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Gracia Orlova 2009

 

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Stage 2

Lichnov, 125.8km Czech Republic UCI 2.2

The second stage was won by Fabiana Luperini (Selle Italia Ghezzi) ahead of Trixi Worrack (Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung) and Worrack's team mate Amber Neben. After the third place in the inaugural stage Luperini showed her skills on the mountain. The stage was very active, on the first climb Worrack and Neben attacked and it was only Luperini who was able to follow them. 

The long breakaway went to the finish line and Luperini won the sprint to the line. 

This win move Luperini up to second, a two seconds behind the leader Worrack. With the third stage being a time trial of 18km only, Luperini has a good chance of jumping into the lead. 

Marianne Vos (DSB) and Nicole Brandli (Bigla), Luise Keller (Team Columbia highroad) and Amber Neben (Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung) will need to pull out all the stops to get close to Worrack and Luperini. They were all over 2 minutes behind after stage 2. 


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Comments 

Walter Zini (Team Director) said of Luperini's performance "Fabiana today was very good, because it was not easy to resist to this rhythm. Unlike the others she's not yet in top condition because there are still two months to the Giro, but with this success we know to be on the right way. Also the other girls of the team did a great race today, Foresi was in a breakaway in first kms while the other helped Fabiana before the climb: now we will have to defend our position in the time trial but we have a great chance to finish this race on the podium," said Zini

Walter Ricci Petitoni (Team President) was very happy with the teams performance. "I am very satisfied, before the Flèche Wallonne Fabiana told me she's on good shape, she is on the levels of last year and this makes me hopeful for the National Championship and the Giro d'Italia," said Ricci

Results - Top 10

Position Name Team Time Gap Bonus
1 Fabiana LUPERINI Selle Italia Ghezzi 03:34.53 10
2 Trixi WORRACK Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 03:34.53 6
3 Amber NEBEN Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 03:35.20 0.37 4
4 Marianne VOS DSB 03:37.13 2.20 2
5 Andrea BOSMAN LeontinenNL 03:37.15 2.22
6 Nicole BRÄNDLI Bigla Cycling Team 03:37.18 2.25
7 Eva LUTZ Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 03:37.20 2.27
8 Luise KELLER Team Columbia highroad Women 03:37.23 2.30
9 Tatiana ANTOSHINA Russian National team 03:37.24 2.31
10 Karin ANNE Swedish National team 03:37.28 2.35

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 Trixi WORRACK Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 06:22.09
2 Fabiana LUPERINI Selle Italia Ghezzi 06:22.11 0.02
3 Marianne VOS DSB 06:24.25 2.16
4 Nicole BRÄNDLI Bigla Cycling Team 06:24.58 2.49
5 Luise KELLER Team Columbia Highroad Women 06:25.08 2.59
6 Amber NEBEN Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 06:25.19 3.10
7 Noemi CANTELE Bigla Cycling Team 06:25.25 3.16
8 Andrea BOSMAN LeontinenNL 06:26.27 3.18
9 Tatiana ANTOSHINA Russian National Team 06:27.30 5.21
10 Karin ANNE Swedish National Team 06:27.34 5.25

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