Route De France 2009
Stage 4 - Anderson takes first career leaders jersey on stage 4 of Route de France
Vierzon - St Pourcain, 153.7km
(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.
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."
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."
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