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Women’s European Race Roundup - May 3rd through 6th
 
By Staff
Date: 5/7/2007
Women’s European Race Roundup - May 3rd through 6th
 

Women’s European Race Roundup - May 3rd through 6th
A trilogy of Pro Women's races in Europe this week: Gracia-Orlova, GP di San Marino & Souvenir Magali Pache, reports and results.

Bart Hazen

During the last few days there were three rated races for the Pro Women. Two Stage races: the Gracia Orlova and the Giro di San Marino and the time-trial on the Tour de Romandie course in Lausanne,  the Souvenir Magali Pache.

Gracia Orlova (2.2) – May 3-6
The Gracia Orlova is a stage race over 4 days and contains 5 stages. The first stage from Detmarovice to Stramberk over 102,6 km was won by Dutch rider and team mate of Marianne Vos, Andrea Bosman. Bosman was the best of a break of 9 riders. Alexandra Burchenkova finished 2nd while Stephanie Pohl was 3rd.

Stage 1 Results
Detmarovice - Štramberk , 102.6 km
1 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank 2.46.55
2 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russian National Team 0.01
3 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Getränke-Hoffman 0.09

4 Tanja Hennes (Ger) Bigla Cycling Team 0.11
5 Loes Markerink (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0.13
6 Linda Melanie Villumsen (Den) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
7 Sarah Grab (Swi) Team Specialized Designs for Women 0.30
8 Monique Verstraten (Ned) Vrienden Van Het Platteland 0.57
9 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 1.09
10 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 1.10

11 Martina Ruzicková (Cze) Elk Haus NO 1.17
12 Chantal Beltman (Ned) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
13 Natalie Bates (Aus) Getränke-Hoffman 1.22
14 Tina Liebig (Ger) Getränke-Hoffman
15 Kimberly Anderson (USA) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 1.23

Stage 2: Lichnov - Lichnov, 125.8 km
The second stage from Lichnov to Lichnov over 125, 8 km is won by German Powerhouse Judith Arndt. Arndt won solo with 7 seconds on a chasing group with Susanne Ljungskog (2nd), leader Andrea Bosman (3rd), Tina Liebig (4th) and Lieslot Decroix (5th). Andrea Bosman remained in the lead after two stages.

Stage 2 Results - Lichnov Circuit
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 3.36.36
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 0.07
3 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank
4 Tina Liebig (Ger) Getränke-Hoffman
5 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Belgian National Team
6 Janne Brok (Ned) Vrienden Van Het Platteland 0.15
7 Natalie Bates (Aus) Getränke-Hoffman
8 Birgit Sollner (Ger) Team Specialized Designs for Women 0.18
9 Martina Ruzicková (Cze) Elk Haus NO
10 Barbel Jungmeier (Aut) Austria National Team

11 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russian National Team
12 Monika Schachl (Aut) Austria National Team 0.31
13 Elena Gayun (Rus) Russian National Team 0.33
14 Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0.38
15 Venera Absalyamova (Rus) Russian National Team

Stage 3: Kuznia Raciborska (ITT), 18 km
The third stage was a Individual time-trial over 18 km in Kuznia Raciborska. Judith Arndt took her second stage victory by winning the time-trial. She was followed by four riders of Team Flexpoint. Susanne Ljungskog was 2nd, young talented Trine Schmidt 3rd, Loes Gunnewijk 4th and Mirjam Melchers 5th. Leader Andrea Bosman finished 16th at 1.20 which means that Arndt is the new leader.

Stage 3 - ITT Results
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 26.16
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 0.05
3 Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint 0.24

4 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0.42
5 Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (Ned) Team Flexpoint 0.48
6 Jarmila Machacová (Cze) Czech National Team 0.52
7 Martina Ružicková (Cze) Elk Haus-Simplon 1.05
8 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russia National Team 1.16
9 Vera Koedooder (Ned) Team DSB Bank 1.17
10 Loes Markerink (Ned) Team Flexpoint 1.24

11 Nathalie Bates (Aus) Team Getränke-Hoffmann 1.26
12 Diana Kachalka (Ltu) Aušra Gruodis 1.27
13 Veronika Sprugl (Aut) Austrian National Team 1.35
14 Anke Wichmann (Ger) T-Mobile Professional  1.38
15 Sandra Dietel (Ger) LG Stuttgart

Stage 4: Orlová - Orlová , 79.8 km
Trine Schmidt Opens Her Pro Account
After the third stage the riders had to do the 4th stage as well on the same day. Later that day it was young talented Danish Trine Schmidt who had an impressive solo. She won with 4.35 on her team mate Susanne Ljungskog and leader Judith Arndt. For Schmidt it’s her first UCI pro victory in her career.

Stage 4 Results
1 Trine Schmidt (Den) Team Flexpoint 2.09.21
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Flexpoint 4.35
3 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
4 Tanja Hennes (Ger) Bigla Cycling Team 4.37
5 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank
6 Chantal Beltman (Ned) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
7 Emma Mackie (Aus) Vrienden Van Het Platteland
8 Theresa Senff (Ger) Team Getränke-Hoffmann
9 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Belgium National Team
10 Monica Holler (Swe) Bigla Cycling Team
11 Elena Novikova (Rus) Russia National Team
12 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Pol - Aqua
13 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russia National Team
14 Martina Ružicková (Cze) Elk Haus-Simplon
15 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint

Stage 5: Orlová - Orlová , 100.2 km
The 5th and final stage from Orlova to Orlova over 100,2 km is won again by Team Flexpoint. After Trine Schmidt in stage 4, Loes Markerink won the 5th and final stage in the Gracia-Orlova.

Markerink was the fastest of a break of three. Tanja Hennes finished 2nd while USA rider Kimberly Anderson finished 3rd. The sprint of the bunch was won by leader Judith Arndt. Arndt is also the overall winner with an advantage of 34 seconds on Alexandra Burchenkova who finished 2nd and 37 sec. on Andrea Bosman who finished 3rd.

Stage 5 Results
1 Loes Markerink (Ned) Team Flexpoint 2.41.06
2 Tanja Hennes (Ger) Bigla Cycling Team
3 Kimberly Anderson (USA) T-Mobile Professional Cycling

4 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 0.16
5 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank
6 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia National Team
7 Nathalie Bates (Aus) Team Getränke-Hoffmann
8 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint
9 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russia National Team
10 Elena Novikova (Rus) Russia National Team

11 Suzanne Van Veen (Ned) Team Flexpoint
12 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Pol - Aqua
13 Emma Mackie (Aus) Vrienden Van Het Platteland
14 Chantal Beltman (Ned) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
15 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) T-Mobile Professional Cycling
16 Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Pol) Polish National Team
17 Barbel Jungmeier (Aut) Austrian National Team
18 Magdalena Zamolska (Pol) Pol - Aqua
19 Martina Ružicková (Cze) Elk Haus-Simplon
20 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Belgium National Team

General Classification (Final Ranking)
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 11.46.02
2 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) Russia National Team 0.34
3 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Team DSB Bank 0.37

4 Martina Ružicková (Cze) Elk Haus-Simplon 1.45
5 Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (Ned) Team Flexpoint 1.57
============= 2:00 =============
6 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Team Flexpoint 2.03
7 Nathalie Bates (Aus) Team Getränke-Hoffmann 2.08
8 Tina Liebig (Ger) Team Getränke-Hoffmann 2.20
9 Barbel Jungmeier (Aut) Austrian National Team 2.42
=============3:00 =============
10 Verena Absalyamova (Rus) Russia National Team 3.08
11 Kimberly Anderson (USA) T-Mobile Professional  3.28
12 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Belgium National Team 3.41
13 Monika Schachl (Aut) Austrian National Team 3.43
14 Birgit Söllner (Ger) Team Specialized Designs For Women 3.44
============= 4:00 =============
15 Chantal Beltman (Ned) T-Mobile Professional Cycling 4.05
16 Eléna Gayun (Rus) Russia National Team 4.20
17 Suzanne Van Veen (Ned) Team Flexpoint 4.37
18 Linda Villumsen Serup (Den) T-Mobile Professional 11.17
19 Stephanie Pohl (Ger) Team Getränke-Hoffmann 11.28
20 Sandra Dietel (Ger) LG Stuttgart 12.12

Giro di San Marino (2.1) – May 4-6
The Giro di San Marino is a three day stage race and contains two stages in line and a opening time-trial over 4 km.

Stage 1: San Marino (ITT), 4 km
The openings time-trial over 4 km in the Giro di San Marino was won by Marianne Vos (DSB Bank). She won in 5.30.83 which is an average of 43.636 km/h. Edita Pucinskaite finished 2nd at 8 seconds while Flexpoint's  Amber Neben riding for the USA National team was 3rd at 9 seconds. Hanka Kupfernagel and Andrea Graus completed the top 5.

Results Stage 1 - 4km ITT
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank 5.30.83 (43.636 km/h)
2 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.08.28
3 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team 0.09.62

4 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) German National Team 0.11.60
5 Andrea Graus (Aut) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.12.28
6 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0.13.39
7 Nikki Egyed (Aus) Australian National Team 0.14.59
8 Alexandra Sontheimer (Ger) German National Team 0.15.26
9 Marta Vilajosana Andreu (Spa) Cmax Dila-Guerciotti-Cogeas 0.16.05
10 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko 0.16.12

11 Alison Powers (USA) USA National Team 0.17.36
12 Maryline Salvetat (Fra) French National Team 0.17.47
13 Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.17.50
14 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team 0.18.24
15 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan 0.18.32

Stage 2: Borgo Maggiore - Borgo Maggiore, 87.3 km
Vos Doubles on Stage 2

Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) also won the 2nd stage in the Giro di San Marino. In the bunch sprint she was faster than Marta Bastianelli, Martina Corazza, Alessandra D’Ettore and Joanne Kiesanowski.

Eva Lechner launched an early attack so as Tatiana Sharakova. When they where reeled in Dorte Lohse Rasmussen tried her luck but all without success. Due to the work of Team DSB Bank all came back together again in the final and the stage ended up in a sprint. Vos remains in the lead with one more stage to go.

General Classification after Stage 2
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank 2.18.08 (37.919 km/h)
2 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan
3 Martina Corazza (Ita) A.S. Team F.R.W

4 Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano
5 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Raleigh/Lifeforce Creation HB

6 Grete Treier (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
7 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano
8 Dorte Lohse Rasmussen (Den) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko
9 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team
10 Francesca Tognali (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo Raxy Line
11 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - HPB
12 Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
13 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Team DSB Bank
14 Emma Rickards (Aus) Raleigh/Lifeforce Creation HB 
15 Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team

Stage 3: Serravalle - Serravalle, 100.7 km
Hat Trick for Vos!
The third and final stage from Serravelle to Serravelle is again won by World Champion and race leader Marianne Vos. Marianne, who takes all the stages in this years race, was again the fastest in the sprint. Marta Bastianelli was 2nd, Joanne Kiesanowski 3rd, Martina Corazza 4th and Andrea Graus 5th.

During the stage Vos won two of the three KOM sprint. On the last tough climb up to Verucchio it was Fabiana Luperini who took the KOM points ahead of Nicole Brändli and Edita Pucinskate. Pucinskaite had help in this small break of her team mates Andrea Graus and Eva Lutz.

On the descent, with five kilometers to go, a group of 18 formed and stayed together until the final km. Monia Baccaile tried to surprise Vos with an late attack but didn’t succeed. And so Vos won all three the stages and the final ranking with Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) and Amber Neben joining her on the final podium both within ten seconds of Marianne.

Stage 3 Results
Serravalle - Serravalle 100.7 km
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank 2.43.01
2 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan
3 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Raleigh/Lifeforce Creation HB

4 Martina Corazza (Ita) A.S. Team F.R.W
5 Andrea Graus (Aut) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
6 Grete Treier (Est) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
7 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team
8 Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
9 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team
10 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team

11 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team
12 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
13 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano
14 Eva Lechner (Ita) Team Colnago Filago
15 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - HPB

General Classification (Final Ranking)
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Team DSB Bank 5.06.39
2 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.09
3 Amber Neben (USA) USA National Team 0.10

4 Andrea Graus (Aut) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.13
5 Nicole Brandli (Swi) Bigla Cycling Team 0.14

6 Fabiana Luperini (Ita) Menikini - Selle Italia - Gysko 0.16
7 Marina Jaunatre (Fra) French National Team 0.19
8 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs - HPB
9 Noemi Cantele (Ita) Bigla Cycling Team
10 Daiva Tuslaite (Ltu) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox 0.23
11 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Safi - Pasta Zara Manhattan 0.26
12 Claudia Hausler (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.27
13 Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 0.30
14 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Raleigh Lifeforce Creation HB
15 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Saccarelli Emu Sea Marsciano 0.33

Souvenir Magali Pache
Lucerne, Switzerland

On Sunday May 6th there was the 5th Souvenir Magali Pache. Earlier winners where Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel (2001), Oenone Wood (2004), Karin Thürig (2005) and Nicole Cooke (2006).

The Souvenir Magali Pache time trial is a memorial race for a young Swiss rider that was killed whilst riding to the showers by a drunk driver after the final stage of Trophee d'Or in 2000. The race is organized by Andre Massard, a close friend of the family of Magali.

The time-trial which is held on the same roads as the final stage of the men’s time-trial in the Tour de Romandie, was won by Kristin Armstrong (USA/Team Lipton). She was 15 seconds faster than Christiane Söder and 20 sec. faster than Karin Thürig, a former winner of this race. Another former winner of the race and leader in the World Cup, Nicole Cooke finished 4th while good old grandmother and grand rider Jeannie Longo completed the top 5.

Results Souvenir Maglia Floche
1. Kristin Armstrong (USA) 30:31 (40,109 km/h).
2. Christiane Söder (Austria) 0:15
3. Karin Thürig (Switzerland) 0:20

4. Nicole Cooke (Great Britain) 0:38
5. Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (France) 0:47.
6. Priska Doppmann (Switzerland) 0:48

 

 
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