Tour de l'Aude 2007
Osseja - Osseja, 107km
The highest stage of the 2007 edition of the Tour de l'Aude was run off in early cold and wet conditions, which dried and warmed slightly later on.
The race was split on the first climb, by Natalya Boyarskaya, who was followed by Beatrice Thomas; the pair led for the first ascent and then the race split apart, with chasers causing a front group to come together, from which the stage would be won.
Fabiana Luperini (Menikini Gysko) went for a solo break towards the end of the stage. Despite attacks on the descent into Osseja, she could not be caught and crossed the line, safely alone.
Judith Arndt (T-Mobile) finished fourth to protect her race lead and Claudia Hausler (Nürnberger) rode strongly throughout to protect her hold on the mountains competition lead.
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