624
2   Emma Johansson Wiggle High5 398
3   Elizabeth Armitstead Boels Dolmans 368
4 Chantal Blaak Boels Dolmans 349
5 Elisa Longo Borghini Wiggle High5 302
6 Anna van der Breggen Rabobank Liv 300
7 Evelyn Stevens Boels Dolmans 271
8 Katarzyna Niewiadoma Rabobank Liv 235
9 Leah Kirchmann Liv Plantur 235
10 Alena Amialiusik Canyon SRAM 225
11 Annemiek van Vleuten Orica-AIS 209
12 Chloe Hosking Wiggle High5 169
13 Marianne Vos Rabobank Liv 157
14 TAI Ting Ying Huang Chinese Taipei 156
15 Jolanda Neff Servetto-Footon 144
45 [ESP] Sheyla Gutiérrez Cylance Pro Cycling 40

UCI Women’s WorldTour Youth Ranking

1 Katarzyna Niewiadoma Rabobank Liv  24
2 Floortje Mackaij Liv Plantur 12
3 Jip van den Bos Parkhotel Valkenburg 10

Women’s WorldTour Team Ranking

1 Boels Dolmans 1754
2 Wiggle High5 1096
3 Rabobank Liv 860

Highlights Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (1.WWT)

Women’s Last Lap

Women’s Full Race

Results 

Sources
PCS
UCI
Official web
Pictures: Streaming

Written by:
Diego Martín

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