Ronde van Vlaanderen – women’s gallery, by Wei Yuet

During the Spring Classics, RIDE will be publishing a collection of images taken by Wei Yuet Wong online. These galleries look beyond the race and the aim is to offer scenes from the event – from the sign-on to the podium protocols… and allow us to see things that aren’t always in the coverage of cycling. And Wei Yuet is adamant about one thing: it should be a mix of genders! He has been covering cycling for several seasons now and one area he has decided to focus on is the women’s peloton.

Yes, there was a women’s edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. During the broadcast it was referenced often. On social media it received plenty of commentary. But when the race was on, the TV cameras were focussed on the men’s race… which turned out to be thrilling – as a Classic like this ought to be. We would hear that the winner of the women’s race was TT world champion Ellen van Dijk and that her Boels Dolman team-mate, Lizzie Armitstead, would finish second. But the footage of it, while broadcast on the UCI’s YouTube channel (see below) didn’t see any screen time on TV.

We are planning some big features on women’s cycling in the coming months but, in the meantime, click the image of Lizzie Armitstead (below) to open our slideshow of photos from the 2014 Ronde… commentary and interviews to follow.

 

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

  • Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014. Photo: Wei Yuet Wong

 

Ronde van Vlaanderen 2014

Results

1 Eleonora VAN DIJK NED DLT 3:47:50
2 Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD GBR DLT +1:01
3 Emma JOHANSSON SWE GEW +1:01
4 Elisa LONGO BORGHINI ITA HPU +1:03
5 Annemiek VAN VLEUTEN NED RBW +1:03
6 Anna VAN DER BREGGEN NED RBW +1:03
7 Liesbet DE VOCHT BEL LBL +1:03
8 Megan GUARNIER USA DLT +1:03
9 Tiffany CROMWELL AUS SLU +1:03
10 Evelyn STEVENS USA SLU +1:03

 

2014 World Cup standings (after 3 rounds)

1 (1) Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD GBR DLT 320
2 (3) Emma JOHANSSON SWE GEW 240
3 (2) Anna VAN DER BREGGEN NED RBW 220
4 (6) Eleonora VAN DIJK NED DLT 195
5 (10) Elisa LONGO BORGHINI ITA HPU 130
6 (9) Annemiek VAN VLEUTEN NED RBW 120
7 (4) Alena AMIALIUSIK BLR BPK 85
8 (5) Shelley OLDS USA ALE 85
9 (8) Pauline FERRAND PREVOT FRA RBW 80
10 (7) Chantal BLAAK NED SLU 70
11 (11) Kirsten WILD NED GIW 66
12 (17) Megan GUARNIER USA DLT 55
13 (26) Liesbet DE VOCHT BEL LBL 52
14 (20) Tiffany CROMWELL AUS SLU 48
15 (12) Olga ZABELINSKAYA RUS RVL 40
16 (13) Giorgia BRONZINI ITA WHT 40
17 (15) Elena CECCHINI ITA EMF 33
18 (18) Trixi WORRACK GER SLU 32
19 (14) Amy PIETERS NED GIW 30
20 (-) Evelyn STEVENS USA SLU 25
21 (16) Iris SLAPPENDEL NED RBW 25
22 (-) Lucinda BRAND NED RBW 18
23 (19) Eugenia BUJAK POL BTC 18
24 (21) Claudia HÄUSLER GER GIW 16
25 (22) Sara MUSTONEN SWE GIW 16
26 (-) Jolien D’HOORE BEL LBL 14
27 (23) Rossella RATTO ITA EMF 14
28 (24) Maaike POLSPOEL BEL GIW 14
29 (25) Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO RSA HPU 12
30 (-) Charlotte BECKER GER WHT 10
31 (27) Amélie RIVAT FRA FUT 10
32 (28) Francesca CAUZ ITA TOG 8
33 (29) Thalita DE JONG NED RBW 8
34 (30) Inga CILVINAITE LTH RVL 6
35 (31) Roxane KNETEMANN NED RBW 6
36 (-) Malgorzta JASINSKA POL ALE 4
37 (32) Jessie DAAMS BEL DLT 4
38 (-) Sofie DE VUYST BEL FTZ 2
39 (33) Elena BERLATO ITA ALE 2
40 (34) Chloe HOSKING AUS HPU 2

 

 

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Author: rob@ride

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