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Tour of Chongming Island 2013

 

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Stage 1 -Garner wins opening stage

Chongming New City Cup, Chongbei Stage, 73.4km

 

Race Writeup

Lucy Garner (Argos-Shimano) won the opening stage of the 2013 Tour of Chongming Island. It was always going to come down to a bunch sprint. A crash in the final 2km disrupted the leading bunch. In the end it was the 2012 Junior World Road champion Lucy Garner (Argos-shimano) who won the bunch kick ahead of Chloe Hosking (Hitec) and Oxana Kosonchuck (Rusvelo).

The short very flat first stage of 73.4km stage had 99 starters and two intermediate sprints. The first sprint was almost a clean sweep by Orica-AIS, they were beaten however by fellow Australian Chloe Hosking (Hitec), Annette Edmondson and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) managed second and third. The second sprint was again dominated by Orica-AIS, Edmondson was first ahead of Johansson and Sarah Mustonen (Faren-Let's Go Finland).

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Lucy Garner (Argos-shimano) was over the moon with her first professional win, “I'm so happy to have taken the stage win and yellow jersey for the team. The girls looked after me for the whole race and did a great job.” said Garner on twitter after the win

Dave McPartland (Sport Director Orica-AIS) was frustrated with stage 1 result, “ With the team we’ve got here, we’re still confident." said  McPartland.

On the first stage of the Tour of Chongming Island, Emma Johansson was the top finisher for ORICA-AIS in fourth place. A late race crash took out the team’s leader of the day, Nettie Edmondson, within the last two kilometres. Lucy Garner (Argos-Shimano), the current Junior Road World Champion and relatively unknown at the elite level, took the top honours on the day.“The plan for the day was for the sprinters, of course,” said McPartland. “Here in China we have three sprinters who are potential winners, but we decided to support Nettie today based on her fitness and the make-up of the rest of the field.”

“After Nettie took second in the first intermediate sprint and won the second sprint, I knew we were in really good shape,” continued McPartland. “I made the call to support her in the final sprint without first trying to split the field. We were confident in her speed and fitness to go for the win against the bunch.”

The team’s plan unfolded to perfection until two kilometres to go when an unfortunate crash took Edmondson out of contention. “Without any time to react, a rider turned into Nettie and she had nowhere to go. It was very frustrating because the girls said the lead out was spot on,” explained McPartland.

Although Edmondson's disappointment was hard to disguise, she walked away from the crash relatively unscathed. She has a sore wrist but it seems as if she will be able to finish the three day tour. With the bonus seconds she snagged during the two intermediate sprints, Edmondson will start stage two in third overall, 5" behind Garner and 4" behind Hosking.

“The more I think about this result and how the race will unfold, I realise that the tour is not out of reach,” concluded McPartland. “ With the team we’ve got here, we’re still confident. Garner didn’t take any bonus seconds prior to the finish, so that works to our favour. Chloe Hosking, who finished second on the stage and won the first intermediate sprint, remains a threat, but we can do this.”

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Results - Top 10 - click here to see full result

Position Name Team Time/Gap Bonsus
1 GARNER Lucy ARW 1:47:18 10
2 HOSKING Chloe HPU " 9
3 KOZONCHUK Oksana RVL " 4
4 JOHANSSON Emma GEW " 3
5 OLDS Shelley TIB "
6 BASTIANELLI Marta FLF "
7 FRAPPORTI Simona BPK "
8 TAGLIAFERRO Marta MCG "
9 JEULAND Pascale FRA "
10 MUSTONEN Sara FLF " 1

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General Classification Top 10 - click here to see full GC

Position Name Team Time/Gap
1 GARNER Lucy ARW 1:47:18
2 HOSKING Chloe HPU 1
3 EDMONDSON Annette GEW 5
4 KOZONCHUK Oksana RVL 6
5 JOHANSSON Emma GEW 7
6 MUSTONEN Sara FLF 9
7 OLDS Shelley TIB 10
8 BASTIANELLI Marta FLF "
9 FRAPPORTI Simona BPK "
10 TAGLIAFERRO Marta MCG "

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