Summer Olympics 2016 Rio: Van der Breggen takes gold ahead of Johansson and Longo Borghini
At 141 kilometers, the women's Olympic road race is played out a grueling parcours with tough climbs and cobbles. Van Vleuten is in the lead in the last descent when she crashes. Mara Abbott takes over, yet she is caught by a chasing group with Van der Breggen in the last few hundred metres. Then the Dutchie sprints to victory. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results olympic road race for women
1. Anna van der Breggen (nld)
2. Emma Johansson (swe) s.t.
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) s.t.
4. Mara Abbott (usa) + 0.04
5. Lizzie Armitstead (gbr) + 0.20
6. Katarzyna Niewiadoma (pol) s.t.
7. Flávia Oliveira (bra) s.t.
8. Jolanda Neff (swi) s.t.
9. Marianne Vos (nld) + 1.14
10. Ashleigh Moolman (rsa) s.t
11. Megan Guarnier (usa) + 1.14
12. Evelyn Stevens (usa) + 1.16
26. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (fra) + 5.07
Lotte Kopecky goes solo with 15 kms done and she powers on to a maximum lead at 3 minutes. In the Grumari park Ellen van Dijk, Giorgia Bronzini, Anna Plichta, Trixi Worrack and Kristin Armstrong launch a counter-attack. With 67 kms remaining they catch the leader, yet a moment later the pack re-joins them.
En route to the last circuit a group with Vos, Ferrant-Prévot, Jasinska, Vekemans, Elvin, Cecchini and Worrack go on the attack. When hitting the circuit they enjoy a lead at 40 seconds and almost without delay the front group is reeled in by what’s left of the pack.
After the steepest sections Abbott, Van Vleuten, Longo Borghini and Van der Breggen are left up front. When heading for the Vista Chinesa Van Vleuten goes solo, while Abbott hooks up. Behind them Johansson re-joins the two chasers.
In the drop Van Vleuten leaves Abbott alone, yet she crashes when she is almost down. So now Abbott is the sole leader.
In the last 10 kms the American is reeled in painfully slow until she is brought back in the last few hundred metres. Van der Breggen is the first to jump and she powers to victory.
Summer Olympics 2016 Road race for women: Route maps, height profiles, and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Van Avermaet powers to gold, Fuglsang silver, Majka bronze - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Route road race - men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Riders road race – men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Favourites road race – men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Cancellara powers to gold in ITT - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Route ITT - men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Riders ITT – men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Favourites ITT – men - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Armstrong takes gold ahead Zabelinskaya and Van der Breggen - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Route ITT - women - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Riders ITT – women - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio Favourites ITT – women - Summer Olympics 2016 Rio OverviewMore articles
Tour Colombia 2019: Quintana wins Queen Stage, López takes overall
Tour Colombia: Winners and records
Ruta del Sol 2019: The Route
Ruta del Sol 2019: Riders
Ruta del Sol 2019: Favourites
Ruta del Sol 2019 Route stage 1: Sanlúcar de Barrameda – Alcalá de los Gazules
Ruta del Sol 2019 Route stage 2: Sevilla - Torredonjimeno
Ruta del Sol 2019 Route stage 3: Mancha Real - La Guardia de Jaén
Ruta del Sol 2019 Route stage 4: Armilla - Granada
Ruta del Sol 2019 Route stage 5: Otura - Alhaurín de la Torre
Ruta del Sol: Winners and records
Tour of Valencia 2019: Groenewegen wins last stage, Izagirre overall winner
UAE Tour 2019: Riders
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019: The Route
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2019: Riders
Paris-Nice 2019: The Route
Paris-Nice 2019: Riders
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019: The Route
Volta a Catalunya 2019: The Route
E3 BinckBank Classic 2019: The Route
UAE Tour 2019: The Route
Tour of Flanders 2019: The Route
Tour of Flanders 2019: Riders
Paris - Roubaix 2019: The Route
Paris - Roubaix 2019: Riders
Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2019: The Route
Giro 2019: The Route
Giro 2019: Riders
Tour of California 2019: The Route
Visit the Tour de France
Tour de France 2019: The Route
Tour de France 2019 Route stage 1: Brussels - Brussels
Tour de France 2019: Riders
Vuelta 2019: The Route
Vuelta 2019: Riders
Cycling Calendar 2019
Tour of the Alps 2019: The Route
Race Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!