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Round 7 -HTC Highroad finally win in Sweden TTT- 

Open de Suede, Vårgåda   42,5km

Race Writeup

HTC Highroad started the 7th round of the World Cup, the Team Time Trial in Sweden as favourites and they lived up to expectation. They completed the 42.5km course, in a time of 52 minutes 02.9 seconds,  2 minutes 32 seconds faster than the winning time from 2010, in a average speed of 48.6 km/hr. AA Drink pulled out a surprise ride to take second, in a time of 54 minutes 46.6 seconds, 6.1 seconds ahead of Garmin Cervelo who completed the course in 54 minute 52.5 seconds. 

Conditions in Sweden for the 7th round of the World Cup, were a little windy and humid but at least dry. Earlier rain, looked like it might create a repeat of conditions from 2010 but in the end the sun shone and it was warm. 

On the run out to the turning point after 16.4km, the riders had a head win and the benefit of tail wind on the way back into Vårgåda, before starting the loop that will be the World Cup circuit on Sunday 

There was plenty of energy around as the seventh round of the 2011 World Cup took place, in Vårgåda. The town was again excited to put on the racing. The town was buzzing with locals who came out to support the teams in particular Hitec, the team of Swedish National Champion Emma Johansson, Alriksson-Go Green and the Swedish National team. It was appropriate that the winning team also contain Swedish rider Emilia Fahlin.

It is the only team time trial on the World Cup calendar and one of only a handful available in the season and is targeted by several teams as they plan their year. HTC Highroad have long played second fiddle to Garmin-Cervelo formerly Cervelo Test Team, this year however, Garmin Cervelo were the quickest at the first time check but slowed in the second, crossing the line 1 minute 49.2 seconds behind HTC Highroad. HTC Highroad were fastest at all time checks. They were together as a team until the final climbs, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and Fahlin had done their job and the remaining team completed the last 3.5km.

The Australian National put in a great performance to finish 4th. They were, until HTC Highroad started, the fastest team at the final check point at 31.9km  losing time on the hilly section before finishing 1 minute 50.2 seconds down.

Nederland Bloeit finished in 5th place overall. Marianne Vos remains overall leader in the World Cup with team mate Annemiek van Vleuten in second and Emma Johansson in third.

The road race looks set to be a great battle of the home favourite Johansson against the Dutch pair of Vos and Van Vleuten.

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Post Race Comments

Ronny Lauke (HTC Highroad Director) was over the moon with his teams performance, “It is great. It was one of our major goals for this season to win the team time trial here in Sweden. We made several training sessions prior to coming to Sweden and on the course. We drew out all the knowledge we had as a team and finally we won it. Not only by a few seconds but with a major gap. We are really really happy,” said Lauke 

Amber Neben (HTC Highroad) was all smiles as she waited with her team for the podium, "It is a huge result. We take great pride in our time trialling and our teamwork and togetherness. We put in a lot of time and preparation together working on this and it is fun to pull it off," said Neben. "We knew tactically that we would probably lose two riders just prior to the final climb. We had Emilia [Fahlin] pull her last turn there and then it just depended on who the last four would be at the end. I think today we did everything perfectly. We were technically sound and a  solid unit and I think it showed in the result," added Neben

Trixi Worrack (AA Drink) pulled out a great ride to finish second in he Sweden TTT, “We thought before, if we did everything right we could be third. We made a few mistakes but finishing second is better than we had hoped for. It is great for the team," said Worrack

Emma Pooley (Garmin Cervelo) was very disappointed not to at least achieve second. The team has after all, the prestige of having never been beaten in a World Cup team time trial. "I am sad not to be second," said Pooley. "We gave it everything today. I think we made a few error that cost us second," she added.

Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) was happy with the way her team performed. “I am happy. For us it was important to ride a smooth TTT and we did that. We are happy, it is 5th place and I stay in the lead in the [World Cup] classification. We still have two people at the top so it looks good for Sunday. It is good to have two in front. It is easier to play a game and different tactics during the race. We will make a plan and decide in the race how we make it happen,” said Vos

Theo Maucher (Garmin Cervelo) arrived in Sweden with a previously undefeated team, talking before the race,  “We won the last three editions here but I think this year HTC will be the big favourites. We will be happy with a place on the podium and a good ride from the team,” said Maucher. 

Michael Anderson (Race Manager) was very excited to have the opportunity to run two World Cup rounds in Sweden again, “On a scale from 1-10, I would have to say 12. I am really excited about this year. I am so glad, we have again had the confidence from the UCI to run not one but two World Cup events. It is also apt that that Vargarda holds this event again. The birth of modern time trialling started here in the 60’s. As the race manager I predict that HTC will win and Garmin will be second. It will be close third, maybe Emma Johansson and her team Hitec will take third,” said Anderson.  

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 ARNDT   Judith HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN 53:02.9
BECKER   Charlotte HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN
NEBEN   Amber HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN
VAN DIJK   Eleonora HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN
NWT TEUTENBERG   Ina Yoko HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN
NWT FAHLIN   Emilia HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN
2 WILD   Kirsten AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM 01:43.7
WORRACK   Trixi AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM
BRAND   Lucinda AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM
VILLUMSEN   Linda Melanie AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM
NWT BLAAK   Chantal AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM
NWT VAN DEN BROEK   Irene AA DRINK - LEONTIEN.NL CYCLING TEAM
3 ARMISTEAD   Elizabeth GARMIN - CERVÉLO 01:49.6
CANTELE   Noemi GARMIN - CERVÉLO
POOLEY   Emma GARMIN - CERVÉLO
SLAPPENDAL   Iris GARMIN - CERVÉLO
LAWS   Sharon GARMIN - CERVÉLO
NWT SCHMIDT   Trine GARMIN - CERVÉLO
4 GILLOW   Shara AUSTRALIA 01:50.2
KITCHEN   Lauren AUSTRALIA
SPRATT   Amanda AUSTRALIA
MACLEAN   Jessie AUSTRALIA
HEATHER   Taryn AUSTRALIA
NWT GOSS   Belinda AUSTRALIA
5 GUNNEWIJK   Loes NEDERLAND BLOEIT 02:01.6
SCHWAGER   Patricia NEDERLAND BLOEIT
VAN VLEUTEN   Annemiek NEDERLAND BLOEIT
VOS   Marianne NEDERLAND BLOEIT
NWT DÜSTER   Sarah NEDERLAND BLOEIT
NWT KANIS   Janneke NEDERLAND BLOEIT
6 BURCHENKOVA   Alexandra RUSSIA 03:06.2
ANTOSHINA   Tatiana RUSSIA
ILIYNIKH   Yulia RUSSIA
ZABELINSKAYA   Olga RUSSIA
NWT MARTISOVA   Yulia RUSSIA
NWT KOZONCHUCK   Oxana RUSSIA
7 JOHANSSON   Emma HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK 03:19.4
MUSTONEN   Sara HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK
NÖSTVOLD   Lise HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK
BRENNAUER   Lisa HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK
MOBERG   Emilie HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK
NWT CROMWELL   Tiffany HITEC PRODUCTS - UCK
8 GEBHARDT   Elke GERMANY 04:11.3
SANDIG   Madeleine GERMANY
HÄUSLER   Claudia GERMANY
SCHNITZMEIER   Anna Bianca GERMANY
NWT POHL   Stephanie GERMANY
NWT SCHINK   Lina-Kristin GERMANY
9 MOOLMAN   Ashleigh LOTTO HONDA TEAM 04:19.6
DE GROOT Robyn Lee LOTTO HONDA TEAM
TOMIC Josie LOTTO HONDA TEAM
WHITELAW Vicki LOTTO HONDA TEAM
NWT DELFROSSE Catherine LOTTO HONDA TEAM
NWT HOSKINS Melissa LOTTO HONDA TEAM
10 COOKE   Nicole SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI 04:25.4
GUDERZO   Tatiana SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI
BACCAILLE   Monia SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI
HOHL   Jennifer SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI
NWT CALLOVI   Rosella SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI
NWT GALASSI   Samantha SC MCIPOLLINI GIAMBENINI

 

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Standings Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Binda Flanders Drenthe Fleche Chongming Valladolid Sweden TTT Sweden RR Total
1 Marianne Vos Nederland Bloeit 35 75 75 75 16 276
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten Nederland Bloeit 35 75 24 24 30 8 16 212
3 Emma Johansson Hitec Products - UCK 50 30 15 50 8 35 14 202
4 Judith Arndt HTC Highroad Women 21 27 35 30 35 148
5 Ina Teutenberg HTC Highroad Women 8 30 75 113
6 Emma Pooley Garmin - Cervelo 75 11 25 111
7 Lizzie Armitstead Garmin Cervelo 11 50 24 25 110
8 Martine Bras DOLMANS LANDSCAPING TEAM 30 7 21 18 6 3 85
9 Kirsten Wild AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 4 50 30 84
10 Tatiana Antoshina Gauss 8 50 8 15 81

 

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