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Iurreta-Emakumeen Bira 2010

 

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Stage 1     Vos secures another win

Iurreta - Iurreta 88.4 km

Race Writeup

Marianne Vos (Netherland Bloiet) secured another victory in the first stage of Bira. The final sprint was dominated by Vos ahead of Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu) and the talented British rider, Lizzi Armitstead (Cervelo Test Team).

The race completed circuits from Iurreta, out over a climb and back over a short cobbled section before starting the loop again. An early break that included Ellen van Dijk (HTC Columbia), Claudia Hausler (Cervelo Test Team), Elene Berlato (Fassa Bortolo), Lucy Martin (GBR) and a rider from SAFI Pasta Zara, managed to get a small gap on the chasing bunch. 

Vos, decided to attack the the peloton and brought the race back together. There was an immediate counter attack from Vos again, this time taking with her, Nicole Cooke (GBR), Vicki Whitelaw (Lotto), Emma Johansson (Red Sun), Hausler and Inga Cilvinate (SAFI pasta Zara).

Cilvinate attacked again and went away on her own, managing to gain a over a minute advantage. The small chase group were caught by the rest of the peloton. 

Cervelo Test Team sensed the danger of the lone attack and Charlotte Becker, moved to the front with the rest of her team to close the gap, as the race entered the closing stages. At the final passage of the pave, the race was all together and Vos led Adrie Visser (HTC Columbia), Hanka Kupfernagel (GER), Bronzini and Kelly Druyts (Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson) over the cobbles, just ahead of the rest of the peloton.

A final bunch sprint saw Vos the victor.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 2:14:07
2 Giorgia Bronzini   Gauss RDZ Ormu "
3 Elizabeth Armitstead   Cervelo TestTeam "
4 Alona Andruk   Safi - Pasta Zara "
5 Kelly Druyts   Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson "
6 Monia Baccaille   Team Valdarno "
7 Martine Bras   Gauss RDZ Ormu "
8 Claudia Hausler   Cervelo TestTeam "
9 Emma Johansson   Redsun Cycling Team "
10 Charlotte Becker   Cervelo TestTeam "

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

 

Position Name  Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 2:14:07
2 Giorgia Bronzini   Gauss RDZ Ormu " 
3 Elizabeth Armitstead   Cervelo TestTeam " 
4 Alona Andruk   Safi - Pasta Zara " 
5 Kelly Druyts   Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson " 
6 Monia Baccaille   Team Valdarno " 
7 Martine Bras   Gauss RDZ Ormu " 
8 Claudia Hausler   Cervelo TestTeam " 
9 Emma Johansson   Redsun Cycling Team " 
10 Charlotte Becker   Cervelo TestTeam " 

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