first of the 2009 Pink jersey’s sits on the shoulders of the Dutch
The location for the first prologue stage was run in the town of
which is known locally as the city of knives.
Wild (Cervelo Test Team) covered the 2.5 km course in a time 3 minutes 06
seconds at an average speed of 48.387 km / h. Wild finished just ahead of
teammate Kristin Anderson while third was the newly crowned Dutch champion
Linda Villumsen (Team Columbia HTC).
first of the local riders was the Italian champion Noemi Cantele (Bigla
As the riders prepare for stage 2 the various jersey’s will sit on the
jersey: Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team)
Cyclamen jersey: Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)
Green Jersey: Linda Villumsen (Team Columbia HTC)
White jersey: Trine Schmidt (Team Flexpoint)
Wild (Cervelo Test Team) was very happy with her win, "It
was very competitive, even though it was only over a distance of 2.5 km and
the course was almost flat," said Kirsten Wild. "We are
all very happy with two podium spots and we are looking forward to the next
(Sports Director )"It was a short prologue today of 2.5 km,"
said Lacambra. "Kirsten and Kristen did a perfect
job. It was very important for us to be well positioned going into the first
stage ahead of the other good climbers. We know that this is just the start
of what may be the hardest [Women's] Giro d'Italia in 20 years, but the base
is set for a good competition now. We have the best riders and the best
equipment, so we are ready for the other stages."
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