Friday, July 3, 2009

Giro Donne, Prologue

Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team) has won the GiroDonne prologue in Scarperia. She rode the 2.5 Km course in 3'06", an average speed of 48,387 Km/h.

Completing the podium was teammate Kristin Anderson ( -3.8 seconds) and Linda Melanie Villumsen (-4.13 seconds, Team Columbia High Road).

The highest placed Italian was Noemi Cantele (Bigla Cycling Team), in 12th while five time GiroDonne winner Fabiana Luperini (Selle Italia Ghezzi) was 16 seconds down from the pink jersey.

Emma Mackie (Lotto Belisol) was down 2 seconds from Luperini.

Top 10 finishers:
1. Kirsten Wild (Cervélo Test Team) in 3'06"12
2. Kristin Armstrong (Cervélo Test Team) at 3"80
3. Linda Villumsen Serup (Team Columbia-HTC Women) at 4"13
4. Ina Teutenberg (Team Columbia-HTC Women) at 4"79
5. Charlotte Becker (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung) at 5"28
6. Katherine Carroll (Nazionale Usa) at 5"68
7. Susanne Ljungskog (Team Flexpoint) at 5"95
8. Iris Slappendel (Team Flexpoint) at 6"00
9. Trine Schmidt (Team Flexpoint) at 6"20
10. Chantal Beltman (Team Columbia-HTC Women) at 6"49

The four GiroDonne jerseys were awarded at the end of the stage to:
Pink (sponsor Dilà): Kristen Wild (Cervelo Test Team))
Cyclamen (sponsor Sayerlack): Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)
Green (sponsor Poliedra): Linda Melanie Villumsen (Team Columbia)
White, best young rider (sponsor Regione Lombardia): Trine Schmidt (Team Flexpoint)

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