Teutenberg backs up Tour win at World Cup

Van Vleuten takes back the overall World Cup lead from absent team-mate Vos

HTC-Highroad demonstrated once again that there was no team that could touch them out in China, as Ina-Yoko Teutenberg followed her win at the Tour of ChongMing Island stage race by winning the fifth round of the UCI Road World Cup.

The 136.3km race was mostly flat, straight stretches, with two climbing points as the riders crossed and re-crossed part of the Shanghai Yangstze Bridge. Once again, the winds were expected to play its part in the race – and the race hadn’t even begun when the drama started. According to Jackson Stewart, the DS of the USA’s National Team, the Ukrainian National Team manager was caught on camera taking Hitec Products’ wheels. Stewart tweeted that all the wheels were returned before the race, and the Ukraine Team apologised, but Hitec’s race nearly didn’t happen.

When the race did get underway, Valentina Bastianelli (Vaiano-Solaristech) had made an early break, at one point gaining 4’45” on the peloton, and winning the King of the Mountains competition by reaching the two climbs onto the bridge first, she was caught before the second intermediate sprint. Although the winds on the bridge stretched out the peloton as expected, it soon came back together once the riders were back on the Island, and despite attacks from Giant, the race ended in a bunch sprint.

Once more, HTC-Highroad executed a perfect lead-out, which Teutenberg took advantage of as only she can, winning the sprint against Garmin-Cervelo’s Lizzie Armitstead. Teutenberg’s team-mate Charlotte Becker rounded out the podium, with Nederland Bloeit’s Annemiek van Vleuten (Nederland Bloeit) in fourth place.

This was enough to take Van Vleuten back to the top of the overall World Cup competition, and into the leader’s jersey for the third time this year. Van Vleuten had been leading after her win at the Tour of Flanders, until her team-mate Marianne Vos overtook her by winning the Fleche Wallonne. Vos had chosen not to contest this round, after riding the cyclocross, track and road classics seasons back to back (and winning two World Champion titles in the process). Van Vleuten’s nearest rival, Emma Johansson (Hitec Products), was unable to challenge the Dutch rider, finishing in 14th place.

Next month the World Cup moves to Spain for the GP Valladolid, on 5th June. The penultimate rounds, the Open de Suède Vargarda Team Time Trial and Road Race are on the 29th and 31st July, before the competition finishes in France with the GP de Plouay on 28th August.



#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women3:36:34 
2Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo  
3Charlotte Becker (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women  
4Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
5Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
6Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini  
7Romy Kasper (Ger) Germany  
8Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
9Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Italy  
10Isabelle Söderberg (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
11Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products UCK  
12Maneephan Jutatip (Tha) Thailand  
13Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany  
14Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products UCK  
15Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Italy  
16Cherise Taylor (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
17Marta Bastianelli (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini  
18Yiu Wong Wan (HKg) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
19Coryn Rivera (USA) USA  
20Rossella Callovi (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini  
21Janneke Kanis (Ned) Nederland Bloeit  
22Jung Son Hee (Kor) Korea  
23Evgenya Romanyuta (Rus) Russia  
24Olena Sharha (Ukr) Ukraine  
25Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Italy  
26Sarah Düster (Ger) Nederland Bloeit  
27Victoria Kondel (Rus) Russia  
28Lucy Martin (GBr) Garmin-Cervelo  
29Johanne Bergseth (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
30Laura Fouquet (Ger) Germany  
31Johanna Badmann (Ger) Germany  
32Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Austria  
33Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine  
34Frøydis Wærsted (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
35Emilie Aubry (Swi) Nederland Bloeit  
36Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
37Eleonora Spalviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
38Anna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine  
39Andrea Graus (Aut) Austria  
40Elena Litchmanova PUS19910110 Russia  
41Hui Liu Xiao (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
42Eunju Son (Kor) Korea  
43Ling Luo Xiao (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
44Nontasin Chanpeng (Tha) Thailand  
45Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) Ukraine  
46Simona Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
47Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini  
48Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Austria  
49Venera Absalyamova (Rus) Russia  
50Madelene Olsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
51Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) USA  
52Anna Nagirnaya (Ukr) Ukraine  
53Ke Rong Tang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
54Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC-Highroad Women  
55Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany  
56Jennifer Hohl (Swi) MCipollini-Giambenini  
57Lauren Tamayo (USA) USA  
58Katazina Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
59Iris Slappendel (Ned) Garmin-Cervelo  
60Marissa Van Der Merwe (RSA) Lotto Honda Team  
61Monica Holler (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
62Jessie Daams (Bel) Garmin-Cervelo  
63Li Huang (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
64Cecilie Johansen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK  
65Linnea Sjoblom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
66Jessica Prinner (USA) USA  
67Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
68Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) HTC-Highroad Women  
69Anna Trevisi (Ita) Italy  
70Giada Borgato (Ita) Italy  
71Christina Kollmann (Aut) Austria  
72Chapookam Monrudee (Tha) Thailand3:36:47 
73C Andrea Dvorak (USA) USA3:36:48 
74Trine Schmidt (Den) Garmin-Cervelo  
75Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Highroad Women  
76Lindsay Myers (USA) USA  
77Adriana Visser (Ned) HTC-Highroad Women  
78Na Zhao (Chn) China Chongming - Giant Pro Cycling  
79Alexandra Goncharova (Rus) Russia  
80Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini3:37:05 
81Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech3:37:18 
82Emma Trott (GBr) Nederland Bloeit3:37:31 
83Boonsawat Panwaraporn (Tha) Thailand3:46:33 
84Aejung Lee (Kor) Korea  
85Kunlapha Wilaiwan (Tha) Thailand  
86Lisa Pleyer (Aut) Austria  
87Eunmi Park (Kor) Korea  
DNFBianca Purath (Ger) Germany  
DNFNuntana Supuksorn (Tha) Thailand  
DNFHee Kim Eun (Kor) Korea  
DNSJessica Kihlbom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
DNSJennie Stenerhag (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
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