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Stage 3

Lezignan Corbieres 111km

Race Writeup

This transition stage between the climbs yesterday and the Pyrenean "queen" stage 4 was relatively flat. A circuit around the villages close to Carcassonne provided some narrow roads for the bunch to negotiate.

The major break of the day was made by Angela Brodtka (DSB Bank), she escaped in the latter part of the stage and quickly gained almost a minute on the chasing group. The bunch were further behind at this point. In the chasing group was Zoulfia Zabirova (Bigla), who was attentive at the front all day. 

Within the final 20 kilometres, the bunch caught the chasing group. But a brave move by Zabirova saw her bridge across to Brodtka. The Kazakhstan road champion was able to leave Brodtka on the way in to the finish at Lezignan Corbieres and finished solo. Brodtka was able to stay away and finished second. Diane Ziliute (Lithuania) led the bunch around the final, 90 degree, corner at 150 metres to go. She took the wide line, kept on going because she was able to maintain more of her speed into the corner and managed to take third.

Judith Arndt (High Road) finished in the bunch and held on to her race leader's yellow jersey. The other competition leaders remained unchanged too : Ljungskog; points, Holler, sprints, Hausler; young rider, Laws; mountains.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time Gap Bonus
1 ZABIROVA Zulfia BCT 02h52'54" 10"
2 BRODTKA Angela DSB 02h53'40" 46" 9"
3 ZILIUTE Diana LTU 02h53'55" 01'01" 4"
4 GRAIN Gina WEB 02h53'55" 01'01"
5 DE GOEDE Suzanne NUR 02h53'55" 01'01"
6 MARTISOVA Julia GAU 02h53'55" 01'01"
7 BECKER Charlotte NUR 02h53'55" 01'01"
8 BELVEDERESI Tania GAU 02h53'55" 01'01"
9 MILLER Brooke USA 02h53'55" 01'01"
10 LE FLOCH Magali FRA 02h53'55" 01'01"

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 ARNDT Judith TMP 06h49'55"
2 WORRACK Trixi NUR 06h50'07" 12"
3 COOKE Nicole GRB 06h50'35" 40"
4 LJUNGSKOG Susanne MSI 06h50'48" 53"
5 *HAUSLER Claudia NUR 06h50'51" 56"
6 KELLER Luise TMP 06h50'52" 57"
7 NEBEN Amber USA 06h51'11" 01'16"
8 THORBURN Christine WEB 06h51'35" 01'40"
9 LAWS Sharon GRB 06h52'16" 02'21"
10 *RYAN Carla AUS 06h52'29" 02'34"

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