WomensCycling.net

 

Home

Latest Additions

 Calendar 2009

Interviews

Photo Gallery

Links

New To Cycling?

2006 Archive (and earlier)

 
 

 

Previous coverage of Giro Della Toscana  >>   2008    2007    2006

Giro Della Toscana 2009

 

 

WCN quicklink >>   Stage 1   Stage 1 Full    Stage 2    Stage 2 Full    Stage 3    Stage 3 Full    Stage 4  Stage 4 Full

                                   Stage 5    Stage 5 Full  Stage 6   Stage 6 Full

      

 

 

On this page >>  Write-up      Comments     Results      General Classification     Photos

 

Stage 5- Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won, Diana Ziluite in Rosa

Segromigno in Piano - Capannori   100.9km

 

Race Writeup

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia HTC) blasted to victory at the end of a breakaway on stage five of the Giro della Toscana race in Italy on Saturday.  The Columbia-HTC rider's win at the end of the 100.9-kilometre stage from Segromigno in Piano to Capannori was Teutenberg's 24th victory of the 2009 season.

The break which included, Teutenberg, Ziluite, Charlotte Becker (Equipe Nurnberger), Kristin McGrath (USA) and Luisa Tamanini (Selle Italia Ghezzi) was too strong to hold off the peloton on Stage 5. This was a tough stage and conditions were much warmer than they had been for the early stages of the tour. The American team controlled the front of the bunch, hoping for a possible victory from McGrath in the break.

Giorgia Bronzini (Safi) won the sprint for the line for sixth place ahead of Marianne Vos (DSB Bank)

Back to Top

 

Post Race Comments

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia HTC) felt good about her win, "It's good to win like this from a break, it's more satisfying than in a bunch sprint because you have to work more for it and there's more strategy involved" Teutenberg said afterwards.  "I must have spent around 75 kilometres off the front today.  There were five of us in the break that finally stayed away and it wasn't easy for me to make it to the finish. I got dropped on a big climb close to the end and then caught the others on the descent before finally outsprinting them.  I didn't think the break would survive because it had a rider in it who was dangerous for the overall. But when we got more than five minutes I started thinking we had a good chance."

Teutenberg said Columbia-HTC teammate Judith Ardnt, who won in the same finish last year, had advised her on the best tactics for winning the stage.  "Judith told me that there was a kind of chicane 200 metres before the finish and that if I got into the chicane first then it wouldn't be possible for the rest to get past me. I did that and it worked out fine."

Back to Top

 

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

The results were delayed due to an incident at the finish line involving a truck not associated with the race. It drove under the banner just before the prize presentation and in doing so, took the finishing banner, PA equipment and 100m of fencing. The estimate for the damage is 40000 euro. The prize ceremony had to be conducted using the PA of one of the support teams.

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 TEUTENBERG INA TEAM COLUMBIA HTC WOMEN 2:39'38 
2 ZILIUTE DIANA SAFI PASTA ZARA TITANEDI 2:39'38 
3 OLDS SHELLEY USA NATIONAL TEAM 2:39'38 
4 BECKER CHARLOTTE EQUIPE NURNBERGER VERSICHERUNG 2:39'38 
5 TAMANINI LUISA SELLE ITALIA GHEZZI 2:39'43 
6 MC GRATH KRISTIN USA NATIONAL TEAM 2:45'26  5'48 
7 BRONZINI GIORGIA SAFI PASTA ZARA TITANEDI 2:45'38  6'00 
8 VOS MARIANNE DSB BANK NEDERLAND BLOEIT 2:45'38  6'00 
9 LELEIVYTE RASA SAFI PASTA ZARA TITANEDI 2:45'38  6'00 
10 BRAS MARTINE SELLE ITALIA GHEZZI 2:45'38  6'00 

Back to Top

 

General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1 ZILIUTE DIANA SAFI PASTA ZARA TITANEDI 9:18'13 
2 TAMANINI LUISA SELLE ITALIA GHEZZI 9:19'44  1'31 
3 BECKER CHARLOTTE EQUIPE NURNBERGER VERSICHERUNG 9:21'21  3'08 
4 GUDERZO TATIANA S.C. MICHELA FANINI RECORD ROX 9:23'25  5'12 
5 VOS MARIANNE DSB BANK NEDERLAND BLOEIT 9:23'32  5'19 
6 BRANDLI NICOLE BIGLA CYCLING TEAM 9:23'46  5'33 
7 ARNDT JUDITH TEAM COLUMBIA HTC WOMEN 9:23'49  5'36 
8 ABBOTT MARA TEAM COLUMBIA HTC WOMEN 9:24'13  6'00 
9 PUCINSKAITE EDITA GAUSS RDZ ORMU COLNAGO 9:24'16  6'03 
10 MC GRATH KRISTIN USA NATIONAL TEAM 9:24'19  6'06 

 

Back to Top

 

Photos   Click on any image to enlarge >>

05_Toscana_002
05_Toscana_002
05_Toscana_003
05_Toscana_003
05_Toscana_007
05_Toscana_007
05_Toscana_009
05_Toscana_009
05_Toscana_012
05_Toscana_012
05_Toscana_013
05_Toscana_013
05_Toscana_017
05_Toscana_017
05_Toscana_027
05_Toscana_027
05_Toscana_047
05_Toscana_047
05_Toscana_049
05_Toscana_049
05_Toscana_053
05_Toscana_053
05_Toscana_064
05_Toscana_064
05_Toscana_066
05_Toscana_066
05_Toscana_067
05_Toscana_067
05_Toscana_074
05_Toscana_074
05_Toscana_079
05_Toscana_079
05_Toscana_081
05_Toscana_081
05_Toscana_082
05_Toscana_082
05_Toscana_085
05_Toscana_085
05_Toscana_095
05_Toscana_095
05_Toscana_096
05_Toscana_096
05_Toscana_097
05_Toscana_097
05_Toscana_099
05_Toscana_099
05_Toscana_101
05_Toscana_101
05_Toscana_105
05_Toscana_105
05_Toscana_109
05_Toscana_109
05_Toscana_118
05_Toscana_118
05_Toscana_127
05_Toscana_127
05_Toscana_129
05_Toscana_129
05_Toscana_132
05_Toscana_132
05_Toscana_136
05_Toscana_136
05_Toscana_153
05_Toscana_153
05_Toscana_156
05_Toscana_156
05_Toscana_158
05_Toscana_158
05_Toscana_163
05_Toscana_163
05_Toscana_169
05_Toscana_169
05_Toscana_175
05_Toscana_175
05_Toscana_180
05_Toscana_180
05_Toscana_183
05_Toscana_183
05_Toscana_187
05_Toscana_187
05_Toscana_190
05_Toscana_190
05_Toscana_197
05_Toscana_197
05_Toscana_201
05_Toscana_201

Back to Top

Want to contact WomensCycling.net? 

The WomensCycling.net email address is

 

To contact the webmaster, the address is :

Type this address into the "To" line of a new email message in your email programme.

The WomensCycling.net email address is displayed as a graphic in order to reduce the amount of 'spam' email received from programmes which 'crawl' the internet for sites with addresses displayed in text and then overwhelm that address with junk, or even forge the address in junk messages that they generate and send to others. Sorry for any inconvenience this approach causes you.

 

Back to Top

 

Copyright WomensCycling.net 2004 - 2009