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Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin 2010

Date range:
May 14-23, 2010

May 18, Stage 4: Osseja - Osseja 97km

Abbot victorious in Osseja

By:
Greg Johnson
Published:
May 18, 2010, 19:22 BST,
Updated:
May 19, 2010, 20:41 BST

Stage runner-up Pooley takes commanding GC lead

The competition leaders on the presentation podium.

The competition leaders on the presentation podium.

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Mara Abbot (US National Team) and Emma Pooley (Cervelo TestTeam) worked together on the Tour de l’Aude’s fourth stage, and both riders benefited from the cooperation. For Abbott working with her British rival gave her a stage victory at the French race, while Pooley’s reward was a strong lead in the general classification.

Pooley trailed Abbot across the line after 97 kilometres of racing, with the pair 43 seconds ahead of third placed Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Columbia). Pooley had started the day 1:03 minutes behind Adrie Visser (HTC-Columbia), but the Dutch rider was over three minutes behind on the day’s stage.

The time loss swung the pendulum in Pooley’s favour by 2:34 minutes, with five stages remaining. "I am very happy today. It is always great to be in the leader's jersey of Tour de l'Aude," said Emma Pooley. "So far I have a good gap over Adrie Visser. We still have some races to go, and something can always happen but I am confident."

The attack by Pooley and Abbot came from a six rider breakaway that escaped during the mountains. Pooley had the advantage of having team-mates Sharon Laws and Regina Bruins in the breakaway with her and Abbott.

"It was a nice day today, we had sun, no wind and now as well the yellow jersey," said Cervelo TestTeam sport director Egon van Kessel. "The peloton with our other riders reached the finish about 3:20 later so there are still five of our riders in a good overall position. Our team is in a comfortable position for the upcoming stages."

Full Results
1 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 2:41:30  
2 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 0:00:43  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 0:01:57  
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:05  
6 Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:03:15  
7 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
8 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:03:19  
9 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:23  
10 Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team    
11 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women    
12 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:03:25  
13 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl    
14 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
15 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling    
16 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women    
17 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team    
18 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit    
19 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl    
20 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:03:35  
21 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit    
22 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Team Valdarno 0:03:43  
23 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:03:47  
24 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 0:04:16  
25 Anriette Schoeman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team 0:05:13  
26 Amanda Miller (USA) TIBCO    
27 Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:06:53  
28 Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO 0:09:22  
29 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:12:28  
30 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:16:07  
31 Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion    
32 Carla Swart (RSA) MTN    
33 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Safi - Pasta Zara    
34 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
35 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets    
36 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets    
37 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs - Petrogradets    
38 Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN    
39 Carmen Small (USA) US National Team    
40 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu    
41 Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit    
42 Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN    
43 Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team    
44 Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu    
45 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team    
46 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team    
47 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:16:20  
48 Rebecca Much (USA) TIBCO    
49 Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarno    
50 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno    
51 Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women    
52 Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 0:23:36  
53 Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team    
54 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara    
55 Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling    
56 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Leontien.nl    
57 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO    
58 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion    
59 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope    
60 Katharine Carrol (USA) US National Team    
61 Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO    
62 Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.nl    
63 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:23:40  
64 Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling    
65 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women    
66 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team 0:28:04  
67 Kristin Mac Grath (USA) US National Team    
68 Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
69 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu    
70 Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO    
71 Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets    
72 Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara    
73 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion    
74 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno    
75 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu    
76 Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu    
77 Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox    
78 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl    
79 Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team    
80 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara    
81 Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team    
82 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling    
83 Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
84 Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team    
85 Audrey Lemieux (Can) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion    
86 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team    
87 Cashandra Slingerland (RSA) MTN 0:29:31  
88 Lylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN    
DNF Elizabeth Hatch (USA) Lotto Ladies Team    
DNF Lina-Kristin Schink (Ger) German National Team    
Mountain 1 - Col du Calvaire (HC) 29km
1 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 12 pts
2 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 8  
3 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 5  
4 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 3  
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 2  
6 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 1  
Mountain 2 - D4 Col de Creu (HC) 53km
1 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 12 pts
2 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 8  
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 5  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 3  
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
6 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Col de la Llose (HC) 67km
1 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 12 pts
2 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 8  
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 5  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 3  
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 2  
6 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 1  
Teams
1 Cervelo Test Team 8:10:50  
2 HTC Columbia Women 0:01:11  
3 Nederland Bloeit 0:03:54  
4 Leontien.nl 0:12:57  
5 US National Team 0:13:10  
6 Redsun Cycling Team 0:16:00  
7 TIBCO 0:24:35  
8 Vienne Futuroscope 0:27:28  
9 Team Valdarno 0:30:03  
10 Lotto Ladies Team 0:30:44  
11 Noris Cycling 0:37:01  
12 S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:41:16  
13 Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:42:01  
14 MTN    
15 Safi - Pasta Zara 0:49:30  
16 Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:53:58  
17 Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 1:01:27  
18 German National Team    
General classification after stage 4
1 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 9:44:05  
2 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women 0:02:34  
3 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:03:09  
4 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 0:03:15  
5 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 0:03:21  
6 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:27  
7 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:03:28  
8 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:31  
9 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:35  
10 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 0:03:45  
11 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:55  
12 Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:03:57  
13 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:04:09  
14 Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team 0:04:24  
15 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit 0:04:27  
16 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:04:35  
17 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:05:10  
18 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:05:23  
19 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:05:54  
20 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women 0:06:31  
21 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:08:03  
22 Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Team Valdarno 0:08:31  
23 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:08:49  
24 Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:12:46  
25 Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO 0:13:14  
26 Anriette Schoeman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team 0:15:32  
27 Marijn De Vries (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:16:43  
28 Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:16:52  
29 Carmen Small (USA) US National Team 0:16:54  
30 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 0:17:22  
31 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:18:05  
32 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:19:01  
33 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team 0:19:05  
34 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:19:12  
35 Amanda Miller (USA) TIBCO 0:19:13  
36 Rebecca Much (USA) TIBCO 0:20:21  
37 Carla Swart (RSA) MTN 0:21:10  
38 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:21:36  
39 Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:22:13  
40 Luise Keller (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 0:22:26  
41 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:24:17  
42 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:25:28  
43 Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:25:51  
44 Robyn De Groot (RSA) MTN 0:26:49  
45 Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team 0:27:01  
46 Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 0:27:06  
47 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO 0:27:37  
48 Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team    
49 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:27:45  
50 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:27:57  
51 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno 0:28:09  
52 Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team 0:28:25  
53 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Redsun Cycling Team 0:29:35  
54 Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) MTN 0:29:50  
55 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 0:29:51  
56 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team 0:31:05  
57 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:31:34  
58 Katharine Carrol (USA) US National Team 0:32:18  
59 Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:32:19  
60 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 0:32:29  
61 Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:33:48  
62 Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO 0:34:32  
63 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:35:14  
64 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:35:47  
65 Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO 0:37:11  
66 Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:37:45  
67 Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:37:52  
68 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 0:38:04  
69 Carly Hibberd (Aus) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:38:06  
70 Veronica Andreasson (Swe) Lotto Ladies Team 0:38:07  
71 Laura Bozzolo (Ita) Team Valdarno 0:38:08  
72 Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team 0:40:11  
73 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:40:56  
74 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:42:59  
75 Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team 0:43:15  
76 Audrey Lemieux (Can) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 0:43:46  
77 Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0:43:56  
78 Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:45:49  
79 Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:46:23  
80 Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team 0:47:58  
81 Kristin Mac Grath (USA) US National Team 0:48:25  
82 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:48:32  
83 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:49:39  
84 Cashandra Slingerland (RSA) MTN 0:50:24  
85 Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:52:06  
86 Tania Belvederesi (Ita) Team Valdarno 0:54:19  
87 Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:54:33  
88 Lylanie Lauwrens (RSA) MTN 0:55:53  
Points classification
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 66 pts
2 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 61  
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 53  
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 52  
5 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl 48  
6 Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women 47  
7 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 45  
8 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 44  
9 Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu 36  
10 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl 34  
11 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 31  
12 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 30  
13 Carmen Small (USA) US National Team 30  
14 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 26  
15 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 24  
16 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) HTC Columbia Women 24  
17 Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO 23  
18 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 21  
19 Liesbet De Vocht (Bel) Nederland Bloeit 20  
20 Katheryn Mattis (USA) US National Team 20  
21 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 19  
22 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling 19  
23 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 18  
24 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 18  
25 Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling 16  
26 Petra Dijkman (Ned) Redsun Cycling Team 12  
27 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 12  
28 Emma Mackie (Aus) TIBCO 10  
29 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 8  
30 Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling 8  
31 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team 7  
32 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara 5  
33 Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team 4  
34 Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 4  
35 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl 2  
36 Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu 1  
Mountains classification
1 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 32 pts
2 Mara Abbot (USA) US National Team 25  
3 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women 18  
4 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl 10  
5 Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 8  
6 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 8  
7 Carmen Small (USA) US National Team 5  
8 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women 5  
9 Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 1  
10 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 1  
11 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 1  
12 Brooke Miller (USA) TIBCO 1  
Young rider classification
1 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl 9:47:33  
2 Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:00:29  
3 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:26  
4 Julie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:09:18  
5 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:15:33  
6 Carla Swart (RSA) MTN 0:17:42  
7 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:18:08  
8 Noortje Tabak (Ned) Nederland Bloeit 0:18:45  
9 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:22:00  
10 Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team 0:24:09  
11 Martina Zwick (Ger) German National Team 0:24:57  
12 Josien Van Wingerden (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:28:51  
13 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:31:46  
14 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope 0:32:19  
15 Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling 0:34:17  
16 Mélanie Bravard (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 0:34:36  
17 Laura Dittmann (Ger) German National Team 0:36:43  
18 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:37:28  
19 Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) German National Team 0:39:47  
20 Giada Borgato (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu 0:42:21  
21 Franziska Merten (Ger) German National Team 0:44:30  
22 Monique Van De Ree (Ned) Leontien.nl 0:45:04  
23 Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:48:38  
24 Lorena Foresi (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:51:05  
Teams classification
1 Cervelo Test Team 29:17:56  
2 HTC Columbia Women 0:04:47  
3 Nederland Bloeit 0:06:46  
4 US National Team 0:23:22  
5 Leontien.nl 0:26:59  
6 Redsun Cycling Team 0:30:29  
7 TIBCO 0:40:15  
8 Noris Cycling 0:51:50  
9 Vienne Futuroscope 0:58:09  
10 Safi - Pasta Zara 1:08:56  
11 Team Valdarno 1:12:37  
12 Lotto Ladies Team 1:13:10  
13 Fenixs - Petrogradets 1:13:51  
14 Gauss RDZ Ormu 1:15:54  
15 S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 1:16:22  
16 MTN 1:27:58  
17 German National Team 1:28:36  
18 Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion 1:45:03