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Lizzie Armitstead wins the 2016 Strade Bianche - via Boels-Dolmans Strade Bianche gallery

1.   Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels-Dolmans, 3:30:13
2.   Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Rabo-Liv, + 00:03
3.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Wiggle High5, + 00:13
4.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Wiggle High5, + 01:04
5.   Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Rabo-Liv, + 01:07
6.   Megan Guarnier (USA)  Boels-Dolmans, s.t.
7.   Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) ORICA-AIS, + 01:13
8.   Claudia Lichtenberg (Ger) Lotto-Soudal, + 01:17
9.   Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products, + 01:21
10. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Liv-Plantur, s.t.

Providing one of the highlights of the 2012 London Olympics was Marianne Vos’ (Netherlands) victory in the women’s road race with a sprint that held off Lizzie Armitstead (Great Britain) and Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia). It will be interesting to see whether the controversy around Armitstead’s anti-doping violations over the last week has been enough to knock her off her stride. Photo comes from CyclingTips look at women’s cycling events of the past.