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by Mark Zalewski
March 13, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Henao wins overall at Paris-Nice, De La Cruz takes final stage; Dideriksen wins Ronde van Drenthe; Sagan takes second Tirreno-Adriatico stage win; Hosking wins Drentse 8 van Westerveld; Van Schip outclasses WorldTour riders to win Ronde Van Drenthe; Australia dominates Oceania Continental Championship road races; “One small mistake cost us the race”: inside the Ronde van Drenthe with Janneke Ensing; Jess Varnish calls for British Cycling board to resign; Illness forces Adam Yates out of Tirreno-Adriatico while in second overall; ASO brings sponsorship support to Volta a Catalunya; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 8 highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Ronde Van Drenthe highlights.
World champion Amalie Dideriksen (Boels Dolman) took her first win in the rainbow jersey at the second Women’s WorldTour event of the season, the Ronde van Drenthe. She won out of a four rider breakaway that just survived, beating Elena Ecchini (Canyon SRAM) and Lucinda Brand (Sunweb). Strade Bianche winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) finished in fourth.
“It’s a really great feeling to win in the rainbow jersey,” Dideriksen said. “I had hoped to take a win this season. To do it today is amazing.”
“From the beginning, we had talked about having me as the sprinter if we ended up in a big group. By the end of the race, when a sprint looked more likely, we saved me. When Ellen was away, it meant all the other girls chased, and I could sit on.
“They did an amazing job,” Dideriksen said. “Ellen is a strong rider, and it took a lot of energy for them to get her back. Sitting on like that, it’s a lot of responsibility. I had pressure in the end not only to get a result for myself but for my teammates, who worked so hard for me.”
Elisa Longo Borghini retains the series lead with 190 points ahead of Lucinda Brand (155) and Elena Cecchini (125).