Armitstead sprints to win

British woman takes over GC lead from Cervelo teammate Bruins

Elisabeth Armistead scored the second victory in a row for Cervélo TestTeam at the Tour de l'Aude on day two of the race. The 21-year-old rider from Great Britain finished first in the 117km first stage around Rieux Minervois, France, taking over the leader's jersey from her teammate Regina Bruins.

The wind played a big role by enabling 11 riders to go into a breakaway, which was not caught by the peloton until the finish line. At the end of the race, Armistead had the biggest reserves and claimed victory in the sprint ahead of two Dutchwomen: Chantal Blaak and Adrie Visser.

"Another victory and another leader jersey today, that is just amazing," said Cervélo TestTeam directeur sportif Egon van Kessel. "In this first stage, a breakaway of 11 riders including Lizzie Armistead broke away coming to the finish with an advantage of about 1:20 over the peloton."

"Lizzie did a great job and won the sprint. We totally fulfilled our goal and didn't lose too much energy in defending the leader's jersey. Tomorrow, we will race in the team time trial, and we go into that with full confidence. We have trained this race format a lot and I believe we can make it on the podium."

Stage two will be contested on an undulating 34.5km course around Clermont l'Hérault.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3:14:09 
2Chantal Blaak (Ned)  
3Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women  
4Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
5Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO  
6Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
7Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
8Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling  
9Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team  
10Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:00:03 
11Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO0:00:06 
12Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:16 
13Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
14Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
15Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling  
16Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara  
17Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team  
18Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit  
19Monique Van De Ree (Ned)  
20Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
21Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
22Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
23Carla Swart (RSA) MTN  
24Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
25Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO  
26Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team  
27Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
28Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
29Eneritz Iturriagae (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara  
30Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Safi - Pasta Zara  
31Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
32Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
33Nadia Triquet-Claude (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
34Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
35Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
36Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
37Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
38Andrea Bosman (Ned)  
39Marijn De Vries (Ned)  
40Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling  
41Irene Van Den Broek (Ned)  
42Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO  
43Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Team Valdarno  
44Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
45Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
46Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling  
47Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women  
48Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women  
49Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
50Carmen Small (USA) US National Team  
51Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
52Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
53Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team  
54Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
55Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
56Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
57Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
58Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
59Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women  
60Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
61Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
62Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team  
63Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
64Rebecca Much (USA) TIBCO  
65Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
66Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
67Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team  
68Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno  
69Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
70Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
71Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team  
72Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team  
73Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling  
74Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarno  
75Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
76Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling  
77Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team  
78Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:01:28 
79Josien Van Wingerden (Ned)  
80Katharine Carrol (USA) US National Team  
81Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team0:01:31 
82Anriette Schoeman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team0:01:34 
83Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team  
84Audrey Lemieux (Can) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:01:37 
85Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN0:01:57 
86Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:02:16 
87Amanda Miller (USA) TIBCO0:02:29 
88Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) German National Team0:05:55 
89Siobhan Horgan (Irl) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
90Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara  
91Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
92Kristin Mac Grath (USA) US National Team  
93Laure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team  
94Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno  
95Marta Vila Josana Andreu (Spa) Team Valdarno  
96Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:07:05 
97Lylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN0:09:47 
98Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
99Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN0:09:49 
100Cashandra Slingerland (RSA) MTN  
101Elizabeth Hatch (USA) Lotto Ladies Team  
102Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarno  
103Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
104Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
DNFRoxane Fournier (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
Sprint 1 - Douzens Av des Corbières, 25.4km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO5 pts
2Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team3 
3Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team2 
4Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu1 
Sprint 2 - Marseillette, 41.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team5 pts
2Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women3 
3Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO2 
4Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit1 
Sprint 3 - Villedubert - rte de Barbès, 71.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO5 pts
2Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women3 
3Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team2 
4Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team1 
Sprint 4 - Villemoustaussou, 78km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO5 pts
2Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit3 
3Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team2 
4Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling1 
Sprint 5 - Conques sur Orbiel, 94.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO5 pts
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3 
3Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women2 
4Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Nederland Bloeit0:01:10 
3Cervelo Test Team  
5Noris Cycling  
6Gauss RDZ Ormu  
7HTC Columbia Women  
8US National Team  
9Redsun Cycling Team0:01:13 
10Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:01:31 
11Safi - Pasta Zara0:02:26 
12Fenixs - Petrogradets  
13Vienne Futuroscope  
14German National Team  
15S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
16Team Valdarno  
17Lotto Ladies Team0:02:44 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3:18:50 
2Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women0:00:07 
3Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl0:00:14 
4Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:20 
5Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO0:00:23 
6Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team0:00:27 
7Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:00:36 
8Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team0:00:42 
9Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO0:00:53 
10Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:00:55 
11Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling  
12Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team0:01:23 
13Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women0:01:27 
14Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:28 
15Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:01:30 
16Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:31 
17Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women0:01:32 
18Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team0:01:34 
19Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
20Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
21Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:01:36 
22Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit0:01:38 
23Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
24Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara0:01:40 
25Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
26Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:01:41 
27Eneritz Iturriagae (Spa) Safi - Pasta Zara0:01:42 
28Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women  
29Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team  
30Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno0:01:43 
31Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
32Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO  
33Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:01:44 
34Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Team Valdarno  
35Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:45 
36Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling0:01:46 
37Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu  
38Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
39Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling  
40Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team0:01:47 
41Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
42Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women0:01:48 
43Nadia Triquet-Claude (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:49 
44Carla Swart (RSA) MTN  
45Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team  
46Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara0:01:50 
47Irene Van Den Broek (Ned)  
48Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
49Marijn De Vries (Ned) Leontien.nl0:01:51 
50Carmen Small (USA) US National Team  
51Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO0:01:52 
52Rebecca Much (USA) TIBCO  
53Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl0:01:53 
54Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets  
55Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:01:54 
56Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
57Katharine Carrol (USA) US National Team  
58Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team0:01:55 
59Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:56 
60Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling0:01:58 
61Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team0:01:59 
62Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
63Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team0:02:00 
64Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling  
65Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Safi - Pasta Zara0:02:01 
66Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team0:02:02 
67Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling  
68Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
69Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:02:04 
70Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:05 
71Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team  
72Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:06 
73Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl0:02:07 
74Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team  
75Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.nl0:02:08 
76Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:09 
77Anriette Schoeman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team0:02:11 
78Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:15 
79Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:02:16 
80Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team  
81Audrey Lemieux (Can) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:02:19 
82Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox  
83Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarno0:02:24 
84Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:29 
85Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN0:02:39 
86Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:03:01 
87Amanda Miller (USA) TIBCO0:03:24 
88Kristin Mac Grath (USA) US National Team0:06:28 
89Marta Vila Josana Andreu (Spa) Team Valdarno0:06:33 
90Laure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team0:06:37 
91Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:06:40 
92Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) German National Team0:06:41 
93Siobhan Horgan (Irl) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:06:46 
94Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara0:06:47 
95Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno0:06:51 
96Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:07:57 
97Elizabeth Hatch (USA) Lotto Ladies Team0:10:21 
98Cashandra Slingerland (RSA) MTN0:10:23 
99Lylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN0:10:29 
100Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN  
101Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:10:35 
102Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:10:40 
103Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarno0:11:09 
104Loes Markerink (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:11:10 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO22 pts
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team12 
3Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women8 
4Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit4 
5Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team4 
6Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team3 
7Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling1 
8Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team48 pts
2Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women39 
3Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl36 
4Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team30 
5Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit29 
6Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu26 
7Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women24 
8Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO23 
9Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit23 
10Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion18 
11Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team17 
12Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling16 
13Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit14 
14Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team14 
15Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team13 
16Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team12 
17Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women11 
18Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO10 
19Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara8 
20Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team7 
21Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling6 
22Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women5 
23Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara5 
24Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team4 
25Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit4 
26Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team4 
27Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl2 
28Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu1 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team3:18:50 
2Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl0:00:14 
3Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling0:00:55 
4Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:01:28 
5Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:01:41 
6Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team0:01:42 
7Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:45 
8Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women0:01:48 
9Carla Swart (RSA) MTN0:01:49 
10Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team  
11Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara0:01:50 
12Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets0:01:53 
13Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara0:01:54 
14Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:56 
15Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling0:01:58 
16Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team0:01:59 
17Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
18Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team0:02:00 
19Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:02:02 
20Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:05 
21Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl0:02:07 
22Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.nl0:02:08 
23Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team0:02:16 
24Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu0:02:29 
25Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:06:40 
26Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara0:06:47 
27Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:07:57 
28Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:10:40 
29Saneila Biagi (Ita) Team Valdarno0:11:09 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Cervelo Test Team0:00:14 
3HTC Columbia Women0:00:20 
4Nederland Bloeit0:00:24 
5Redsun Cycling Team0:01:00 
6US National Team0:01:01 
8Noris Cycling0:01:19 
9Gauss RDZ Ormu0:01:30 
10Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion0:02:11 
11Safi - Pasta Zara0:02:17 
12Vienne Futuroscope0:02:19 
13Fenixs - Petrogradets0:02:23 
14Team Valdarno0:02:26 
15German National Team  
16Lotto Ladies Team0:02:47 
17S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:51 


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