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Stage 5- Teutenberg wins the stage, Wild holds onto overall lead

Nieuwegien - Nieuwegien, 124 km 

 

Race Writeup

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia-HTC) won stage 5 ahead of Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team), emma Johansson (Red Sun Cycling) held on for third. 

The stage 5 race wound its way around narrow roads that often were the boundaries to the many Dikes that run through the Dutch countryside. The conditions were windy throughout the stage making conditions hard and it almost impossible for any breaks to stay away. 

The first major break of the day included Equipe Nurnberger Trixi Worrack, Columbia HTC's Teutenberg, Marieke Van Wanroij (DSB Bank - Nederland Bloeit) and Sarah Düster (Cervélo TestTeam). Teutenberg, did a lot of the work to try to keep the break away with  Worrack sharing much of the work.

DSB Bank who had missed the break control the chase to the break. Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) moved to the front when it was timje to chase hard to the break. It was caught and this provided the opportunity for Chantal Beltman (Team Columbia-HTC) to make a break for it. She made a brave solo attempt, but was caught in the final 5km. 

Christina Becker (Equipe Nurnberger) led the bunch chase to Beltman and brought the main bunch of 53 riders back together in time for the sprint. Teutenberg racked up her twenty-third victory of the season. Teutenberg outpowered Wild in the bunch sprint that decided the 108 kilometre stage in Nieuwegein. Teutenberg has now taken 23 victories this season, whilst her latest win takes the tally for Columbia-HTC women's team this season to 45.

Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) remains in the young rider jersey and Suzanne De Goede (Equipe Nurnberger) will wear the sprint competition leaders jersey for stage 6.

Wild remains the leader in the points and overall positions.

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Post Race Comments

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia-HTC) reflected on the stage, "It was very windy, because 60 percent of the racing was along exposed roads and that made it a tough day overall," Teutenberg said. "By the end of the stage the bunch had split completely and I think only 30 or 40 riders finally took part in the sprint."

"But we'd done well and played it very aggressively throughout. I got into a break between kilometre 40 and kilometre 60 and then [Columbia-HTC team-mate] Chantal Beltman got a minute's gap and kept off the front until there was five kilometres to go."

"That meant we didn't have to start controlling until the very end. There was a long straightaway leading to the finish, and I came round Kirsten to win."

"Teutenberg said she was pleased to have beaten Wild because the Dutch rider is "in really good shape and I haven't been able to get past her back wheel all week. Well, I got past her back wheel yesterday [Friday] but then she accelerated again and got the stage! So today I was very happy to win and finally beat her. I would like to be in a bit better shape than I feel  I am right now, so this win is a very encouraging sign for me. I'm pleased."

Kirstin Wild (Cervelo Test team)  improved her leading position and can live with the missed victory. "My race was successful anyway," she said at the finish, "I had only one team mate with me and she had a lot work to do in the finale, so I just did it on my own."

Jens Zemke, (Sports Director.) was happy with his team performance, "Today's stage today was over 108 km riding on the Dutch dikes, which means lot of wind again," said Zemke.  "After 35 km there was a 4 rider break away with Trixi Worrack (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung), Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia – High Road), Marieke Van Wanroij (DSB Bank - Nederland Bloeit) and Sarah Düster (Cervélo TestTeam). The group had a maximum time gap of 55 seconds. But DSB Bank was not happy with the situation and chased the group back. In the finale Chantal Beltman (Columbia – High Road) tried to attack but the peloton caught her and brought her back with 3 km to go. In the finale we were left with a peloton of 50 riders, with only Sarah and Kirsten there from our team. Sarah did an incredible job, she covered a lot of attacks in the finale, bringing Kirsten into the best position for the sprint. All the teams made it really hard for us today. It was super that we are able to stay 5 days in the jersey and tomorrow we will give our best and we see what we can do.”

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Results - Top 10

Position Name Team Time Gap  Bonus
1.   TEUTENBERG Ina TCW 2.42'30"      10"  
2.   WILD Kirsten CWT 2.42'30"      7"  
3.   JOHANSSON Emma RSC 2.42'30"      4"  
4.   MARKERINK Loes FLX 2.42'30"        
5.   MUSTONEN Sara HPU 2.42'30"        
6.   JOHREND Marlen NUR 2.42'30"        
7.   VAN DIJK Ellen TCW 2.42'30"        
8.   SELS Loes VLL 2.42'30"        
9.   REE, Monique van de LNL 2.42'30"      2"  
10.   BORGATO, Giada MSI 2.42'30"        

 

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General Classification Top 10 

Position Name Team Time Gap
1.   WILD Kirsten CWT 12.16'41"     
2.   VOS Marianne DSB 12.17'07"   26"  
3.   TEUTENBERG Ina TCW 12.17'22"   41"  
4.   VILLUMSEN Linda TCW 12.17'29"   48"  
5.   WORRACK Trixi NUR 12.17'34"   53"  
6.   BECKER, Charlotte NUR 12.17'36"   55"  
7.   DÜSTER Sarah CWT 12.17'47"   1'06"  
8.   VAN DIJK Ellen TCW 12.17'58"   1'17"  
9.   JOHANSSON Emma RSC 12.18'02"   1'21"  
10.   GUNNEWIJK Loes FLX 12.18'03"   1'22"  

 

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