Tessa Neefjes took the general girls’s victory on the Millau spherical of the Trek UCI Gravel World Collection, with the Big Liv Benelux Offroad Group rider coming over the road with a transparent margin to Jade Treffeisen (Group Embrace the World) to take out the primary European spherical of the brand new collection.
The pair had been untouchable within the 130km race within the Aveyron area of France, stretching out a niche to their rivals as they rode collectively earlier than Neefjes, who additionally races on the highway and mountain bike, acquired away. The Dutch rider came visiting the road alone finishing the loop with 2000m of elevation achieve, that began and completed in Millau, in 5 hours, thirty six minutes and fifty three seconds.
“I actually cherished the Want One Gravel Race course. It was a beautiful mixture of highway biking, mountain biking, seaside racing and a little bit of cyclo-cross,” mentioned Neefjes in a crew assertion.
“It began with an enormous climb, there was one other gravel climb and on the finish there have been some extra technical elements. I went up the final climb with a German rider [Treffeisen], who I used to be in a position to shake off on a sort of slope simply earlier than the end.”
Treffeisen crossed by the end underneath the towering Millau Viaduct 1:32 later, whereas practically quarter-hour had handed earlier than third positioned Emma Porter made it to the end. Then it was Pauline Sabin (Want One Racing) in fourth general, whereas the French rider additionally got here first within the 40-44 class.
The race is the third within the new UCI Gravel World Collection, with the primary locations having taken place in Bongabon, Philippines in April with Melisa Jane Jaroda successful the ladies’s general. The second was in Nannup, Australia the place Maria Madigan made it three victories within the row on the long-running Seven gravel race.
The subsequent spherical of the UCI Gravel World Collection is later this month, on June 18, in Świeradów-Zdrój, Poland earlier than the racing strikes onto the USA, in Fayetteville on June 25. The occasions are qualifiers for the UCI Gravel World Championships.
|Pos.||Rider Identify (Nation) Group||End result|
|1||Tessa Neefjes (Big Liv Benelux Offroad Group)||5:36:53|
|2||Jade Treffeisen (Group Embrace The World)||0:01:32|
|4||Pauline Sabin (Want One Racing)||0:17:42|
|5||Marie-Louise Biard (Want One Racing)||0:19:17|
|6||Virginia Cancelliere (Orbea Manufacturing unit Group)||0:23:14|
|7||Madeleine Nutt (Group Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus||0:34:09|
|10||Marie Lagershausen (Group Embrace the World)||0:59:43|