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Route De France 2010

 

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Stage 1-  Ina-Yoko Teutenberg wins stage 1, van Vleuten takes lead.

Guingamp - Locmine : 116.4 km

Race Writeup

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Columbia) secured her 21st victory of the season in a mass sprint into Locmine. Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu) was second ahead of Annemiek van Vleuten (Nederland Bloiet).

It was anticipated that the fist stage would come down to a bunch sprint and despite attempts to for a break, this was how it ended. 

The top teams controlled any attacks and ensured that they could bring their sprinters to the finish together. 

Nederland Bloiet's van Vleuten moved herself into the overall lead after her third place finish, the team also lead the Team competition. Lizzi Armitstead (Cervelo Test Team) holds the Young rider 

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Post Race Comments

 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) claimed her twenty-first victory of the season on Monday when she crossed the line ahead of the field to win stage one of the Route de France.  Teutenberg was the fastest on the 116.4-kilometre stage from Guingamp to Locmine which saw lots of different attacks before the race finally came together. "I wanted to lead out Adrie [Visser, HTC-Columbia] for the sprint but I actually went too hard with 300 metres go and we lost contact," Teutenberg said later. "I ended up closing a gap on some other riders, and then could hold off [Giorgia] Bronzini [of Italy] to get the win. It was a pretty flat finish, fairly straightforward, but I didn't feel too great doing the sprint.  The sprint hurt a lot more than it usually does.  I haven't raced since the Giro and I was suffering a lot on that last hill. I was about to get dropped."

A winner of two stages last year in the Route de France, Teutenberg says there are at least two more stages that could end in bunch sprints.  "We want to go for GC here, and there's a time trial on Thursday, where  [HTC-Columbia rider] Judith [Arndt] could be going for yellow. So we'll take it day by day and see how it goes."


Ronny Lauke (HTC-Columbia sports director) could not have been happier with his team and another victory for 2010. "It was a very fast-moving stage and it wasn't ever certain it was going to be a bunch sprint," said  Lauke. "Judith [Arndt, HTC-Columbia] brought back one dangerous move on a last climb, and after that Ina could go for  it in the sprint."

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Results - Top 10  Click here for full results

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Ina Yoko Teutenberg   HTC Columbia Women 2:58:18
2 Giorgia Bronzini   Gauss RDZ Ormu "
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit "
4 Monia Baccaille   Team Valdarno "
5 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit "
6 Adrie Visser   HTC Columbia Women "
7 Elizabeth Armistead   Cervelo Test Team "
8 Rasa Leleivyte   Safi - Pasta Zara "
9 Kirsty Broun   Australia "
10 Martine Bras   Gauss RDZ Ormu "

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit 3:06:12
2 Sarah Düster   Cervelo Test Team 0:00:04
3 Olga Zabelinskaia   Safi - Pasta Zara 0:00:11
4 Judith Arndt   HTC Columbia Women 0:00:13
5 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 0:00:15
6 Adrie Visser   HTC Columbia Women 0:00:16
7 Ina Yoko Teutenberg   HTC Columbia Women 0:00:17
8 Natalia Boyarskaya   Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:00:21
9 Elizabeth Armistead   Cervelo Test Team "
10 Charlotte Becker   Cervelo Test Team "

 

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