Visser victorious in Greiz

Adrie Visser (HTC-Columbia) sprinted to victory in stage three of Germany's Thuringen Rundfahrt on Thursday. The Dutchwoman bested Iris Slappendel (Cervélo TestTeam) and Marta Bastianelli (Fenixs-Petrogradets) in a small group sprint that decided the 128.7km circuit starting and finishing in Greiz.

"I'm feeling a lot more confident about my sprinting recently and that's made all the difference," said Visser. "Today I was away in a group of 11 with [teammates] Luise [Keller] and Noemi Cantele, so we were in a very good position strategically. It was a tough day, with maybe 1,800 metres of climbing in total, but after doing well in the previous stages, I felt good.

"Luise attacked 1,500 metres from the line, then Noemi led me through the pack from 500 metres to 200 metres to go. After all that hard work all I had to do was lift myself out of the saddle and use all the power I've got to get the win.

"It's my first win as an HTC-Columbia rider and it's a very good feeling finally to get that victory," said Visser. "Now we'll see what Noemi can do in the overall. She's third overall and with tomorrow's 19km time trial and two more tough days after that, I think she's got a good chance."

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Full Results
1Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3:37:46
2Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-PetrogradetsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta ZaraRow 3 - Cell 2
5Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 4 - Cell 2
6Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 5 - Cell 2
7Andrea Bosman (Ned) NetherlandsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:00:03
9Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 8 - Cell 2
10Irene van den Broek (Ned) NetherlandsRow 9 - Cell 2
11Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Birgit Söllner (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia WomenRow 12 - Cell 2
14Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:00:09
15Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women0:00:29
16Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany0:03:46
17Vena Koedoodor (Ned) NetherlandsRow 16 - Cell 2
18Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) UkraineRow 18 - Cell 2
20Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 19 - Cell 2
21Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs-PetrogradetsRow 20 - Cell 2
22Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 21 - Cell 2
23Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervélo Test TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Anne De Wildt (Ned) NetherlandsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Ganna Solovey (Ukr) UkraineRow 24 - Cell 2
26Alison Testroete (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 25 - Cell 2
27Marie Lindberg (Swe) Red Sun Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) UkraineRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi-Pasta ZaraRow 28 - Cell 2
30Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervélo Test TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:06:46
32Emma Silversides (GBr) Red Sun Cycling Team0:08:02
33Svetana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara0:08:05
34Kimberly Anderson (USA) HTC-Columbia Women0:09:57
35Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:10:17
36Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:14:48
37Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) GermanyRow 36 - Cell 2
38Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:18:46
40Veronique Labonte (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 39 - Cell 2
41Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany0:23:56
42Lisa Poller (Ger) GermanyRow 41 - Cell 2
43Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta ZaraRow 42 - Cell 2
44Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) UkraineRow 43 - Cell 2
45Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta ZaraRow 44 - Cell 2
46Katharina Alberti (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC-Columbia WomenRow 47 - Cell 2
49Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Janneke Kanis (Ned) NetherlandsRow 50 - Cell 2
52Lydia Wegemund (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 51 - Cell 2
53Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia WomenRow 52 - Cell 2
54Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Beate Zanner (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 56 - Cell 2
58Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 57 - Cell 2
59Krystal Jeffs (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 58 - Cell 2
60Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 59 - Cell 2
61Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 60 - Cell 2
62Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 62 - Cell 2
64Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 63 - Cell 2
65Josien van Wingerden-van den Heerik (Ned) NetherlandsRow 64 - Cell 2
66Nina Köhn (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 65 - Cell 2
67Joanie Caron (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 66 - Cell 2
68Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) GermanyRow 67 - Cell 2
69Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 68 - Cell 2
70Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Anikó Révész (Hun) HungaryRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFMarlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFWan Yiu Wong (HKg) Giant Pro CyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFAusrine Trebaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta ZaraRow 73 - Cell 2
DNFJyna Shpylyova (Ukr) UkraineRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFAnita Kenyó (Hun) HungaryRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFMónika Király (Hun) HungaryRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFAnne Guzman (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFYvone Fiedler (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 78 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1
1Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU3pts
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU3pts
2Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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1Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3pts
2Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1
1Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women7pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara3Row 2 - Cell 3
4Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women2Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU5pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3
1Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women5pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Young riders
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany3:41:32
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) UkraineRow 2 - Cell 2
4Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 3 - Cell 2
5Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 4 - Cell 2
6Anne De Wildt (Ned) NetherlandsRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ganna Solovey (Ukr) UkraineRow 6 - Cell 2
8Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:03:00
9Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany0:20:10
10Lisa Poller (Ger) GermanyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) UkraineRow 10 - Cell 2
12Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia WomenRow 13 - Cell 2
15Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 17 - Cell 2
19Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 20 - Cell 2
22Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) GermanyRow 21 - Cell 2
23Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 22 - Cell 2
24Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro CyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
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1Gauss RDZ ORMU10:53:21
2Team Columbia Highroad Women0:00:29
5Cervélo Test Team0:07:29
7Safi-Pasta Zara0:11:48
8Red Sun Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Noris Cycling0:18:34
10Team Nanoblur-Gears0:29:15
11Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:31:25
13JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe0:47:52
14Giant Pro Cycling1:02:37
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General classification after stage 3
1Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara9:24:27
2Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU0:01:22
3Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women0:01:30
4Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ ORMU0:01:33
5Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:02:54
6Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands0:03:02
7Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervélo Test Team0:06:19
8Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women0:09:00
9Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU0:09:09
10Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:09:20
11Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:09:32
12Birgit Söllner (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling0:09:34
14Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands0:09:40
15Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:09:54
16Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women0:10:08
17Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany0:11:48
18Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi-Pasta Zara0:13:06
19Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling0:13:07
20Marie Lindberg (Swe) Red Sun Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs-Petrogradets0:13:12
22Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:13:13
23Alison Testroete (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:13:20
24Vena Koedoodor (Ned) Netherlands0:13:21
25Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:13:25
26Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) UkraineRow 25 - Cell 2
27Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) UkraineRow 26 - Cell 2
28Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:13:26
29Ganna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine0:13:27
30Anne De Wildt (Ned) Netherlands0:13:30
31Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:16:24
32Svetana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara0:17:23
33Emma Silversides (GBr) Red Sun Cycling Team0:17:49
34Kimberly Anderson (USA) HTC-Columbia Women0:19:41
35Olena Sharga (Ukr) Ukraine0:20:06
36Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany0:22:26
37Min Gao (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:24:32
38Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris CyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:28:05
40Veronique Labonte (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:28:31
41Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team0:31:45
42Janneke Kanis (Ned) Netherlands0:32:16
43Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women0:33:11
44Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara0:33:16
45Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe0:33:22
46Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:33:24
47Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU0:33:25
48Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara0:33:26
49Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test Team0:33:32
50Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany0:33:45
51Nina Köhn (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:33:48
52Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany0:38:17
53Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris Cycling0:44:37
54Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia Women0:59:21
55Joanie Caron (Can) Team Nanoblur-GearsRow 54 - Cell 2
56Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine0:59:34
57Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team0:59:38
58Beate Zanner (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen SachsenRow 57 - Cell 2
59Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 58 - Cell 2
60Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:59:42
61Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:59:50
62Lydia Wegemund (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen1:00:11
63Josien van Wingerden-van den Heerik (Ned) Netherlands1:00:12
64Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling1:01:22
65Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany1:10:36
66Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe1:10:41
67Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 66 - Cell 2
68Anikó Révész (Hun) HungaryRow 67 - Cell 2
69Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling1:10:47
70Krystal Jeffs (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears1:10:49
71Katharina Alberti (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner BrennstoffeRow 70 - Cell 2
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Sprint classification
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU10pts
2Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team7Row 4 - Cell 3
6Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervélo Test Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ ORMU3Row 6 - Cell 3
8Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2Row 9 - Cell 3
11Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1Row 10 - Cell 3
12Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women1Row 11 - Cell 3
13Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands1Row 12 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands18pts
2Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU16Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women12Row 2 - Cell 3
4Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women7Row 4 - Cell 3
6Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team2Row 7 - Cell 3
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Young riders classification
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany9:36:15
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling0:01:19
3Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:01:25
4Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:01:37
5Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) UkraineRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ganna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine0:01:39
7Anne De Wildt (Ned) Netherlands0:01:42
8Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:04:36
9Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe0:21:34
10Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:21:36
11Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test Team0:21:44
12Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany0:21:57
13Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany0:26:29
14Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia Women0:47:33
15Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine0:47:46
16Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team0:47:50
17Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 16 - Cell 2
18Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:47:54
19Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:48:02
20Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:49:34
21Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany0:58:48
22Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe0:58:53
23Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMURow 22 - Cell 2
24Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:58:59
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Teams classification
1Gauss RDZ ORMU28:25:51
2Team Columbia Highroad Women0:08:01
5Cervélo Test Team0:14:58
6Safi-Pasta Zara0:18:05
7Red Sun Cycling Team0:25:50
9Noris Cycling0:34:45
10Team Nanoblur-Gears0:45:28
11Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen0:47:44
13Jenatec-Spanner Brennstoffe1:41:05
14Giant Pro Cycling2:13:06

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