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Ster Zeeuwsche Eilanden (Rabo Tour) 2009

 

 

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Stage 3

Westkapelle - Westkapelle 134.7km

 

Race Writeup

The final stage of the RaboSter Tour in Holland saw Columbia-Highroad womenís team make a clean sweep of all top three places on the overall classification.

The three-day event was won for the second year running by Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, taking her eighteenth victory of the season. Second was Chantal Beltman, just three seconds behind, whilst prologue winner Linda Villumsen was third at 11 seconds.  

Columbia-Highroad also finished first in the teams classification, whilst Teutenberg was top rider both in the intermediate sprints and the points competitions.

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Post Race Comments

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia) - "It was a typically tough Dutch race, one where you have to be on the front all the time and watching out all the time. In the last stage it was all good. Chantal got in a break which was great, because she would have won the overall, so we didnít need to chase. To be honest I would have preferred not to have won the intermediate sprints competition, because going for those sprints meant a lot of work during the stage, but I needed to go for them.

"It was tough going, very windy and some very late finishes as well, but I came through ok and managed to get the victory.Ē

 

Petra Rossner - (Team Columbia Directeur Sportif) "Taking all three podium places is a sign of how well all our team were working together. For example, Chantal was in a four-rider break in the last ten kilometres, and even though Linda and  Ina knew their chances of overall victory would disappear if Chantal got a good gap, they were still cheering her on over the radio."

"It was not at all easy going, a long stage and with a lot of moves. Finally we managed to get all three top places. Itís a really exceptional result."

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time Bonus / Gap
1 Bosman  Andrea Leontien.nl *  3:23:50 00:00:10
2 Harris  Nikki Team Flexpoint *   same 00:00:06
3 Beltman  Chantal Team Columbia Highroad W *   same 00:00:04
4 Koedooder  Vera Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam same
5 de Vocht  Lisbet DSB Bank NederlandBloeit 3:23:56     0:06
6 Teutenberg  Ina-Yoko Team Columbia Highroad W 3:24:03     0:13
7 de Goede  Suzanne Nurnberger Versichering same
8 Gunnewijk  Loes Team Flexpoint same
9 Villumsen  Linda Melanie Team Columbia Highroad W same
10 Becker  Charlotte Nurnberger Versichering 3:24:05     0:15

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 Teutenberg  Ina-Yoko Team Columbia Highroad W 06:26:54
2 Beltman  Chantal Team Columbia Highroad W 06:26:57 00:03
3 Villumsen  Linda Melanie Team Columbia Highroad W 06:27:05 00:11
4 Gunnewijk  Loes Team Flexpoint 06:27:07 00:13
5 Harris  Nikki Team Flexpoint 06:27:10 00:16
6 Becker  Charlotte Nurnberger Versichering 06:27:12 00:18
7 de Vocht  Lisbet DSB Bank NederlandBloeit 06:27:20 00:26
8 Koedooder  Vera Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam same
9 Melchers  Mirjam Team Flexpoint 06:27:24 00:30
10 de Goede  Suzanne Nurnberger Versichering 06:27:26 00:32

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