Tour de l'Aude 2009
Stage 7- Vos dominated sprint to win second stage
Saint Hilaire - Montreal 102km
irresistible finish for Marianne Vos (DSB Bank0 in the Montreal d'Aude 7th
attack of the day came from the double winner Susanne Ljungskog. Ljungskog
tried a daring poker move early on. She attacked at the 20th km point and
stayed away, resisting the chase for 19 km, only conceeding at the first
pass of the Col de la Malepère.
At 64km the counter attacks started. On the second time up the Col de la Malepère, Claudia Häusler (Cervelo Test Team and Yellow jersey holder), Trixi Worrack (Equipe Nurnberger, 3rd overall ranking) and Vos attacked. The speed of their attack split the bunch and a chase group of 17 tried to close the gap. The group of three leaders arrived at the 10 km point with an advantage of 1 minute.
The chasing group were 2 minutes 55 seconds behind and were led by the Swede Emma Johansson (Red Sun cycling). This group included Svetlana Bubnenkova (Fennix), Nicole Cooke (Vision 1), Emilia Fahlin (Team Columbia Highroad Women), Grace Verbeke and team mate Lizzy Armitstead (Lotto-Belisol) and Tina Liebig (DSB Bank).
a result of the finish, there were two changes in the top 5 overall
ranking: Worrack moved up to ahead of Armstrong, while Vos win moves her
up to 4th. Following the stage success Vos dethroned Ina-Yoko Teutenberg
(Columbia Highraod Women) as leader of the points classification.
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