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Stage 4 - Anderson takes first career leaders jersey on stage 4 of Route de France

Vierzon - St Pourcain, 153.7km

 

Race Writeup

Evelyn Stevens (USA) wins the stage, Columbia-HTC's Kim Anderson takes her first leaders jersey of her career in the Route de France stage race.  Anderson succeeded teammate Ina-Yoko Teutenberg as overall leader of the six-day race after forming part of a 10-rider break that gained 28 minutes on the bunch.

The American rider then powered after stage winner Evelyn Stevens of the USA when Stevens attacked in the final 30 kilometres.  Having caught her rival with 2.5 kilometres to go, Stevens won the stage but Anderson has moved into the overall lead, with a minute and 19 seconds advantage.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 Evelyn STEVENS USA 4 01' 05''
2 Kimberly ANDERSON TCW 4 01' 05''
3 Monia BACCAILLE MIC 4 03' 17'' 02' 12''
4 Eneritz ITURRIAGAECHEVARRIA MAZAGA SAF 4 03' 17'' 02' 12''
5 Sigrid CORNEO MSI 4 04' 19'' 03' 14''
6 Emanuela AZZINI GAU 4 04' 19'' 03' 14''
7 Kaytee BOYD MSI 4 06' 06'' 05' 01''
8 Magali MOCQUERY FUT 4 07' 20'' 06' 15''
9 Egle ZABLOCKYTE USC 4 07' 20'' 06' 15''
10 Kirsty BROUN AUS 4 07' 20'' 06' 15''

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Kimberly ANDERSON TCW 10h 22 02s
2 Evelyn STEVENS USA 1 19s
3 Eneritz ITURRIAGAECHEVARRIA MAZAGA SAF 3 19s
4 Monia BACCAILLE MIC 3 43s
5 Emanuela AZZINI GAU 4 39s
6 Kaytee BOYD MSI 5 54s
7 Sigrid CORNEO MSI 6 00s
8 Kirsty BROUN AUS 8 37s
9 Egle ZABLOCKYTE USC 8 50s
10 Magali MOCQUERY FUT 11 42s

 

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Post Race Comments

Kim Anderson (Columbia HTC) was very happy to have her first stage win, "I'm really excited and pleased about how the day worked out," Anderson said afterwards.  "I chased down an attack and then there were 10 of us ahead, and for some reason the bunch just didn't chase behind.  Our lead grew really fast, about half of the break was working well, and then when Evelyn attacked I had to chase very hard to get her back.  I didn't get the stage win, but taking a race lead for the first time ever in my career is really important."

"I will have to watch Evelyn very closely but I'm very confident in my teammates," Anderson added. "I'll do my best to make sure it all works out."

Ronny Lauke (Team Manager) said of Andersons win"We're really pleased for Kim, because she is a really loyal team worker and it's great that she's got her own opportunity now," said Lauke.  "It's true that tomorrow is a tough stage, but we've got a strong team here and we'll do everything we can to keep it all under control," added Lauke.  

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