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July 23/15 17:12 pm - Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt: Kanuel wins Final Stage, 2nd overall


Posted by Editoress on 07/23/15
 

Karol-Ann Canuel took the stage win on the final day of Thuringen Rundfahrt in  Greiz . Canuel took the win ahead of Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) and Amanda Spratt (Orica-AIS).  In winning the final stage, Canuel also moved into  second place on the overall classification.

On a tough final stage, the general classification changed significantly. Despite fighting hard, Lisa Brennauer, who had two great stage wins and had worn the yellow leaders jersey for four days, slipped down to fifth overall. The tour was won by Johansson, with Canuel second, and Spratt third.

Canuel said, "The whole tour was really hard. We worked amazing as a team and everyone did an awesome job. I think this is why it was so hard to lose the yellow jersey yesterday and we were all very disappointed with that outcome. We knew the final stage was hard, but before the race we were still confident that we could keep Lisa in the yellow jersey. She did a lot of work early in the stage covering dangerous moves but the final circuit was really hard. I bridged to Johannson who was solo at the end but I couldn't drop her. I'm happy to at least get the stage win for the team, and now after racing the Giro Rosa and Thuringen, I'm looking forward to some rest."

Velocio - SRAM press release

 


Swedish champion Emma Johansson was crowned the overall winner of the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen after an aggressive show from ORICA-AIS on the final day of racing.

The Australian outfit was active in putting pressure on the bunch for the full seven day, eight stage Tour. They also walk away with the team classification, Amanda Spratt in fourth overall, a stage win to Gracie Elvin and seven additional stage podium places.

Johansson and Spratt claimed second and third place respectively on the final stage behind Karol-Ann Canuel (Velocio-SRAM).

With bonus seconds, the performance was enough to give Johansson her third overall victory at the German stage race following wins in 2011 and 2013. Canuel took second overall, ten seconds behind.

“It was pretty epic,” Johansson said of the day. “I started attacking from the first climb in the first kilometre and we didn’t stop all day.”

“I wasn’t flying in the first couple of days of the race but I could feel my form coming everyday and it was at its best yesterday and today so I’m happy to be able to use that form. It doesn’t always happen like that.

“Even more so, I’m so happy to bring home the yellow jersey for the team. They rode so well all week, were super strong and deserved this. I’m looking forward to spending the next couple of days with them before Paris and hopefully celebrating a little.”

After losing two riders – Melissa Hoskins to sickness (before stage 1) and Sarah Roy to a deep abrasion on her knee (stage 4), ORICA-AIS started the 98.9km final stage with just four riders, but determined to throw everything they had towards a result.

With Johansson (fourth) and Spratt (fifth) just 30 and 32seconds behind overall leader Lisa Brennauer (Velocio-SRAM), there were plenty of cards to play.

“It really helped that Amanda made up time in the general classification yesterday,” Johansson continued. “We had two options for today and that allowed us to be super aggressive.”

“We got away on a climb at about 80km in a group of four – Spratty and I with two others, including (Lauren) Stevens (Team USA) who was a threat on GC.

“We just kept attacking one after another to drop her. It was full on, about five kilometres of one after the other. Every time it came back I was thinking ‘oh, not my turn again’ and I think Spratty was feeling the same. Eventually I got away.”
Orica AIS press release

Results

Stage 8: Rund um Greiz, 98.9 km
1 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio - SRAM 2:42:10
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS at s.t.
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS 0:22
4 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 0:22
5 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team 1:26
6 Alexis Ryan (USA) US National Team
7 Joëlle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
8 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
9 Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
10 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products - UCK
11 Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB
12 Martina Ritter (Aut) BTC City Ljubljana
13 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team all s.t.
14 Anna Plichta (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 1:29
15 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team
16 Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australian National Team both s.t.
17 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products - UCK 2:55
18 Emily Collins (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB
19 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Netherlands National Team
20 Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
21 Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team
22 Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
23 Wiebke Rodieck (Ger) Team KOGA Ladies - Protective - Fachklinik Dr. Herzog
24 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta
25 Nikki Harris (GBr)
26 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team
27 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta
28 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana
29 Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
30 Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Netherlands National Team
31 Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana
32 Beate Zanner (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team
33 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
34 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team TIBCO - SVB
35 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team
36 Hayley Simmonds (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team
37 Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM
38 Katie Hall (USA) US National Team
39 Sophie De Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
40 Corinna Lechner (Ger) German National Team
41 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Velocio - SRAM
42 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS all s.t.
43 Tayler Wiles (USA) Velocio - SRAM 3:29
44 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) 14:20
45 Georgia Baker (Aus) Australian National Team
46 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
47 Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango
48 Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK
49 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team TIBCO - SVB
50 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
51 Yvonne Fiedler (Ger) eam KOGA Ladies - Protective - Fachklinik Dr. Herzog
52 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australian National Team
53 Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australian National Team
54 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australian National Team
55 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australian National Team
56 Emilie Aubry (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
57 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team
58 Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM
59 Monika Brzezna (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM
60 Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Netherlands National Team
61 Shana Van Glabeke (Bel) Hitec Products - UCK
62 Allie Dragoo (USA) US National Team all s.t.
63 Maria Kantsyber (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango 16:24
64 Sophie Lacher (Ger) German National Team
65 Sara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB
66 Chloe McConville (Aus) Orica - AIS
67 Bethany Hayward (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team
68 Heather Fischer (USA) US National Team
69 Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK
70 Sarah Storey (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team
71 Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Esp) Bizkaia - Durango
72 Aleksandra Kardas (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM
73 Christina Koep (Ger) Team KOGA Ladies - Protective - Fachklinik Dr. Herzog
74 Jacqueline Dietrich (Ger) German National Team
75 Franziska Banzer (Ger) German National Team
76 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team
77 Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana
78 Kim De Baat (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta
79 Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta all s.t.
DNF Mieke Kröger (Ger) Velocio - SRAM
DNF Hannah Ross (USA) US National Team
DNS Mia Radotic (Cro) BTC City Ljubljana
DNS Caroline Schiff (Ger) Team KOGA Ladies - Protective - Fachklinik Dr. Herzog
 
Final GC
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica - AIS 19:46:01
2 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio - SRAM at 0:10
3 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 0:18
4 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica - AIS 0:26
5 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio - SRAM 1:04
6 Joëlle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 2:41
7 Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 3:02
8 Martina Ritter (Aut) BTC City Ljubljana 3:10
9 Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team 3:13
10 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana 3:26
11 Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana 3:28
12 Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 3:42
13 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) German National Team 4:01
14 Katie Hall (USA) US National Team 4:19
15 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products - UCK 4:29
16 Jenelle Crooks (Aus) Australian National Team 4:43
17 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta 5:01
18 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team TIBCO - SVB 5:17
19 Alexis Ryan (USA) US National Team 6:06
20 Beate Zanner (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team 6:06
21 Coryn Rivera (USA) US National Team 6:29
22 Nikki Harris (GBr) 6:33
23 Riejanne Markus (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 6:53
24 Hayley Simmonds (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team 6:57
25 Gracie Elvin (Aus) Orica - AIS 7:00
26 Lucy Coldwell (GBr) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team 7:31
27 Olena Pavlukhina (Aze) BTC City Ljubljana 8:03
28 Tayler Wiles (USA) Velocio - SRAM 8:46
29 Jeanne Korevaar (Ned) Netherlands National Team 8:51
30 Jermaine Post (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 9:31
31 Jip Van Den Bos (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 9:40
32 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Hitec Products - UCK 9:42
33 Anna Plichta (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 9:58
34 Elise Delzenne (Fra) Velocio - SRAM 10:03
35 Moniek Tenniglo (Ned) Netherlands National Team 10:05
36 Hanna Nilsson (Swe) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team 10:31
37 Emily Collins (NZl) Team TIBCO - SVB 10:42
38 Wiebke Rodieck (Ger) 10:52
39 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team 16:08
40 Paulina Brzezna-Bentkowska (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 16:45
41 Sophie De Boer (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 20:33
42 Rozanne Slik (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team 20:50
43 Katarzyna Wilkos (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 21:48
44 Allie Dragoo (USA) US National Team 22:55
45 Corinna Lechner (Ger) German National Team 23:37
46 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 23:39
47 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta 24:03
48 Emilie Aubry (Sui) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 24:17
49 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team TIBCO - SVB 24:54
50 Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK 25:12
51 Ellen Skerritt (Aus) Australian National Team 25:59
52 Anna Ramirez Bauxel (Esp) Bizkaia - Durango 28:18
53 Monika Brzezna (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 31:26
54 Chloe McConville (Aus) Orica - AIS 33:15
55 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Bigla Pro Cycling Team 35:25
56 Olga Dobrynina (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango 40:08
57 Franziska Banzer (Ger) German National Team 41:22
58 Lotte Van Hoek (Ned) Netherlands National Team 41:55
59 Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australian National Team 42:20
60 Aleksandra Kardas (Pol) TKK PACIFIC NESTLE FITNESS CYCLING TEAM 42:39
61 Jacqueline Dietrich (Ger) German National Team 44:31
62 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australian National Team 46:05
63 Christina Koep (Ger) 46:54
64 Kimberley Wells (Aus) Australian National Team 47:02
65 Sophie Lacher (Ger) German National Team 48:02
66 Ursa Pintar (Slo) BTC City Ljubljana 49:49
67 Shana Van Glabeke (Bel) Hitec Products - UCK 51:04
68 Kim De Baat (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta 54:01
69 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx-Solar Women Cycling Team 54:10
70 Sarah Storey (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team 54:56
71 Nina Kessler (Ned) Lensworld.eu - Zanatta 55:07
72 Maria Kantsyber (Rus) Bizkaia - Durango 55:57
73 Sara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO - SVB 57:45
74 Heather Fischer (USA) US National Team 1:00:34
75 Yvonne Fiedler (Ger) 1:03:15
76 Janicke Gunvaldsen (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK 1:04:58
77 Georgia Baker (Aus) Australian National Team 1:10:11
78 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team 1:11:18
79 Bethany Hayward (GBr) PEARL IZUMI -Sports Tours International -Womens Cycling Team 1:34:14s

 

 


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