translated from www.ladiestourofholland.com
The second stage of the Boels Rental Ladies Tour, a ride over 114.6 kilometers with start and finish in Tiel is Wednesday by Lisa Brennauer won. In the sprint, the German rider of Specialized-Lululemon showed that she was the fastest. It Brennauer referred Belgian champion Jolien d’Hoore and world champion Marianne Vos to the places two and three.Ellen van Dijk was able to maintain its leader’s jersey but saw Brennauer approach to two seconds in the rankings.
For a long time seemed to be a leading group of four riders to stay ahead. It escaped Brennauer’s American teammate Carmen Small in the finals along with Willeke Knol Giant-Shimano. Beware five hundred meters from the finish, the duo was caught by the peloton. "I did not really expect that they would still be taken back," said Brennauer. "But when Rabobank in the last ten kilometers Boels went to help it was hard. Then you just have to start preparing for the sprint. I’m glad I got the victory here suit."
Top 10 Finishers
1 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 2:46:34 2 Jolien d’Hoore (Bel) Lotto Belisol Ladies 3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 4 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 5 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Alé Cipollini 6 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 7 Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini 0:00:02 8 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 9 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized – Lululemon 10Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Italy
General classification after stage 2
1 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 2:59:51 2 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team 0:00:21 4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:22 5 Ann Sophie Duyck (Bel) BelkinProCyclingTeam 0:00:30 6 Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Boels Dolmans Cycling Team 0:00:32 7 Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica – AIS 0:00:35 8 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:41 9 Chantal Blaak (Ned) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:45 10 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized – Lululemon 0:00:47
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