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Tour de l'Aude

Stage 2

Rieux Minervois – Rieux Minervois, 103.5 km

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Race Write-up

The riders started in heavy rain today on the second stage of the Tour. Taking a basically circular route from Rieux Minvervois in a clockwise direction, the first real climbs of the Tour were tackled today. 

The race stayed together, riding tempo until the climb. A small breakaway went, but was unable to gain any real advantage. As the climb became progressively steeper, the road narrowed and there were more corners. A group went away, driven by the race leader and her team, Loës Gunnewijk (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint). As they went through the first Mountains Competition point, there were several groups on the road. The first contained several T-Mobile riders (Bessette, Bruckner Baldwin, Anderson, Arndt), eventual stage winner, Priska Doppmann (Univega), a number of Équipe Nürnberger riders, including Trixi Worrack, Edita Puckinskaite (Nobili Rubinetterie) and several of the Buitenpoort-Flexpoint team (Gunnewijk, Ljungskog, Melchers van Poppel). Two or three further groups had formed on the climb, but things basically came back together on the descent.

A further set of attacks on the short, but steep climb of Col de la Croix de Sous meant that the race was split into groups again, this time, the gaps created were sustained to the finish line. Some accidents on the run-in caused concern for the Univega and Nürnberger teams. Sarah Grabb (Univega) has a suspected broken collarbone.

The lead group sprinted hard into the narrow finishing straight in Rieux Minervois and it was Priska Doppmann who had the best legs. She crossed the line for a clear win over Trixi Worrack and Theresa Send (AA Drink). The race lead stayed with the Buitenpoort-Flexpoint team but moved from Loës Gunnewijk to Susanne Ljungskog.

 

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Surname Team E = U23 Time / Gap
1 Priska DOPPMANN UPT

3h 0' 59"

10'' bonus
2 Trixi WORRACK NUR same 6'' bonus
3 Théresa SENFF AAD same 4'' bonus
4 Amber NEBEN BFL same
5 Judith ARNDT TMP same
6 Sofie GOOR BEL same
7 Madeleine SANDIG BFL same
8 Maryline SALVETAT FRA same
9 Susanne LJUNGSKOG BFL same
10 Edita PUCINSKAITE NMC same

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Surname Team E = U23 Time / Gap
1 Susanne LJUNGSKOG BFL 3 38'8’‘
2 Loës GUNNEWIJK BFL same
3 Amber NEBEN BFL 00' 01’‘
4 Madeleine SANDIG BFL E 00' 02’‘
5 Judith ARNDT TMP 00' 18’‘
6 Kimberly ANDERSON TMP 00' 21’‘
7 Trixi WORRACK NUR 00' 26’‘
8 Priska DOPPMANN UPT 00' 32’‘
9 Eva LUTZ NUR same
10 Claudia HAUSLER NUR E same

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