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Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen 2013

Date range:
July 15-21, 2013

July 15, Stage 1: Rund um Schleusingen 62km

Johansson wins Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt opening stage

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Cycling News
Published:
July 15, 2013, 22:13 BST,
Updated:
July 16, 2013, 0:15 BST

Orica-AIS Swede earns leader's jersey

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) sprints to victory ahead of Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) to win stage 1 at the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt

Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) sprints to victory ahead of Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) to win stage 1 at the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt

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Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen and claimed the first leader's jersey of the seven-day German race. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) finished in second behind Johansson on the uphill finale with the top three rounded out by Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank-Liv/Giant), both in the same time as the winner of the 62km stage.

Linda Villumsen (Wiggle Honda) had made a strong solo move inside the final 15km and the New Zealander gained 35 seconds on the field, but the combined efforts of Orica-AIS and Rabobank-Liv/Giant neutralised the escape just 500 meters from the finish.

"It's nice to come back and win right away," said Johansson, the overall winner of the 2011 edition. "The team backed me up so well. I'm happy to pull it off for them and for myself, as well. We worked hard together for this.

"Coming into the final, I was searching for the best wheel. Ellen [Van Dijk] had a teammate on the front and Lizzie [Armitstead] and Annemiek [Van Vleuten] were fighting for the wheel. I tucked in behind those two. It was perfect.

"I matched my speed to Ellen [Van Dijk]. I knew I needed to build up to my sprint on the uphill and unleash when we hit the cobbles. I did that exactly and never looked back."

With time bonuses picked up for the stage win as well as both intermediate sprints Johansson holds a six-second lead on Van Vleuten and a nine-second lead on third-placed Armitstead.

Both intermediate sprints were hotly contested with Johansson finishing in second place to Van Vleuten in the first sprint and edging out Van Vleuten on the second sprint. Having taken her first Thüringen overall title by virtue of bonus seconds on the final day of racing, Johansson knows well the importance of securing time wherever she can.

"This tour has been won on bonus seconds more than once," said Orica-AIS directeur sportif Dave McPartland. "It's a bloody hard race, and the stages are selective, but with no mountaintop finish, it's possible to have five or six riders with a realistic shot of winning the overall towards the end of the tour. This can get separated by the time trial a fair bit, but we don't want to rely on that. Bonus seconds can be the difference between winning and second or third."

"We have a strong team here," Johansson said. "Everyone is very motivated. With the win today, we're even more confident that we can win the overall."

Full Results
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 1:43:28  
2 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
4 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon    
5 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 0:00:02  
6 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
8 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
9 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
10 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
11 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:00:07  
12 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia    
13 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany    
14 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
15 Carolin Schiff (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team    
16 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
17 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
18 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia    
19 Taryn Heather (Aus) Australia    
20 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
21 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany    
22 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giordana 0:00:10  
23 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
24 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
25 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Australia    
26 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
27 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
28 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS    
29 Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia    
30 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
31 Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team    
32 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
33 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
34 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
35 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 0:00:14  
36 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
37 Reta Trotman (NZl) Maxx Solar Stevens    
38 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
39 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
40 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) MCipollini Giordana    
41 Esther Fennel (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team    
42 Ashlee Ankudinof (Aus) Australia    
43 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
44 Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia    
45 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
46 Silvia Valseccia (Ita) BePink 0:00:18  
47 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
48 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS    
49 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
50 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
51 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
52 Doris Schweizer (Swi) BePink 0:00:24  
53 Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
54 Beate Zanner (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:01:21  
55 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany 0:01:31  
56 Ronja Köckerling (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:32  
57 Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia    
58 Christina Koep (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:34  
59 Stefanie Paul (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:02:49  
60 Daniela Gass (Ger) Germany    
61 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-lululemon    
62 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
63 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
64 Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:06:31  
65 Chloe McConville (Aus) Australia    
66 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia    
67 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
68 Petra Zrimsek (Slo) BePink    
69 Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
70 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
71 Natalie Lamborelle (Lux) Bigla Cycling Team    
72 Sandra Weiss (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
73 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:10:03  
74 Benita Wesselhoeft (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:13:47  
75 Anja Rugelj (Slo) Slovenia    
76 Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Bigla Cycling Team 0:13:50  
77 Elena Eggl (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:13:53  
78 Inge Roggeman (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:13:55  
79 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Germany    
80 Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
81 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
82 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica-AIS    
83 Sara Frece (Slo) Slovenia    
84 Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:13:59  
85 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:14:01  
HD Siri Minge (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:24:05  
HD Daisy Depoorter (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
HD Melanie Wotsch (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens    
HD Verena Eberhardt (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team    
HD Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink 0:27:58  
DNF Rachel Neylan (Aus) Hitec Products UCK    
DNF Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Wiggle Honda    
Points
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 10 pts
2 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 6  
3 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 4  
Sprint 1
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 3 pts
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 2  
3 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 1  
Sprint 2
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 3 pts
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 2  
3 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany 1  
Mountain 1
1 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 2  
3 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 2
1 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany 5 pts
2 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 3  
3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 2  
Mountain 3
1 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 3 pts
2 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 2  
3 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1  
Most aggressive rider
1 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 1  
Young riders
1 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 1:43:30  
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
3 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:05  
4 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
5 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia    
6 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
7 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:08  
8 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
9 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
10 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
11 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda 0:00:12  
12 Reta Trotman (NZl) Maxx Solar Stevens    
13 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
14 Ashlee Ankudinof (Aus) Australia    
15 Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia    
16 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:00:16  
17 Doris Schweizer (Swi) BePink 0:00:22  
18 Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
19 Ronja Köckerling (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:30  
20 Christina Koep (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:32  
21 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:02:47  
22 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
23 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia 0:06:29  
24 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
25 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
26 Sandra Weiss (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
27 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Germany 0:13:53  
28 Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
29 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
30 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica-AIS    
31 Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:13:57  
32 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:13:59  
Teams
1 Orica-AIS 5:10:41  
2 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:00:02  
3 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:03  
4 Specialized-lululemon    
5 Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
6 MCipollini Giordana 0:00:05  
7 Wiggle Honda 0:00:06  
8 Australia 0:00:07  
9 Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:00:11  
10 Slovenia 0:00:14  
11 BePink 0:00:17  
12 Germany 0:01:28  
13 Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:36  
14 Bigla Cycling Team 0:09:13  
15 Maxx Solar Stevens 0:15:05  
General classification after stage 1
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 1:43:13  
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 0:00:06  
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:09  
4 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Specialized-lululemon 0:00:15  
5 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 0:00:17  
6 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Hitec Products UCK    
8 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
9 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
10 Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
11 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany 0:00:21  
12 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:00:22  
13 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia    
14 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
15 Carolin Schiff (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team    
16 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
17 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
18 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia    
19 Taryn Heather (Aus) Australia    
20 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
21 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany    
22 Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) MCipollini Giordana 0:00:25  
23 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
24 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
25 Grace Sulzberger (Aus) Australia    
26 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
27 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
28 Shara Gillow (Aus) Orica-AIS    
29 Ursa Pintar (Slo) Slovenia    
30 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
31 Andrea Graus (Aut) Bigla Cycling Team    
32 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized-lululemon    
33 Nina Kessler (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
34 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
35 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 0:00:29  
36 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda    
37 Reta Trotman (NZl) Maxx Solar Stevens    
38 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
39 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
40 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) MCipollini Giordana    
41 Esther Fennel (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team    
42 Ashlee Ankudinof (Aus) Australia    
43 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
44 Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia    
45 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
46 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:00:32  
47 Silvia Valseccia (Ita) BePink 0:00:33  
48 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
49 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Orica-AIS    
50 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
51 Romy Kasper (Ger) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
52 Doris Schweizer (Swi) BePink 0:00:39  
53 Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
54 Beate Zanner (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:01:36  
55 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany 0:01:46  
56 Ronja Köckerling (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:47  
57 Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia    
58 Christina Koep (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:49  
59 Stefanie Paul (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:03:04  
60 Daniela Gass (Ger) Germany    
61 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-lululemon    
62 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
63 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
64 Annelies Dom (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:06:46  
65 Chloe McConville (Aus) Australia    
66 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia    
67 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
68 Petra Zrimsek (Slo) BePink    
69 Joanna Rowsell (GBr) Wiggle Honda    
70 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
71 Natalie Lamborelle (Lux) Bigla Cycling Team    
72 Sandra Weiss (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
73 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Orica-AIS 0:10:18  
74 Benita Wesselhoeft (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:14:02  
75 Anja Rugelj (Slo) Slovenia    
76 Isabelle Beckers (Bel) Bigla Cycling Team 0:14:05  
77 Elena Eggl (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:14:08  
78 Inge Roggeman (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:14:10  
79 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Germany    
80 Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
81 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
82 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica-AIS    
83 Sara Frece (Slo) Slovenia    
84 Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:14:14  
85 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:14:16  
Points classification
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS 15 pts
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant 9  
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 6  
4 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany 1  
5 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 1  
Mountains classification
1 Christine Majerus (Lux) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 8 pts
2 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany 5  
3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 4  
4 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 3  
5 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1  
6 Adrie Visser (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 1  
Most aggressive rider classification
1 Linda Villumsen (NZl) Wiggle Honda 1  
Young riders classification
1 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) BePink 1:43:30  
2 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
3 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:05  
4 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Cyclelive Plus Zannata    
5 Amy Cure (Aus) Australia    
6 Emily Collins (NZl) Wiggle Honda    
7 Jessie Daams (Bel) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:08  
8 Valentina Carretta (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
9 Lucinda Brand (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
10 Maaike Polspoel (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
11 Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Wiggle Honda 0:00:12  
12 Reta Trotman (NZl) Maxx Solar Stevens    
13 Georgia Williams (NZl) BePink    
14 Ashlee Ankudinof (Aus) Australia    
15 Spela Kern (Slo) Slovenia    
16 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) MCipollini Giordana 0:00:15  
17 Doris Schweizer (Swi) BePink 0:00:22  
18 Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon    
19 Ronja Köckerling (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:30  
20 Christina Koep (Ger) Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:32  
21 Emilie Aubry (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:02:47  
22 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Giordana    
23 Jessica Mundy (Aus) Australia 0:06:29  
24 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
25 Julia Soek (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team    
26 Sandra Weiss (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team    
27 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Germany 0:13:53  
28 Lucy Martin (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team    
29 Rebecca Talen (Ned) Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
30 Annette Edmondson (Aus) Orica-AIS    
31 Marissa Otten (Ned) Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:13:57  
32 Theres Klein (Ger) Maxx Solar Stevens 0:13:59  
Teams classification
1 Orica-AIS 5:10:41  
2 Sengers Ladies Cycling Team 0:00:02  
3 Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:03  
4 Specialized-lululemon    
5 Rabobank-Liv/Giant    
6 MCipollini Giordana 0:00:05  
7 Wiggle Honda 0:00:06  
8 Australia 0:00:07  
9 Cyclelive Plus Zannata 0:00:11  
10 Slovenia 0:00:14  
11 BePink 0:00:17  
12 Germany 0:01:28  
13 Koga Ladies Central Rhede Fachklinik Dr. Herzog Cycling Team 0:01:36  
14 Bigla Cycling Team 0:09:13  
15 Maxx Solar Stevens 0:15:05