Cuba’s best cyclist, Arlenis Sierra, won the final race of the UCI Women’s World Tour with a sprint to the finish of the one-day women’s Tour of Guangxi in China.
This capped a nice year for Sierra, who won the Pan American road-race title, the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race and had top-10 finishes in the fabled Ronde van Drenthe (seventh) and Gent Wevelgem in Flanders Fields race (fourth).
Britain’s Hannah Barnes finished second, one of her best races of 2018. As none of the top riders competed, the Women’s World Tour for 2018 finished with a Dutch sweep for Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen. Summaries:
UCI Women’s World Tour/Tour of Guangxi
Guangxi (CHN) ~ 21 October 2018
(Full results here)
Final Standings (145.8 km): 1. Arlenis Sierra (CUB), 3:40:12; 2. Hannah Barnes (GBR), 3:40:12; 3. Sara Mustonen (SWE), 3:40:12; 4. Georgia Williams (NZL), 3:40:12; 5. Karalina Savenka (BLR), 3:40:12; 6. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (FRA), 3:40:12; 7. Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA), 3:40:12; 8. Ilaria Sanguineti (ITA), 3:40:12; 9. Elena Pirrone (ITA), 3:40:12; 10. Alison Jackson (CAN), 3:40:12.