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Stage 1 - HTC Highroad win opening TTT, Arndt in Rosa 

Viareggio . TTT, 5.45km

Race Writeup

HTC-Highroad women's squad opened the Giro di Toscana Femminile with a victory ahead of the Russian National team and Gauss. With another flat circuit tomorrow, HTC-Highroad have one hundred and seventeen kilometers to defend their lead and keep Judith Arndt in the leader's jersey.

Stage 2 is a normally a fast stage and one for the sprinters. In last year's event the stage was decided by a photo finish between Giorgia Bronzini and Ina-Yoko Teutenberg. 

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Ronny Lauke (HTC Highroad Sport Director) was very happy with his teams performance, "It was a flat circuit today," said, Lauke, "A very simple course that came down to setting as strong of a pace as we could and maintaining it until the end."

"Our plan was to accelerate hard at the start and keep pace steady. We had Judith (Arndt), Ina (Teutenberg) and Charlotte (Becker) pulling on the long stretches and our younger riders leading out the short sections."

"We have been on a bit of a winning streak over the past ten days (Ardeche) and we plan to keep the momentum here in Tuscany." 

Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Team  Time/Gap
1 HTC Highroad Women 0:06:27
2 Russian Federation 0:00:13
3 Gauss 0:00:24
4 SC MCipollini Giambenini "
5 Australia 0:00:25
6 Garmin - Cervelo 0:00:27
7 Top Girls Fassa Bortolo "
8 Lotto Honda Team 0:00:28
9 Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:00:29
10 United States of America "


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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team  Time/Gap
1 Judith Arndt   HTC Highroad Women 0:06:27
2 Ina Teutenberg   HTC Highroad Women "
3 Amanda Miller   HTC Highroad Women "
4 Chloe Hosking   HTC Highroad Women "
5 Katie Colclough   HTC Highroad Women "
6 Charlotte Becker   HTC Highroad Women 0:00:03
7 Svetlana Bubnenkova   Russian Federation 0:00:13
8 Irina Molicheva   Russian Federation "
9 Natalia Boyarskaya   Russian Federation "
10 Evgeniya Romanyuta   Russian Federation "


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