Teutenberg resumes winning ways

Sprinter's stage goes to Columbia, Pooley maintains the lead

German road champion Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia HTC Women) sprinted to victory in the 109.2-kilometre fourth stage of the Giro Donne on Tuesday, besting Kirsten Wild (Cervélo TestTeam) and Monia Baccaille (Michela Fanini Record Rox) in the bunch gallop to the line. Teutenberg's win in Porto San Elpidio was her 20th of the season.

"Today was a pretty crazy, dangerous sprint, there were a lot of obstacles in the finale but I got through ok," said Teutenberg. "It was hot, too, and there was a bit of a climb on the final circuit, but Judith [Arndt] gave me a good lead-out and I was in the right position. The team worked brilliantly for me, as always, and that makes it much easier.

"I got 24 wins last year, which was the most I ever took in one year, so it's good to get to 20 at this point in the season. We'll see what happens now."

Teutenberg said the last few kilometres had not been easy, but that "normally riders try to get on my wheel and they give me a bit more space than maybe they would to other sprinters. That makes it a bit less tricky for me to hold my position when I'm going for the sprint, too."

Teutenberg took four Giro Donne stages last year, but she's not overly optimistic about her chances of doing the same in 2009. "This year's route is totally different from 2008, much hillier overall with five hard days in a row coming up now. Maybe I'll get in a break and try to win that way but it's difficult to say which day is best for that - perhaps the last!"

Cervélo TestTeam's Emma Pooley retained the pink jersey while her teammate Kirsten Wild finished a close second to Teutenberg.

"We were controlling the entire stage and preparing the sprint at the end for Kirsten," said Manel Lacambra, Cervélo TestTeam directeur sportif. "The riders did a great job and were rewarded for their hard work with Kirsten's second place finish. Emma is still the overall leader and we are now focused on tomorrow, which will be a hard stage with one mountain and a very tough final climb - one kilometer on cobble stones with a 16% grade."

Results
1Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women2:47:11 
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam  
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
5Brooke Miller (USA) US National Team  
6Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
7Alessandra D' Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
8Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
9Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team  
10Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
11Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
12Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
13Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
14Lauren Tamayo (USA) US National Team  
15Sarah Duster (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam  
16Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team  
17Amber Neben (USA) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
18Catherine Hare Willianson (GBr) Fenixs Edilsavino  
19Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
20Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team  
21Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women  
22Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) Team Columbia HTC Women  
23Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
24Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs Edilsavino  
25Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team  
26Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam  
27Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
28Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
29Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women0:00:07 
30Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'  
31Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo TestTeam  
32Lisa Racchetto (USA) Team System Data  
33Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
34Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
35Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
36Tetyana Mykhaylova (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
37Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
38Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia  
39Flavia Oliveira (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
40Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team  
41Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team  
42Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
43Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
44Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
45Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint  
46Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam  
47Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
48Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
49Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino  
50Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
51Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
52Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
53Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam  
54Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam  
55Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
56Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
57Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
58Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
59Aleaksandra Lohvinova (Blr) Team System Data  
60Amber Halliday (Aus) Australia  
61Uenia Fernades Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
62Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women  
63Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
64Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team  
65Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women  
66Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
67Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women  
68Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs Edilsavino  
69Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla Cycling Team  
70Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
71Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs Edilsavino  
72Eneritz Iturriagaetxebarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:18 
73Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:19 
74Iris Slappendel (Ned) Team Flexpoint  
75Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint  
76Meredith Miller (USA) US National Team  
77Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
78Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:00:23 
79Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:25 
80Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam  
81Olena Oliynik (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:28 
82Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) Fenixs Edilsavino  
83Chiara Vanni (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'  
84Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
85Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'  
86Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
87Ariadna Tudel Cuberes (And) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
88Saskia Elemans (Ned) Team Flexpoint  
89Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint  
90Katheryn Curi Mattis (USA) US National Team  
91Katharine Carroll (USA) US National Team  
92Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia0:01:54 
93Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
94Shara Gillon (Aus) Australia  
95Ana Belen Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
96Viktoria Vologdina (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:03:08 
97Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia0:03:13 
98Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
99Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
100Linn Torp (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
101Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia  
102Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line  
103Chloe Hoskings (Aus) Australia  
104Bettina Kuhn (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team  
105Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
106Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi  
107Dorleta Zorrilla Braceras (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
108Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
109Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
110Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
111Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team  
112Chiara Rozzini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:06:48 
113Liz Hatch (USA) Team System Data0:08:20 
114Alena Dylko (Blr) Team System Data0:13:22 
115Odette Bertolin (Ita) Team System Data0:13:23 
116Francesca Faustini (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'  
117Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
118Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia HTC Women  
119Alessia Quarta (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'  
120Silvia Tirado Marquez (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'  
121Marina Vinnikava (Blr) Team System Data  
122Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
123Giulia Lazzerini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
124Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino  
125Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Australia0:16:14 
126Diana Zamorano (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System  
DNSAnna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Team Flexpoint  
DNFEdita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
DNFCarly Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
DNFSilvia Trovellesi (Ita) Team System Data  
DNFZaira De Luca (Ita) Team System Data  
General classification after stage 4
1Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam8:53:33 
2Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women0:01:07 
3Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:01:11 
4Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women0:01:27 
5Amber Neben (USA) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:33 
6Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs Edilsavino0:01:38 
7Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:02:15 
8Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam0:03:04 
9Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team0:03:27 
10Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:04:12 
11Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:04:43 
12Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) Team Columbia HTC Women0:06:10 
13Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:06:42 
14Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint0:07:03 
15Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:07:45 
16Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:08:09 
17Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:08:23 
18Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:08:39 
19Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women0:08:48 
20Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:08:56 
21Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team0:09:17 
22Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:10:36 
23Flavia Oliveira (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:10:51 
24Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:11:03 
25Iris Slappendel (Ned) Team Flexpoint0:11:12 
26Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:11:26 
27Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'0:11:28 
28Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:11:33 
29Olena Oliynik (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:12:25 
30Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint0:12:48 
31Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:12:56 
32Shara Gillon (Aus) Australia0:13:01 
33Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs Edilsavino0:14:01 
34Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women0:14:03 
35Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia0:14:40 
36Amber Halliday (Aus) Australia0:15:49 
37Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:16:11 
38Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
39Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:16:14 
40Alessandra D' Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:16:57 
41Ariadna Tudel Cuberes (And) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:17:20 
42Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) Fenixs Edilsavino0:18:25 
43Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:18:34 
44Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:19:23 
45Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:19:24 
46Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino0:20:36 
47Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:20:37 
48Uenia Fernades Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:20:46 
49Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:20:52 
50Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:21:40 
51Ana Belen Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:21:51 
52Katheryn Curi Mattis (USA) US National Team0:22:10 
53Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:22:21 
54Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:22:27 
55Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam0:22:31 
56Catherine Hare Willianson (GBr) Fenixs Edilsavino0:22:35 
57Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team0:23:03 
58Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:23:25 
59Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:23:29 
60Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:23:39 
61Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women0:26:03 
62Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:26:10 
63Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:26:36 
64Katharine Carroll (USA) US National Team0:26:49 
65Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:27:25 
66Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla Cycling Team0:27:27 
67Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint0:27:39 
68Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team0:27:44 
69Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia0:28:05 
70Meredith Miller (USA) US National Team0:28:14 
71Lisa Racchetto (USA) Team System Data0:28:30 
72Lauren Tamayo (USA) US National Team0:28:33 
73Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:28:36 
74Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:28:58 
75Eneritz Iturriagaetxebarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:29:07 
76Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'0:29:28 
77Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:29:39 
78Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam0:29:48 
79Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:29:55 
80Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:30:15 
81Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team0:30:22 
82Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team0:30:31 
83Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:30:40 
84Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
85Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:30:50 
86Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women0:31:29 
87Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:31:33 
88Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team0:31:40 
89Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs Edilsavino0:31:43 
90Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:31:54 
91Brooke Miller (USA) US National Team0:32:07 
92Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:32:26 
93Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam0:33:10 
94Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:33:30 
95Sarah Duster (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:34:38 
96Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi0:35:04 
97Aleaksandra Lohvinova (Blr) Team System Data0:36:21 
98Viktoria Vologdina (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:36:29 
99Giulia Lazzerini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:36:34 
100Tetyana Mykhaylova (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:38:39 
101Chiara Rozzini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:39:06 
102Liz Hatch (USA) Team System Data0:41:44 
103Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Australia0:41:58 
104Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia0:42:10 
105Dorleta Zorrilla Braceras (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:42:25 
106Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:43:09 
107Chiara Vanni (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'0:43:16 
108Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:43:19 
109Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team0:43:36 
110Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:43:44 
111Saskia Elemans (Ned) Team Flexpoint  
112Chloe Hoskings (Aus) Australia0:43:58 
113Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System0:44:24 
114Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:44:30 
115Bettina Kuhn (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team0:47:58 
116Linn Torp (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:48:59 
117Francesca Faustini (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'0:53:32 
118Alena Dylko (Blr) Team System Data0:55:00 
119Odette Bertolin (Ita) Team System Data0:55:03 
120Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia HTC Women0:55:39 
121Marina Vinnikava (Blr) Team System Data0:55:56 
122Silvia Tirado Marquez (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'0:57:51 
123Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino0:58:10 
124Alessia Quarta (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'0:58:58 
125Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:59:01 
126Diana Zamorano (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System1:08:05 
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