The 2017 Women’s WorldTour in numbers, videos and photos

by Jeanine Laudy


Most of you will know by now that Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) took out the overall win in the second edition of the Women’s WorldTour, despite not racing at the final round at la Madrid Challenge. But did you know that Jolien D’Hoore’s (Wiggle-High5) win at the finale of the 20 rounds of racing gave the Belgian cyclist the record for the most wins of the whole tour?

There are many more interesting facts and stories beyond who won. So, before we become completely immersed in the soon to come UCI World Road Championships in Bergen, Norway, let’s relive the 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour by taking a look at the numbers, photos and videos.

The 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour in numbers

Number of rounds: 20 (6 stage races, 14 one-day races).

Number of race days: 46 race days.

Number of countries visited: 10 countries, on 3 continents.

Number of winners: 24 individual winners.

Number of teams who wonNine teams have celebrated one or more Women’s WorldTour victories this year.

Number of riders who wore the UCI Women’s WorldTour leader’s jersey: 5 – Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5), Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott), Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) and final Women’s WorldTour winner Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans).

Number of riders who wore the UCI Women’s WorldTour youth jersey: 2 – Amalie Dideriksen and final youth classification winner Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo-Bigla).

Most wins: Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5) sprinted to two stage wins and the overall win in the Tour of Chongming Island and won a stage in each of the Ladies Tour of Norway, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour and the Giro Rosa. Her victory in la Madrid Challenge makes her the winningest rider in the 2017 Women’s WorldTour with seven wins.

Winningest team: 14 wins, with five different winners and including two team time trials, make Boels-Dolmans the team with the most wins once again.

Winningest nation: Dutch riders got to throw their hands up the most, 19 times in total. And that’s excluding Boels-Dolmans’ team time trial wins as a Dutch-registered team.

Youngest winner: Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans) won the Ronde van Drenthe at just 20 years of age.

Oldest winner: Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott), at 34 years old, is the oldest winner this year.

Biggest prize purse: 100,000 Euros (150,000 Australian dollars) at Prudential RideLondon. Race winner Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) took home 25,000 Euros.

The 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour recap in photos and videos

March 4 – Strade Bianche, Italy

After a win and a fourth place finish in the first two rounds of the WorldTour, Elisa Longo Borghini was the first to lead the 2017 Women’s WorldTour.

1. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5)
2. Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)
3. Lizzie Diegnan (Boels-Dolmans)
Race Report

Video Highlights:

March 11 – Ronde van Drenthe, The Netherlands

World road champion Amalie Dideriksen wins Ronde van Drenthe.

1. Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM)
3. Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb)
Race Report

| Related: How one small mistake lost the race: Inside the Ronde van Drenthe with Janneke Ensing

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March 19 – Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio, Italy

1. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
2. Arlenis Sierra (Astana)
3. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (Cervélo-Bigla)
Race Report

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March 26 – Gent-Wevelgem, Belgium

1. Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla)
2. Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5)
3. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
Race Report

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April 2 – Tour of Flanders, Belgium

1. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
2. Gracie Elvin (Orica-Scott)
3. Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans)
Race Report

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April 16 – Amstel Gold Race, The Netherlands

Lizzie Diegnan and Anna van der Breggen celebrate their 1-2 punch at the 2017 Amstel Gold Race.

1. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling) & Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Race report

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April 19 – La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, Belgium

Anna van der Breggen celebrates as she soloes across the finish at Fleche Wallonne.

1. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)
Race Report

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April 23 – Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Belgium

1. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)
Race Report

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May 5-7 – Tour of Chongming Island, China

Overall:
1. Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5)
2. Kirsten Wild (Cylance Pro Cycling)
3. Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini)

| Related: Nerves, sprint trains and the new team: Chloe Hosking’s Tour of Chongming Island

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May 11-14 – Amgen Tour of California, USA

Overall:
1. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare)
3. Arlenis Sierra (Astana)
Race Report

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June 7-11 – OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Great Britain

The 2017 OVO Energy Women’s Tour is Kasia Niewiadoma’s first WorldTour win of 2017.

Overall:
1. Kasia Niewiadoma (WM3 Pro Cycling)
2. Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM)
Race Report

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June 30-July 9 – Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile, Italy

GirO Rosa stage 10 start
The jersey wearers ahead of the final stage in the 2017 Giro Rosa (Orica-Scott’s Annemiek van Vleuten holding both the purple and green jerseys).

Overall:
1. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5)
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
Race Report

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July 20 – La Course by Le Tour de France, France

Vleuty
Van Vleuten came across the finish with a big smile.

1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
2. Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5)
Race Report

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July 29 – Prudential RideLondon, Great Britain

1. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
2. Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla)
3. Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM)
Race Report

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August 11 – Crescent Vårgårda team time trial, Sweden

1. Boels-Dolmans
2. Cervélo-Bigla
3. Canyon-SRAM
Race Report

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August 13 – Crescent Vårgårda road race, Sweden

Vargarda road race

1. Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla)
2. Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling)
3. Leah Kirchmann (Team Sunweb)
Race Report

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August 17-20 – Ladies Tour of Norway, Norway

LTON stage 4 finish
Overall:
1. Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycling)
2. Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb)
Race report

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August 26 – GP de Plouay-Lorient Agglomération, France

1. Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans)
2. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Canyon-SRAM)
3. Sarah Roy (Orica-Scott)

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August 29-September 2 – Boels Ladies Tour, The Netherlands

Fastest again! Van Vleuten wins the third stage time trial.

Overall:
1. Annemiek van Vleuten (Orica-Scott)
2. Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans)
3. Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb)

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September 10 – La Madrid Challenge By La Vuelta, Spain

1. Jolien D’Hoore (Wiggle-High5)
2. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
3. Roxane Fournier (FDJ-Futuroscope-NA)

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