Rabobank 7-Dorpenomloop 2015 in Wijk en Aalburg
  • Derek Maher

    Congrats to Chloe Hosking on her win,Good also to see her team ride well.Hope China turns out well.
    Conditions must have been bad judging by the amount of DNF names.More power and kudo,s to those who stuck with it.

    • Jessy Vee

      The number of DNFs surprised me, as well… But considering it was a race with multiple laps of two smaller circuits, maybe they were taken off the course by commissaries after being deemed too far back?

      • Jessi Braverman

        That’s exactly right, Jessy. In a lot of these races, the DNF’s will reflect riders pulled rather than riders pulling out.

      • Derek Maher

        Thanks Jessy,I was forgetting those short circuits,Crit rules applied get lapped and you are pulled.

        • Jessi Braverman

          Hi Derek. Just to clarify – these aren’t lapped riders. The circuits are way too big for that. These are riders that were deemed too far back and pulled. Usually even with big gaps, they’ll leave the first two or three groups on the road but start pulling riders after that.

          • Dave

            Australian riders would be used to this. At the road national championships on a 10km circuit, riders get a red flag and a round of polite applause if they are any more than eight minutes down passing through the start/finish line – even if they are starting the last lap and therefore no risk of getting lapped.

            With this kermesse being completely flat, the time gap on each pass of the 11km lap would probably be more like 5-6 minutes.

          • Derek Maher

            Thanks Jessy,I guess i am behind the times.When I raced back in the 80s early 90,s in Ireland things were more relaxed and riders were allowed to finish unless lapped.
            Derek.

  • An Australian sandwich. Alex Manly must have been one of the youngest riders, surely?

    • Byron

      Quite a few in the race who are Manly’s age. Manly is from February ’96, three riders ahead of her are slightly younger: Chanella Stougje in 12th place (she made the front group but was dropped with 20km to go) is from October ’96, Marjolein van ‘t Geloof in 19th is from March ’96 and Jip van den Bos (29th) is from April ’96. That said, they are Dutch riders who have grown up with racing conditions like these, so I’d say Manly did a good job here.

  • Jessy Vee

    Wow Chloe! I didn’t think it was allowed to beat Marianne Vos in her own race. It’s sounds like it was an exciting race. I would have loved to watch it *coughareyoulisteningtvstationscough* I love seeing the depth of talent and intelligence within the womens field – case in point; Wiggle Honda winning with reduced numbers and saving their people until they really needed them. But what about Vos? Second with a broken rib? That woman is an energiser bunny!

    • Dave

      Did the organisers have coverage available for the TV stations to buy?

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