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Route De France 2009

 

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Stage 2- Tiffany Cromwell wins the TT, Teutenberg in leaders jersey.

Cholet - Cholet 15km (ITT)

Race Writeup

Still riding as an U23, the young Australian Tiffany Cromwell beat the rest to win the TT second stage finishing just 1/100th ahead of one of the most experienced riders in the peloton. Columbia-HTC's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg powered into the race lead of the Route de France on Tuesday after coming within hundredths of a second of claiming victory in the stage two time trial in Cholet.

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Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia HTC) "I was just a fraction of a second behind the stage winner, and it's always a bit disappointing to miss a victory by so little," Teutenberg said afterwards. "However, getting the race lead is really important, too."

The winner of stage one in a bunch sprint said she was "a little surprised to be going so well in the time trials right now, but that makes it doubly pleasing. I did have some time references from my team-mates for the time trial, and the course suited me. In any case, there was only one real tactic in a time trial like this, which was to go all out from the start."

With three days racing remaining, Teutenberg is cautious about her chances of holding onto the top position overall. "I don't know if I'll be able to hold the lead right the way through to the finish. There are some pretty important climbs at the end of the race and as a sprinter, when you come into form your climbing's always the thing that gets better last. So I'll take it on the day by day, and see what happens."

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team
1 Tiffany CROMWELL Australian National Team 20: 34
2 Ina TEUTENBERG Team Columbia HTC Women 0 0
3 Kristin MCGRATH USA National Team 0 2
4 Yulia MARTISOVA GAUSS RDZ Ormu-Colnago 0 2
5 Diana ZILIUTE Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi 0 13
6 Kimberly ANDERSON Team Columbia HTC Women 0 14
7 Oxana KOZONCHUK Selle Italia Ghezzi 0 14
8 Tatiana ANTOSHINA GAUSS RDZ Ormu-Colnago 0 16
9 Svetlana BUBNENKOVA FENIXS 0 17
10 Grace VERBEKE LOTTO-BELISOL Ladiesteam 0 21

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
 1    TEUTENBERG Ina    TEAM COLUMBIA -HTC WOMEN    3h 25. 02s  
 2    CROMWELL Tiffany *    AUSTRALIA NATIONAL TEAM     00. 05s  
 3    ZILIUTE Diana    SAFI -PASTA ZARA TITANEDI     00. 10s  
 4    MARTISOVA Yulia    GAUSS RDZ ORMU -COLNAGO     00. 13s  
 5    BUBNENKOVA Svetlana    FENIXS     00. 15s  
 6    KOZONCHUK Oxana *    SELLE ITALIA GHEZZI     00. 30s  
 7    MCGRATH Kristin    US NATIONAL TEAM     00. 37s  
 8    VERBEKE Grace    LOTTO-BELISOL LADIESTEAM     00. 41s  
 9    ANTOSHINA Tatiana    GAUSS RDZ ORMU -COLNAGO     00. 45s  
 10    GUDERZO Tatiana    S.C. MICHELA FANINI RECORD ROX     00. 46s  

 

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