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Giro Donne 2009

Date range:
July 3-12, 2009
  • Giro Donne, Italy, 2.1 WE
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Prologue

      Distance:
      2.5km
      Location
      Scarperia
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      99.9km
      Start location:
      San Piero a Sieve
      End location:
      Pratolino di Vaglia
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      13.5km
      Start location:
      Pontedera
      End location:
      Santa Maria a Monte
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      106.4km
      Start location:
      Calcinaia
      End location:
      Prato a Calci/Monte Serra
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      109.2km
      Start location:
      Porto San Elpidio
      End location:
      Porto San Elpidio
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      109.2km
      Start location:
      Fossacesia
      End location:
      Cerro al Volturno
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      119.3km
      Start location:
      Cerro al Volturno
      End location:
      Sant'Elena Sannita
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      131.2km
      Start location:
      Andria
      End location:
      Castel Del Monte
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      115.6km
      Start location:
      San Marco Dei Cavoti
      End location:
      Pesco Sannita
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      111.2km
      Start location:
      Grumo Nevano
      End location:
      Grumo Nevano

July 09, Stage 6: Cerro al Volturno - Sant'Elena Sannita 119.3km

Arndt pulls closer to Giro Donne lead

By:
Laura Weislo
Published:
July 09, 2009, 18:27 BST,
Updated:
July 09, 2009, 19:49 BST

Pooley dropped as Hausler takes over maglia rosa

Arndt takes the stage ahead of Hausler.

Arndt takes the stage ahead of Hausler.

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Columbia-HTC's Judith Arndt put in a brilliant performance on the sixth stage of the Giro Donne, expertly maneuvering herself into second place overall just 12 seconds behind the new race leader, Claudia Hausler.

Arndt and teammate Mara Abbott went clear with three other riders on the second climb of the 119.3km stage, but left the morning's leader Emma Pooley (Cervelo TestTeam) behind on the descent.

With 40 kilometres still left to go to the finish, and Pooley's teammate Hausler poised to don the maglia rosa from the breakaway, the remaining four put more than five minutes into the peloton.

Arndt took the uphill sprint ahead of Hausler of Germany, with Bigla's Nicole Brandli taking third ahead of Abbott.

The Columbia-HTC women now occupy second and third overall, with Arndt 12 seconds and Abbott 38 seconds behind Hausler's lead with three stages to go.

"It's a close situation overall and anything could happen over the next three days," pointed out Columbia-HTC team director Ronny Lauke. "Two of the upcoming stages are really tough, whilst the third is flatter and shouldn't change much overall. But when the gaps are as small as this you never know."

"Today was a really big step forward for the team," Abbott commented. "The stage win was important because there are time bonuses, but the main objective was to open up a big gap overall and that's what we achieved."

"I finished fourth in the final sprint of four, but I wasn't worried. We'd agreed I'd work harder during the break so Judith could save her energy for the final sprint, and when the three came past me with about 500 metres to go I was happy to see them go!"

"We'd covered the attacks in the first part of the stage, then after the group of five formed Ronny told us to go for it on the descent because Pooley wasn't there. Afterwards it was very hard going, but it was exciting watching the lead gradually go up little by little, from 20 seconds to 25 to four minutes."

With two riders so close to the leader, Abbott says that Columbia-HTC "have two cards to play in the last few stages and that's an advantage."

"My form's getting stronger day by day, so that's good, too. It's certainly a great race!"

Results
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women 3:26:20  
2 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam    
3 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:00:03  
4 Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:00:14  
5 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 0:05:18  
6 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:05:22  
7 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 0:05:29  
8 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 0:05:44  
9 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:07:55  
10 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:07:57  
11 Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women    
12 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:08:06  
13 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
14 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 0:08:11  
15 Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:08:12  
16 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
17 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo TestTeam    
18 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 0:14:37  
19 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 0:14:39  
20 Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 0:14:42  
21 Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Team Cmax Dila' 0:14:53  
22 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 0:16:28  
23 Olena Oliynik (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:16:30  
24 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla Cycling Team    
25 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia 0:16:33  
26 Amber Halliday (Aus) Australia    
27 Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi    
28 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Team Flexpoint    
29 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam 0:16:36  
30 Katheryn Curi Mattis (USA) US National Team 0:16:37  
31 Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
32 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:16:44  
33 Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line    
34 Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:16:56  
35 Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:16:57  
36 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam    
37 Shara Gillon (Aus) Australia    
38 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0:17:06  
39 Ana Belen Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 0:17:09  
40 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team 0:17:11  
41 Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women    
42 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung    
43 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:29:50  
44 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:36:17  
45 Tetyana Mykhaylova (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
46 Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:36:22  
47 Viktoria Vologdina (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:36:25  
48 Lauren Tamayo (USA) US National Team    
49 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi    
50 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team    
51 Alena Dylko (Blr) Team System Data 0:36:27  
52 Uenia Fernades Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
53 Catherine Hare Willianson (GBr) Fenixs Edilsavino    
54 Aleaksandra Lohvinova (Blr) Team System Data    
55 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
56 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team    
57 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam    
58 Chiara Vanni (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'    
59 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs Edilsavino    
60 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung    
61 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
62 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino    
63 Alessandra D' Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line    
64 Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
65 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi    
66 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
67 Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
68 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia    
69 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago    
70 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
71 Eneritz Iturriagaetxebarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
72 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
73 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia    
74 Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System    
75 Meredith Miller (USA) US National Team    
76 Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line    
77 Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team    
78 Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi    
79 Katharine Carroll (USA) US National Team    
80 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi    
81 Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 0:36:37  
82 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago    
83 Sarah Duster (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 0:36:38  
84 Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'    
85 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago    
86 Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi    
87 Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint    
88 Alessia Quarta (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'    
89 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:36:42  
90 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam 0:36:51  
91 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women    
92 Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung    
93 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women    
94 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 0:38:12  
95 Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia HTC Women    
96 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam    
97 Linn Torp (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam    
98 Francesca Faustini (Ita) Team Cmax Dila'    
99 Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia    
100 Bettina Kuhn (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
101 Dorleta Zorrilla Braceras (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System    
102 Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo    
103 Saskia Elemans (Ned) Team Flexpoint    
104 Brooke Miller (USA) US National Team    
105 Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
106 Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line    
107 Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung    
108 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Australia    
109 Lisa Racchetto (USA) Team System Data    
110 Odette Bertolin (Ita) Team System Data    
111 Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System    
112 Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago    
113 Marina Vinnikava (Blr) Team System Data    
114 Silvia Tirado Marquez (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'    
115 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team    
116 Diana Zamorano (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System    
117 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line    
118 Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs Edilsavino    
119 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino    
120 Liz Hatch (USA) Team System Data    
DNF Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 1989  
DNF Chloe Hoskings (Aus) Australia 1990  
DNF Giulia Lazzerini (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 1988  
General classification after stage
1 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 15:50:43  
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:00:12  
3 Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:00:38  
4 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:02:33  
5 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 0:04:39  
6 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 0:07:50  
7 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:08:49  
8 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:08:56  
9 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:09:19  
10 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:12:15  
11 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:13:55  
12 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 0:14:21  
13 Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:15:38  
14 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo TestTeam 0:15:59  
15 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:18:23  
16 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 0:22:31  
17 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 0:23:12  
18 Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 0:23:55  
19 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team 0:23:59  
20 Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:24:03  
21 Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:25:54  
22 Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Team Cmax Dila'    
23 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia 0:26:35  
24 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 0:26:44  
25 Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:27:45  
26 Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 0:29:00  
27 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0:29:01  
28 Olena Oliynik (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:30:11  
29 Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:30:58  
30 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0:31:19  
31 Shara Gillon (Aus) Australia 0:31:38  
32 Amber Halliday (Aus) Australia 0:33:47  
33 Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:35:19  
34 Ana Belen Garcia Antequera (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 0:40:25  
35 Katheryn Curi Mattis (USA) US National Team 0:40:33  
36 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:40:36  
37 Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla Cycling Team 0:45:22  
38 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam 0:48:04  
39 Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:48:19  
40 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team 0:48:53  
41 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 0:49:46  
42 Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:50:15  
43 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam 0:51:02  
44 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 0:51:52  
45 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:51:53  
46 Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia 0:52:32  
47 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:54:03  
48 Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:54:06  
49 Alessandra D' Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 0:54:40  
50 Laura Lorenza Morfin Macouzet (Mex) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:56:07  
51 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:56:08  
52 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 0:56:17  
53 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:58:13  
54 Uenia Fernades Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 0:58:38  
55 Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 0:58:44  
56 Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:58:50  
57 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:59:19  
58 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:59:52  
59 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 1:01:38  
60 Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 1:01:53  
61 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 1:02:44  
62 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 1:03:16  
63 Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 1:04:17  
64 Katharine Carroll (USA) US National Team 1:05:02  
65 Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team 1:05:36  
66 Meredith Miller (USA) US National Team 1:06:06  
67 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women    
68 Lauren Tamayo (USA) US National Team 1:06:14  
69 Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint 1:06:38  
70 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 1:06:50  
71 Eneritz Iturriagaetxebarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 1:06:59  
72 Catherine Hare Willianson (GBr) Fenixs Edilsavino 1:07:28  
73 Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Cmax Dila' 1:07:31  
74 Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 1:08:02  
75 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam 1:08:04  
76 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 1:08:07  
77 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 1:08:32  
78 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 1:08:37  
79 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 1:09:03  
80 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 1:09:06  
81 Megan Guarnier (USA) US National Team 1:09:30  
82 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team 1:10:08  
83 Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 1:10:48  
84 Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs Edilsavino 1:11:41  
85 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) Australia 1:12:58  
86 Sarah Duster (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 1:13:02  
87 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi 1:13:34  
88 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 1:14:03  
89 Aleaksandra Lohvinova (Blr) Team System Data 1:14:48  
90 Lisa Racchetto (USA) Team System Data 1:15:08  
91 Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 1:17:08  
92 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia HTC Women 1:18:16  
93 Gema Pascual Torrecilla (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 1:23:17  
94 Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung 1:25:45  
95 Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia 1:28:48  
96 Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 1:30:22  
97 Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line 1:31:08  
98 Tetyana Mykhaylova (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 1:31:47  
99 Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 1:32:16  
100 Francesca Faustini (Ita) Team Cmax Dila' 1:33:09  
101 Brooke Miller (USA) US National Team 1:34:27  
102 Chiara Vanni (Ita) Team Cmax Dila' 1:35:15  
103 Myfanwy Galloway (Aus) Australia 1:35:34  
104 Dorleta Zorrilla Braceras (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 1:35:54  
105 Bettina Kuhn (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 1:36:14  
106 Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 1:36:37  
107 Viktoria Vologdina (Ukr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 1:36:45  
108 Saskia Elemans (Ned) Team Flexpoint 1:37:13  
109 Odette Bertolin (Ita) Team System Data 1:41:47  
110 Alena Dylko (Blr) Team System Data 1:43:41  
111 Liz Hatch (USA) Team System Data 1:44:09  
112 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team 1:44:11  
113 Linn Torp (Nor) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam 1:51:05  
114 Silvia Tirado Marquez (Spa) Team Cmax Dila' 1:55:40  
115 Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia HTC Women 1:57:45  
116 Marina Vinnikava (Blr) Team System Data 1:58:42  
117 Alessia Quarta (Ita) Team Cmax Dila' 1:59:58  
118 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs Edilsavino 2:00:44  
119 Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 2:01:44  
120 Diana Zamorano (Spa) Bizkaia - Durango - Champion System 2:01:53