Tuesday, July 7, 2009

GiroDonne, Stage 4

The stage today was four circuits of a 27.3 Km course in the small seaside town of Porto Sant'Elpidio in the Le Marche region. The stage finished, as expected, in a sprint which was won by Ina Yoko Teutenberg. Next were Kristen Wild and Italian champion Monia Baccaile. Teutenberg covered the 109 in 2h 47' 11", an average speed of 39,191 Km/h. There were no changes in the jersey classications or top GC positions. Emma Mackie, our contributor, missed finishing in the top 10 by one spot.
Tomorrow promises to be a very hard stage with one climb plus a final climb of 1 Km over cobbles at a 16% grade in Cerro Al Volturno.

Stage 4 top 10 results:
1 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women 2:47:11
2 Kirsten Wild (Ned) Cervelo TestTeam
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Titanedi
5 Brooke Miller (USA) US National Team
6 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam
7 Alessandra D' Ettorre (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line
8 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Equipe N├╝rnberger Versicherung
9 Shelley Olds (USA) US National Team
10 Martina Corazza (Ita) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago
11 Emma Mackie (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Ladiesteam

Top 10 GC:
1 Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 8:53:33
2 Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:01:07
3 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam 0:01:11
4 Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia HTC Women 0:01:27
5 Amber Neben (USA) Equipe N├╝rnberger Versicherung 0:01:33
6 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs Edilsavino 0:01:38
7 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Gauss RDZ Ormu - Colnago 0:02:15
8 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:04
9 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0:03:27
10 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Selle Italia Ghezzi 0:04:12

Jersey classification:
Pink: Emma Pooley (Cervelo Test Team)
Cyclamen: Emma Pooley (Cervelo Test Team)
Green: Mara Abbott (Team Columbia HTC)
White: Elizabeth Armitstead (Lotto Betisol Ladies Team)

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