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24th Tour de l'Aude - 2.2

France, May 16-25, 2008

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Stage 8 - May 24: Bram - Bram , 116 km

Two-tenberg strikes again!

Second victory for High Road sprinter; Ljungskog enjoying yellow

By Ben Atkins in Bram

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (High Road) wins the stage
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Team High Road powerhouse Ina Teutenberg showed that anything Zulfia Zabirova (Bigla) can do, she can do better with victory in the 2008 Tour de l'Aude's first bunch sprint in the small town of Bram. The German sprinter powered up the centre of the road in pursuit of Olympic champion Sara Carrigan (Lotto Belisol) who had started her sprint with 200m to go. Teutenberg managed to beat Carrigan by around half a wheel with Angela Brodtka taking a close third.

Teutenberg led home a group of 37 riders, which included all of the overall contenders, but the sprint finish was by no means a certainty as strong attacks from the DSB Bank and Bigla teams in the final 10km forced the High Road team to work hard for the victory.

The stage was dominated by a solo attack from Adrie Visser (DSB Bank) who was smarting at having missed out on victory in yesterday's stage at Castelnaudary, where she had only just been able to follow the wheel of Zulfia Zabirova (Bigla) as she rode away to victory. Visser managed to build a maximum lead of more than two and a half minutes before accelerations within the group of overall contenders and an untimely puncture saw her caught with 20km to the finish.

"I was a bit lucky," said Teutenberg to Cyclingnews after the finish, "Carrigan closed the right side so the sprint on that side was blocked and I had a free run to the line. It was a bit tricky, it didn't look like it before the race, but the little chicane made it a bit tricky."

The village of Fanjeaux looms above the road
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The pace of the stage itself, especially on the day's major obstacle – the first category Col de la Malapère – was such that it put paid to the chances of a lot of the peloton's fast finishers. Teutenberg though managed to stay in: "I was pretty tired," she admitted. "I pretty much kicked my butt up that last hill trying to stay in front group, which was good that I did because that other group didn't make it back. We were very quick, but I didn't do anything else all day.

"It was a pretty power climb, so they go fast but it's probably easier for the sprinters to get up a hill like this than if it's longer, and 5km long."

In the flat run in to the finish, things were far form simple and a sprint finish far from inevitable as a series of attacks had to be chased down. Teutenberg though had the services of one of the strongest riders in the race for this. "Judith [Arndt] pretty much closed everything single-handedly in the last 5km. Linda [Villumsen] helped at the start a little bit, but then she faded a bit, and then Judith covered Bigla who were probably the most active there at the end. Then I just had to make my position and find my way in the sprint."

Sara Carrigan had been one of the more active riders in the early kilometres of the race, trying to escape the peloton on more than one occasion. She still managed to find the energy to muster a fast sprint that Teutenberg could only just overhaul. "I took off with 200 to go and Ina just came over me with half a wheel length in the end," explained the Olympic champion. "Bit of a b****r, but I'm happy. I've been feeling better and better as the Tour goes on; for me this year it's been a bit of a confidence-gaining thing. I've really gained a lot of confidence in the Tour, which is really good. I think it's been more of a head thing for me this year that physical."

The bunch approaches, the Americans are up there
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Despite being almost 25 minutes behind Ljungskog in the overall classification, early attacks from Carrigan were pulled back. Something she couldn't quite understand. "It's been really weird this Tour," she continued, "things have been chased down that don't really need to be, and things that should have been chased down – say like the break yesterday with Irene Van Den Broek who's now third overall, it was really weird."

"You know, you've got to try, and if you don't try: at the end I always feel worse than not trying," she smiled.

Angela Brodtka (DSB Bank) finished third behind Teutenberg and Carrigan, and adds this result to her second place behind Zabirova into Lezignan Corbières. The German sprinter is still positive that the team can go one better before the race is over. "We still have one day, so I think we can take the win," she told Cyclingnews optimistically, "but I think we did the team really good today, we had maybe four times one girl on the front and it looks really good, but the other girls closed the gap. I was still there for the sprint, and I tried to beat Ina but she is really strong so she won again. That's okay."

Adrie Visser (DSB Bank) has just made her break
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DSB Bank is used to organising sprints – usually for former World champion Marianne Vos, who isn't at this race this year – but instead the team chose to attack in the closing kilometres and force others to chase. "She [Sharon Van Essen] attacked in the last 10km so it was really good for us," explained Brodtka, "We didn't need to make a train or something, we just had to take a look and she was caught back in the last 3km or something."

Before the final run in to the finish in Bram, the stage had been dominated by Adrie Visser's solo attack. Ultimately, bad luck and an accelerating peloton meant that her day's effort was to no avail and she was caught and finished in the second group 5'11" behind Teutenberg.

"They caught me 20 from the finish, I think," the 2007 Ronde Van Drenthe winner told Cyclingnews. "I got a flat tyre on the top of the hill, I thought they gave me [a gap of] 1'25", and then I did the descent an I think I got a stone or something and then I thought it's flat and then I wait and then: 'yeah, it's flat', and I stopped on the descent, but the man on the moto was so bad, he was so slow."

Race leader, Susanne Ljungskog
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After suffering a puncture, Visser's chances of victory were all but over, but her presence in the lead meant that the rest of her team-mates could continue to sit in the bunch and get ready for the finish. "Then I get [told that the gap is] 26 seconds, and then I'm only chasing for the team because we have Angela there and maybe she could win the peloton sprint," she explained. "Then they don't have all the attacks for 20km from the finish. And then Sharon attacked and she had 5km for the finish, but I think we did it for the team; we did it really well.

"I'm only a bit sad for me, because it was a good escape," she smiled.

"I was a little p***ed from the day before [when she couldn't quite manage to go with Zabiriva]. I was good that day and now I want to do it better.

"It was just angry," she laughed, "I said it in the beginning, I'll survive the first hill then I try, so I did!"

For Susanne Ljungskog, this was a relatively quiet day: "After the second climb there were attacks," the race leader told Cyclingnews, "but that was after 70 kilometres so no worries. I had my team before that, so only 40km alone so that was okay. There were attacks but…"

"The legs seem to be very, very good, so I'm still enjoying this race!" she laughed.

Ljungskog now just has one more stage to enjoy in this year's Tour de l'Aude before she can be crowned the winner for the second consecutive year. Tomorrow's final stage covers just 71km in Limoux to the south of Carcassonne, the race will be no procession though, as it still takes in one second category and one first category climb before the finish.

How it unfolded

Jessica Allen (GBR) is the youngest rider
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90 riders from 18 teams took the start in Bram, just to the west of Carcassonne under cloudy skies. The morning's rain thankfully cleared and although the roads were wet in the first few kilometres of the race, they soon dried as the skies cleared.

The race started without Olga Slyvisareva (Menikini - Selle Italia) and Marina Duvnjak (Swift Racing) who didn't finish yesterday's stage and Emma Pooley (Great Britain), Nadezda Vlasova (Fenixs) and Gabby Day (Swift Racing) who finished outside the 15% time limit.

The high speed set saw the peloton cover 39km in the first hour – this despite the inclusion of the second category Côte de Fanjeaux after just 9km. Despite the fast pace, several attempts were made to breakaway from the peloton, most notably from Sara Carrigan (Lotto Belisol), but none were allowed to succeed.

After 40km, Adrie Visser (DSB Bank) – who had been part of the breakaway in yesterday's stage to Castenaudary – escaped the peloton and began building a lead. By the foot of the climb to the first category Col de la Malpère with just over 40km remaining Visser's lead had grown to almost 3 minutes.

The Bram stage podium :
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An increase in pace in the main peloton – mainly to put pressure on each other than to catch Visser – meant that by the summit her lead had been cut to around a minute and an untimely puncture for Visser cost her further time and she was caught with around 20km to go.

Attacks in the final 10km by Visser's DSB Bank team-mate Sharon Van Essen and the Bigla duo of Noemi Cantele and Zulfia Zabirova were cancelled out by High Road, notably overall second placed Judith Arndt.

The front group – reduced to 37 by the pace on the final climb – arrived inside the final 4km together and the high pace meant that this year's Tour de l'Aude's first sprint was inevitable.

Carrigan opened her sprint with 200m to go, but Teutenberg proved to be the strongest and overhauled the Australian on the line. Visser's and Van Essen's DSB Bank team-mate Angel Brodtka came in third.

All of the overall leaders finished in the front group, which means that Susanne Ljungskog keeps the yellow jersey – and her 3'39" lead over Arndt – going into tomorrow's final stage.

Photography

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Results

1 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team High Road Women                3.08.35 (37.86km/h)
2 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                    
3 Angela Brodtka (Ger) Team DSB Bank                              
4 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                            
5 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank                               
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) AA-Drink Cycling Team                      
7 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung           
8 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung              
9 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu                            
10 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team           
11 Zulfia Zabirova (Kaz) Bigla Cycling Team                       
12 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                
13 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) German National Team                       
14 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Australian National Team                  
15 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         
16 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                   
17 Mirjam Melcherg (Ned) Dutch National Team                      
18 Maryline Salvetat (Fra) French National Team                   
19 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team                
20 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung           
21 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain National Team                 
22 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team                  
23 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                           
24 Regina Bruins (Ned) Dutch National Team                        
25 Carla Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team                      
26 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                        
27 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team              
28 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team                            
29 Sophie Goor (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                     
30 Alison Powers (USA) USA National Team                          
31 Bianca Knopfle (Ger) German National Team                      
32 Linda Villumsen (Ger) Team High Road Women                     
33 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia                
34 Christine Thorburn (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team          
35 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Team DSB Bank                           
36 Tina Liebig (Ger) Team DSB Bank                                
37 Noemie Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team                        
38 Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam          5.11
39 Helen Wyman (GBr) Swift Racing                                 
40 Jessica Allen (GBr) Great Britain National Team                
41 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                  
42 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                     
43 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                 
44 Leda Cox (GBr) Great Britain National Team                     
45 Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team               
46 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Swift Racing                               
47 Laure Werner (Bel) AA-Drink Cycling Team                       
48 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                         
49 Catherine Hare (GBr) Great Britain National Team               
50 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                         
51 Corinna Thumm (Ger) German National Team                       
52 Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team              
53 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team                         
54 Anke Wichmann (USA) Team High Road Women                       
55 Marlen Johrend (Ger) German National Team                      
56 Amber Rais (USA) USA National Team                             
57 Nathalie Bates (Aus) Menikini - Selle Italia                   
58 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team                         
59 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) AA-Drink Cycling Team                    
60 Christelle Ferrer-Bruneau (Fra) French National Team           
61 Christina Ruitter (USA) USA National Team                      
62 Thomas Béatrice (Fra) French National Team                     
63 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Team High Road Women                       
64 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                       
65 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Team DSB Bank                        
66 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Fenixs                                 
67 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs                                
68 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Gauss RDZ Ormu                            
69 Luise Keller (Ger) Team High Road Women                        
70 Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                  
71 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                               
72 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                         
73 Miho Oki (Jpn) Menikini - Selle Italia                         
74 Debby Van Den Berg (Ned) Swift Racing                      7.37
75 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                       
76 Latoya Brulee (Ger) AA-Drink Cycling Team                      
77 Agne Bagdonaviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team             
78 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                
79 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                   
80 Marlijn Binnendijk (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team                 
81 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia            15.10
82 Emma Davies-Jones (GBr) Swift Racing                           
83 Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                         
84 Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Menikini - Selle Italia                    
85 Gina Grain (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team             19.36
86 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Dutch National Team                    
87 Katherine Carroll (USA) USA National Team                      
DNF Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         
DNF Katie Mactier (Aus) Australian National Team                  
DNF Magali Le Floch (Fra) French National Team   

Sprints

Sprint 1 - Av G. Clémenceau Bram, km 31

1 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Gauss RDZ Ormu                            5 pts
2 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                       3
3 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                   2
4 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                         1
 
Sprint 2 - - Montréal d'Aude, km 96.5

1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                        5 pts
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia                3
3 Mirjam Melcherg (Ned) Dutch National Team                      2
4 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung           1

Mountains

Mountain 1 - Côte de Fanjeaux, km 9 (2)

1 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                 5 pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                        3
3 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung             2
4 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team                  1
 

Mountain 2 - Col de la Malepère, km 74 (1)

1 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                               8 pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                        5
3 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia                3
4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung             2
5 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain National Team                 1

Team

1 Bigla Cycling Team                                       8.53.34
2 AA-Drink Cycling Team                                       0.36
3 Netherlands National team                                   4.35
4 US National Team                                                
5 Gauss RDZ Ormu                                              4.42
6 Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                              4.46
7 Team High Road Women                                            
8 Team DSB Bank                                               4.58
9 Lithuanian National Team                                    9.02
10 Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                                       
11 Great Britain National Team                                    
12 Menikini-Selle Italia                                          
13 Australian National team                                       
14 French National Team                                      13.30
15 German National Team                                           
16 Swift Racing                                              15.34
17 Webcor Builders Cycling                                   16.51
18 Fenixs                                                    34.15
                  
General classification after stage 8

1 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia         22.00.16
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                     3.38
3 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team             3.51
4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung          3.57
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team               4.05
6 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain National Team              4.23
7 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung        4.36
8 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team                         5.01
9 Christine Thorburn (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team       5.48
10 Linda Villumsen (Ger) Team High Road Women                 6.00
11 Regina Bruins (Ned) Dutch National Team                    6.09
12 Mirjam Melcherg (Ned) Dutch National Team                  6.18
13 Carla Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team                  6.24
14 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team          6.33
15 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung     6.34
16 Maryline Salvetat (Fra) French National Team               6.35
17 Emma Johansson (Swe) AA-Drink Cycling Team                 6.45
18 Noemie Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team                    7.44
19 Tina Liebig (Ger) Team DSB Bank                            8.06
20 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu                       8.15
21 Sophie Goor (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                 8.19
22 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam            8.22
23 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team       9.51
24 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Australian National Team             15.06
25 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank                         17.40
26 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                      20.13
27 Zulfia Zabirova (Kaz) Bigla Cycling Team                  21.21
28 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam              24.48
29 Luise Keller (Ger) Team High Road Women                   26.19
30 Bianca Knopfle (Ger) German National Team                 31.16
31 Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam         31.25
32 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Fenixs                           32.46
33 Alison Powers (USA) USA National Team                     34.56
34 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Fenixs                            37.54
35 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung     38.32
36 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team High Road Women                 39.28
37 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team              42.00
38 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) German National Team                  42.21
39 Jessica Allen (GBr) Great Britain National Team           43.04
40 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Team DSB Bank                      46.11
41 Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                  
42 Christelle Ferrer-Bruneau (Fra) French National Team      46.17
43 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                          46.27
44 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) AA-Drink Cycling Team               46.31
45 Laure Werner (Bel) AA-Drink Cycling Team                  47.03
46 Miho Oki (Jpn) Menikini - Selle Italia                    47.23
47 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                    48.51
48 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                  49.18
49 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                      49.31
50 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team            49.51
51 Amber Rais (USA) USA National Team                        50.30
52 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                    51.11
53 Helen Wyman (GBr) Swift Racing                            51.58
54 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Gauss RDZ Ormu                       53.57
55 Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team         56.44
56 Nathalie Bates (Aus) Menikini - Selle Italia            1.00.10
57 Angela Brodtka (Ger) Team DSB Bank                      1.02.49
58 Thomas Béatrice (Fra) French National Team              1.03.56
59 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team                  1.04.31
60 Christina Ruitter (USA) USA National Team               1.04.55
61 Leda Cox (GBr) Great Britain National Team              1.06.25
62 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Team High Road Women                1.06.52
63 Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Menikini - Selle Italia             1.06.54
64 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                  1.08.03
65 Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Swift Racing                        1.09.27
66 Corinna Thumm (Ger) German National Team                1.09.56
67 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team                  1.10.19
68 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                1.13.31
69 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam              1.23.36
70 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam           1.23.58
71 Catherine Hare (GBr) Great Britain National Team        1.25.01
72 Anke Wichmann (USA) Team High Road Women                1.26.52
73 Katherine Carroll (USA) USA National Team               1.29.03
74 Marieke Van Wanroij (Ned) Team DSB Bank                 1.29.35
75 Latoya Brulee (Ger) AA-Drink Cycling Team               1.29.59
76 Marlen Johrend (Ger) German National Team               1.31.07
77 Marlijn Binnendijk (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team          1.34.17
78 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Dutch National Team             1.38.42
79 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team            1.40.56
80 Agne Bagdonaviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team      1.45.33
81 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia          1.47.19
82 Debby Van Den Berg (Ned) Swift Racing                   1.48.20
83 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team         1.52.05
84 Emma Davies-Jones (GBr) Swift Racing                    1.57.58
85 Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team        2.03.05
86 Gina Grain (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team           2.07.41
87 Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                  2.23.42

Points classification

1 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team High Road Women                    109 pts
2 Angela Brodtka (Ger) Team DSB Bank                            99
3 Zulfia Zabirova (Kaz) Bigla Cycling Team                      90
4 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia               80
5 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain National Team                67
6 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                       67
7 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu                          64
8 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team                 61
9 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         57
10 Martine Bras (Ned) Dutch National Team                       57
11 Emma Johansson (Swe) AA-Drink Cycling Team                   56
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung           55
13 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                 54
14 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team         49
15 Alison Powers (USA) USA National Team                        41
16 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Australian National Team                38
17 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank                            38
18 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) German National Team                     36
19 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                       35
20 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                 34
21 Katherine Carroll (USA) USA National Team                    34
22 Laure Werner (Bel) AA-Drink Cycling Team                     29
23 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                         29
24 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team              28
25 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         28
26 Carla Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team                    27
27 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team                          26
28 Mirjam Melcherg (Ned) Dutch National Team                    26
29 Gina Grain (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team                26
30 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung       25
31 Maryline Salvetat (Fra) French National Team                 24
32 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                     24
33 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Gauss RDZ Ormu                          23
34 Regina Bruins (Ned) Dutch National Team                      23
35 Christine Thorburn (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team        21
36 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                       21
37 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam              20
38 Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung                20
39 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                       20
40 Luise Keller (Ger) Team High Road Women                      18
41 Tina Liebig (Ger) Team DSB Bank                              16
42 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                             16
43 Linda Villumsen (Ger) Team High Road Women                   11
44 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team             9
45 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Team High Road Women                      8
46 Noemie Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team                       6
47 Catherine Hare (GBr) Great Britain National Team              6
48 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Dutch National Team                   6
49 Sophie Goor (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                    4
50 Corinna Thumm (Ger) German National Team                      1
 
Sprint classification

1 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                        28 pts
2 Elodie Touffet (Fra) Gauss RDZ Ormu                           16
3 Agne Bagdonaviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team            11
4 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                   9
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team                  8
6 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team              7
7 Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Menikini - Selle Italia                    7
8 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                        6
9 Maryline Salvetat (Fra) French National Team                   6
10 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung            5
11 Angela Brodtka (Ger) Team DSB Bank                            5
12 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia               5
13 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                        4
14 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Australian National Team                 4
15 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                    3
16 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                      3
17 Regina Bruins (Ned) Dutch National Team                       3
18 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team               3
19 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                              2
20 Zulfia Zabirova (Kaz) Bigla Cycling Team                      2
21 Mirjam Melcherg (Ned) Dutch National Team                     2
22 Helen Wyman (GBr) Swift Racing                                2
23 Linda Villumsen (Ger) Team High Road Women                    1
24 Laure Werner (Bel) AA-Drink Cycling Team                      1
25 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         1
26 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team                           1
27 Emma Johansson (Swe) AA-Drink Cycling Team                    1
28 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team High Road Women                     1
29 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung          1
30 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                  1
 
Mountain classification

1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team High Road Women                       72 pts
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Menikini - Selle Italia               53
3 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team          16
4 Sharon Laws (GBr) Great Britain National Team                 15
5 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung            14
6 Adrie Visser (Ned) Team DSB Bank                              13
7 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung          11
8 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                  11
9 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team High Road Women                      8
10 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team               6
11 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team                5
12 Nicole Cooke (GBr) Great Britain National Team                4
13 Emma Johansson (Swe) AA-Drink Cycling Team                    3
14 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team                           3
15 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                        3
16 Zulfia Zabirova (Kaz) Bigla Cycling Team                      3
17 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung         2
18 Carla Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team                     1
19 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                          1
 
Best young rider classification

1 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung    22.04.52
2 Linda Villumsen (Ger) Team High Road Women                  1.24
3 Regina Bruins (Ned) Dutch National Team                     1.33
4 Carla Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team                   1.48
5 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam             3.46
6 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                       15.37
7 Bianca Knopfle (Ger) German National Team                  26.40
8 Jessica Allen (GBr) Great Britain National Team            38.28
9 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team                     44.15
10 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Team High Road Women                1.02.16
11 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team                  1.03.27
12 Corinna Thumm (Ger) German National Team                1.05.20
13 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team                  1.05.43
14 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Dutch National Team                1.08.55
15 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam              1.19.00
16 Latoya Brulee (Ger) AA-Drink Cycling Team               1.25.23
17 Marlen Johrend (Ger) German National Team               1.26.31
18 Marlijn Binnendijk (Ned) AA-Drink Cycling Team          1.29.41
19 Sanne Van Paassen (Ned) Dutch National Team             1.34.06
20 Agne Bagdonaviciute (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team      1.40.57
21 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Lithuanian National Team         1.47.29
22 Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team        1.58.29
23 Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu                  2.19.06
 
Team classification

1 Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung                          56.45.48
2 Team High Road Women                                       15.27
3 Australian National Team                                   19.18
4 Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam                                   25.39
5 AA-Drink Cycling Team                                      32.13
6 Great Britain National Team                                35.48
7 Netherlands National team                                  41.10
8 Webcor Builders Cycling                                    44.47
9 Team Dsb Bank                                              57.34
10 Gauss RDZ Ormu                                            57.52
11 Bigla Cycling Team                                      1.01.33
12 US National Team                                        1.10.34
13 Menikini-Selle Italia                                   1.18.30
14 French National Team                                    1.24.10
15 Lithuanian National Team                                1.25.15
16 German National Team                                    2.13.04
17 Swift Racing                                            3.14.03
18 Fenixs                                                         

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