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2016 Olympics Cycling:
Women's Road Race

Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Olympic cycle competitions: historical results | 2016 Olympics cycling page | Women's Olympic road race podium history | Race map and profile | Race Photos | Start list

Women's Olympic Road Race, Rio de Janeiro, 136.9 km

Anna Van der Vleuten

Anna Van der Breggen wins the women's road race in front of Emma Johansson (yellow) and Elisa Longo Borghini

The Race: The race had two big moves. With about forty kilometers to go, a small group of powerful riders, including Marianne Vos, (2012 Olympic champion) and Pauline Ferrand-Prevost (current world road champ) went clear. They were rounded up with less than 25 kilometers to race.

On the final climb, Mara Abbot and Annemiek van Vleuten got away. On the dangereous descent that took out several riders in the previous day's men's race, van Vleuten went down hard. That left Abbot to try to get to the finish without the powerful Dutchwoman's help.

Abbot came close, but after the final kilometer mark, she was passed by the trio of Anna Van der Bruggen, Emma Johansson and Elisa Longo Borghini.

Van de Bruggen was the speediest of the three, making her the 2016 gold medalist.

Van Vleuten was conscious when she was loaded into the ambulance and is said to be OK.

Complete Results:

136.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 35.489 km/hr

Race photos

1 Anna VAN DER BREGGEN Netherlands 3hr 51min 27sec
2 Emma JOHANSSON Sweden s.t.
3 Elisa LONGO BORGHINI Italy s.t.
4 Mara ABBOTT USA @ 4sec
5 Elizabeth ARMITSTEAD Great Britain @ 20sec
6 Katarzyna NIEWIADOMA Poland s.t.
7 Flavia OLIVEIRA Brazil s.t.
8 Jolanda NEFF Switzerland s.t.
9 Marianne VOS Netherlands @ 1min 14sec
10 Ashleigh MOOLMAN-PASIO South Africa s.t.
11 Megan GUARNIER USA s.t.
12 Evelyn STEVENS USA +1:16
13 Alena AMIALIUSIK Belarus +2:16
14 Tatiana GUDERZO Italy +2:19
15 Amanda SPRATT Australia +4:09
16 Olga ZABELINSKAYA Russia +4:25
17 Eri YONAMINE Japan +4:56
18 Christine MAJERUS Luxembourg +5:07
19 Lisa BRENNAUER Germany s.t.
20 Elena CECCHINI Italy s.t.
21 Ellen VAN DIJK Netherlands s.t.
22 Rachel NEYLAN Australia s.t.
23 Linda VILLUMSEN New Zealand s.t.
24 Malgorzta JASINSKA Poland s.t.
25 Karol-Ann CANUEL Canada s.t.
26 Pauline FERRAND PREVOT France s.t.
27 Emilia FAHLIN Sweden +6:36
28 Arlenis SIERRA CAÑADILLA Cuba s.t.
29 Anisha VEKEMANS Belgium s.t.
30 Ahreum NA Korea s.t.
31 Claudia LICHTENBERG Germany s.t.
32 Polona BATAGELJ Slovenia s.t.
33 Vita HEINE Norway +7:07
34 Daiva TUSLAITE Lithuania s.t.
35 Olena PAVLUKHINA Azerbaijan +7:38
36 Ganna SOLOVEI Ukraine +9:35
37 Audrey CORDON France +9:37
38 Leah KIRCHMANN Canada +10:02
39 An-Li KACHELHOFFER South Africa s.t.
40 Ana SANABRIA Colombia s.t.
41 Anna PLICHTA Poland s.t.
42 Giorgia BRONZINI Italy +10:06
43 Trixi WORRACK Germany s.t.
44 Romy KASPER Germany +10:40
45 Lotte KOPECKY Belgium s.t.
46 Martina RITTER Austria s.t.
47 Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ Spain +11:32
48 Shani BLOCH Israel s.t.
49 Gracie ELVIN Australia +11:34
50 Yennifer CESAR Venezuela +11:51

Olympic women's road race map and profile:

women's road race and profile


2016 Olympic Women's Road Race photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Dutch team

The Dutch team before the race start

American team

The American team

Race start

Time to race

Sprint one

The winning trio has passed Mara Abbot (in the distance) while Anna Van der Breggen is leading out the sprint.

Van der Breggen

Van der Breggen wins the race.

Mara Abbot

Mara Abbot finishes fourth after coming so close to winning.

Armestead group

The first chasing group with Elizabeth Armitstead

Audrey Cordon

Audrey Cordon of France finishes

Anna Van der Breggen

Anna Van der Breggen gets the Gold.

Podium

The podium, from left: Emma Johansson (2nd), Anna Van der Breggen (winner) and Elisa Longo Borghini (3rd)


Start list with back numbers, August 6, 2016:

NETHERLANDS
1 VOS Marianne
2 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna
3 VAN DIJK Ellen
4 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
UNITED STATES
5 ABBOTT Mara
6 ARMSTRONG Kristin
7 GUARNIER Megan
8 STEVENS Evelyn
ITALY
9 BRONZINI Giorgia
10 CECCHINI Elena
11 GUDERZO Tatiana
12 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
AUSTRALIA
13 ELVIN Gracie
14 GARFOOT Katrin
15 NEYLAN Rachel
16 SPRATT Amanda
GERMANY
17 BRENNAUER Lisa
18 KASPER Romy
19 LICHTENBERG-HÄUSLER Claudia
20 WORRACK Trixi
CANADA
21 CANUEL Karol-Ann
22 KIRCHMANN Leah
23 WHITTEN Tara
POLAND
24 JASINSKA Malgorzta
25 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna
26 PLICHTA Anna
GREAT BRITAIN
27 ARMITSTEAD Elisabeth
28 HARRIS-BRAMMEIER Nikki
29 POOLEY Emma
SWEDEN
30 FAHLIN Emilia
31 JOHANSSON Emma
32 MUSTONEN Sara
FRANCE
33 CORDON-RAGOT Audrey
34 FERRAND PREVOT Pauline
BELGIUM
35 DUYCK Ann Sophie
36 KOPECKY Lotte
37 VEKEMANS Anisha
SOUTH AFRICA
38 PRETORIUS-KACHELHOFFER An-Li
39 MOOLMAN-PASIO Ashleigh
LUXEMBOURG
40 HOFFMANN Chantal
41 MAJERUS Christine
UKRAINE
42 SOLOVEY Hanna
BELARUS
43 AMIALIUSIK Alena
FINLAND
44 LEPISTÖ Lotta
SWITZERLAND
45 NEFF Jolanda
CUBA
46 SIERRA CAÑADILLA Arlenis
NEW ZEALAND
47 VILLUMSEN Linda Melanie
SPAIN
48 SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ Ane
NORWAY
49 HEINE PETERSONE Vita
MEXICO
50 RODRIGUEZ GUTIERREZ Carolina
TAIPEI
51 HUANG Ting Ying
BRAZIL
52 FERNANDES SILVA Clemilda
53 OLIVEIRA Flavia
LITHUANIA
54 TUSLAITE Daiva
ISRAEL
55 BLOCH Shani
VENEZUELA
56 CESAR Yennifer
CHILE
57 MUNOZ GRANDON Paola
AZERBAIJAN
58 PAVLUKHINA Olena
JAPAN
59 YONAMINE Eri
COLOMBIA
60 SANABRIA SANCHEZ Ana Cristina
THAILAND
61 MANEEPHAN Jutatip
SLOVENIA
62 BATAGELJ Polona
CYPRUS
63 CHRISTOFOROU Antri
AUSTRIA
64 RITTER Martina
KOREA
65 NA Ah Reum
NAMIBIA
66 ADRIAN Vera
COSTA RICA
67 MENA Milagro
RUSSIA
68 ZABELINSKAYA Olga