Gunnewijk Claims First World Cup
12, 2010 at 06:47 AM EDT
A runner up at the Unive Ronde Van
Drenthe last year, Loes Gunnewijk (Nederland Bloeit) would take that final,
elusive step up the podium by winning this year's World Cup event, soloing
ahead of teammate Annemiek Van Vleuten and Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu).
The victory was her first in a World Cup event.
"That I succeeded is a dream come true, she told Cyclingnews
afterward. "I have been, for a number of years, often close to a victory in a
World Cup, but now I've got one."
Nederland Bloeit teammate Marianne Vos, who finished 15th on the day,
retained the overall lead in the Women's World Cup series.
1. Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
2. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
3. Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu
American Brooke Miller (TIBCO/To The Top) followed up her 13th placed
in the Ronde van Vlaanderen Vrouwen with another fantastic showing; making the
winning selection and finishing in 6th.
6. Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO/To The Top
7. Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women
8. Carla Swart (RSA) MTN
11. Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australian National Team
12. Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
13. Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women
14. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team
15. Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
16. Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team
17. Nicole Cooke (GBr) British National Team
18. Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women
20. Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team
24. Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team
32. Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products Uck
33. Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States National Team
45. Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO/To The Top
46. Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO/To The Top
57. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling
63. Sinead Miller (USA) United States National Team
67. Andrea Dvorak (USA) United States National Team
This article originally appeared on Triple Crankset.