WomensCycling.net

 

Home

Latest Additions

 Calendar 2008

Interviews

Photo Gallery

Links

New To Cycling?

2006 Archive (and earlier)

 
 

 

Route De France 2008

 

 

WCN quicklink >>  Prologue    Prologue Full     Stage 1      Stage 1 Full       Stage 2     Stage 2 Full      Stage 3     Stage 3 Full

                               Stage 4    Stage 4 Full    Stage 5    Stage 5 Full    Stage 6    Stage 6 Full     Stage 7    Stage 7 Full

Race Website

      

 

 

On this page >>  Write-up      Comments     Results      General Classification     Photos

 

Stage 6

Elbeuf - Elbeuf,  24.7km, Individual Time Trial

 

Race Writeup

Luise Keller (Team Columbia) moved closer to an overall win in the Route de France after the time trial. The German RR Champion, who had never been a tour leader before this week, will start the final stage 2 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of nearest rival, Rosane Kirch (Michela Fanini Record Rox). 

Keller went into the time trial just 51 seconds ahead of Kirch and perhaps more of a concern, only 1 minute 4 seconds ahead of third placed Edwige Pitel (Pro Team Les Carroz). The Frenchwoman is a former French time trial champion and has been in good form this week. However the potential threat did not eventuate, Pitel finished fourth, 1'21" behind Keller. 

Keller was in great form. She sped around the 24.7km faster than anyone else. Tatiana Antoshina (Fenixs) was second, 40 seconds back. Grace Verbeke (Lotto Belisol), who has performed well this week, finished third 1'19" behind Keller.

Daiva Tuslaite (Michela Fanini) moved back into the lead in the young roder competition and opened a gap on Oxana Kozunchuk (Menikini Selle Italia), who until today had been equal on time for several days. The Lithuanian is now 56 seconds ahead of her rival. 

 

Back to Top

 

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

1   L Keller  (Team Columbia)  35'39"  

2.  T Antochina  (Fenixs)      40"

3   G Verbeke (Lotto Belisol)   1'19"

 

Back to Top

 

General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

1   L Keller  (Team Columbia) 

2   R Kirche (Michela Fanini)   2'19"

3  E Pitel (Pro Team Feminin Lez Carroz)   2'25"

 

 

Back to Top

 

Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>

WC1_0559 WC1_0595 WC1_0635 WC1_0655 WC1_0669
WC1_0684 WC1_0704 WC1_0721 WC1_0740 WC1_0764
WC1_0768 WC1_0780 WC1_0798 WC1_0809 WC1_0832
WC2_0267 WC2_0299 WC2_0359 WC2_0370  

Back to Top

 

Want to contact WomensCycling.net? 

The WomensCycling.net email address is

 

To contact the webmaster, the address is :

Type this address into the "To" line of a new email message in your email programme.

The WomensCycling.net email address is displayed as a graphic in order to reduce the amount of 'spam' email received from programmes which 'crawl' the internet for sites with addresses displayed in text and then overwhelm that address with junk, or even forge the address in junk messages that they generate and send to others. Sorry for any inconvenience this approach causes you.

 

Back to Top

 

Copyright WomensCycling.net 2004 - 2009