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Tour de l'Aude 2007

 

 

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On this page >>  Stage 8A    Write-up     Results      General Classification     Photos

                             Stage 8B     Write-up     Results      General Classification     Photos

 

Stage 8A

Quillan - Axat

 

Race Writeup

Judith Arndt protected her race lead in the best possible way - by winning the stage. Despite an attack by Luperini (Menikini) and Hausler (Nürnberger), the German made it into the break and stayed with it to the finish on this short half-stage.

Worrack, Arndt, Ljungskog and Brändli stayed away until the run into Axat. The final few hundred metres were uphill and it was Arndt who was strongest on the final upwards gradient.

 

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Results - Top 10 

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 ARNDT Judith TMP 1 34 59
2 LJUNGSKOG Susanne FLX 1 35 0 00:01
3 WORRACK Trixi NUR 1 35 2 00:03
4 BRODTKA Angéla GER 1 35 37 00:38
5 VOS Marianne DSB 1 35 37 00:38
6 VAN DEN BRAND Daphny NED 1 35 37 00:38
7 KIESANOWSKI Joanne RLT 1 35 37 00:38
8 MARTISSOVA Julia FRW 1 35 37 00:38
9 MENG Lang GPC 1 35 37 00:38
10 BRANDLI Nicole BCT 1 35 37 00:38

 

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General Classification Top 10 

Position Name Team Time / Gap
1 ARNDT Judith TMP 20:41:12
2 LJUNGSKOG Susanne FLX 27
3 WORRACK Trixi NUR 56
4 VOS Marianne DSB 01:51
5 DOPPMMAN Priska RLT 01:53
6 BRANDLI Nicole BCT 01:58
7 BOSMAN Andrea DSB 02:49
8 NEBEN Amber FLX 02:53
9 PUCINSKAITE Edita NUR 03:38
10 KIESANOWSKI Joanne RLT 03:42

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Stage 8B

Axat - Quillan

 

Race Writeup

The parcours for the second half stage was simply up, then down. The first part of the descent was very narrow and technical. The second part was less steep, but the roads were not very smooth - and it was wet.

Attacks created breaks in the bunch. Amber Neben (Flexpoint) went over the summit alone, followed by Worrack and Hausler (both Nürnberger). Judith Arndt (T-Mobile) chased, but was unable to keep the gap down to retain her race lead, despite gaining a lot of the lost time on the descent. 

Amber Neben was well ahead as the race turned onto the wider road, but stopped under team direction to wait for Susanne Ljungskog. She did not have enough lead to take the overall lead. Hausler and Worrack sped past the American and continued to Quillan, unmatched.

Hausler slowed a little in the final 10km, whilst Worrack, intent on her GC position as well as the stage win, raced to the finish. She celebrated her victory as the chasers came into sight behind on the final corner.

Ljungskog, Brändli and Hausler sprinted to the line. Ljungskog took it and gained enough time (with bonuses) to take the race lead by 11 seconds over Worrack. Neben rolled over a few seconds later. Arndt finished soon, but not soon enough and slipped down the classification to to third, 55 seconds down on the new leader. 

 

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Results - Top 10 

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 WORRACK Trixi NUR 01:42:10
2 LJUNGSKOG Susanne FLX 01:42:25 00:15
3 BRANDLI Nicole BCT 01:42:25 00:15
4 HAUSLER Claudia NUR 01:42:25 00:15
5 NEBEN Amber FLX 01:42:28 00:18
6 VOS Marianne DSB 01:43:43 01:33
7 KIESANOWSKI Joanne RLT 01:43:43 01:33
8 MARTISSOVA Julia FRW 01:43:43 01:33
9 CORNEO Sigrid MSG 01:43:43 01:33
10 SALVETAT Maryline FRA 01:43:43 01:33

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General Classification Top 10 

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 LJUNGSKOG Susanne FLX 22 24 00
2 WORRACK Trixi NUR 22 24 11 00:11
3 ARNDT Judith TMP 22 24 55 00:55
4 BRANDLI Nicole BCT 22 25 33 01:33
5 NEBEN Amber FLX 22 26 30 02:30
6 VOS Marianne DSB 22 26 46 02:46
7 DOPPMMAN Priska RLT 22 26 48 02:48
8 PUCINSKAITE Edita NUR 22 28 33 04:33
9 KIESANOWSKI Joanne RLT 22 28 37 04:37
10 SALVETAT Maryline FRA 22 28 46 04:46

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Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>

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CJ1_2656_8A CJ1_2676_8A CJ1_2730_8B CJ1_2733_8B CJ1_2765_8B
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CJ2_2995_8B CJ2_3011_8B CJ2_3023_8B CJ2_3038_8B CJ2_3079_8B
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