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Tour de l'Aude

Stage 1

Gruissan - Gruissan - Team Time Trial, 28km

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Race Writeup

Buitenpoort-Flexpoint, the team which contains defending Champion, Amber Neben was victorious on the first stage of the 2006 Tour De L'Aude. Under overcast conditions which were cool and windy, the last team to depart were the last to finish, but they were also the fastest. By virtue of crossing the finish line first of the several members of the Buitenpoort team who came to the finish together, Loës Gunnewijk will wear the yellow jersey of race leader for stage 2 on Saturday.

T-Mobile, who welcomed Lynne Bessette back to racing after her shoulder injuries, finished 18 seconds behind Buitenpoort-Flexpoint. Third was Équipe Nürnberger, containing the 2005 overall runner-up, Trixi Worrack. Nurnberg were 37 seconds behind the winners.

The jersey competitions were all awarded after Stage 1. The leaders are : Sprints, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile), Mountains, Oenone Wood (Équipe Nürnberger) and Young Rider, Madeleine Sandig (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint).

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Results  

Postion Team Time
1 Buitenpoort Flexpoint 37 mn :11 s 54
2 T-Mobile 37 mn :30 s 52
3 Nürnberg Versicherung 37 mn :48 s 99
4 AA-Drink CT 38 mn :00 s 94
5 Univega 38 mn :30 s 77
6 France 38 mn :43 s 52
7 Bianchi Aliverti Kookai 38 mn :47 s 03
8 Fénix Colnago 38 mn :59 s 34
9 Nobili Rubinetterie 39 mn :30 s 74
10 Allemagne 39 mn :38 s 83
11 Australie 40 mn :10 s 37
12 Pays Bas 40 mn :11 s 26
13 Belgique 40 mn :20 s 68
14 Etats-Unis 41 mn :01 s 34
15 Nouvelle Zélande 41 mn :08 s 49
16 Colombie 41 mn :12 s 02
17 Lotto Belisol 41 mn :20 s 34
18 Les Pruneaux d'Agen 41 mn :31 s 03
19 Giant PC 41 mn :52 s 40

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Naty Team Time
1 Loës Gunnewijk Ned  Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team 37 mn :11 s 54
2 Susanne Ljungskog Swe  Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team 37 mn :11 s 54
3 Amber Neben USA  Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team 37 mn :11 s 54
4 Madeleine Sandig Ger  Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team 37 mn :11 s 54
5 Sandra Rombouts Ned  Buitenpoort-Flexpoint Team 37 mn :14 s 85
6 Ina Teutenberg Ger  T-Mobile Professional Cycling 37 mn :30 s 52
7 Judith Arndt Ger  T-Mobile Professional Cycling 37 mn :30 s 52
8 Kimberly Anderson USA  T-Mobile Professional Cycling 37 mn :30 s 52
9 Oenone Wood Aus  Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 37 mn :41 s 99
10 Trixi Worrack Ger  Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 37 mn :41 s 99

 

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