Deja-vu in Montreal

Equipe Nürnberger's Regina Schleicher out-sprinted T-Mobile's Oenone Wood and Safi Pasta's Giorgia...

Equipe Nürnberger's Regina Schleicher out-sprinted T-Mobile's Oenone Wood and Safi Pasta's Giorgia Bronzini to win the first stage of the Tour of Grand Montreal.

Equipe Nürnberger's Regina Schleicher out-sprinted T-Mobile's Oenone Wood and Safi Pasta's Giorgia Bronzini to win the second stage of the Tour of Grand Montreal.

That's not a misprint. "Two wins in two days -- the results couldn't be better," said Jens Zemke, Nürnberger Directeur Sportif. "Our riders have given everything for this success."

Schleicher and Wood are one-two in the GC, with Bronzini in fourth. T-Mobile's Kate Bates and Nürnberger's Trixi Worrack both picked up enough time bonuses in the process to move into a tie for third place.

"It will be all or nothing for Trixi Thursday in the time trial," Zemke said. "She is in a good position, like the other favourites and will go to the start highly motivated to do better than her second place overall from last year."

Tuesday's stage took place in bad weather conditions, with cold temperatures and heavy rain. In addition, it was an evening stage which didn't end until after dark.

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