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Stage 1

Leende, Individual Time Trial, 12.2km


Race Writeup

A dry, warm day for the first stage of this new Tour on the calendar. There was little wind too, so the riders had a much more comfortable first stage than those who also raced the Holland Ladies Tour last week.

Christine Armstrong took the inaugural leader's jersey - orange in colour, whilst Marlijn Binnendijk (AA Drink) was the fastest young rider. Armstrong started and realised almost immediately that she had mechanical trouble - she looked down, saw it was the magnet for her computer and reached down to fix it whilst rolling. Then she was off on her ride, although the magnet was still making a clicking noise where it was rubbing. Sophie Goor (Vlaanderen-Caprisonne) crashed and finished outside the published time limit. The Jury will allow her to start the stage on Wednesday. Mirjam Melchers (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) finished a strong seventh, on the week she returned to competition, having missed much of the middle of the season.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

12.2km at 45.167km/h

Position Surname Name Team Time / Gap
1 ARMSTRONG  Kristin USA 16'12"
3 BATES  Nathalie AAD 32"
5 ROMBOUTS  Sandra BFL 39"
6 BATES  Katherine MX3 40"
7 MELCHERS  Mirjam BFL 43"
9 VAN RIE  An LBL 1'04"
10 KELLER  Luise BFL 1'17"


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IMG_2760_Nauta IMG_2770_Johansson IMG_2779_Lindberg IMG_2794_Pieters IMG_2798_Bates
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