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Teutenberg takes 20

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia) sprints to the win

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia) sprints to the win (Image credit:

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg has taken her 20th victory of 2008, after claiming the Ladies Tour of Holland's Stage 4. The Team Columbia rider has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the season, with the rider also claiming the event's opening stage.

"The weather was not pleasant - very windy and heavy rain and the whole stage was pretty stressful as a result," Teutenberg said. "But fortunately I had no problems myself, no punctures or mechanicals and the poor weather conditions made winning feel even better when it happened.

"I got on somebody's wheel with 75 metres to go, got past them quickly, then went for it," added Teutenberg. "We'd been through the finish a couple of times when we doing some laps on a finishing circuit, and I knew it wasn't too complicated. There was just one left-hand corner in the final kilometre, which was flat in any case, and then you were there."

Teutenberg's team-mate Anke Wichmann also claimed the event's second stage of the six stage event. Today's fifth stage will be a criterium around Boxtel, leaving Teutenberg with an opportunity to claim a third stage win before the race ends with a climber's stage on Sunday.

For full coverage of Stage 4, click here.

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