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Brainwash Holland Ladies Tour, 2012

 

 

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Stage 4 - Vos wins, Becker retains lead

Zaltbommel 122.4km

 

Race Writeup

Marianne Vos (Rabo Women) sprinted to victory from the small break. Overnight leader Charlotte Becker (Specialized - Lululemon) was second ahead of Emma Johansson (Hitec Products - Mistral Homes).

Becker retains lead but Vos is closing in on the overall with two stages left.

A number of riders have announced retirement this year. This race is the final event before retirement for; Suzanne De Goede (Skil-Argos) and Alexis Rhodes (Orica - AIS) is racing her last race before retirement. Sarah Duester (Rabo Women) announced her retirement in Toscana last week.

Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Specialized - lululemon) raised the pace early, she was marked by Loes Gunnewijk (Orica - AIS). Silke Kogelman (Jan van Arkel) tried to breakaway, but was unsuccessful. Eventually, the peloton didn't react when Geerike Schreurs (Sengers Ladies) accelerated and broke away solo. 

With a 45 second gap, the bunch started to chase Schreurs, but not wholeheartedly until the race reached 25 km to go. Sengers Ladies  tried to slowing the chase Schreurs but eventually caught within a kilometre. 

Almost immediately a break formed. Emma Johansson (Hitec Products - Mistral Home), Charlotte Becker (Specialized - lululemon), Marianne Vos (Rabo Women), Janneke Kanis (Skil-Argos) and Loes Gunnewijk (Orica - AIS) attacked off the front of the peloton.

Vos kicked early to secure victory. Janneke Kanis (Skil-Argos) finished fourth after a crash with Loes Gunnewijk in the closing kilometres. Gunnewijk did not finish

Kirsten Wild (AA Drink) sprinted ahead of World Champion, Giorgia Bronzini (Italy), Kelly Druyts (Belgium) an Nina Kessler (Dolmans-Boels CT) to close out the top 8

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Marianne Vos  Rabo Women 2:57:43
2 Charlotte Becker  Specialized - lululemon " 
3 Emma Johansson  Hitec Products - Mistral Homes " 
4 Janneke Kanis  Skil-Argos CT 0:00:46
5 Kirsten Wild  AA-Drink 0:01:28
6 Giorgia Bronzini  Italian National Team " 
7 Kelly Druyts  Belgium National Team " 
8 Nina Kessler  Dolmans-Boels CT " 
9 Shelley Olds  AA-Drink 0:01:29
10 Rixt Meijer  People's Trust Ladies CT " 

 

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 Charlotte Becker  Specialized - lululemon 9:17:40
2 Marianne Vos  Rabo Women 0:00:26
3 Ellen van Dijk  Specialized - lululemon 0:01:35
4 Trixi Worrack  Specialized - lululemon 0:01:36
5 Evelyn Stevens  Specialized - lululemon " 
6 Judith Arndt  Orica AIS 0:01:50
7 Linda Villumsen  Orica AIS 0:01:55
8 Pauline Ferrand Prevot  Rabo Women 0:02:33
9 Iris Slappendel  Rabo Women 0:02:34
10 Tatiana Antoshina  Rabo Women " 

 

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