Becker solos to stage win in Pfeffingen

Charlotte Becker (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung)

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Charlotte Becker (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung) looks likely to go one better overall this year after a brave solo attack that saw her claim both the stage and the general classification lead on stage 1 of the Albstadt Frauen-Etappenrennen. Becker finished the stage 1:09 ahead of the peloton. The main group was led in by Becker's Equipe Nürnberger teammate Liza Brennauer and Swiss national team rider Andrea Wolfer.

It was clear from the outset that Becker meant business as she took second place behind Brennauer at the first sprint of the day. Following that salvo, Becker launched her attack before the first of two ascents of the Bergwertung. She stayed ahead, to claim maximum points at the summit of each climb before putting her head down and driving for the finish.

Becker's advantage at the finish, combined with a healthy time bonus, saw her move into the overall lead. She now has 1:11 advantage over teammate Brennauer and a further seven seconds over Jennie Stenerhag (Team High End Sport).

Added to an already impressive day, Becker's alpine exploits saw her assume the lead in the points classification too. With just one stage remaining, it looks increasingly likely that the 26-year-old will ride into Tailfingen as race winner.

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1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung2:18:38
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:09
3Andrea Wolfer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft SchweizRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Team PetrogradetsRow 3 - Cell 2
5Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jessie Daams (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 5 - Cell 2
7Angela Hennig (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 6 - Cell 2
8Loes Sels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 7 - Cell 2
9Magdalena Pyrgies (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 8 - Cell 2
10Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 9 - Cell 2
11Martina Zwick (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 11 - Cell 2
13Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Nationalmannschaft ÖsterreichRow 12 - Cell 2
14Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 13 - Cell 2
15Valentina Caretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jennie Stenerhag (Den) Team High End SportRow 15 - Cell 2
17Monika Grzebinoga (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 17 - Cell 2
19Bianca Purath (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 18 - Cell 2
20Rachel Mercer (NZl) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 19 - Cell 2
21Birgit Söllner (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Jaqueline Hahn (Aut) Nationalmannschaft ÖsterreichRow 21 - Cell 2
23Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 22 - Cell 2
24Elena Eggl (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jennnifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 24 - Cell 2
26Magdalena Zamolska (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 25 - Cell 2
27Elin Steinsbo Fylkesnes (Nor) Nationalmannschaft NorwegenRow 26 - Cell 2
28Bernadette Schober (Aut) Nationalmannschaft ÖsterreichRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:01:22
30Jessica Schneeberger (Swi) Nationalmannschaft SchweizRow 29 - Cell 2
31Elena Novikova (Rus) Team PetrogradetsRow 30 - Cell 2
32Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 31 - Cell 2
33Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Team PetrogradetsRow 32 - Cell 2
34Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 33 - Cell 2
35Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 34 - Cell 2
36Melissa Slewe (Ned) Merida Ladies TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Line Foss (Nor) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valerie Hofstetter (Swi) Nationalmannschaft SchweizRow 37 - Cell 2
39Semra Yetis (Tur) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Team Petrogradets0:09:56
41Fabienne Sommer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:10:25
42Maria Grandt Petersen (Den) Team High End Sport0:13:30
43Isabelle Søderberg (Swe) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 42 - Cell 2
44Anna Schnitzmeier (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jana Schemmer (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Mirjam Schwager (Swi) Nationalmannschaft SchweizRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jana Süß (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Stephanie Borchers (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 47 - Cell 2
49Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 48 - Cell 2
50Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Nationalmannschaft Österreich0:15:49
51Johanna Bock (Ger) Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-BelenusRow 50 - Cell 2
52Marzena Wasiuk (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen0:18:25
53Franziska Merten (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 52 - Cell 2
54Maria Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Nationalmannschaft DeutschlandRow 54 - Cell 2
56Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 55 - Cell 2
57Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 56 - Cell 2
58Marie Voreland (Nor) Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:19:59
59Tone Walskaar (Nor) Nationalmannschaft NorwegenRow 58 - Cell 2
60Annette Berg (Den) Team High End SportRow 59 - Cell 2
61Mia Eskebjerg (Den) Team High End SportRow 60 - Cell 2
62Emma Skjerstad (Nor) Nationalmannschaft NorwegenRow 61 - Cell 2
63Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Merida Ladies Team0:20:09
DNFAlike Haanstra (Ned) Merida Ladies TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
DNFTheresia Gromann (Ger) Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-BelenusRow 64 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Uebelhardt (Swi) Nationalmannschaft SchweizRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFNikoline Hansen (Den) Team High End SportRow 66 - Cell 2
DNFRian Nijmeijer (Ned) Merida Ladies TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFJoanne Bergseth (Nor) Therese Nationalmannschaft NorwegenRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFKattlen Van Looy (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 69 - Cell 2
DNFChristina Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 70 - Cell 2
DNSKatharina Fünfgeld (Ger) Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-BelenusRow 71 - Cell 2
DNSLara Strasser (Ger) Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-BelenusRow 72 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung3pts
2Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrea Wolfer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
1Bianca Purath (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung3pts
2Birgit Söllner (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Angela Hennig (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland1Row 2 - Cell 3
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1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung3pts
2Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Team Petrogradets1Row 2 - Cell 3
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1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung3pts
2Bianca Purath (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen1Row 2 - Cell 3
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General Classification
1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung2:23:31
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:11
3Jennie Stenerhag (Den) Team High End Sport0:01:18
4Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Team Petrogradets0:01:20
5Denise Zuckermandel (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:01:21
6Valentina Caretta (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:01:23
7Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 6 - Cell 2
8Andrea Wolfer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:01:24
9Jessie Daams (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 8 - Cell 2
10Bianca Purath (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:25
11Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen ThompsonRow 10 - Cell 2
12Elin Steinsbo Fylkesnes (Nor) Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:01:28
13Sara Mustonen (Swe) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jaqueline Hahn (Aut) Nationalmannschaft Österreich0:01:30
15Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen Thompson0:01:32
16Daniela Pintarelli (Aut) Nationalmannschaft ÖsterreichRow 15 - Cell 2
17Birgit Söllner (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:01:36
18Magdalena Zamolska (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen0:01:40
19Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:01:41
20Martina Zwick (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Loes Sels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen Thompson0:01:42
22Magdalena Pyrgies (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 21 - Cell 2
23Angela Hennig (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:01:44
24Elena Eggl (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:01:46
25Bernadette Schober (Aut) Nationalmannschaft Österreich0:01:47
26Jennnifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy LineRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jessica Schneeberger (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:01:51
28Elena Novikova (Rus) Team Petrogradets0:01:52
29Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen0:01:53
30Rachel Mercer (NZl) Team Hitec Products UCK0:01:54
31Laura Pisaneschi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:01:56
32Monika Grzebinoga (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen0:01:57
33Malgorzata Jasinska (Pol) Nationalmannschaft PolenRow 32 - Cell 2
34Melissa Slewe (Ned) Merida Ladies Team0:02:01
35Janneke Ensing (Ned) Team Hitec Products UCKRow 34 - Cell 2
36Line Foss (Nor) Team Hitec Products UCK0:02:02
37Valerie Hofstetter (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:02:03
38Semra Yetis (Tur) Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:02:20
39Maria Kazachenko (Rus) Team Petrogradets0:02:28
40Yulia Iliynikh (Rus) Team Petrogradets0:10:20
41Fabienne Sommer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:11:01
42Jana Schemmer (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:13:49
43Maria Grandt Petersen (Den) Team High End Sport0:13:50
44Isabelle Søderberg (Swe) Team Hitec Products UCK0:13:51
45Mirjam Schwager (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:14:00
46Anna Schnitzmeier (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:14:02
47Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:14:04
48Stephanie Borchers (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:14:08
49Jana Süß (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:14:11
50Elisabeth Reiner (Aut) Nationalmannschaft Österreich0:16:27
51Johanna Bock (Ger) Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-Belenus0:16:38
52Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:18:51
53Sabrina Schweizer (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:18:52
54Maria Tagliaferro (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:18:55
55Franziska Merten (Ger) Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:18:57
56Margriet Kloppenburg (Den) Team Hitec Products UCK0:19:01
57Marzena Wasiuk (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen0:19:15
58Emma Skjerstad (Nor) Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:20:18
59Mia Eskebjerg (Den) Team High End Sport0:20:27
60Annette Berg (Den) Team High End Sport0:20:30
61Tone Walskaar (Nor) Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:20:33
62Marie Voreland (Nor) Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:20:49
63Linda Van Rijen (Ned) Merida Ladies Team0:20:53
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Teams General Classification
1Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung7:13:24
2Topsport Vlaanderen Thompson0:01:31
3Nationalmannschaft Deutschland0:01:48
4Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line0:01:49
5Nationalmannschaft Österreich0:01:59
6Team Hitec Products UCK0:02:00
7Koga Miyata Cycling Team0:02:08
8Team PetrogradetsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nationalmannschaft Schweiz0:02:11
10Nationalmannschaft Polen0:02:24
11Team High End Sport0:32:46
12Nationalmannschaft Norwegen0:39:24
13Merida Ladies Team1:49:10
14Team Albstadt-Albstadtwerke-Belenus3:12:24
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Points Classification
1Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung8pts
2Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bianca Purath (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Nationalmannschaft Polen3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Birgit Söllner (Ger) Koga Miyata Cycling Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Team Petrogradets2Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jennie Stenerhag (Den) Team High End Sport2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Team Petrogradets1Row 7 - Cell 3
9Andrea Wolfer (Swi) Nationalmannschaft Schweiz1Row 8 - Cell 3


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