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24th Emakumeen Bira 2011

 

 

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Stage 2

Iuretta - Lekeitia, 115,6km

 

Race Writeup

Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) soloed to victory and as race leader, she extended her grip on the race lead on Stage 2 in Bira.

The race was marked by a breakaway by three riders - Lucinda Brand (AA Drink), Elizabeth Armitstead (Garmin) and Loes Gunnewijk (Nederland Bloeit). They were away for about 50 kilometres, over the middle two climbs on the parcours. Their maximum advantage was almost two minutes. However, they were chased hard by the HTC-HighRoad team, which went to the front in their entirety to try to close the gap for prospective GC challenger, Judith Arndt.

HTC-Highroad had brought the gap back to within 20 seconds when the race descended prior to the final climb. The race came back together and a counterattack from the race leader, Vos was quickly established. She accelerated away from the bunch and climbed alone to the finish line. For the  final, flat 750 metres, she was alone and although on the finishing straight, the bunch could see her, the Dutchwoman had enough of an advantage to take the stage. 

It was a telling sign of Vos' greater aspirations, she maintained her pace right through to the finish line, effectively "banking" seconds on general classification before the 7 kilometre uphill time trial on Saturday morning. Emma Johansson (Hitech Products) took the bunch sprint from Judith Arndt (HTC Highroad).

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Results - Top 10 

1  Marianne Vos (NLB)

2  Emma Johansson (HPU)

3. Judith Arndt (TCW)

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 2:59:13
2 Emma Johansson   Hitec Products - UCK 0:00:21
3 Judith Arndt   HTC Highroad Women "
4 Martine Bras   Netherlands "
5 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit "
6 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau   Gauss "
7 Trixi Worrack   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team "
8 Eleonora Patuzzo   Diadora - Pasta Zara "
9 Emilia Fahlin   HTC Highroad Women "
10 Isabelle Söderberg   Alriksson Go:Green "

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General Classification Top 10 

1 Marianne Vos (NLB)

2. Emma Johansson (HPU)  @ 21sec

3  Martine Bras (NED)  @ 21 sec

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 4:53:51
2 Emma Johansson   Hitec Products - UCK 0:00:21
3 Martine Bras   Netherlands "
4 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau   Gauss "
5 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit "
6 Polona Batagelj   Bizkaia-Durango "
7 Vicki Whitelaw   Lotto Honda Team "
8 Elisa Longo Borghini   Top Girls Fassa Bortolo "
9 Judith Arndt   HTC Highroad Women "
10 Trixi Worrack   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team "
Points classification
Position Name Team Points
1 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 50
2 Emma Johansson   Hitec Products - UCK 29
3 Martine Bras   Netherlands 26
4 Ina Teutenberg   HTC Highroad Women 20
5 Elizabeth Armitstead   Garmin - Cervelo 19
6 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau   Gauss 18
7 Judith Arndt   HTC Highroad Women 16
8 Annemiek Van Vleuten   Nederland Bloeit 14
9 Alona Andruk   Diadora - Pasta Zara 14
10 Sara Mustonen   Hitec Products - UCK 10
Mountains classification
Position Name Team Points
1 Ashleigh Moolman   Lotto Honda Team 8
2 Elena Berlato   Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 4
3 Marianne Vos   Nederland Bloeit 3
4 Elizabeth Armitstead   Garmin - Cervelo 3
5 Lucinda Brand   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 2
6 Sylwia Kapusta   Gauss 1
7 Irene Van Den Broek   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 1
8 Emma Pooley   Garmin - Cervelo 1
9 Loes Gunnewijk   Nederland Bloeit 1
Sprint classification
Position Name Team Points
1 Sara Mustonen   Hitec Products - UCK 10
2 Lucinda Brand   AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 5
3 Ellen Van Dijk   HTC Highroad Women 4
4 Malgorzta Jasinska   S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 3
5 Elizabeth Armitstead   Garmin - Cervelo 3
6 Loes Gunnewijk   Nederland Bloeit 1
7 Valentina Scandolara   Gauss 1
Young rider classification
Position Name Team
1 Elisa Longo Borghini   Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
2 Amy Pieters   Netherlands
3 Winanda Spoor   Netherlands
4 Dorleta Eskamendi Gil   Debabarrena - Gipuzkoa
5 Emilie Moberg   Hitec Products - UCK
6 Kaat Hannes   Topsport Vlaanderen 2012 - Ridley Team
7 Sarah-Lena Hofmann   Germany
Regional rider classification
Position Name Team
1 Eneritz Iturriaga Echevarria Mazaga   Lointek
2 Cristina Alcalde Huertanos   Bizkaia-Durango
3 Dorleta Eskamendi Gil   Debabarrena - Gipuzkoa
4 Mireia Epelde Bikendi   Lointek
5 Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro   Debabarrena - Gipuzkoa
Teams classification
Position Team Time/Gap
1 Netherlands 14:42:36
2 AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
3 Garmin - Cervelo
4 Nederland Bloeit 0:00:48
5 Gauss 0:01:09
6 HTC Highroad Women
7 Lotto Honda Team
8 Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
9 Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:01:51
10 Topsport Vlaanderen 2012 - Ridley Team 0:04:50

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