Britain's Lizzie Armitstead wins Ronde van Drenthe one-day race in the Netherlands

Last Updated: 15/03/14 7:25pm

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Lizzie Armitstead secured her second win in six days

Lizzie Armitstead secured her second win in six days

Britain's Lizzie Armitstead claimed her second victory in a week by winning the Ronde van Drenthe one-day race in the Netherlands on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Boels-Dolmans rider escaped from a small group of favourites in the closing stages and then caught up with solo race leader Anna van der Breggen (Rabobank-Liv) with about 10km to go.

The duo worked together well and gradually pulled away from the chasing pack, and Armitstead then out-sprinted her rival to claim her second win of the season.

The Ronde van Drenthe is the first race of the nine-event UCI Women Road World Cup, and Armitstead now collects the series leader's jersey.

The win also continued her outstanding spell of form, coming just days after a triumph at Omloop van het Hageland last Sunday and a third place at the Molecaten Drentse on Thursday.

Armitstead won despite her being directed down the wrong road by marshals while she was still riding as part of the chase group.


1 Lizzie Armitstead (GB) Boels-Dolmans, 3:51:03
2 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, +2secs
3 Shelley Olds (USA) Ale Cipollini, +29
4 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized-lululemon, same time
5 Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv,
6 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Giant-Shimano, st
7 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels-Dolmans, +31
8 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS, st
9 Amy Pieters (Ned) Giant-Shimano, st
10 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank-Liv, +1:36

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