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Stage 2 - Bras strongest  

Leende - Leende, 107km 

 

Race Writeup

Martine Bras (Merida -Gauss) broke away from the peloton just after half way through the stage around Leende. The Dutchwoman was away on her own until, at about 20 kilometres from the finish, Valentia Bastianelli (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) and Janneke Ensing (Dolmans Landscaping) joined her. Bras did the majority of the work, including leading out the sprint, so it was fitting that the Dutchwoman took the stage. 

The bunch were not wholly attentive to chasing the leaders with 25 kilometres to go, when the advantage for Bras was just over a minute. Bastianelli and Ensing bridged across to Bras with 20 kilometres to go and the advantage for the three began to increase. With fifteen kilometres to go, they were one minute 50 seconds ahead. The gap was closed significantly by a huge effort in the closing kilometres, but it was too little too late. A crash in the bunch broke it into small groups, which rolled over the line.  Seven riders did not finish.

Bras enjoyed her win, which comes on the back of a successful season, which has seen her on the podium, or close to it several times in 2010. To round off her good day, Bras took control of all of the jerseys, except the young rider competition lead, which Bastianelli now leads. The Italian also enjoyed her podium time, cheered on by her Top Girls team-mates who chanted "Basta Basta" when she was presented with the white jersey.

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time Gap Bonus
1.   BRAS, Martine Mixteam Merida / Gauss 2.36'17"      16"  
2.   BASTIANELLI, Valentina Top Girls Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi 2.36'17"      9"  
3.   ENSING Janneke Dolmans Landscaping Wielerteam 2.36'21"   4"   7"  
4.   OLDS Shelley USA Women Cycling Team 2.36'49"   32"     
5.   HOSKING, Chloe HTC Columbia Women 2.36'51"   34"     
6.   MUSTONEN Sara Hitec Products UCK 2.36'51"   34"     
7.   JOHANSSON Emma Redsun Cycling Team 2.36'51"   34"     
8.   DÜSTER Sarah Cervelo Test Team 2.36'51"   34"     
9.   NUMAINVILLE Joelle Canadian National Team 2.36'51"   34"     
10.   GILMORE Rochelle Lotto Ladies Team 2.36'51"   34"

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time Gap
1.   BRAS, Martine Mixteam Merida / Gauss 5.23'48"     
2.   BASTIANELLI, Valentina Top Girls Fassa Bortolo-Ghezzi 5.23'55"   7"  
3.   ENSING Janneke Dolmans Landscaping Wielerteam 5.24'01"   13"  
4.   TEUTENBERG Ina Yoko HTC Columbia Women 5.24'28"   40"  
5.   VOS Marianne Nederland Bloeit 5.24'32"   44"  
6.   WILD Kirsten Cervelo Test Team 5.24'33"   45"  
7.   OLDS Shelley USA Women Cycling Team 5.24'36"   48"  
8.   GILMORE Rochelle Lotto Ladies Team 5.24'37"   49"  
9.   JOHANSSON Emma Redsun Cycling Team 5.24'38"   50"  
10.   BRONZINI, Giorgia Mixteam Merida / Gauss 5.24'38"   50" 

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