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Aussie ace snatches Cholet TT

Tiffany Cromwell issued a warning to her older rivals in this year's Route de France with victory in today's Cholet time trial. The Australian narrowly edged out overall leader Ina Teutenberg by less than a second to cement her advantage as the race's best young rider.

After victory in stage one yesterday, Teutenberg made the overall lead her own and now holds a five-second gap over the young Australian. "I was just a fraction of a second behind the stage winner and it's always a bit disappointing to miss a victory by so little," said Teutenberg.

"However, getting the race lead is really important, too. I am a little surprised to be going so well in the time trials right now but that makes it doubly pleasing."

The experienced German explained, "I did have some time references from my team-mates for the time trial, and the course suited me. In any case, there was only one real tactic in a time trial like this, which was to go all out from the start."

Despite looking good in the event thus far, Columbia-HTC's sprinter isn't getting ahead of herself in terms of the overall win. "I don't know if I'll be able to hold the lead right the way through to the finish. There are some pretty important climbs at the end of the race and as a sprinter, when you come into form your climbing's always the thing that gets better last. So I'll take it on the day by day, and see what happens."


1Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:20:34
2Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC
3Kristin Mcgrath (USA) US National Team0:00:02
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago
5Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:13
6Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:14
7Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia Ghezzi
8Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:16
9Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs0:00:17
10Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:21
11Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:28
12Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
13Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australia0:00:30
14Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:36
15Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia0:00:37
16Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTC
17Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC
18Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:00:39
19Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:00:46
20Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
21Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:00:49
22Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:57
23Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:58
24Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:05
25Carmen McNellis (USA) US National Team0:01:12
26Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:17
27Audrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:01:19
28Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:25
29Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi
30Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:27
31Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:29
32Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:01:30
33Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:32
34Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs0:01:33
35Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:36
36Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:01:37
37Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:01:39
38Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago
39Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:40
40Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi
41Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:41
42Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:01:42
43Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team
44Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia0:01:44
45Corine Hierckens (Bel) Fenixs0:01:47
46Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:48
47Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:59
48Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
49Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:02:00
50Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs0:02:04
51Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team0:02:05
52Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
53Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
54Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:12
55Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:13
56Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope
57Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:15
58Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:17
59Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australia0:02:23
60Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:26
61Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs0:02:28
62Lindsay Myers (USA) US National Team
63Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:02:30
64Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:31
65Emmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:02:33
66Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:41
67Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:42
68Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:02:52
69Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:56
70Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi
71Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:03:05
72Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:03:21
73Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:03:31
74Magali Mocquery (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:04:04
75Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:05:11

General classification
1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC3:25:02
2Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia0:00:05
3Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:00:10
4Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:13
5Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs0:00:15
6Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:30
7Kristin Mcgrath (USA) US National Team0:00:37
8Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:00:41
9Tatiana Antoshina (Rus) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:45
10Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:00:46
11Kimberly Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:51
12Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:58
13Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:01
14Ruth Corset (Aus) Australia0:01:05
15Madeleine Sandig (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:10
16Luise Keller (Ger) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:11
17Karine Gautard (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:01:13
18Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:01:16
19Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:01:27
20Chantal Beltman (Ned) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:31
21Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
22Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:36
23Carmen McNellis (USA) US National Team0:01:41
24Kaytee Boyd (NZl) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:44
25Giuseppina Grassi (Mex) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:48
26Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:01:58
27Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:03
28Audrey Lemieux (Can) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion
29Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:07
30Evelyn Stevens (USA) US National Team0:02:10
31Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:02:12
32Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi
33Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia
34Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi
35Alison Starnes (USA) US National Team0:02:13
36Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:14
37Emanuela Azzini (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:02:16
38Clemilda Fernandes Silva (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:17
39Siobhan Dervan (Irl) Fenixs
40Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:19
41Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:02:22
42Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:27
43Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:29
44Katherine Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC
45Catherine Delfosse (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:31
46Corine Hierckens (Bel) Fenixs0:02:32
47Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:35
48Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Fenixs0:02:38
49Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Australia0:02:44
50Nathalie Jeuland (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:02:47
51Uenia Fernandes Da Souza (Bra) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:51
52Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team
53Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:54
54Marlen Johrend (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:55
55Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:58
56Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:03:01
57Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:03:06
58Flavia M. Oliveira (USA) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:03:07
59Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:03:11
60Kirsty Broun (Aus) Australia0:03:13
61Lindsay Myers (USA) US National Team0:03:21
62Emmanuelle Merlot (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:03:24
63Erika Vilunaite (Ltu) Fenixs0:03:33
64Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago
65Sigrid Corneo (Slo) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:03:37
66Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:03:38
67Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:03:44
68Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:03:57
69Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:04:06
70Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:04:21
71Kim Schoonbaert (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:04:27
72Magali Mocquery (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:04:49
73Rosane Kirch (Bra) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:06:12
74Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:06:37
75Florence Girardet (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:20:25

Best young rider
1Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Australia3:25:07
2Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Selle Italia Ghezzi0:00:25
3Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:56
4Elizabeth Armistead (GBr) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:01:11
5Mélodie Lesueur (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:01:22
6Edita Unguryte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:01:26
7Marie Lindberg (Swe) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:01:58
8Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope0:02:07
9Shara Gillow (Aus) Australia
10Gloria Presti (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi
11Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:02:09
12Romy Kasper (Ger) Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:02:14
13Elena Berlato (Ita) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:22
14Simona Frapporti (Ita) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:24
15Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:30
16Ally Stacher (USA) US National Team0:02:46
17Egle Zablockyte (Ltu) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo0:02:53
18Lindsay Myers (USA) US National Team0:03:16
19Alice Donadoni (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:03:28
20Jenifer Letue (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion0:03:39
21Serena Mensa (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:03:52
22Samantha Galassi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:04:01
23Eleonora Suelotto (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:04:16
24Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spa) Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:06:32

Team Columbia - HTC Women10:16:46
Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago0:00:14
Australia National Team0:00:28
US National Team0:01:34
Selle Italia Ghezzi0:01:50
Safi -Pasta Zara Titanedi0:02:22
Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam0:02:27
Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung0:03:34
Esgl 93 - GSD Gestion0:03:59
Usc Chirio Forno D'asolo0:04:14
Vienne Futuroscope0:04:22
S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox0:04:26


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