Teutenberg comes out on top in China

Absent Vos still leads World Cup standings, HTC-Columbia consolidate teams lead

HTC-Columbia's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg lived-up to pre-race expectation as she capped a successful week in China by winning the Chongming Island World Cup race on Sunday. The German national champion finished fastest in a sprint finish, which saw Kirsten Wild (Cervelo TestTeam) finish second and Rochelle Gilmore (Australia) third.

The fifth round of the women's World Cup series became Teutenberg's fourth win in five days and completed HTC-Columbia's first World Cup victory of the season. After taking two stages and the overall in the Tour of Chongming Island stage race earlier in the week, Teutenberg had started the World Cup event as the a favourite.

"We badly wanted to get a win in the World Cup series, but overall the important thing was the way our team raced, we were really on top of things," said HTC-Columbia team manager Ronny Lauke afterwards.

In addition to strong crosswinds, the peloton faced torrential rain throughout the 138 kilometre race. Despite the conditions, a 20-rider group was able to break free of the peloton halfway through the event.

"I'd checked out the course beforehand and it was clear there were going to be crosswinds and splits in the bunch, and our team was really attentive," said Lauke. "After about 60 kilometres, when the first big break of about 20 went, we had six riders in it."

HTC-Columbia's strong representation in the break meant the onus was placed on other teams to chase, leaving Teutenberg to conserve her energy in the peloton.

"Judith [Arndt] was really strong, too. She went solo for us on the return section of the race, which forced other teams to chase, and even when the next group got away she still had enough strength to get into that move, along with two more of our riders, [Ellen] Van Dijk and Adrie Visser," continued Lauke.

"Then Judith went again in the last part and that made the other squads work some more. Finally Judith was caught and with about two kilometres to go we started the lead out for Ina. The lead out was so fast that Ina let a gap open with a kilometre to go allowing her three teammates to go for the victory ahead of the field."

However, Cervelo were able to shut down the impromptu escape 150 metres from the finish. Despite the German team's effort, Teutenberg was able to come around at the last minute to take the sprint from Wild and Gilmore.

"They needed a photo-finish to decide if Ina had won, but actually it was pretty clear she had got it," added Lauke.

Dutchwoman Marianne Vos did not compete in the Chongming World Cup, however, her strong performances throughout the World Cup series so far ensured that she will retain the leader's jersey. Teutenberg moved up to sixth on the individual rankings after her win on Sunday. HTC-Columbia lead the team rankings, from Cervelo TestTeam and Vos' Nederland Bloeit squad.

Full Results
1Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women3:30:17 
2Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
3Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
4Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling  
5Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
6Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Columbia Women  
7Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
8Emma Petersen (NZl) New Zealand  
9Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand  
10Xin Liu (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
11Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
12Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women  
13You Jin A (Kor) Korea  
14Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
15Yelizaveta Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine  
16Xiao Hui Liu (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
17Na Zhao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
18Nadia Triquet-Claude (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
19Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
20Hye Kyeong Choi (Kor) Korea  
21Xiao Ling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
22Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team  
23Hee Jung Son (Kor) Korea  
24Sheng Yongyan (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
25Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
26Rachel Mercer (NZl) New Zealand  
27Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervelo Test Team  
28Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
29Toni Bradshaw (NZl) New Zealand  
30Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling  
31Ayako Toyooka (Jpn) Japan  
32Vaida Pikauskaite (Ltu) Lithuania  
33Natalya Stefanskaya (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
34Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
35Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine  
36Eun Ju Son (Kor) Korea  
37Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
38Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling  
39Shou Ju (Chn) People's Republic of China  
40Jenifer Letue (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
41Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
42Masami Morita (Jpn) Japan  
43Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Noris Cycling  
44Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
45Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC Columbia Women  
46Jennie Stenerhag (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
47Gloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
48Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
49Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
50Tsubasa Makise (Jpn) Japan  
51Bernadette Schober (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
52Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Lithuania  
53Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
54Anna Nagirna (Ukr) Ukraine  
55Silke Schrattenecker (Aut) Austria  
56Rimma Luchshenko (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
57Bettina Barbara Tesar (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
58Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
59Carly Light (Aus) Australia  
60Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo Test Team  
61Ju Mi Lee (Kor) Korea  
62Henriette Christensen (Den) Alriksson Go:Green  
63Courteney Lowe (NZl) New Zealand0:00:12 
64Carlee Taylor (Aus) Australia  
65Madeleine Olsson (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
66Pelin Cizgin (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens0:00:13 
67Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris Cycling  
68Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling  
69Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Noris Cycling0:00:15 
70Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia  
71Kimberly Anderson (USA) HTC Columbia Women0:00:18 
72Serena Danesi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi  
73Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women0:01:05 
74Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi0:01:15 
75Malin Rydlund (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green0:14:12 
76Wan Yiu Jamie Wong (HKg) Giant Pro Cycling  
77Kim You-Ri (Kor) Korea  
78Minami Ueno (Jpn) Japan  
79Lin Xue (Chn) People's Republic of China  
80Jessica Kihlbom (Swe) Alriksson Go:Green  
DNFRoxane Fournier (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
DNFBéatrice Thomas (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
DNFMarion Rousse (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion  
DNFEmmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFFlorence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFJulie Beveridge (Can) Vienne Futuroscope  
DNFSvetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara  
DNFEdita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Acs Chirio - Forno D'Asolo  
DNFCatherine Cheatley (NZl) New Zealand  
DNFElisabeth Reiner (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens  
DNFYuzhuo Zhang (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling  
DNFLi Yun (Chn) People's Republic of China  
DNFOlena Pavlukhina (Ukr) Ukraine  
DNFValeriya Velychko (Ukr) Ukraine  
DNFTatyana Ulbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
DNFValentina Ylbrikht (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
DNFMarzhan Baitileuova (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
DNFYuko Myochin (Jpn) Japan  
Individual World Cup Rankings after round 5
1Marianne Vos (Ned) Nederland Bloeit155pts
2Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team114 
3Emma Johansson (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team101 
4Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo Test Team92 
5Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo Test Team82 
6Ina Teutenberg (Ger) HTC Columbia Women78 
7Nicole Cooke (GBr) Noris Cycling78 
8Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Nederland Bloeit75 
9Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Nederland Bloeit70 
10Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC Columbia Women62 
11Martine Bras (Ned) Gauss RDZ Ormu57 
12Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC Columbia Women57 
13Chantal Blaak (Ned) Leontien.nl51 
14Judith Arndt (Ger) HTC Columbia Women51 
15Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team40 
16Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi39 
17Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Team Valdarno36 
18Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu35 
19Angela Hennig (Ger) Noris Cycling35 
20Brooke Miller (USA) Tibco32 
21Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervelo Test Team30 
22Ruth Corset (Aus) Tibco30 
23Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi27 
24Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC Columbia Women27 
25Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) HTC Columbia Women24 
26Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo Test Team24 
27Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion21 
28Carla Swart (RSA) MTN21 
29Emma Petersen (NZl) New Zealand18 
30Andrea Bosman (Ned) Leontien.nl16 
31Melissa Holt (NZl) New Zealand15 
32Marie Lindberg (Swe) Redsun Cycling Team15 
33Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervelo Test Team15 
34Eleonora Patuzzo (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara13 
35Xin Liu (Chi) Giant Pro Cycling11 
36Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus)11 
37Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi10 
38Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo Test Team10 
39Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Noris Cycling10 
40Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara10 
41Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervelo Test Team9 
42Monia Baccaille (Ita) Team Valdarno9 
43You Jin A (Kor) Korea8 
44Rachel Neylan (Aus)8 
45Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Kuota Speed Kueens7 
46Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team7 
47Yelizaveta Bochkarova (Ukr) Ukraine6 
48Irina Molicheva (Rus) Fenixs - Petrogradets6 
49Xiao Hui Liu (Chi) Giant Pro Cycling5 
50Olena Oliinyk (Ukr) Acs Chirio - Forno D'Asolo5 
51Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo Test Team5 
52Amanda Spratt (Aus)5 
53Na Zhao (Chi) Giant Pro Cycling4 
54Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team4 
55Nadia Triquet-Claude (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope3 
56Edwige Pitel (Fra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox3 
57Sinead Miller (USA)3 
58Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Vienne Futuroscope2 
59Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion2 
60Barbara Guarischi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox2 
61Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson2 
62Hye Kyeong Choi (Kor) Korea1 
63Valentina Carretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi1 
Teams World Cup Ranking after round 5
1HTC Columbia Women299pts
2Cervelo TestTeam270 
3Nederland Bloeit225 
4Lotto Ladies Team154 
5Redsun Cycling Team120 
6Gauss Rdz Ormu92 
8Great Britain78 
9Top Girls Fassa Bortolo - Ghezzi77 
12Team Valdarno45 
13Noris Cycling35 
14New Zealand33 
16Esgl 93 - Gsd Gestion23 
16Safi - Pasta Zara23 
19Giant Pro Cycling20 
22Kuota Speed Kueens7 
24Fenixs - Petrogradets6 
25Acs Chirio - Forno D'asolo5 
26S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox5 
27Vienne Futuroscope5 
28United States3 
29Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson2 


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