Canadian Cyclist - Cycling 4 Women
Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage
Cycling 4 Women


May 16/10 13:47 pm - Tour del'Aude: Stage 2 results

Posted by Editoress on 05/16/10

Cervélo TestTeam impressed today in the Tour de l’Aude with an excellent performance to claim victory on the 34.5km race in Clermont l’Hérault, France. The team finished the challenging course about 35 seconds ahead of the runner up team HTC-Columbia and 52 seconds ahead of Nederland Bloeit, who took third spot. Unfortunately, the winner from yesterday’s stage, Elisabeth Armitstead (GBR) had a puncture after the first kilometer, dropped from the team and lost her leader jersey. The new overall leader is now Adrie Visser (NED – HTC-Columbia).

“I am extremely satisfied with the team’s performance today,” said Cervélo TestTeam Sport Director Egon van Kessel. “It was definitively a challenging course through narrow village roads, sharp corners and other technical highlights but the team was incredibly strong. The only thing that was not so nice today was Elisabeth Armitstead’s flat tire after only one kilometer. Her wish was that the team continue racing and not wait for her.”

“I’m very happy about the team time trial today. It was a hard stage but with the victory the pain was paid back,” commented Emma Pooley (GBR), Olympic silver medalist after the race. “To win with such a big margin was really great for us. So far we have had a very good Tour de l’Aude. I am looking forward to the other stages. Seven days are left and there are still some challenges in front of us.“

Tomorrow’s third stage course around Lèzignan Corbières is over 110 km. While it does not have any big challenges, there are two, second category mountains to overcome. The wind could also play a role, possibly providing an opportunity for a break away or giving the sprinters a chance for the stage victory before the race heads into the mountains on Tuesday.

Cervélo Test Team  report

Stage 2: Clermont to l'Hérault TTT, 34.5 km
1 Cervelo TestTeam 48:05
2 HTC Columbia Women 48:40
3 Nederland Bloeit 48:59
4 US National Team 50:06
5 Tibco 50:48
6 Redsun Cycling Team 50:56
7 Leontien.Nl 51:45
8 Safi-Pasta Zara 51:46
9 Noris Cycling 51:48
10 Fenixs-Petrogadets 51:48
11 Gauss RDZ Ormu 52:07
12 German National Team 52:41
13 Michela Fanini Record Rox 53:07
14 Vienne Futuroscope 53:10
15 Team Valdarmo 54:16
16 ESGL93-Gestion 54:34
17 MTN Energade Ladies Team 55:20
18 Lotto Ladies Team 55:35

Adrie Visser is the new leader of the Tour de L'Aude after HTC-Columbia placed a strong second in Sunday's team time trial, just 35 seconds down on winners Cervélo. "It's the first time she's ever led in a stage race so we're all really pleased for her," commented team manager Ronny Lauke. "Adrie's done a lot of great work for the team during the spring. She trained hard over the winter, too and it's nice she gets her time in the limelight. She got seventh in the prologue, third in yesterday's stage and now she's in the lead."

"Collectively HTC-Columbia did much better than some people expected, Cervélo were the clear favourites for this stage and we managed to hold the gap to less than 40 seconds., added Lauke. "It was a very tough little circuit, technical and on narrow roads, and our team performed very well despite those difficult conditions."

HTC-Columbia press release


1 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women 4:07:22
2 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit at 0:23
3 Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team 0:40
4 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam 0:56
5 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.Nl 1:02
6 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 1:03
7 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 1:09
8 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 1:11
9 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team 1:15
10 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women 1:20
11 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 1:21
12 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 1:25
13 Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 1:31
14 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 1:34
15 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit 1:41
16 Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu 1:44
17 Carmen Small (USA) US National Team 2:04
18 Ruth Corset (Aus) Tibco 2:06
19 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 2:07
20 Katharine Carrol (USA) US National Team 2:07
21 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 2:15
22 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Tibco 2:15
23 Rebecca Much (USA) Tibco 2:15
24 Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 2:15
25 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara 2:33
26 Eneritz Iturriagae (Esp) Safi-Pasta Zara 2:35
27 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Leontien.Nl 2:39
28 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.Nl 2:41
29 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara 2:43
30 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogadets 2:44
31 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling 2:44
32 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling 2:44
33 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL93-Gestion 2:48
34 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team 2:52
35 Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogadets 2:53
36 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu 2:54
37 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling 2:56
38 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Michela Fanini Record Rox 3:17
39 Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team 3:18
40 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 3:18
41 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 3:18
42 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs-Petrogadets 3:19
43 Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 3:23
44 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu 3:23
45 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) Michela Fanini Record Rox 3:27
46 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarmo 3:31
47 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Team Valdarmo 3:32
48 Karol-ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 3:34
49 Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team 3:34
50 Carly Hibberd (Aus) Michela Fanini Record Rox 3:52
51 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) ESGL93-Gestion 3:55
52 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 3:56
53 Carla Swart (RSA) MTN Energade Ladies Team 3:57
54 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team 4:08
55 Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 4:13
56 Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team 4:19
57 Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 4:20
58 Brooke Miller (USA) Tibco 4:24
59 Anriette Schoeman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team 4:24
60 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team 4:40
61 Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN Energade Ladies Team 4:47
62 Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL93-Gestion 4:54
63 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Leontien.Nl 6:12
64 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara 6:17
65 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Safi-Pasta Zara 6:24
66 Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.Nl 6:57
67 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogadets 6:58
68 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogadets 7:06
69 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs-Petrogadets 7:09
70 Emma Mackie (Aus) Tibco 7:21
71 Amanda Miller (USA) Tibco 7:25
72 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 7:37
73 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling 8:20
74 Marta Vila Josana Andreu (Esp) Team Valdarmo 8:21
75 Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling 8:22
76 Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team 8:36
77 Siobhan Horgan (Irl) ESGL93-Gestion 8:39
78 Nadia Triquet-Claude (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 8:45
79 Audrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL93-Gestion 9:07
80 Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) Michela Fanini Record Rox 9:17
81 Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women 9:38
82 Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team 11:06
83 Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 11:10
84 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 11:20
85 Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling 12:23
86 Cashandra Slingerland (RSA) MTN Energade Ladies Team 12:31
87 Elizabeth Hatch (USA) Lotto Ladies Team 12:34
88 Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN Energade Ladies Team 12:37
89 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 12:47
90 Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarmo 13:00
91 Kristin Mac Grath (USA) US National Team 13:46
92 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.Nl 13:53
93 Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 15:14
94 Lina-kristin Schink (Ger) German National Team 15:48
95 Laure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 15:52
96 Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 16:54
97 Lylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN Energade Ladies Team 17:20
98 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarmo 17:27
99 Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi-Pasta Zara 17:41
100 Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 17:42
101 Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 19:31
102 Serena Mensa (Ita) Michela Fanini Record Rox 21:24
103 Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarmo 21:45
104 Sara Grifi (Ita) Michela Fanini Record Rox 21:47


Related Photo Galleries

Return to Cycling 4 Women homepage | Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
 Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Logout
 © Copyright 1998-2023 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.