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Tour de L'Aude Feminin - 2.1

France, May 13-22, 2005

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Stage 1 - May 14: Lezignan Corbières - Lezignan Corbières, 114 km

Wood moves up

By Kristy Scrymgeour

Oenone Wood (Nurnberger Versicherung)
Photo ©: Philippe Volle
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As predicted, the wind played a bit part in today's stage of Tour de L'Aude, where the consistent Aussie, Oenone Wood (Nurnberger), took the stage in a bunch sprint. Predictions of rain however were incorrect as riders enjoyed a warm 25-degree day for their stage one.

As is relatively normal for the first stage of a big race, the day was fairly uneventful and the strong cross headwind convinced riders to save their energy. A few attacks were attempted, but nothing got very far and the bunch arrived back in Lezignan Corbières with 80 riders in tact after 114km of racing. It was also obvious that the Nurnberger team wanted to keep the race together for a bunch sprint at the end.

Apart from one persistently long uphill drag, that is not steep but is about 20km in length, the stage was quite flat, but it was the strong crosswind that made it a very tough day. It was also not overly technical except for the final kilometer, which consisted of a few sharp turns. Sprinters needed to be in position well before the red banner. Wood managed to negotiate the best position and took the sprint from Sarah Düster (German National Team) and Marina Jaunatre (French National Team), her win moving her up the general classification ladder from ninth into third, but Christine Soeder (Univega) keeps the leaders jersey after her prologue win yesterday.

Cyclingnews caught up with Wood after the stage, who said "the stage was really hard today and the bunch was very hectic. It was great to win such s difficult stage and its fantastic for the team to have a good start to the tour," she added."

Tomorrow is another stage that has a good chance of finishing in a bunch sprint. If Nurnberger want to take the leaders jersey at this point in the race, they'll be going for another stage win to take the time bonus points for Oenone. Midway through the stage is a category one climb, that climbs to 900m, but the rest of the stage is fairly flat.

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Results

1 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung               3.11.19
2 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                        
3 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                     
4 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                      
5 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                            
6 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                    
7 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                  
8 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                    
9 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                               
10 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                      
11 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                  
12 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Team S.A.T.S.                           
13 Elena Andreeva (Rus) Russian National Team                    
14 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team                  
15 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                     
16 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     
17 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie              
18 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                
19 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team                  
20 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                    
21 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                   
22 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                   
23 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                    
24 Sylvie Riedle (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                      
25 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie                   
26 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                         
27 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie                  
28 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team                 
29 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
30 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                   
31 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                       
32 Olga Slioussareva (Rus) Nobili Rubinetterie                   
33 Volha Hayeva (GBr) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                        
34 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.                           
35 Sabine Spitz (Ger) German National Team                       
36 Tatiana Shishkova (Mda) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                   
37 Michelle Kiesanowski (Nzl) New Zealand National Team          
38 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                           
39 Sarah Grab (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                         
40 Toni Bradshaw (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                 
41 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                       
42 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                       
43 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team                 
44 Lada Kozlikova (Cze) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                    
45 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team                    
46 Sofie Goor (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                       
47 Larissa Kleinmann (Ger) German National Team                  
48 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                    
49 Kimberly Baldwin (USA) USA National Team                      
50 Erinne Willock (Can) Canadian National Team                   
51 Trine Hansen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                              
52 Leigh Hobson (Can) Canadian National Team                     
53 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                      
54 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     
55 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
56 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                      
57 Rachel Heal (GBr) Team S.A.T.S.                               
58 Anke Wichmann (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
59 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                  
60 Sandra Missbach (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                   
61 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                       
62 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink              
63 Sandra Rombouts (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                   
64 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                       
65 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                  
66 Tina Liebig (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                     
67 Magalie Finot (Fra) French National Team                      
68 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                    
69 Felicia Greer (Can) Canadian National Team                0.45
70 Alexandra Le Henaff (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen            4.05
71 Sereina Traschsel (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                  
72 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                        
73 Apollinaria Bakova (Rus) Russian National Team                
74 Dalemarie Tye (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                 
75 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team                
76 Anna Henestrosa (Spa) Spanish National Team                   
77 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                    
78 Natalie Bates (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     
79 Lisa Sweeney (Can) Canadian National Team                     
80 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team                   
81 Robyn Wong (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                    
82 Sonia Huguet (Fra) French National Team                       
83 Natacha Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                      
84 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  
85 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) French National Team                    
86 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                     
87 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team                    
88 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                   
89 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team                 
90 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie                     
91 Ombretta Ugolini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie                    
92 Johanna Buick (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                 
93 Katheryn Curi (USA) USA National Team                         
94 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                      
95 Alexandra Nolhes (Ger) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                    
96 Maribel Moreno Allue (Spa) Spanish National Team              
97 Kelly Van Eycken (Bel) Belgian National Team             12.28
98 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team               14.14
99 Tiina Nieminen (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                     
100 Kristy Miggels (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                   
101 Elena Eifler (Ger) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                       
102 Irina Zemlyanskaya (Rus) Russian National Team               
103 Oxana Kostenko (Rus) Russian National Team                   
104 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  
105 Elisabeth Chevanne-Brunel (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen         
106 Janneke Vos (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                      
107 Aurore Jeudy (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                      
108 Louise Yaxley (Aus) Australian National Team                 
109 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australian National Team                 
110 Larssyn Staley (USA) USA National Team                       
111 Katleen Vermeiren (Bel) Belgian National Team                
112 Ine Wannijn (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                     
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar            3.16.16
2 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                    0.03
3 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                  0.05
4 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                 0.10
5 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                  0.14
6 Larissa Kleinmann (Ger) German National Team               0.15
7 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                  0.16
8 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                    
9 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                    0.17
10 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie               0.18
11 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                      
12 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                 
13 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                0.19
14 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
15 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                0.20
16 Kimberly Baldwin (USA) USA National Team                      
17 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team               0.21
18 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                       
19 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs            0.22
20 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                   0.23
21 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                    
22 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                      
23 Erinne Willock (Can) Canadian National Team               0.25
24 Anke Wichmann (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
25 Sabine Spitz (Ger) German National Team                   0.26
26 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                           
27 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     
28 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                              
29 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme               0.27
30 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team               0.28
31 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                         
32 Lada Kozlikova (Cze) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                0.29
33 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                   
34 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                   
35 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                    
36 Magalie Finot (Fra) French National Team                      
37 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie              0.30
38 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                  
39 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                       
40 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                  0.31
41 Sandra Rombouts (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                   
42 Trine Hansen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                              
43 Tina Liebig (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                 0.33
44 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                       
45 Rachel Heal (GBr) Team S.A.T.S.                           0.34
46 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                           
47 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team              0.35
48 Sandra Missbach (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink               0.36
49 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team                 
50 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                 0.37
51 Toni Bradshaw (Nzl) New Zealand National Team             0.38
52 Olga Slioussareva (Rus) Nobili Rubinetterie                   
53 Sarah Grab (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                     0.39
54 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team                  
55 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team                    
56 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung              0.42
57 Michelle Kiesanowski (Nzl) New Zealand National Team      0.43
58 Tatiana Shishkova (Mda) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                   
59 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink          0.44
60 Volha Hayeva (GBr) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                        
61 Leigh Hobson (Can) Canadian National Team                 0.45
62 Elena Andreeva (Rus) Russian National Team                0.47
63 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.                           
64 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team             0.53
65 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie          0.55
66 Sofie Goor (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                   0.56
67 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Team S.A.T.S.                           
68 Sylvie Riedle (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                  1.05
69 Felicia Greer (Can) Canadian National Team                1.16
70 Natalie Bates (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                 4.28
71 Natacha Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                      
72 Dalemarie Tye (Nzl) New Zealand National Team             4.35
73 Sereina Traschsel (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar              4.38
74 Sonia Huguet (Fra) French National Team                   4.39
75 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                    4.40
76 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                  4.42
77 Apollinaria Bakova (Rus) Russian National Team            4.43
78 Katheryn Curi (USA) USA National Team                     4.44
79 Lisa Sweeney (Can) Canadian National Team                 4.46
80 Johanna Buick (Nzl) New Zealand National Team             4.47
81 Maribel Moreno Allue (Spa) Spanish National Team              
82 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne               4.49
83 Anna Henestrosa (Spa) Spanish National Team               4.50
84 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team            4.51
85 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                4.52
86 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team                4.54
87 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme              4.55
88 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) French National Team                4.57
89 Robyn Wong (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                4.58
90 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team                 
91 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie                 5.00
92 Alexandra Le Henaff (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen            5.02
93 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                 5.04
94 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team               5.05
95 Ombretta Ugolini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie                5.12
96 Alexandra Nolhes (Ger) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                5.13
97 Kelly Van Eycken (Bel) Belgian National Team             13.28
98 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australian National Team             14.24
99 Louise Yaxley (Aus) Australian National Team             14.35
100 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme             14.48
101 Kristy Miggels (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme              14.54
102 Janneke Vos (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                 14.55
103 Larssyn Staley (USA) USA National Team                       
104 Ine Wannijn (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                14.56
105 Tiina Nieminen (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen               15.00
106 Elisabeth Chevanne-Brunel (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen    15.02
107 Aurore Jeudy (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                 15.06
108 Katleen Vermeiren (Bel) Belgian National Team                
109 Irina Zemlyanskaya (Rus) Russian National Team          15.08
110 Oxana Kostenko (Rus) Russian National Team              15.10
111 Elena Eifler (Ger) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                  15.23
112 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team              15.27
 
Points classification
 
1 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                    47 pts
2 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                    40
3 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                      34
4 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                 30
5 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                   30
6 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                  28
7 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                      24
8 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                          23
9 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                21
10 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                  20
11 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australian National Team                17
12 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                 16
13 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                   14
14 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                            14
15 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                    12
16 Larissa Kleinmann (Ger) German National Team                11
17 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team                10
18 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Team S.A.T.S.                          9
19 Elena Andreeva (Rus) Russian National Team                   8
20 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team                 7
21 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                      6
22 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                    6
23 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie                  5
24 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     4
25 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie             4
26 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs               3
27 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                   2
28 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team                 2
29 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                  1
30 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                   1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs               10 pts
2 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     6
3 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                   2
4 Elena Andreeva (Rus) Russian National Team                    2
5 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                     1
6 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                           1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie                  5 pts
2 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                           3
3 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                     2
4 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                     1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                3.16.34
2 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                0.03
3 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                    0.05
4 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                  0.08
5 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                0.10
6 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                 0.11
7 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                    0.12
8 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                    0.15
9 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung               0.24
10 Volha Hayeva (GBr) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                    0.26
11 Elena Andreeva (Rus) Russian National Team                0.29
12 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team             0.35
13 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie          0.37
14 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team            4.33
15 Katie Brown (Aus) Australian National Team                4.34
16 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team             4.40
17 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team               4.47
18 Kelly Van Eycken (Bel) Belgian National Team             13.10
19 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australian National Team             14.06
20 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme              14.30
21 Larssyn Staley (USA) USA National Team                   14.37
22 Ine Wannijn (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                 14.38
23 Aurore Jeudy (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                  14.48
24 Irina Zemlyanskaya (Rus) Russian National Team           14.50
25 Oxana Kostenko (Rus) Russian National Team               14.52
26 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team               15.09
 
Teams classification
 
1 Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                                    9.49.08
2 Australian National Team                                   0.21
3 Buitenpoort Flexpoint                                      0.35
4 Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                                      0.37
5 Nurnberger Versicherung                                    0.40
6 USA National Team                                          0.42
7 German National Team                                           
8 Canadian National Team                                     0.59
9 Team S.A.T.S.                                              1.03
10 Nobili Rubinetterie                                       1.09
11 Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                                       1.14
12 Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                                    1.16
13 French National Team                                          
14 New Zealand National Team                                 1.18
15 Mixed Vrienden-Therme                                     5.05
16 Team Pruneaux D'agen                                      5.56
17 Russian National Team                                     6.03
18 Spanish National Team                                     9.45
19 Belgian National Team                                    13.45