Teutenberg claims sprint victory

Columbia-HTC's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg outsprinted the bunch at the end of stage one of the Route De France from Fontenay-le-Comte to Cholet on Monday.

"The last part was very technical, but at the finish [rival Diana] Ziliute started to accelerate very early and we got a good gap. That made a big difference," Teutenberg said.

"I got good support from the team throughout the stage and then they gave me a great lead-out, which all helped."

Teutenberg said she had had an incident-free stage and build-up to the bunch sprint, even though Monday's 108km ride through central France had not been straightforward.

"The stage was tougher than it looked on the race profile. They always say it's flat in this part of France, but in fact it's constantly up and down.

"The hardest part of this year's race are the last two stages, which are really hilly, and together with tomorrow's [Tuesday's] time trial that's where the overall will be decided."

Teutenberg said she felt like her form was improving after a third place on Sunday in the prologue. "I had a bit of a flat period after the Giro d'Italia [in July] and things didn't go as well as we would have liked in Sweden [in the Vargarda World Cup rounds], either.

"But now I've got a stage win here in France and hopefully things will continue to get better, and I can start to build up for the rest of the season."

Diana Ziliute (Safi-Pasta Zara Titanedi) maintained her lead in the overall classification ahead of Svetlana Bubnenkova (Fenixs).

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Full Results
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC2:58:24
2Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:02
3Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 2 - Cell 2
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 3 - Cell 2
5Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 5 - Cell 2
7Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia GhezziRow 7 - Cell 2
9Carmen McNellis (USA) US National TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) FenixsRow 9 - Cell 2
11Audrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 10 - Cell 2
12Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 11 - Cell 2
13Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 13 - Cell 2
15Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia GhezziRow 14 - Cell 2
16Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) FenixsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) AustraliaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 18 - Cell 2
20Corine Hierckens (Bel) FenixsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 20 - Cell 2
22Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 21 - Cell 2
23Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia GhezziRow 22 - Cell 2
24Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 24 - Cell 2
26Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia GhezziRow 25 - Cell 2
27Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 26 - Cell 2
28Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTCRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 28 - Cell 2
30Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia GhezziRow 29 - Cell 2
31Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 30 - Cell 2
32Siobhan Dervan (Irl) FenixsRow 31 - Cell 2
33Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs0:00:11
34Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTCRow 33 - Cell 2
35Kristin McGrath (USA) US National TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 35 - Cell 2
37Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 36 - Cell 2
38Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTCRow 37 - Cell 2
39Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 38 - Cell 2
40Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 39 - Cell 2
41Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 40 - Cell 2
42Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ally Stacher (USA) US National TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Kirsty Broun (Aus) AustraliaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 44 - Cell 2
46Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 45 - Cell 2
47Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 46 - Cell 2
48Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 48 - Cell 2
50Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 49 - Cell 2
51Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 52 - Cell 2
54Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'AsoloRow 53 - Cell 2
55Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 54 - Cell 2
56Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 55 - Cell 2
57Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 56 - Cell 2
58Ruth Corset (Aus) AustraliaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 58 - Cell 2
60Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia GhezziRow 59 - Cell 2
61Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTCRow 60 - Cell 2
62Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 62 - Cell 2
64Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HTCRow 63 - Cell 2
65Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 64 - Cell 2
66Shara Gillow (Aus) AustraliaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Magali Mocquery (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Emmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 68 - Cell 2
70Lindsay Myers (USA) US National TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 70 - Cell 2
72Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australia0:01:01
73Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:01:18
74Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:11
75Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:35
76Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Australia0:06:06
77Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:17:34
DNFSuzie Godart (Lux) FenixsRow 77 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
1Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi3:04:25
2Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs0:00:01
3Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:03
4Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:00:08
5Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:14
6Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:19
7Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:00:20
8Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:00:21
9Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:22
11Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia GhezziRow 10 - Cell 2
12Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:23
13Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:27
14Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:29
15Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:00:30
16Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 15 - Cell 2
17Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia0:00:31
18Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol LadiesteamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Shara Gillow (Aus) AustraliaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:32
22Carmen McNellis (USA) US National TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:33
24Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 23 - Cell 2
25Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:34
26Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:36
28Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara TitanediRow 27 - Cell 2
29Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs0:00:37
30Kristin McGrath (USA) US National Team0:00:38
31Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTCRow 30 - Cell 2
32Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:39
33Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia GhezziRow 32 - Cell 2
34Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:40
35Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTCRow 34 - Cell 2
36Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 35 - Cell 2
37Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:41
38Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe Nürnberger VersicherungRow 37 - Cell 2
39Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:42
40Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:44
41Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:45
43Audrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:47
44Siobhan Dervan (Irl) FenixsRow 43 - Cell 2
45Corine Hierckens (Bel) Fenixs0:00:48
46Magali Mocquery (Fra) Vienne FuturoscopeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia GhezziRow 46 - Cell 2
48Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:49
49Ally Stacher (USA) US National TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:00:50
51Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:51
52Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:52
53Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HTCRow 52 - Cell 2
54Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:53
55Kirsty Broun (Aus) AustraliaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 55 - Cell 2
57Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - ColnagoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Emmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:00:54
59Lindsay Myers (USA) US National Team0:00:56
60Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:57
61Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTCRow 60 - Cell 2
62Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:00:58
63Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:59
64Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:01:00
65Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 64 - Cell 2
66Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:02
67Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:01:04
68Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record RoxRow 67 - Cell 2
69Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:01:06
70Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs0:01:08
71Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:01:09
72Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:01:18
73Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:01:27
74Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australia0:02:17
75Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:03:44
76Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Australia0:06:41
77Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:18:15
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Young rider classification
1Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia3:04:33
2Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:11
3Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:13
4Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:19
5Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:21
6Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia0:00:23
7Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:26
8Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:31
9Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia GhezziRow 8 - Cell 2
10Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:32
11Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:33
12Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:36
13Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD GestionRow 12 - Cell 2
14Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team0:00:41
15Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:43
16Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:45
17Lindsay Myers (USA) US National Team0:00:48
18Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:00:50
19Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:52
20Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:00:54
21Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:00:56
22Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:58
23Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:01:10
24Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:03:36

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