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T-Mobile team ready for Geelong

New-look team want success in Australia

Can 2007 match up to the winning start in 2006 for the 'magenta' women?

Judith Arndt particularly motivated - contract renewed until end of 2008

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A newly formed T-Mobile Women’s team will be starting the new World Cup season in Australia with a star line-up. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Judith Arndt and four newcomers Kate Bates, Alex Rhodes, Oenone Wood und Linda Villumsen intend to repeat last year’s victory on March 3 in Geelong.

Judith Arndt will have reason to be motivated. The 2004 World Champion has just extended her contract by a year with the T-Mobile Team until the end of 2008. But before the six “magenta women“ begin their battle for World Cup points they’ll all be competing in the first race of the season in the Tour of Geelong, from February 27 – March 1.

These stage races, lasting several days are the best preparation for the upcoming World Cup“, says Ina Yoko Teutenberg, who last year won a stage win in the Tour of Geelong along with her World Cup victories.

The Tour of Geelong starts with a time trial over 8 kilometres in Portarlington, which is then followed by a 30-km race. The classification for the tour is calculated over two days. The 115-km race around Geelong with Mounth Wallace will certainly be a challenge. After the three-day tour the riders race a 80-km long circuit to Bawron Coast.

Last year’s winner Oenone Wood showed that with her tactical cleverness it is possible to triumph, without winning a stage win. With the time bonus system the former Equipe Nürnberger rider claimed the overall winner’s title for the third consecutive time.

It will then get serious from March 3, 2007 onwards, when the six T-Mobile Team riders compete in the first of nine World Cup races in southern Australia that also count towards valuable World Cup points. Eight 15-kilometre laps have to be tackled by a strong field of 100 women riders in the Geelong city course.

Our aim is to start the season on a high like the team did last year with Ina-Yoko taking the first round of the World Cup and hence the series' leaders jersey. If we can win that first World Cup race again we will be very happy”, says team manager Kristy Scrymgeour. If there’s a sprint finish the 32-year-old from Düsseldorf has a good chance of a podium win. According to how the race develops, Scrymgeour has some other tactical options at her disposal. Of the six women in the team, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and three other athletes have already won podium place at the World Cup in Geelong.

The team is strong and we have a good balance of riders giving us a few cards to play”, says Kristy Scrymgeour.

Photo: T-Mobile Team 2006©

T-Mobile 2007 - the women line-up around a 2007 Giant - the team bike

L-R : Suzanne de Goede, Oenone Wood, Kimberley Anderson, Alex Rhodes, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, 

Judith Arndt (with bike), Linda Villumsen, Chantel Beltman, Kate Bates, Emilia Fahlin, Anke Wichmann

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Geelong Team List

Judith Arndt, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (both Germany), Kate Bates, Alex Rhodes, Oenone Wood (Australia), Linda Villumsen (Denmark)

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T-Mobile Team roster 2007:

Kim Anderson (USA)

Judith Arndt (Germany) 

Kate Bates (Australia) 

Chantal Beltman (Netherlands) 

Suzanne de Goede (Netherlands) 

Emilia Fahlin (Sweden) 

Alex Rhodes (Australalia)

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany) 

Linda Melanie Villumsen (Denmark)

Anke Wichmann (Germany) 

Oenone Wood (Australia)

 


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