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Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile - Memorial Michela Fanini 2011

Date range:
September 13-18, 2011

September 13, Stage 1: Viareggio (TTT) 5.5km

HTC Highroad powers to team time trial victory

By:
Cycling News
Published:
September 13, 2011, 19:38,
Updated:
September 13, 2011, 22:53

Defending champion Arndt assumes first leader's jersey

The HTC-Highroad women's squad opened the Giro della Toscana Femminile with a victory in the stage 1 team time trial. The team, led in by defending champion Judith Arndt, stopped the clock in 6:27 for the 5.5km parcours to beat the Russian Federation team by 13 seconds and Gauss by 24 seconds.

With the stage victory, Arndt picked up where she left off in 2010 as the holder of the leader's jersey.

"It was a flat circuit today," said HTC Highroad sports director Ronny Lauke, "A very simple course that came down to setting as strong of a pace as we could and maintaining it until the end.

"Our plan was to accelerate hard at the start and keep pace steady. We had Judith [Arndt], Ina [Teutenberg] and Charlotte [Becker] pulling on the long stretches and our younger riders leading out the short sections."

With another flat circuit tomorrow, the HTC-Highroad women face a 117.1km route to defend their lead and keep Arndt in the leader's jersey.

"We have been on a bit of a winning streak over the past ten days and we plan to keep the momentum here in Tuscany," said Lauke.

Full Results
1 HTC Highroad Women 0:06:27  
2 Russian Federation 0:00:13  
3 Gauss 0:00:24  
4 SC MCipollini Giambenini    
5 Australia 0:00:25  
6 Garmin - Cervelo 0:00:27  
7 Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
8 Lotto Honda Team 0:00:28  
9 Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:00:29  
10 United States of America    
11 Colavita Forno d'Asolo 0:00:33  
12 S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:00:34  
13 Germany 0:00:35  
14 Vaiano Solaristech 0:00:36  
15 Slovenia 0:00:39  
16 Dolmans Landscaping Team    
17 Kleo Ladies Team 0:00:42  
18 Ukraine    
19 Kuota Speed Kueens 0:00:46  
20 Lointek 0:00:54  
21 Fanini 0:01:05  
General classification after stage 1
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women 0:06:27  
2 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women    
3 Amanda Miller (USA) HTC Highroad Women    
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Highroad Women    
5 Katie Colclough (GBr) HTC Highroad Women    
6 Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC Highroad Women 0:00:03  
7 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:13  
8 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Russian Federation    
9 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Russian Federation    
10 Evgeniya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation    
11 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russian Federation    
12 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss 0:00:24  
13 Lorena Foresi (Ita) Gauss    
14 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Gauss    
15 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Gauss    
16 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss    
17 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini    
18 Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini    
19 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini    
20 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini    
21 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini    
22 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Australia 0:00:25  
23 Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia    
24 Jessie MacLean (Aus) Australia    
25 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Australia    
26 Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia    
27 Carla Ryan (Aus) Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:27  
28 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin-Cervelo    
29 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo    
30 Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo    
31 Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Garmin-Cervelo    
32 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
33 Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
34 Gloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
35 Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo    
36 Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team 0:00:28  
37 Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Honda Team    
38 Robyn De Groot (RSA) Lotto Honda Team    
39 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team    
40 Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) Lotto Honda Team    
41 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia    
42 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:00:29  
43 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
44 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
45 Giulia Donato (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
46 Carmen McNellis Small (USA) United States of America    
47 Megan Guarnier (USA) United States of America    
48 Kristin McGrath (USA) United States of America    
49 Janel Holcomb (USA) United States of America    
50 Tayler Wiles (USA) United States of America    
51 Robin Farina (USA) United States of America    
52 Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
53 Amber Pierce (USA) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:00:32  
54 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo 0:00:33  
55 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
56 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
57 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
58 Alessandra d'Ettorre (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
59 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Colavita Forno d'Asolo 0:00:34  
60 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
61 Grete Treier (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
62 Verónica Leal Balderas (Mex) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
63 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
64 Karin Aune (Swe) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
65 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
66 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo    
67 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany 0:00:35  
68 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Germany    
69 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Germany    
70 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Germany    
71 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Germany    
72 Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany    
73 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech 0:00:36  
74 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Vaiano Solaristech    
75 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech    
76 Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech    
77 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech    
78 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss    
79 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech 0:00:37  
80 Tjaša Rutar (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:39  
81 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Slovenia    
82 Petra Zrimšek (Slo) Slovenia    
83 Živa Verbic (Slo) Slovenia    
84 Urša Pintar (Slo) Slovenia    
85 Alenka Novak (Slo) Slovenia    
86 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Gauss    
87 Danielle Bekkering (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
88 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
89 Geerike Schreurs (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
90 Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
91 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
92 Marissa Otten (Ned) Dolmans Landscaping Team    
93 Giulia Ronchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:00:40  
94 Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech    
95 Martina Corazza (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team 0:00:42  
96 Francesca Tognali (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
97 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
98 Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
99 Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine    
100 Oksana Kashchishina (Ukr) Ukraine    
101 Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Ukraine    
102 Eivgenia Vysotska (Ukr) Ukraine    
103 Ivanna Borovichenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
104 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
105 Lelizaveta Oshurkova (Ukr) Ukraine    
106 Viktoriya Vologdina (Ukr) Ukraine    
107 Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo 0:00:43  
108 Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
109 Victoria Kondel (Rus) Russian Federation 0:00:44  
110 Laura Fouquet (Ger) Kuota Speed Kueens 0:00:46  
111 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens    
112 Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens    
113 Romy Kasper (Ger) Kuota Speed Kueens    
114 Ana Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) Germany    
115 Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) MCipollini Gianbenini 0:00:47  
116 Marie-Therese Ludwig (Ger) Germany 0:00:53  
117 Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Lointek 0:00:54  
118 Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek    
119 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Lointek    
120 Mireia Epelde Bikendi (Spa) Lointek    
121 Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:00:55  
122 Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto Honda Team 0:00:57  
123 Samantha Galassi (Ita) MCipollini Gianbenini 0:00:58  
124 Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Australia 0:00:59  
125 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:01:00  
126 Francesca Stefani (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara 0:01:01  
127 Whitney Gaggioli (USA) Fanini 0:01:05  
128 Alena Sitsko (Blr) Fanini    
129 Federica Primavera (Ita) Fanini    
130 Monica Ceccon (Ita) Fanini    
131 Claudia Schlager (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens 0:01:06  
132 Ella Michal (Isr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox 0:01:08  
133 Olena Oliinyk (Ukr) Ukraine 0:01:09  
134 Stefania Baldi (Ita) Fanini 0:01:12  
135 Sara Ficini (Ita) Fanini 0:01:14  
136 Simona Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech 0:01:17  
137 Alexandra Goncharova (Rus) Russian Federation 0:01:20  
138 Ally Stacher (USA) HTC Highroad Women 0:01:23  
139 Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek 0:01:39  

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