Thüringen Rundfahrt, 2009
Thuringen Rundfahrt 2009
The 2009 edition
of the Thuringen Rundfahrt Women will be the 22nd edition of the race.
Starting in Altenburg the race covers six stages and a total of
approximately 600 kilometres. This year's race finishes on the 26 July in
Greiz, which this summer has its 800th anniversary to celebrate the new
region of Triebes.
The stages are on average longer than in previous years stage, with the individual time trial on stage 4, mid way through the race. This year the TT will climb the infamous Dörtendorfer mountain for the first time and this could be a deciding factor in the race. The 15 percent climb, which is known locally as the "Hankaberg" because it is close to the home of the local Thuringian Olympian, and former World Champion, Hanka Kupfernagel, will form a challenging aspect to the time trial. Kupfernagel will ride the 2009 event in the national team. The major change for 2009 will be the absence of Judith Arndt (Team Columbia HTC) who crashed in stage 8 of the 2009 Giro Donne and will miss the chance to defend her 2007 and 2008 titles and win the event for the third time.
Stage 1 - Altenburg, 70.7km, 21 July 2009
Stage 2 - Gera, 125.9km, 22 July 2009
Stage 3 - Schleiz, 125.2km 23 July 2009
Stage 4 - Treibes, 23.1km, Individual TT, 24 July 2009
Stage 5 - Schmoln, 104.5km, 25 July 2009
Stage 6 - Greiz 116km 26 July 2009
Provisional list of teams for 2009:
Cervélo Test Team
Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung
Team DSB Bank - Nederland Bloeit
Red Sun Cycling
Vision 1 Racing
Bigla Cycling Team
Safi-Pasta Zara Titanedi
Selle Italia Ghezzi
Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago
German National Team
MTN Energrade Cycling Team
Netherlands National Team
Team CMAX Dila
Team Uniqa ELK
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