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Tour de l'Aude 2008

 

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Stage 7

Castelnaudary 108km

 

Race Writeup

Zoulfia Zabirova (Bigla) rode away from a small break group to win solo for another time in the 2008 Tour de l'Aude. With sprinters in the group with her, the Kazakh RR Champion knew that a lone effort would be her only means of success, especially since team-mate sprinter, Monica Holler slipped off the break and went back into the bunch about 20 km form the finish. 

In a (kind of) repeat of Zabirova's previous win, USA took second place again. This time, it was Katherine Carroll who sprinted in ahead of Martine Bras (NED).

The bunch arrived 4 minutes 58 seconds later. Susanne Ljungskog (Menikini), the race leader finished safely within.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time Gap Bonus
1 ZABIROVA Zulfia BCT 02h55'54" 10"
2 CARROLL Katherine USA 02h56'25" 31" 6"
3 BRAS Martine NED 02h56'25" 31" 4"
4 VAN DEN BROEK Irene AAD 02h56'27" 33" 2"
5 TOUFFET Elodie GAU 02h56'32" 38" 1"
6 LUTZ Eva NUR 02h56'36" 42"
7 TEUTENBERG Ina TMP 02h56'36" 42"
8 VISSER Adrie DSB 02h56'48" 54"
9 HOHL Jennifer BCT 02h56'48" 54"
10 WERNER Laure AAD 02h56'51" 57"

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 LJUNGSKOG Susanne MSI 18h51'43"
2 ARNDT Judith TMP 18h55'22" 03'39"
3 VAN DEN BROEK Irene AAD 18h55'32" 03'49"
4 WORRACK Trixi NUR 18h55'38" 03'55"
5 LAWS Sharon GRB 18h55'46" 04'03"
6 COOKE Nicole GRB 18h56'04" 04'21"
7 *HAUSLER Claudia NUR 18h56'17" 04'34"
8 NEBEN Amber USA 18h56'42" 04'59"
9 THORBURN Christine WEB 18h57'29" 05'46"
10 *VILLUMSEN Linda TMP 18h57'41" 05'58"

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