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Tour de L'Aude Feminin - 2.1

France, May 13-22, 2005

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Stage 8 - May 21: Port La Nouvelle-Port La Nouvelle ITT, 5.6 km

Thurig fights back

By Kristy Scrymgeour

Karin Thürig (Mixed Univega Pct/Ar)
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After suffering a crash in yesterdays stage and losing the yellow jersey to Amber Neben (Buitenpoort Flexpoint), the persistent Swiss Time Trial specialist Karin Thurig (Mixed Univega Pct/Ar) was back in force to take her second time trial stage in this tour, moving herself back up to within two seconds of the overall lead.

The third individual time trial of this tour was a 5.8km circuit starting and finishing in the coastal town of Port de Nouvelle. It was very flat and fast with only a couple of round-a-bouts to negotiate and the home stretch was a strong headwind, favouring good time trialists.

Thurig flew around the course at an average of 45.7km/h to take the win in just over seven minutes, with her teammate and Prologue winner Christine Soeder, also putting in another spectacular ride to take second place to move herself back up into third place in GC. Yellow jersey, Neben took seventh place and managed to just hold on to her lead going into the final stage. Last years Tour de L'Aude winner, Trixi Worrack rode well taking third place, but still remains 1'15" down on Neben with only one stage to go.

Luise Keller (German National Team)
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In saying that though, the finale is going to be an interesting one. It is the hardest stage of the tour consisting of three major climbs; one being a cat one and the other two Hors Category climbs finally finishing at the ski resort of Mijanès. The climbers will have the chance to really put the pressure on, but Neben is an excellent climber and it will be tough to make up over a minute on her, especially as she will have the help of her teammate Mirjam Melchers, who also climbs well. The Univega team have two cards to play, with Thurig and Soeder sitting in second and third, and Kristin Armstrong (US National Team) is right up there in fifth place and will have the help of Kimberly Bruckner on the climbs. Lets not forget two-time winner of this tour Lyne Bessette (Canadian National Team), who is currently sitting in fifth place.

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Results

1 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                   7.20.069
2 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar              0.01.971
3 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung               0.07.024
4 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                 0.07.962
5 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                   0.11.983
6 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                0.14.015
7 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                   0.15.986
8 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                0.17.993
9 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                   0.21.001
10 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                0.20.987
11 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team               0.21.948
12 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team              0.23.978
13 Erinne Willock (Can) Canadian National Team              0.23.999
14 Sabine Spitz (Ger) German National Team                  0.24.943
15 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                  0.24.961
16 Kimberly Baldwin (USA) USA National Team                 0.26.019
17 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team               0.26.981
18 Louise Yaxley (Aus) Australian National Team             0.26.984
19 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint              0.27.012
20 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                0.29.947
21 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team               0.30.003
22 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie              0.30.013
23 Sandra Rombouts (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint              0.32.976
24 Natacha Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                 0.33.981
25 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                 0.34.024
26 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                 0.34.979
27 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                 0.34.993
28 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                      0.35.943
29 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs           0.36.014
30 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team             0.36.951
31 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                   0.38.976
32 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                         0.39.017
33 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                    0.40.024
34 Sandra Missbach (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink              0.41.976
35 Anke Wichmann (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung              0.42.016
36 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                0.42.960
37 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                 0.42.972
38 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team            0.43.030
39 Toni Bradshaw (Nzl) New Zealand National Team            0.44.007
40 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team              0.44.963
41 Sereina Traschsel (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar             0.44.981
42 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                      0.47.005
43 Felicia Greer (Can) Canadian National Team               0.47.017
44 Magalie Finot (Fra) French National Team                 0.47.997
45 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team               0.49.945
46 Elisabeth Chevanne-Brunel (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen     0.50.951
47 Tiina Nieminen (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                0.50.973
48 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                0.51.951
49 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung              0.52.016
50 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team            0.53.029
51 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung             0.53.949
52 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink         0.54.959
53 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs              0.55.017
54 Katleen Vermeiren (Bel) Belgian National Team            0.55.020
55 Katheryn Curi (USA) USA National Team                    0.55.982
56 Lada Kozlikova (Cze) Buitenpoort Flexpoint               0.56.961
57 Apollinaria Bakova (Rus) Russian National Team           0.57.964
58 Tina Liebig (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                0.58.982
59 Sylvie Riedle (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                 1.00.951
60 Anna Henestrosa (Spa) Spanish National Team              1.01.952
61 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team               1.01.977
62 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.                      1.01.981
63 Michelle Kiesanowski (Nzl) New Zealand National Team     1.02.969
64 Robyn Wong (Nzl) New Zealand National Team               1.03.022
65 Sarah Grab (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                    1.04.006
66 Janneke Vos (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  1.05.011
67 Johanna Buick (Nzl) New Zealand National Team            1.05.963
68 Alexandra Le Henaff (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen           1.05.978
69 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team            1.05.986
70 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) French National Team               1.06.965
71 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Team S.A.T.S.                      1.08.006
72 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team           1.09.018
73 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne              1.09.982
74 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team             1.10.024
75 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team               1.11.960
76 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie                1.12.991
77 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme             1.14.996
78 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie             1.18.941
79 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                1.18.992
80 Leigh Hobson (Can) Canadian National Team                1.18.998
81 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team              1.20.959
82 Sofie Goor (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                  1.21.012
83 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie         1.21.020
84 Tatiana Shishkova (Mda) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs              1.21.977
85 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team             1.24.959
86 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                  1.25.963
87 Rachel Heal (GBr) Team S.A.T.S.                          1.31.989
DNS Larissa Kleinmann (Ger) German National Team                    
 
General classification after stage 8
 
1 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint               19.33.36
2 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar              0.02
3 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                       
4 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                 0.05
5 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                0.43
6 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint               0.47
7 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                0.58
8 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                  1.01
9 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung               1.15
10 Kimberly Baldwin (USA) USA National Team                 1.40
11 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team              2.13
12 Sabine Spitz (Ger) German National Team                  2.17
13 Erinne Willock (Can) Canadian National Team              2.21
14 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                2.23
15 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie              2.52
16 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs           2.56
17 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                  3.01
18 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                   
19 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                  3.21
20 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                      3.38
21 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie         5.09
22 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs              5.25
23 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                5.53
24 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                6.55
25 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar               7.19
26 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                    9.06
27 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team            10.16
28 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team              10.25
29 Sofie Goor (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                 11.17
30 Toni Bradshaw (Nzl) New Zealand National Team           11.25
31 Tina Liebig (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung               12.11
32 Sarah Grab (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                   12.31
33 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                12.37
34 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                 13.16
35 Tatiana Shishkova (Mda) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs             13.20
36 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Team S.A.T.S.                     13.23
37 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team           14.39
38 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team           14.46
39 Felicia Greer (Can) Canadian National Team              16.11
40 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                17.10
41 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                     17.29
42 Anke Wichmann (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung             18.21
43 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie            20.17
44 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink        20.29
45 Sandra Missbach (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink             22.35
46 Lada Kozlikova (Cze) Buitenpoort Flexpoint              22.36
47 Katheryn Curi (USA) USA National Team                        
48 Alexandra Le Henaff (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen          22.55
49 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                        23.34
50 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne               24.14
51 Robyn Wong (Nzl) New Zealand National Team              26.36
52 Sereina Traschsel (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar            26.39
53 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team              27.45
54 Sandra Rombouts (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint             27.53
55 Magalie Finot (Fra) French National Team                28.13
56 Sylvie Riedle (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                28.23
57 Michelle Kiesanowski (Nzl) New Zealand National Team    28.43
58 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                29.02
59 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team            29.30
60 Johanna Buick (Nzl) New Zealand National Team           31.25
61 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung            31.35
62 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung             32.19
63 Natacha Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                32.53
64 Meredith Miller (USA) Team S.A.T.S.                     33.53
65 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team            35.14
66 Leigh Hobson (Can) Canadian National Team               36.14
67 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) French National Team              38.15
68 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                  38.25
69 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team             43.14
70 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen               43.41
71 Elisabeth Chevanne-Brunel (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen    44.41
72 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme            45.08
73 Rachel Heal (GBr) Team S.A.T.S.                         46.51
74 Apollinaria Bakova (Rus) Russian National Team          48.43
75 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team           50.16
76 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                 53.03
77 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team              53.58
78 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team             55.09
79 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne             57.06
80 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team          57.41
81 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Nobili Rubinetterie               57.54
82 Anna Henestrosa (Spa) Spanish National Team             58.31
83 Louise Yaxley (Aus) Australian National Team            58.35
84 Katleen Vermeiren (Bel) Belgian National Team         1.07.15
85 Tiina Nieminen (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen             1.16.00
86 Janneke Vos (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme               1.19.46
87 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team            1.31.31
 
Points classification
 
1 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                  165 pts
2 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                        108
3 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                   106
4 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs              98
5 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie                96
6 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  91
7 Christiane Soeder (Aut) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                86
8 Karin Thürig (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                     84
9 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                 84
10 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                 83
11 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                81
12 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                  78
13 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                    62
14 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie           59
15 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                  58
16 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                54
17 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                    53
18 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team                 49
19 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                 46
20 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                        41
21 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team              39
22 Lorian Graham (Aus) Australian National Team               33
23 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team                32
24 Priska Doppmann (Swi) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                 32
25 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                  31
26 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                   30
27 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                   30
28 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                           26
29 Amy Gillett (Aus) Australian National Team                 25
30 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                    24
31 Tammara Boyd (Nzl) New Zealand National Team               24
32 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                     23
33 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie                22
34 Sandra Missbach (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                20
35 Sylvie Riedle (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                   20
36 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                      18
37 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                    17
38 Erinne Willock (Can) Canadian National Team                16
39 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team                16
40 Kimberly Baldwin (USA) USA National Team                   15
41 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                14
42 Sabine Spitz (Ger) German National Team                    12
43 Alexandra Le Henaff (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen             11
44 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                   10
45 Emma Rickards (Aus) Australian National Team                9
46 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team               3
47 Toni Bradshaw (Nzl) New Zealand National Team               2
48 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                     2
49 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                   2
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs              37 pts
2 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                  22
3 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                   22
4 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                    20
5 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                  15
6 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                   14
7 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                 11
8 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie             8
9 Amber Neben (USA) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                      7
10 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                    6
11 An Van Rie (Bel) Belgian National Team                      5
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                 4
13 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                   3
14 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                     3
15 Kristin Armstrong (USA) USA National Team                   3
16 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                 2
17 Dorte Rasmussen (Den) Team S.A.T.S.                         1
18 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  1
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Nobili Rubinetterie                35 pts
2 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                 27
3 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung                   15
4 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team                  10
5 Tina Mayolo (USA) USA National Team                          9
6 Lyne Bessette (Can) Canadian National Team                   8
7 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                    6
8 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs               6
9 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team                6
10 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                     5
11 Anita Valen (Nor) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                    5
12 Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team                  4
13 Anna Ramirez (Spa) Spanish National Team                    3
14 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                  2
15 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung                2
16 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                2
17 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                    2
18 Melissa Holt (NZl) Team S.A.T.S.                            2
19 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie            1
20 Kori Seehafer (USA) USA National Team                       1
21 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Mixed Vrienden-Therme                  1
22 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Team Pruneaux D'agen                   1
23 Emma Davies (GBr) Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                    1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) German National Team           19.35.49
2 Theresa Senff (Ger) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                 0.10
4 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team                0.48
3 Luise Keller (Ger) German National Team                       
5 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Nobili Rubinetterie          2.56
6 Adrie Visser (Ned) Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                 10.24
7 Linda Serup (Den) Buitenpoort Flexpoint                  11.03
8 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Russian National Team            12.33
9 Claudia Stumpf (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung             29.22
10 Charlotte Becker (Ger) German National Team             41.01
11 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team           48.03
12 Sarah Düster (Ger) German National Team                 50.50
13 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Belgian National Team             52.56
14 Alicia Palop Rubio (Spa) Spanish National Team          55.28
15 Lien Verhaeghe (Bel) Belgian National Team            1.29.18
 
Teams classification
 
1 Mixed Univega Pct/Ar                                  58.43.46
2 German National Team                                      4.15
3 USA National Team                                         7.53
4 Buitenpoort Flexpoint                                     9.52
5 Canadian National Team                                   13.18
6 Van Bemmelen Aa Drink                                    14.19
7 Nurnberger Versicherung                                  16.34
8 Mixed P.M.B. Fenixs                                      19.06
9 Team S.A.T.S.                                            21.37
10 Nobili Rubinetterie                                     23.50
11 Vlaanderen Capri Sonne                                  25.14
12 French National Team                                    31.05
13 New Zealand National Team                               45.57
14 Australian National Team                                50.43
15 Team Pruneaux D'agen                                  1.01.48
16 Mixed Vrienden-Therme                                 1.07.43
17 Spanish National Team                                 1.24.29
18 Belgian National Team                                 2.01.04