Aussies claim another stage, Anderson tops USA 1-2

Stevens holds second overall

The Australian National team followed up its winning performance in the Route de France time trial by Tiffany Cromwell with another stage victory, this time by Ruth Corset. 

The Queenslander soloed to the win ahead of Italian champion Monia Baccaille, while American Kim Anderson (Columbia-HTC) wrapped up the overall race win.

"This is such a fantastic outcome, and it's great to be in this position," said Anderson. "The stage was a lot less stressful than I thought it would be. I only really had to watch [US National Team rider] Evelyn (Stevens) who was in second.

"Once we got into the circuits my teammates really kept the pace. I just held on, stayed patient, and when Evelyn finally did attack, I just thought 'I really can do this.'"

 "The team and (Sports Director) Ronny (Lauke) had so much confidence in me going into today. I just focused on that and didn't want to disappoint after all the work they did for me."

Anderson's victory marks the Columbia-HTC women's 43rd win of the 2009 season.

Full Results
1Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia3:57:37 
2Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:21 
3Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
4Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs  
5Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:24 
6Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
7Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
8Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
9Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:27 
10Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
11Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
12Corine Hierckens (Bel) Fenixs  
13Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi  
14Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
15Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTC0:02:31 
16Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team  
17Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
18Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team  
19Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi  
20Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion  
21Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
22Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:35 
23Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
24Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:44 
25Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
26Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs0:02:51 
27Kristin McGrath (USA) US National Team  
28Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:02:55 
29Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia0:03:12 
30Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:03:33 
31Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:04:33 
32Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:04:48 
33Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:05:14 
34Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:05:30 
35Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:06:24 
36Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC  
37Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
38Carmen McNellis (USA) US National Team0:09:05 
39Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:09:07 
40Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion  
41Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
42Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs  
43Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
44Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:09:27 
45Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi  
46Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
47Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:13:19 
48Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:14:38 
DNFKatherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
DNFRochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
DNFKim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam  
DNFRegina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
DNFMarie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung  
DNFSerena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
DNFErika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs  
DNFAlessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi  
DNFEleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago  
DNFAudrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion  
DNFJenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion  
DNFSilvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi  
DNFAudrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFFlorence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFEmmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFMagali Mocquery (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFEdita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
DNFEdita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
DNFSimona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo  
DNFKirsty Broun (Aus) Australia  
Final general classification
1Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTC14:22:06 
2Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team0:01:23 
3Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:03:19 
4Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:03:37 
5Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:05:51 
6Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:06:04 
7Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:11:19 
8Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:13:11 
9Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:14:31 
10Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:15:30 
11Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia0:26:16 
12Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:27:45 
13Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:27:48 
14Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:28:11 
15Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:28:27 
16Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:28:32 
17Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:28:36 
18Kristin McGrath (USA) US National Team0:28:39 
19Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:28:40 
20Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs0:28:48 
21Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
22Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTC0:29:13 
23Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:29:26 
24Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:30:07 
25Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:30:09 
26Corine Hierckens (Bel) Fenixs0:30:10 
27Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:30:33 
28Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team  
29Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia0:30:35 
30Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:30:48 
31Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs0:31:20 
32Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:31:52 
33Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:32:12 
34Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:32:15 
35Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:32:36 
36Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:33:47 
37Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:34:22 
38Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:35:34 
39Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:35:48 
40Carmen McNellis (USA) US National Team0:35:57 
41Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:36:32 
42Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:37:27 
43Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:37:33 
44Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:37:40 
45Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:38:30 
46Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:38:34 
47Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs0:38:39 
48Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:43:22 
Young rider classification
1Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion14:35:17 
2Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:19 
3Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:15:00 
4Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:16:56 
5Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:16:58 
6Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team0:17:22 
7Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia0:17:24 
8Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:19:25 
9Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:20:36 
10Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:22:23 
11Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:23:21 
12Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:30:11 
Teams classification
1Selle Italia Ghezzi43:44:00 
2S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:08:49 
3Us National Team0:20:29 
4Team Columbia - Htc Women0:21:30 
5Gauss Rdz Ormu - Colnago0:22:02 
6Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:23:01 
7Australia National Team0:23:52 
10Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung1:04:36 


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