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Scarperia, ITT, 2,5km


Race Writeup

The first of the 2009 Pink jersey’s sits on the shoulders of the Dutch sprinter.  

The location for the first prologue stage was run in the town of Scarperia which is known locally as the city of knives.

Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team) covered the 2.5 km course in a time 3 minutes 06 seconds at an average speed of 48.387 km / h. Wild finished just ahead of teammate Kristin Anderson while third was the newly crowned Dutch champion Linda Villumsen (Team Columbia HTC).  

The first of the local riders was the Italian champion Noemi Cantele (Bigla Cycling Team).

As the riders prepare for stage 2 the various jersey’s will sit on the following shoulders:

Pink jersey: Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team)

Cyclamen jersey: Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)

Green Jersey: Linda Villumsen (Team Columbia HTC)

White jersey: Trine Schmidt (Team Flexpoint)


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Post Race Comments

Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team) was very happy with her win, "It was very competitive, even though it was only over a distance of 2.5 km and the course was almost flat," said Kirsten Wild. "We are all very happy with two podium spots and we are looking forward to the next stage."

Manel Lacambra (Sports Director )"It was a short prologue today of 2.5 km," said  Lacambra. "Kirsten and Kristen did a perfect job. It was very important for us to be well positioned going into the first stage ahead of the other good climbers. We know that this is just the start of what may be the hardest [Women's] Giro d'Italia in 20 years, but the base is set for a good competition now. We have the best riders and the best equipment, so we are ready for the other stages."

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team
1 WILD Kirsten CWT 3'06.12
2 ARMSTRONG Kristin CWT 3'09.92 3.8
3 VILLUMSEN Linda TCW 3'10.25 4.13
4 TEUTENBERG Ina-Yoko TCW 3'10.81 4.69
5 BECKER Charlotte NUR 3'11.40 5.28
6 CARROL Katherine USA 3'11.80 5.68
7 LJUNGSKOG Susanne FLX 3'12.07 5.95
8 SLAPPENDEL Iris FLX 3'12.12 6
9 SCHMIDT Trine FLX 3'12.32 6.2
10 BELTMAN Chantal TCW 3'12.61 6.49


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