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2017 UCI Road Worlds Elite Women’s Road Race Results, PHOTOS – Kirchmann 12th

by pedalmag.com
Leah Kirchmann  ©  Chris Auld
September 23, 2017 (Bergen, Norway) – Leah Kirchmann from Winnipeg, MB, led the Canadian charge today finishing 12th in a hard-fought 152.8km Elite Women’s road race, 8 x 19.1km laps, won by Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) on the final lap of the competition.

Chantal Blaak wins  ©  Cor Vos
Katrin Garfoot (Australia) claimed the silver and Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), the defending champ, took home the bronze medal in the bunch sprint to the line.


Elite women’s RR podium  ©  Cor Vos
All Canadians finished the grueling course that featured the brutal Salmon Hill climb and a much longer course than usual for the Elite women.

Karol-Ann Canuel  ©  Cor Vos
Karol-Ann Canuel finished 32nd, Alison Jackson was 57th, Lex Albrecht finished 67th, Sara Bergen was 68th and Kirsti Lay placed 73rd despite being caught up in a crash and going down on the 5th lap.

wegwedstrijd vrouwen WK 2017 in Bergen
Lex Albrecht  ©  Chris Auld
Sarah Bergen  ©  Chris Auld
Lay AQ3I3632.4
Results (brief)

1. Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) 4:06:30
2. Katrin Garfoot (Australia) 0:28
3. Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)
4. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)
5. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)
6. Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)
7. Susanne Andersen (Norway)
8. Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands)
9. Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)
10. Elena Cecchini (Italy)
11. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (France)
12. Leah Kirchmann (Canada)
13. Lucinda Brand (Netherlands)
14. Hannah Barnes (Great Britain)
15. Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands)
16. Rasa Leleivyte (Lithuania)
17. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spain)
18. Coryn Rivera (United States)
19. Sarah Roy (Australia)
20. Danielle King (Great Britain)

32. Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada)
57. Alison Jackson (Canada) 4:43
67. Lex Albrecht (Canada) 8:38
68. Sara Bergen (Canada) 9:37
73. Kirsti Lay (Canada) 14:02

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