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Stage 6 - Ellen van Dijk wins TT, Wild moves into lead

Rijssen - Rijssen, 15,6km  ITT

 

Race Writeup

HTC-Columbia's Ellen Van Dijk captured the time trial stage of the Holland Ladies Tour for the second year running - but it was a very close victory. Van Dijk outpaced Holland's Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloiet) by just 270 hundredths of seconds in the 15.6 kilometre race against the clock held in the town of Rijssen.

Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team) now sits in the lead on GC. Wild placed third in the time trial. That combination of her win on stage 5 and her time in the TT. gave her a minute and three second lead over former GC leader Martine Bras who now sits in sixth place. Wild has a three second lead on second place Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloiet) going into the final stage.

Vos placed second in both stages today and is well placed with some tactical riding on the final stage to snatch victory. Time bonuses will be critical in the final stage and the strength of the teams and their tactics will be key. Cervelo Test Team and Nederland Bloiet will need to protect their two riders. van Dijk sits in third on GC 40 seconds behind.

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Post Race Comments



René Wenzel (HTC-Columbia sports director) started the second stage of the day a little disappointed but finished it very happy. The end start and the end the first stage of the day was bad for the team, Van Dijk's team-mate Ina-Yoko Teutenberg didn't start the morning's stage because of sickness, then Chloe Hosking crashed, suffering possible concussion, and the team decided that she should not continue in the race as a precaution. "We've only got four riders in the race now," Wenzel said, "but a win like that and really good performances by the others is a boost for everybody's morale."."Ellen won the same stage back in 2009, so she was really motivated to do well again even if she had had a hard time earlier this week in the race," added Wenzel. "It was a similar kind of course, too, to last year's - short, technical and very tricky, with some 90 degree corners you have to take at top speed."

"You had to have really good bike-handling skills to do well here, and that's what maybe made the difference today. She didn't have any time references, because radios aren't allowed in this category of racing, so she had to judge her own effort - and it all worked out fine."


Wenzel said "Van Dijk's win, coupled with a fifth place in the TTt for Linda Villumsen, had helped the team bounce back after a series of setbacks earlier in the day."

Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team) was very happy with her days racing,
“I am especially happy with my victory today,” said Wild after her stage 5 win and third place on the TT stage. “Every little bit helps and this second sprint victory certainly proved successful for me," added Wild.

 

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team

Time/Gap

Km/Hr
1    VAN DIJK Eleonora HTC Columbia Women .17'04" 080   54,839   
2    VOS Marianne Nederland Bloeit 0.27" 54,825   
3    WILD Kirsten Cervelo Test Team 1"   54,762   
4    VILLUMSEN, Linda HTC Columbia Women 7"   54,441   
5    BECKER Charlotte Cervelo Test Team 10"   54,272   
6    BRUINS, Regina Cervelo Test Team 15"   54,032   
7    VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Nederland Bloeit 25"   53,49   
8    STEVENS Evelyn HTC Columbia Women 29"   53,297   
9    JOHANSSON Emma Redsun Cycling Team 31"   53,224   
10    WORRACK Trixi Noris Cycling UG 32"   53,143   

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Ream Time/Gap
1    WILD Kirsten Cervelo Test Team 12.37'09"  
2    VOS Marianne Nederland Bloeit 3"  
3    VAN DIJK Eleonora HTC Columbia Women 40"  
4    BECKER Charlotte Cervelo Test Team 50"  
5    VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Nederland Bloeit 1'05"  
6    BRAS, Martine Mixteam Merida / Gauss 1'05"  
7    JOHANSSON Emma Redsun Cycling Team 1'08"  
8    WORRACK Trixi Noris Cycling UG 1'12"  
9    DÜSTER Sarah Cervelo Test Team 1'22"  
10    BRUINS, Regina Cervelo Test Team 1'24"  

 

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