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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."

Full Results
1Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3:37:46
2Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team
3Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets
4Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara
5Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU
6Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ ORMU
7Andrea Bosman (Ned) Netherlands
8Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:00:03
9Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU
10Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands
11Trixi Worrack (Ger) Noris Cycling
12Birgit Söllner (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
13Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women
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) Netherlands
18Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling
19Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine
20Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
21Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs-Petrogradets
22Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
23Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervélo Test Team
24Anne De Wildt (Ned) Netherlands
25Ganna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine
26Alison Testroete (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears
27Marie Lindberg (Swe) Red Sun Cycling Team
28Svitlana Galyuk (Ukr) Ukraine
29Alona Andruk (Ukr) Safi-Pasta Zara
30Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervélo Test Team
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) Germany
38Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Noris Cycling
39Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team0:18:46
40Veronique Labonte (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears
41Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany0:23:56
42Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany
43Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara
44Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine
45Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara
46Katharina Alberti (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
47Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
48Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women
49Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test Team
50Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team
51Janneke Kanis (Ned) Netherlands
52Lydia Wegemund (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
53Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia Women
54Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
55Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test Team
56Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team
57Beate Zanner (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
58Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
59Krystal Jeffs (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears
60Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling
61Elke Gebhardt (Ger) Noris Cycling
62Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling
63Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
64Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
65Josien van Wingerden-van den Heerik (Ned) Netherlands
66Nina Köhn (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
67Joanie Caron (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears
68Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany
69Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
70Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling
71Anikó Révész (Hun) Hungary
DNFMarlen Jöhrend (Ger) Noris Cycling
DNFWan Yiu Wong (HKg) Giant Pro Cycling
DNFAusrine Trebaite (Ltu) Safi-Pasta Zara
DNFJyna Shpylyova (Ukr) Ukraine
DNFAnita Kenyó (Hun) Hungary
DNFMónika Király (Hun) Hungary
DNFAnne Guzman (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears
DNFYvone Fiedler (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe

Sprint 1
1Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU3pts
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling2
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara1

Sprint 2
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU3pts
2Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU2
3Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling1

1Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3pts
2Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2
3Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1

Mountain 1
1Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women7pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands5
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara3
4Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women2

Mountain 2
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU5pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands3
3Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team2

Mountain 3
1Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women5pts
2Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands3
3Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women2

Young riders
1Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Germany3:41:32
2Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling
3Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine
4Laura Fouquet (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
5Hanna Amend (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
6Anne De Wildt (Ned) Netherlands
7Ganna Solovey (Ukr) Ukraine
8Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears0:03:00
9Janine Bubner (Ger) Germany0:20:10
10Lisa Poller (Ger) Germany
11Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine
12Nora Schaufuß (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
13Emilie Aubry (Swi) Cervélo Test Team
14Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia Women
15Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe
16Elizabeth Anmitstead (GBr) Cervélo Test Team
17Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team
18Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
19Xiaoling Luo (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling
20Lina Shi (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling
21Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
22Sarah-Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany
23Theres Klein (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
24Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling

1Gauss RDZ ORMU10:53:21
2Team Columbia Highroad Women0:00:29
5Cervélo Test Team0:07:29
7Safi-Pasta Zara0:11:48
8Red Sun Cycling Team
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

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 Brennstoffe
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 Team
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) Ukraine
27Lesya Kalitovska (Ukr) Ukraine
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 Cycling
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-Gears
56Valeriya Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine0:59:34
57Latoja Brulee (Bel) Red Sun Cycling Team0:59:38
58Beate Zanner (Ger) Team Haibike Rügen Sachsen
59Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ ORMU
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 ORMU
68Anikó Révész (Hun) Hungary
69Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling1:10:47
70Krystal Jeffs (Can) Team Nanoblur-Gears1:10:49
71Katharina Alberti (Ger) JENATEC-Spanner Brennstoffe

Sprint classification
1Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU10pts
2Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany8
3Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara7
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU7
5Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team7
6Charlotte Becker (Ger) Cervélo Test Team4
7Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ ORMU3
8Adrie Visser (Ned) HTC-Columbia Women3
9Romy Kasper (Ger) Noris Cycling3
10Iris Slappendel (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2
11Marta Bastianelli (Rus) Fenixs-Petrogradets1
12Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women1
13Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands1

Mountains classification
1Irene van den Broek (Ned) Netherlands18pts
2Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss RDZ ORMU16
3Luise Keller (Ger) HTC-Columbia Women12
4Olga Zabelinskaja (Rus) Safi-Pasta Zara8
5Noemi Cantele (Ita) HTC-Columbia Women7
6Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Germany7
7Petra Dijkman (Ned) Red Sun Cycling Team2
8Sarah Düster (Ger) Cervélo Test Team2

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) Ukraine
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 ORMU
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 ORMU
24Fan Li Shen (Chn) Giant Pro Cycling0:58:59

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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