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Race 1 - Drenste 8 - Dinwgeloo

136km, Dwingeloo


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Regina Schleicher (Nürnberger) took a tight, sprint win from Rochelle Gilmore (Menikini) and Giorgia Bronzini (Italy).

In contrast to the 2006 cold and very wet conditions for the 3 days of racing, the start to the (revised) programme took place in warm spring sunshine. With the inclusion of Saturday's race on the World Cup calendar, the Ronde van Drenthe is now three separate races which take place on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The first, the Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo, is a (long) circuit race, which takes in 6 laps of a circuit which looks like a figure-of-eight; hence the name.

The race was flat and fast. After about one-third distance, two riders managed to break away. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (T-Mobile) and Zoulfia Zabirova (Team Bigla) built up a lead which exceeded three minutes at its maximum. The chase was led by Équipe Nürnberger with Trixi Worrack and Charlotte Becker, with Chantele Beltman with Judith Arndt and Kate Bates working to control the bunch's efforts to bring back the breakaway pair.

With two laps of the 22km circuit to go, the breakaway of Teutenberg and Zabirova was caught by a group of several riders. The bunch reformed as a whole in the closing kilometres, but with Nürnberger working hard to set up the win, a small group broke off the front as the sprint wound up. 

Regina Schleicher took the victory ahead of Rochelle Gilmore (Menikini Gysko) and Giorgia Bronzini (Italy). Raleigh's Jo Kiesanowski was fourth and Suzanne De Goede (T-Mobile) fifth.

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Results - Top 10       Full results - click here

1  Regina Schleicher, NUR    3.12'19" 

2  Rochelle Gilmore, MSG

3  Giorgia Bronzini, ITA

4  Joanne Kiesanowski, RLT

5  Suzanne de Goede, TMP

6  Monia Baccaille, SEM       

7  Monica Holler, BCT             2"

8  Brooke Miller, USA             2"

9  Trixi Worrack, NUR            2"

10 Emma Johansson, VLL      2"


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