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2009 Giro Donne (2.1) - Stage 2
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 7/5/2009
2009 Giro Donne (2.1) - Stage 2
 

2009 Giro Donne (2.1) - Stage 2

Today it was an American affair in the second stage of the Giro Donne. In the 13,5 km time trial from Pontedera to Sante Maria a Monte the win went to Time Trial World Champion Amber Neben. Neben was 14 seconds faster than compatriot and reigning Olympic Time Trial Champion Kristin Armstrong. Olympic Silver Medalist Emma Pooley finished as third at 30 seconds. Svetlana Bubnenkova and Judith Arndt completed the top five. Overall leader Edita Pucinskaite finished as 9th almost one minute down on Neben.

Due to her win Neben is the new overall leader. She has a 22 seconds lead on Kristin Armstrong and a 31 seconds lead on Pooley. Arndt and Cantele fulfil the top five.

Tomorrow's third stage will be the first mountain stage and will end on the Monte Serra. The stage will start in Calcinaia and is 106,4 km long in distance.

Team reports
Cervelo: Cervélo TestTeam takes two podium positions at Giro Donne

Amber Neben (Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung) 20'39" won today's Stage 2 individual time trial. Cervélo TestTeam took the other two podium positions with Kristin Armstrong (20'53") in second and Emma Pooley (21'09") in third.

"We decided to go full power with Armstrong, Pooley, Häusler and Ryan and save the other 4 girls for tomorrow with it's mountain finish atop Monte Serra, certainly one of the hardest stages we face in this race," said Manel Lacambra, Sports Director. "So second and third are good results today. Neben was in front of us but we were close behind with our 2 girls. Today's circuit was better suited to a rider like Neben, with its steep climb about 1 km from the finish. Emma Pooley worked especially hard today and had a great ride, staying in front of the other climbers. For tomorrow's stage, we are very focused and motivated and ready to show our team's strength. The performance of the team will have to be great because I believe it will be the best team, not the best rider that wins here tomorrow."

Result
1 NEBEN Amber (USA) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 20'39.26
2 ARMSTRONG Kristin (USA) Cervelo Test Team 20'53.62 14.36
3 POOLEY Emma (GBR) Cervelo Test Team 21'09.49 30.23
4 BUBNENKOVA Svetlana (RUS) Fenixs Edilsavino 21'18.04 38.78
5 ARNDT Judith (GER) Team Columbia Highroad 21'24.77 45.51
6 CANTELE Noemi (ITA) Bigla Cycling Team 21'25.62 46.36
7 HAUSLER Claudia (GER) Cervelo Test Team 21'30.14 50.88
8 ANTOSHINA Tatiana (RUS) Gauss Rdz Ormu Colnago 21'35.90 56.64
9 PUCINSKAITE Edita (LTU) Gauss Rdz Ormu Colnago 21'37.01 57.75
10 VILLUMSEN Linda (DEN) Team Columbia Highroad 21'46.85 1'07.59
11 BRANDLI Nicole (SUI) Bigla Cycling Team 21'48.47 1'09.21
12 ZILIUTE Diana (LTU) Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi 21'52.05 1'12.79
13 LJUNGSKOG Susanne (SWE) Team Flexpoint 21'54.81 1'15.55
14 GUDERZO Tatiana (ITA) S. C. Michela Fanini 21'57.81 1'18.55
15 SCHMIDT Trine (DEN) Team Flexpoint G 21'57.94 1'18.68
16 ABBOTT Mara (USA) TCW Team Columbia Highroad 21'59.08 1'19.82
17 GUNNEWIJK Loes (NED) FLX Team Flexpoint 22'02.43 1'23.17
18 CARROL Katherine (USA) USA Usa National Team 22'03.15 1'23.89
19 BELTMAN Chantal (NED) Team Columbia Highroad 22'05.38 1'26.12
20 RYAN Carla (AUS) Cervelo Test Team 22'07.46 1'28.20
21 SLAPPENDEL Iris (NED) Team Flexpoint 22'10.79 1'31.53
22 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth (GBR) Lotto Belisol G 22'14.19 1'34.93
23 MILLER Meredith (USA) Usa National Team 22'17.46 1'38.20
24 KELLER Luise (GER) Team Columbia Highroad 22'19.74 1'40.48
25 GRASSI Giuseppina (MEX) Selle Italia Ghezzi 22'30.35 1'51.09
26 CROMWELL Tiffany (AUS) Australia G 22'31.77 1'52.51
27 LUPERINI Fabiana (ITA) Selle Italia Ghezzi 22'31.79 1'52.53
28 HALLIDAY Amber (AUS) Australia 22'33.98 1'54.72
29 BECKER Charlotte (GER) Equipe Nurnberger 22'35.69 1'56.43
30 BERLATO Elena (ITA) Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi G 22'38.69 1'59.43

Full result

Ranking
1 NEBEN Amber (USA) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 3:10'18
2 ARMSTRONG Kristin (USA) Cervelo Test Team 3:10'40 22
3 POOLEY Emma (GBR) Cervelo Test Team 3:10'49 31
4 ARNDT Judith (GER) Team Columbia Highroad 3:10'53 35
5 CANTELE Noemi (ITA) Bigla Cycling Team 3:11'02 44
6 BUBNENKOVA Svetlana (RUS) Fenixs Edilsavino 3:11'04 46
7 PUCINSKAITE Edita (LTU) Gauss Rdz Ormu Colnago 3:11'05 47
8 HAUSLER Claudia (GER) Cervelo Test Team 3:11'29 1'11
9 BRANDLI Nicole (SUI) Bigla Cycling Team 3:11'30 1'12
10 ZILIUTE Diana (LTU) Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi 3:11'33 1'15
11 ANTOSHINA Tatiana (RUS) Gauss Rdz Ormu Colnago 3:11'41 1'23
12 GUDERZO Tatiana (ITA) S. C. Michela Fanini 3:11'46 1'28
13 LJUNGSKOG Susanne (SWE) Team Flexpoint 3:11'48 1'30
14 VILLUMSEN Linda (DEN) Team Columbia Highroad 3:11'57 1'39
15 ABBOTT Mara (USA) Team Columbia Highroad 3:12'00 1'42
16 BELTMAN Chantal (NED) Team Columbia Highroad 3:12'04 1'46
17 GUNNEWIJK Loes (NED) Team Flexpoint 3:12'08 1'50
18 LUPERINI Fabiana (ITA) Selle Italia Ghezzi 3:12'08 1'50
19 RYAN Carla (AUS) Cervelo Test Team 3:12'15 1'57
20 CARROL Katherine (USA) Usa National Team 3:12'29 2'11
21 KELLER Luise (GER) Team Columbia Highroad 3:12'30 2'12
22 ARMITSTEAD Elizabeth (GBR) Lotto Belisol G 3:12'32 2'14
23 AUNE Karin (SWE) Fenixs Edilsavino 3:12'50 2'32
24 SLAPPENDEL Iris (NED) Team Flexpoint 3:12'50 2'32
25 BERLATO Elena (ITA) Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi G 3:12'58 2'40
26 GRASSI Giuseppina (MEX) Selle Italia Ghezzi 3:13'07 2'49
27 TAYLOR Carlee (AUS) Australia G 3:13'10 2'52
28 BECKER Charlotte (GER) Equipe Nurnberger 3:13'10 2'52
29 SCHMIDT Trine (DEN) Team Flexpoint G 3:13'19 3'01
30 ANDRUK Alona (UKR) Safi Pasta Zara Titanedi G 3:13'23 3'05

Full result

Remaining stages
Stage 3: Calcinaia - Prato a Calci/Monte Serra, 106.4 km
Stage 4: Porto San Elpidio, 109.2 km
Stage 5: Fossacesia - Cerro al Volturno, 109.2 km
Stage 6: Cerro al Volturno - Sant'Elena Sannita, 119.3 km
Stage 7: Andria - Castel Del Monte, 131.2 km
Stage 8: San Marco Dei Cavoti - Pesco Sannita, 115.6 km
Stage 9: Grumo Nevano, 111.2 km

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