Lizzie Armitstead wins stage one

Teutenberg leads overall

Lizzie Armitstead (Garmin-Cervelo) showed she is back on form by winning the first stage of the Tour of Chongming Island stage race in China.

The 22-year-old British rider beat last year’s overall winner, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Highroad), in the sprint, with Annemiek van Vleuten (Nederland Bloeit) coming in third. Teutenberg won all the intermediate sprints and so is the first leader of the race.

The 73.4km stage was flat and not technically demanding. However, heavy rain caused problems, washing debris onto the course which resulted in punctures and crashes.

After the race, Armitstead told womenscycling.net, "We expected that it would be a bunch sprint. We wanted to try to force something during the race, but only if there was a good moment. The good moment never came, so the girls tried to help me in the final stages. They did a good lead-out. A little bit too early, but they dropped me off on a good wheel so it was good."

The young British rider has had a difficult start to the 2011 season, after being hospitalised with a gall-bladder infection. She was also unable to compete at the track world championships in late March due to side-strain. Last week she had to pull out of the GP Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg because of stomach problems, but her win demonstrates that she’s back on form.

Teutenberg leads the overall classification of the three-day race by one second.

"One second is nothing so it means we are going to have to fight for every second and every stage win. It will be as much of a fight as it was last year. We are expecting that," she told womenscycling.net.

The Tour of Chongming Island and the subsequent Tour of Chongming Island World Cup race all take place on an 80km-long island in the Yangtze River in China.

All three stages are very flat – stage two is 118.4km, and stage three will be 11 laps of a 7.2km city centre circuit. The stage race will be a good indication of riders’ form for the World Cup, where Annemiek van Vleuten and Hitec Products’ Emma Johansson will be battling to take control of the World Cup classification.

Current leader and Van Vleuten’s teammate, Marianne Vos, isn’t at the race to defend her jersey, as she’s taking a break after her highly successful, but race-heavy early season. She won cyclo-cross and track world titles, two World Cup races and five other major races.

Full Results
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo1:49:22 
2Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
4Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK  
6Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
7Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
8Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
9Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
10Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK  
11Maneephan Jutatip (Tha) Thailand  
12Giada Borgato (Ita) Italy  
13Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany  
14Sarah Düster (Ger) Nederland Bloeit  
15Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
16Wong Wan Yiu (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
17Zhao Na (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
18Janneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
19Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States  
20Emilie Aubry (Swi) Nederland Bloeit  
21Anna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine  
22Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Highroad Women  
23Laura Fouquet (Ger) Germany  
24Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo  
25Johanna Badmann (Ger) Germany  
26Venera Absalyamova (Rus) Russian Federation  
27Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria  
28Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria  
29Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
30Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
31Olena Sharha (Ukr) Ukraine  
32Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
33Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States  
34Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
35Alexandra Goncharova (Rus) Russian Federation  
36Evgenya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation  
37Lindsay Myers (USA) United States  
38Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
39Rossella Callovi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
40Elena Litchmanova (Rus) Russian Federation  
41Bianca Purath (Ger) Germany0:00:11 
42Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
43Nuntana Supuksorn (Tha) Thailand  
44Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
45Son Eunju (Kor) Korea  
46Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
47Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Highroad Women  
48Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
49Jennifer Hohl (Swi) SC MCipollini Giordana  
50Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
51Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) Ukraine  
52Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany  
53Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
54Jessie Daams (Bel) Garmin - Cervelo  
55Iris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin - Cervelo  
56Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany  
57Trine Schmidt (Den) Garmin - Cervelo  
58Marta Bastianelli (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
59Andrea Dvorak (USA) United States0:00:16 
60Victoria Kondel (Rus) Russian Federation  
61Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green0:00:18 
62Jessica Prinner (USA) United States0:00:20 
63Fröydis Waerstad (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
64Simona Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
65Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana0:00:30 
66Anna Nagirnaya (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:34 
67Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria  
68Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine  
69Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Highroad Women  
70Madeleine Olsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
71Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria  
72Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
73Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria  
74Park Eunmi (Kor) Korea  
75Lidiya Malakhova (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:38 
76Monica Holler (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
77Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
78Liu Xiao Hui (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
79Emma Trott (GBr) Nederland Bloeit  
80Chapookam Monrudee (Tha) Thailand0:00:41 
81Son Hee Jung (Kor) Korea  
82Luo Xiao Ling (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
83Kunlapha Wilaiwan (Tha) Thailand  
84Boonsawat Panwaraporn (Tha) Thailand  
85Kim Eun Hee (Kor) Korea0:00:43 
86Coryn Rivera (USA) United States  
87Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Italy  
88Lee Aejung (Kor) Korea  
89Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Italy  
90Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Italy0:00:55 
91Tang Ke Rong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:02 
92Anna Trevisi (Ita) Italy0:01:14 
93Huang Li (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:19 
DNFLisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria  
DNFLee Minjung (Kor) Korea  
Sprint 1
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women5pts
2Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK3 
3Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States1 
Sprint 2
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women5pts
2Coryn Rivera (USA) United States3 
3Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo1 
Points - Finish
1Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo14pts
2Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women12 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit10 
4Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana8 
5Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK6 
6Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team5 
7Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team4 
8Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech3 
9Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green2 
10Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK1 
Teams
1Nederland Bloeit5:28:06 
2Lotto Honda Team  
3Hitec Products - UCK  
4Vaiano Solaristech  
5Germany  
6United States  
7Russian Federation  
8HTC Highroad Women0:00:11 
9Garmin - Cervelo  
10SC MCipollini Giordana  
11Ukraine  
12Thailand0:00:22 
13Alriksson Go:Green0:00:29 
14Austria0:00:34 
15China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:38 
16Korea0:00:52 
17Italy0:01:26 
Asian teams
1Thailand5:28:28 
2China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:16 
3Korea0:00:30 
General classification after stage 1
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women1:49:10 
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo0:00:01 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit0:00:08 
4Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK0:00:10 
5Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States0:00:11 
6Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana0:00:12 
7Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
8Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
9Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
10Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
11Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK  
12Maneephan Jutatip (Tha) Thailand  
13Giada Borgato (Ita) Italy  
14Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany  
15Sarah Düster (Ger) Nederland Bloeit  
16Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
17Wong Wan Yiu (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
18Zhao Na (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
19Janneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
20Emilie Aubry (Swi) Nederland Bloeit  
21Anna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine  
22Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Highroad Women  
23Laura Fouquet (Ger) Germany  
24Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo  
25Johanna Badmann (Ger) Germany  
26Venera Absalyamova (Rus) Russian Federation  
27Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria  
28Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria  
29Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
30Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
31Olena Sharha (Ukr) Ukraine  
32Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
33Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) United States  
34Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
35Alexandra Goncharova (Rus) Russian Federation  
36Evgenya Romanyuta (Rus) Russian Federation  
37Lindsay Myers (USA) United States  
38Johanna Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
39Rossella Callovi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
40Elena Litchmanova (Rus) Russian Federation  
41Park Eunmi (Kor) Korea  
42Bianca Purath (Ger) Germany0:00:23 
43Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
44Nuntana Supuksorn (Tha) Thailand  
45Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
46Son Eunju (Kor) Korea  
47Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
48Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Highroad Women  
49Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Highroad Women  
50Jennifer Hohl (Swi) SC MCipollini Giordana  
51Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
52Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) Ukraine  
53Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany  
54Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
55Jessie Daams (Bel) Garmin - Cervelo  
56Iris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin - Cervelo  
57Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany  
58Trine Schmidt (Den) Garmin - Cervelo  
59Marta Bastianelli (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
60Andrea Dvorak (USA) United States0:00:28 
61Victoria Kondel (Rus) Russian Federation  
62Linnea Sjöblom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green0:00:30 
63Jessica Prinner (USA) United States0:00:32 
64Fröydis Waerstad (Nor) Hitec Products - UCK  
65Simona Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
66Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana0:00:42 
67Anna Nagirnaya (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:46 
68Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria  
69Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine  
70Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Highroad Women  
71Madeleine Olsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
72Christina Perchtold (Aut) Austria  
73Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
74Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria  
75Lidiya Malakhova (Rus) Russian Federation0:00:50 
76Monica Holler (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
77Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
78Liu Xiao Hui (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
79Emma Trott (GBr) Nederland Bloeit  
80Luo Xiao Ling (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:53 
81Kunlapha Wilaiwan (Tha) Thailand  
82Coryn Rivera (USA) United States  
83Kim Eun Hee (Kor) Korea0:00:55 
84Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Italy  
85Lee Aejung (Kor) Korea  
86Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Italy  
87Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Italy0:01:07 
88Chapookam Monrudee (Tha) Thailand0:01:13 
89Son Hee Jung (Kor) Korea  
90Boonsawat Panwaraporn (Tha) Thailand  
91Tang Ke Rong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:14 
92Huang Li (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:31 
93Anna Trevisi (Ita) Italy0:01:46 
Points classification
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Highroad Women22pts
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin - Cervelo15 
3Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit10 
4Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK9 
5Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana8 
6Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team5 
7Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team4 
8Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech3 
9Coryn Rivera (USA) United States3 
10Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green2 
11Lauren Tamayo (USA) United States1 
12Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - UCK1 
Asian rider classification
1Maneephan Jutatip (Tha) Thailand1:49:22 
2Wong Wan Yiu (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
3Zhao Na (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
4Park Eunmi (Kor) Korea  
5Nuntana Supuksorn (Tha) Thailand0:00:11 
6Son Eunju (Kor) Korea  
7Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
8Liu Xiao Hui (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:38 
9Luo Xiao Ling (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:41 
10Kunlapha Wilaiwan (Tha) Thailand  
11Kim Eun Hee (Kor) Korea0:00:43 
12Lee Aejung (Kor) Korea  
13Chapookam Monrudee (Tha) Thailand0:01:01 
14Son Hee Jung (Kor) Korea  
15Boonsawat Panwaraporn (Tha) Thailand  
16Tang Ke Rong (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:02 
17Huang Li (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:01:19 
Teams classification
1Nederland Bloeit5:28:06 
2Lotto Honda Team  
3Hitec Products - UCK  
4Vaiano Solaristech  
5Germany  
6United States  
7Russian Federation  
8HTC Highroad Women0:00:11 
9Garmin - Cervelo  
10SC MCipollini Giordana  
11Ukraine  
12Thailand0:00:22 
13Alriksson Go:Green0:00:29 
14Austria0:00:34 
15China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:38 
16Korea0:00:52 
17Italy0:01:26 
Asian teams classification
1Thailand5:28:28 
2China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling0:00:16 
3Korea0:00:30 

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