Fahlin edges Dorronsoro to don first leader's jersey

Standing tight after short prologue

Emilia Fahlin (HTC-Highroad) took her first big international win on Monday at the Tour de l'Ardeche, powering to the fastest time in the race's opening day prologue. Her time of 3:09.1 stood from almost the start of the day, with the 21-year-old Swede one of the first to ride the 2.4km course.

"She's really excited," said HTC Sport Director Ronny Lauke. "She had to wait for another 80 finishers to find out if she won. It was nerve racking but she pulled it off and she's very happy."

Fahlin won the 2.4km time trial from a world class field that included time trial world champion Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead, Leire Dorronsoro and teammate Amber Neben.

"For [Fahlin] it's a great confidence builder," added Lauke. "World Championships are coming up not far from her home and she has some great form."

Fahlin will wear the leaders jersey going into Stage one on Tuesday's 112 kilometre stage to Beauchastel. "We're going to try to keep the jersey as long as possible," added Fahlin. "I'm feeling pretty good and we have a good team here so we'll give it everything."

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC-Highroad0:03:09.10 
2Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:00.32 
3Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland0:00:01.71 
4Iris Slappendel (Ned) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:02.23 
5Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:04.05 
6Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:04.70 
7Amber Neben (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:05.12 
8Emma Pooley (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:06.45 
9Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:06.86 
10Christel Ferrier Bruneau (Fra) France0:00:07.60 
11Amélie Rivat (Fra) France0:00:08.65 
12Christine Majerus (Lux) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:09.53 
13Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:09.59 
14Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:10.09 
15Julia Martisova (Rus) Russia0:00:10.35 
16Aude Biannic (Fra) France0:00:11.28 
17Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:11.43 
18Sharon Laws (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:11.52 
19Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:11.72 
20Julie Krasniak (Fra) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:12.45 
21Emilie Moberg (Nor) Norway0:00:12.90 
22Lise Nostvold (Nor) Norway0:00:12.97 
23Ane San Sebastian Lasa (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:13.04 
24Patricia Schwager (Swi) Switzerland0:00:13.98 
25Carla Ryan (Aus) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:14.36 
26Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) International Mixed Team0:00:14.68 
27Claire Thomas (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:15.18 
28Grace Verbecke (Bel) Belgium0:00:15.49 
29Lucy Martin (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:16.49 
30Audrey Cordon (Fra) France0:00:16.62 
31Doris Schweizer (Swi) Switzerland0:00:16.65 
32Mélanie Bravard (Fra) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:17.65 
33Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:18.17 
34Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:18.51 
35Pavlina Sulcova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:18.63 
36Alna Burato (Fra) France0:00:18.88 
37Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:18.89 
38Ann Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgium0:00:18.96 
39Désirée Erhler (Swi) Switzerland0:00:20.24 
40Théa Thorsen (Nor) Norway0:00:20.54 
41Stine Borgli (Nor) Norway0:00:20.98 
42Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Great Britain/France0:00:21.30 
43Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia0:00:21.37 
44Martina Thomasson (Swe) International Mixed Team0:00:21.38 
45Linda Ringlever (Ned) International Mixed Team0:00:21.84 
46Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:21.87 
47Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Belgium0:00:22.02 
48Stefanie Meizer (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:22.38 
49Elena Cecchini (Ita) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:22.61 
50Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:22.78 
51Ine Beyen (Bel) Belgium0:00:23.60 
52Ally Stacher (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:24.04 
53Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Switzerland0:00:24.47 
54Fabienne Schauss (Lux) TEAM GSD Gestion  
55Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Gervais-Asahi0:00:24.77 
56Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:25.23 
57Meen Waersted Froydis (Nor) Norway0:00:25.27 
58Ludivine Loze (Fra) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:25.85 
59Siobhan Horgan (Irl) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:26.07 
60Laure Werner (Bel) Belgium0:00:26.30 
61Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) International Mixed Team0:00:26.67 
62Emilie Aubry (Swi) Switzerland0:00:26.86 
63Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:27.54 
64Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:27.63 
65Sarah Byrne (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:28.17 
66Oriane Niay (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:28.44 
67Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Norway0:00:28.76 
68Rosane Kirch (Bra) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:29.78 
69Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia0:00:30.34 
70Véronica Blahova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:30.46 
71Rohan Battison (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:30.56 
72Liesolot Decroix (Bel) Belgium0:00:30.63 
73Tereza Trefna (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:30.76 
74Mélanie Wotsch (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:31.86 
75Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:31.95 
76Luisa Beck (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:32.14 
77Mao Chino (Jpn) Gervais-Asahi0:00:32.38 
78Jasmin Rebman (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:32.77 
79Penny Rowson (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:32.99 
80Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia0:00:33.31 
81Marina Likchanova (Rus) Russia0:00:33.40 
82Katarina Hranaiova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:33.94 
83Alexia Muffat (Fra) Great Britain/France0:00:34.03 
84Monica Kadlecova (Svk) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:34.65 
85Tessa De Moyer (Bel) International Mixed Team0:00:35.07 
86Liesbeth Verbeeck (Bel) International Mixed Team0:00:37.94 
87Vicky Ware (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:39.57 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1HTC-Highroad0:09:38 
2Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:01 
3France0:00:15 
4Switzerland0:00:20 
5Team GSD Gestion0:00:24 
6Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
7Russia0:00:30 
8Norway0:00:35 
9Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:42 
10Belgium0:00:45 
11Mixed International Team  
12Gervais-Asahi  
13Forno D’Asolo Colavita0:00:47 
14Great Britain/France Mixed Team0:00:52 
15For-Viored-Brookvex0:00:59 
16Czech-Slovak Mixed Team0:01:07 
General Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC-Highroad0:03:09.10 
2Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:00.32 
3Pascale Schnider (Swi) Switzerland0:00:01.71 
4Iris Slappendel (Ned) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:02.23 
5Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:04.05 
6Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:04.70 
7Amber Neben (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:05.12 
8Emma Pooley (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:06.45 
9Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:06.86 
10Christel Ferrier Bruneau (Fra) France0:00:07.60 
11Amélie Rivat (Fra) France0:00:08.65 
12Christine Majerus (Lux) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:09.53 
13Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:09.59 
14Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia0:00:10.09 
15Julia Martisova (Rus) Russia0:00:10.35 
16Aude Biannic (Fra) France0:00:11.28 
17Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:11.43 
18Sharon Laws (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:11.52 
19Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:11.72 
20Julie Krasniak (Fra) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:12.45 
21Emilie Moberg (Nor) Norway0:00:12.90 
22Lise Nostvold (Nor) Norway0:00:12.97 
23Ane San Sebastian Lasa (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:13.04 
24Patricia Schwager (Swi) Switzerland0:00:13.98 
25Carla Ryan (Aus) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:14.36 
26Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) International Mixed Team0:00:14.68 
27Claire Thomas (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:15.18 
28Grace Verbecke (Bel) Belgium0:00:15.49 
29Lucy Martin (GBr) GARMIN-Cervelo0:00:16.49 
30Audrey Cordon (Fra) France0:00:16.62 
31Doris Schweizer (Swi) Switzerland0:00:16.65 
32Mélanie Bravard (Fra) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:17.65 
33Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:18.17 
34Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:18.51 
35Pavlina Sulcova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:18.63 
36Alna Burato (Fra) France0:00:18.88 
37Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:18.89 
38Ann Sophie Duyck (Bel) Belgium0:00:18.96 
39Désirée Erhler (Swi) Switzerland0:00:20.24 
40Théa Thorsen (Nor) Norway0:00:20.54 
41Stine Borgli (Nor) Norway0:00:20.98 
42Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Great Britain/France0:00:21.30 
43Anna Potokina (Rus) Russia0:00:21.37 
44Martina Thomasson (Swe) International Mixed Team0:00:21.38 
45Linda Ringlever (Ned) International Mixed Team0:00:21.84 
46Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:21.87 
47Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Belgium0:00:22.02 
48Stefanie Meizer (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:22.38 
49Elena Cecchini (Ita) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:22.61 
50Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:22.78 
51Ine Beyen (Bel) Belgium0:00:23.60 
52Ally Stacher (USA) HTC-Highroad0:00:24.04 
53Nicole Hanselmann (Swi) Switzerland0:00:24.47 
54Fabienne Schauss (Lux) TEAM GSD Gestion  
55Mayuko Hagiwara (Jpn) Gervais-Asahi0:00:24.77 
56Dorleta Eskamendi Gil (Spa) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:25.23 
57Meen Waersted Froydis (Nor) Norway0:00:25.27 
58Ludivine Loze (Fra) DEBABARRENA - GIPUZKOA0:00:25.85 
59Siobhan Horgan (Irl) TEAM GSD Gestion0:00:26.07 
60Laure Werner (Bel) Belgium0:00:26.30 
61Joanna Van De Winkel (RSA) International Mixed Team0:00:26.67 
62Emilie Aubry (Swi) Switzerland0:00:26.86 
63Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:27.54 
64Catherine Williamson (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:27.63 
65Sarah Byrne (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:28.17 
66Oriane Niay (Fra) Gervais-Asahi0:00:28.44 
67Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Norway0:00:28.76 
68Rosane Kirch (Bra) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:29.78 
69Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) Russia0:00:30.34 
70Véronica Blahova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:30.46 
71Rohan Battison (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:30.56 
72Liesolot Decroix (Bel) Belgium0:00:30.63 
73Tereza Trefna (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:30.76 
74Mélanie Wotsch (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:31.86 
75Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) Forno D'Asolo Colavita0:00:31.95 
76Luisa Beck (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:32.14 
77Mao Chino (Jpn) Gervais-Asahi0:00:32.38 
78Jasmin Rebman (Ger) Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:32.77 
79Penny Rowson (GBr) FOR-Viored-Brookvex0:00:32.99 
80Tatiana Shamanova (Rus) Russia0:00:33.31 
81Marina Likchanova (Rus) Russia0:00:33.40 
82Katarina Hranaiova (Cze) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:33.94 
83Alexia Muffat (Fra) Great Britain/France0:00:34.03 
84Monica Kadlecova (Svk) Czech/Slovak Mixed Team0:00:34.65 
85Tessa De Moyer (Bel) International Mixed Team0:00:35.07 
86Liesbeth Verbeeck (Bel) International Mixed Team0:00:37.94 
87Vicky Ware (GBr) Great Britain/France0:00:39.57 
Teams Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1HTC-Highroad0:09:38 
2Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:01 
3France0:00:15 
4Switzerland0:00:20 
5Team GSD Gestion0:00:24 
6Debabarrena-Gipuzkoa  
7Russia0:00:30 
8Norway0:00:35 
9Team Rothaus Vita Classica0:00:42 
10Belgium0:00:45 
11Mixed International Team  
12Gervais-Asahi  
13Forno D’Asolo Colavita0:00:47 
14Great Britain/France Mixed Team0:00:52 
15For-Viored-Brookvex0:00:59 
16Czech-Slovak Mixed Team0:01:07 

 

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