Holland Ladies Tour
Susanne Ljungskog (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) maintained her hold on the leader's jersey by arriving in the same group as stage winner, Judith Arndt (T-Mobile), to become the 2006 Holland Ladies Tour winner. Trixi Worrack (Équipe Nürnberger) was second overall and Judith Arndt third.
Ljungskog's team-mate, Linda Villumsen took the Young Rider competition and Buitenpoort-Flexpoint won the team award. Best sprinter was Bertine Spijkermann (Therme Skin Care), whilst Judith Helmink (@Work) won the Most Aggressive Rider competition. The Points competition was taken by Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) and Susanne Ljungskog took the Mountains competition from week-long leader, Marianne Vos (DSB).
This final stage contained more climbing than any other - 8 climbs which contributed to the mountains competition. The bunch stayed together in the early stages, although Marianne Vos popped off the front to take some early mountains classification points. Before mid-stage, the race had split into 2 main bunches. It was not until much later in the race that the decisive break at the front went away. The group contained eventual stage winner, Arndt and race winner, Ljungskog.
Once this group got away, the time gap kept growing. The leaders beat the main bunch by over 6 minutes at the end of the stage. Loës Gunnewijk (Buitenpoort-Flexpoint) and Lisa Christensen (Bianchi Aliverti) finished between the bunch and the leaders, 2 minutes 21 seconds in arrears. Vos finished back in the bunch, whilst Ljungskog was able to take enough points over the closing 'bergs' to take the jersey from the World Cyclo Cross Champion.
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