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April 24/11 13:43 pm - Prijs Stad Roeselare: Neben wins, Numainville 17th

Posted by Editoress on 04/24/11

HTC-Highroad's Amber Neben rode to an impressive triumph in the Stad Roeselare Classic in Belgium on Sunday, the 36-year-old's first ever victory in a one-day Classic.

Neben took off around 20 kilometers from the line and stayed away for a lone win, with  team-mate Adrie Visser then taking third and giving HTC-Highroad two places out of three on the victory podium.

"I cannot recall ever having won a one-day Classic before, so that's really exciting," Neben said about her fifth win of the 2011 season.

"This is bike racing, the timing has to be right, and I felt that going for it at 20 kilometers or so was the right moment."

"Adrie had just come up to my group so I felt I should take that risk and attack, knowing I had a team-mate there."

"It was difficult but I felt good and after how hard the race had been all day, I felt that if I could get a gap I might be able to make it work."

"When I got to five kilometers and I still had 45 seconds I thought I could stick it. A lot of people say 'ten seconds for every kilometer' so I figured it was going to be close, but I still had a little bit of energy and good rhythm."

"But you don't take anything for granted and I didn't want to celebrate until I saw the finish line."

"All six HTC-Highroad riders were there in the front group of around forty after the first seven climbs which was really impressive," added HTC-Highroad sports director Jens Zemke, "And we were in the perfect position to start piling on the pressure."

"We made some good moves and finally it was Amber's that stuck, she initially gained fifteen seconds and although other teams counter-attacked, none of them succeeded and by the finish her gap more than doubled."

"She really showed her strength, like the former World Champion she is."

HTC-Highroad press release


Roeselare to Roeselare, 135.1 km
1 Amber Neben (USA) HTC-Highroad Women 3:34:05
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK at 0:36
3 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Highroad Women
4 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team
5 Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team
6 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA Drink -
7 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervélo
8 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012
9 Christine Majerus (Lux) Team GSD Gestion
10 Sarah Düster (Ger) Nederland Bloeit
11 Andrea Bosman (Ned) W.V. Eemland
12 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK
13 Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Highroad Women
14 Sofie De Vuyst (Bel) Lotto Honda Team
15 Marie Lindberg (Swe) ABUS - Nutrixxion
16 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
17 Joëlle Numainville (Can) Canadian National Team
18 Helen Wyman (GBr) Horizon Fitness Team
19 Grace Verbeke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012
20 Lise Nøstvold (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK
21 Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women
22 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC-Highroad Women
23 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australian National Team
24 Patricia Schwager (Sui) Nederland Bloeit
25 Ashleigh Moolman (Sui) Lotto Honda Team
26 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012
27 Sharon Laws (GBr) Garmin - Cervélo
28 Ann-sophie Duyck (Bel) Wielerclub Steeds Vooraan - Kontich W.
29 Jessie Daams (Bel) Garmin - Cervélo
30 Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-Highroad Women
31 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australian National Team
32 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss all s.t.
33 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - 0:47
34 Heleen Van Vliet (Ned) AA Drink -
35 Linda Villumsen (NZl) AA Drink -
36 Irene Van De Broek (Ned) AA Drink -
37 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 0:49
38 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 s.t.
39 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Lotto Honda Team 0:52
40 Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Specialized - DPD Pakketservice Women 7:45
41 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Skil - Koga
42 Anna-bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) ABUS - Nutrixxion
43 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team
44 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Specialized - DPD Pakketservice Women
45 Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Russian National Team
46 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) ABUS - Nutrixxion
47 Jessica Glasbergen (Ned) W.V. Eemland
48 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK
49 Pascale Schnider (Sui) Team Bike
50 Davina Summers (Aus) Bizkaia-Durango
51 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team
52 Inge Roggeman (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
53 Laure Werner (Bel) Lotto Honda Team
54 Janneke Ensing (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team
55 Linda Ringlever (Ned) Moving Ladies
56 Sanne Bamelis (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
57 Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto Honda Team
58 Annelies Visser (Ned) Batavus Ladies Cycling Team
59 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) SWABO Ladies Team
60 Natalie Creswick (GBr) Rapha Racing
61 Leah Guloien (Can) Canadian National Team
62 Miriam Bjørnsrud (Nor) Ladies Cyclingteam Water, Land En Dijken
63 Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin - Cervélo
64 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russian National Team
65 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Team Fenixs - Kuota
66 Emma Silversides (GBr) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
67 Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit
68 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Skil - Koga
69 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil - Koga
70 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Russian National Team
71 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin - Cervélo
72 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Russian National Team
73 Leah Kirchmann (Can)Canadian National Team
74 Trine Schmidt (Den) Garmin - Cervélo
75 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australian National Team
76 Anna Fischer (Ger) ABUS - Nutrixxion all s.t.
DNF Joanie Caron (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Julia Garnet (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Anne-Marie Morin (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Jenny Trew (Can) Canadian National Team
DNF Alison Testroete (Canada) Skil-Koga


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