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2017 Tour of Flanders for Women

2017 Tour of Flanders
2017 UCI Women's World Tour, race 5 of 20
Race details
Dates2 April 2017
Stages1
Distance153.2 km (95.19 mi)
Winning time4h 02' 38"[1]
Results
  Winner  Coryn Rivera (USA) (Team Sunweb)
  Second  Gracie Elvin (AUS) (Orica–Scott)
  Third  Chantal Blaak (NED) (Boels–Dolmans)
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The 2017 Tour of Flanders for Women was the 14th running of the Tour of Flanders for Women, a women's bicycle race in Belgium. It was held on 2 April 2017, as the fifth race of the 2017 UCI Women's World Tour season over a distance of 153.2 kilometres (95.2 miles).[2]

After a four-rider move was caught with 1.2 kilometres (0.75 miles) remaining, the race ended in a bunch sprint of 19 riders; for the second time in three World Tour races, it was American rider Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) that was the victor as the first American to win an edition of the Tour of Flanders,[3][1] edging out Australia's Gracie Elvin from the Orica–Scott team who was the first Australian to podium at this race, while the podium was completed by Boels–Dolmans rider Chantal Blaak from the Netherlands.[4]

Route

The Muur van Geraardsbergen was the seventh of 12 climbs.

The race started and finished in Oudenaarde, for a total distance of 153.2 kilometres (95.2 miles). The first 80 kilometres (50 miles) wound through the hills of the Zwalm region, before addressing the climbs in the Flemish Ardennes between Geraardsbergen and Oudenaarde. There were 12 categorised climbs and five sectors of flat cobbled roads.[5]

Categorised climbs and cobbles

Climbs and cobbled sections in the 2017 Tour of Flanders
No. Name Distance from Surface Length
(metres)
Gradient (%)
Start
(km)
Finish
(km)
(ave.) (max.)
Lange Munte 15.5 137.7 cobbles 2470
Lippenhovestraat 36.0 117.2 cobbles 1300
Paddestraat 37.4 115.8 cobbles 1500
1 Achterberg 56.0 97.2 asphalt 1500 4.3% 11%
2 Eikenberg 62.6 90.6 cobbles 1200 5.2% 10%
3 Wolvenberg 65.7 87.5 asphalt 645 7.9% 17.3%
Holleweg 65.8 87.4 cobbles 1500
Haaghoek 71.5 81.7 cobbles 2000
4 Leberg 74.5 78.7 asphalt 950 4.2% 13.8%
5 Berendries 78.6 74.6 asphalt 940 7% 12.3%
6 Tenbosse 83.5 69.7 asphalt 450 6.9% 8.7%
7 Muur van Geraardsbergen 93.9 59.3 cobbles 1075 9.3% 19.8%
8 La Houppe 112.5 40.7 asphalt 2800 3.3% 10%
9 Kanarieberg 118.3 34.9 asphalt 1000 7.7% 14%
10 Kruisberg–Hotond 126.7 26.5 cobbles–asphalt 2500 5% 9%
11 Oude Kwaremont 136.5 16.7 cobbles 2200 4% 11.6%
12 Paterberg 140.0 13.2 cobbles 360 12.9% 20.3%

Teams

28 teams competed in the race.[6]

UCI Women's Teams

Result

Elisa Longo Borghini (pictured at Oude Kwaremont) lost the Women's World Tour leader's jersey to race winner Coryn Rivera.
Result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb 4h 02' 38"
2  Gracie Elvin (AUS) Orica–Scott + 0"
3  Chantal Blaak (NED) Boels–Dolmans + 0"
4  Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) Orica–Scott + 0"
5  Lotte Kopecky (BEL) Lotto–Soudal Ladies + 0"
6  Elena Cecchini (ITA) Canyon–SRAM + 0"
7  Rasa Leleivytė (LTU) Aromitalia Vaiano + 0"
8  Katarzyna Niewiadoma (POL) WM3 Pro Cycling + 0"
9  Janneke Ensing (NED) Alé–Cipollini + 0"
10  Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Wiggle High5 + 0"

References

  1. ^ a b c "Uitslag - Résultat - Result" (PDF). KBWB-RVLB.com. Royal Belgian Cycling League. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Niet alleen de mannen, ook de vrouwen rijden zondag hun Ronde van Vlaanderen: alles wat u moet weten" [Not just the men, the women ride their Tour of Flanders Sunday: everything you need to know]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Mediahuis. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Tour of Flanders win a dream for Rivera". 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Rivera wins Tour of Flanders Women". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 2 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  5. ^ "14° Ronde van Vlaanderen - Vrouwen" [14th Tour of Flanders - Women] (PDF). Tour of Flanders (in Dutch). Flanders Classics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2021. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Ronde van Vlaanderen - Oudenaarde - 02/04/2017: Inschrijvingslijst - Liste des engagés - Entry List" (PDF). Tour of Flanders. Flanders Classics. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
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