Tour De l’Ardéche day 4 (2.2)

 

Lizzie Armitstead (Cervelo TestTeam) dominated another sprint to win stage five of the Tour De l’Ardéche, making it three stage victories in a row for the British rider.  The stage covered 119.7 km from Saint Martin d'Ardèche to Villeneuve de Berg.  Grace Verbeke (Lotto Ladies Team) came over the line second,wit Andrea Graus (Aut) taking the third spot on the podium. 

 

Lizzie Armistead wins stage 5 of Tour de l'Ardeche 

Photograph courtesy of www.tcfia.com

 

Vicki Whitelaw (Lotto Ladies Team) rolled over the line seventh, on the same time as the winner and so retains the leader’s jersey, despite Cervelo’s best efforts to put some time into the Australian.

 

“Again today it was a really strong team performance. We did some attacks during the race to bring Sharon in the best position but we were not able to drop Whitelaw,” said Lizzie Armitstead, following her win. “In the final we tried again to get Sharon in the best position and to bring her in the right break away but we couldn’t make a gap, so I made the sprint with quite a big bunch. I just gave it full gas and was able to pass the line first. This is a new thing to win three times in a row.”

 

 “On paper it did not look as hard as yesterday stage,” said Egon van Kessel, Sports Director. “Today, though we had a lot of wind, the main part of the course was ridden between houses. It was only on the last part of the stage that the wind played a factor that we could take advantage of to set a high pace and thin out the peloton. During the race Sharon Laws (Cervelo Test Team) again tried twice to drop leader Vickie Whitelaw (AUS) on the climbs but she came back both times on the descents. At the end 45 riders came together, so it ended in a bunch sprint. And Lizzie made it a hat trick by winning. We are still second in the GC, four seconds back. We have one more chance in tomorrow’s final stage and we will do our best to take advantage of that.”

 

Stage 5 Results

1 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 3:35:39  
2 Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team    
3 Andrea Graus (Aut)    
4 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
5 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam    
6 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team    
7 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
8 Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara    
9 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned)    
10 Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
11 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs - Petrogradets    
12 Sophie Creux (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
13 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team    
14 Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO    
15 Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
16 Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara    
17 Jennifer Hohl (Swi)    
18 Alli Holland (GBr)    
19 Christina Kollmann (Aut) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo    
20 Elena Eggle (Ger)    
21 Rosane Kirch (Bra) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo    
22 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
23 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team    
24 Fröydis Waerstad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
25 Emilie Blanquefort (Fra)    
26 Arenda Grimberg (Ned)    
27 Doris Schweizer (Swi)    
28 Sophie De Boer (Ned)    
29 Emma Silversides (GBr) Redsun Cycling Team    
30 Kathrin Hammes (Ger)    
31 Anna Fischer (Ger)    
32 Egle Zablotskyte (Ltu)    
33 Marion Rousse (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
34 Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
35 Natalie Creswick (GBr)    
36 Amélie Rivat (Fra)    
37 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam 0:00:35  
38 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam    
39 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam    
40 Desiree Schuler (Ger) 0:01:04  
41 Carlee Taylor (Aus) 0:04:18  
42 Lizanne Naude (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team 0:13:26  
43 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned)    
44 Line Foss (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
45 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo    
46 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK    
47 Mireille Robin (Fra)    
48 Cecilie S. Johansen (Nor)    
49 Laure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team    
50 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson    
51 Kaat Hannes (Bel)    
52 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion    
53 Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson    
54 Emma Grant (GBr) 0:16:14  
55 Rebecca Curley (GBr) 0:16:46  
56 Manon Parisot (Fra)    
57 Amy De Ridder (Bel) 0:16:50  
58 Daniela Gass (Ger)    
59 Agne Silinyte (Ltu)    
60 Fabienne Schauss (Lux) 0:16:55  
61 Annelies Visser (Ned)    
62 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu)    
63 Marie Voreland (Nor)    
64 Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara    
65 Natasha Perry (Aus)    
66 Alna Burato (Fra)    
67 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra)    
68 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope    
69 Stefanie Meizer (Ger) 0:17:03  
70 Sylvie Gaillon (Fra)    
71 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Hitec Products UCK    
72 Linda Van Rijen (Ned)    
73 Fabienne Sommer (Swi) 0:18:46  
74 Sylvie Quittot (Fra) 0:18:52  
75 Lucie Macíková (Cze) 0:28:34  
76 Andrea Chlumska (Cze) 0:30:54  
77 Zuzana Vojtasova (Svk) 0:31:06  
DNS Claudia Häusler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam    
DNF Roberta Barzdaite (Ltu)    
DNF Sanne Cant (Bel)    
DNS Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team    
DNS Elke Bolangier (Bel)  

 

General Classification after Stage 5

1 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 12:47:40  
2 Sharon Laws (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 0:00:04  
3 Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO 0:01:29  
4 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam 0:01:33  
5 Grace Verbeke (Bel) Lotto Ladies Team 0:01:43  
6 Carla Ryan (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam 0:03:07  
7 Lise Nöstvold (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:04:17  
8 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Lotto Ladies Team 0:04:20  
9 Ludivine Henrion (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 0:04:23  
10 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:04:35  
11 Andrea Graus (Aut) 0:05:35  
12 Anna Fischer (Ger) 0:05:40  
13 Fröydis Waerstad (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:05:55  
14 Sophie Creux (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:07:10  
15 Christine Majerus (Lux) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:07:14  
16 Eugenie Mermillod (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:07:19  
17 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) 0:07:31  
18 Karin Aune (Swe) Fenixs - Petrogradets 0:08:36  
19 Natalie Creswick (GBr) 0:08:44  
20 Rosane Kirch (Bra) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo 0:09:19  
21 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam 0:09:45  
22 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) 0:11:54  
23 Sophie De Boer (Ned) 0:12:04  
24 Alli Holland (GBr) 0:12:08  
25 Carlee Taylor (Aus) 0:12:29  
26 Vilija Sereikaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:13:11  
27 Patricia Schwager (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam 0:13:12  
28 Emma Silversides (GBr) Redsun Cycling Team 0:13:40  
29 Doris Schweizer (Swi) 0:16:33  
30 Christina Kollmann (Aut) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo 0:16:44  
31 Elena Eggle (Ger) 0:16:47  
32 Latoya Brulee (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 0:18:34  
33 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Acs Chirio - Forno d'Asolo 0:18:42  
34 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) 0:19:40  
35 Emilie Blanquefort (Fra) 0:20:06  
36 Ausrine Trebaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:20:23  
37 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) 0:20:47  
38 Sjoukje Dufoer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson 0:21:02  
39 Egle Zablotskyte (Ltu) 0:28:16  
40 Marion Rousse (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:28:18  
41 Elodie Hegoburu (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:29:38  
42 Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:30:10  
43 Kaat Hannes (Bel) 0:30:11  
44 Ine Beyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Thompson 0:30:17  
45 Laure Werner (Bel) Redsun Cycling Team 0:30:25  
46 Amélie Rivat (Fra) 0:31:28  
47 Cecilie S. Johansen (Nor) 0:33:12  
48 Desiree Schuler (Ger) 0:33:53  
49 Béatrice Thomas (Fra) ESGL 93 - GSD Gestion 0:34:12  
50 Mireille Robin (Fra) 0:34:51  
51 Line Foss (Nor) Hitec Products UCK 0:37:29  
52 Lizanne Naude (RSA) Lotto Ladies Team 0:39:40  
53 Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu) Safi - Pasta Zara 0:40:31  
54 Natasha Perry (Aus) 0:41:48  
55 Linda Van Rijen (Ned) 0:43:09  
56 Sylvie Gaillon (Fra) 0:43:40  
57 Fabienne Schauss (Lux) 0:48:07  
58 Amy De Ridder (Bel) 0:48:46  
59 Audrey Cordon (Fra) Vienne Futuroscope 0:49:14  
60 Annelies Visser (Ned) 0:49:28  
61 Emma Grant (GBr) 0:50:17  
62 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) 0:50:32  
63 Stefanie Meizer (Ger) 0:52:44  
64 Daniela Gass (Ger) 0:54:18  
65 Rebecca Curley (GBr) 0:54:27  
66 Marie Voreland (Nor) 0:54:39  
67 Manon Parisot (Fra) 0:54:45  
68 Agne Silinyte (Ltu) 0:56:02  
69 Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) 0:56:34  
70 Margriet Helena Kloppenburg (Den) Hitec Products UCK 0:56:57  
71 Aurore Verhoeven (Fra) 0:57:39  
72 Alna Burato (Fra) 1:00:37  
73 Fabienne Sommer (Swi) 1:00:49  
74 Sylvie Quittot (Fra) 1:03:49  
75 Andrea Chlumska (Cze) 1:21:46  
76 Lucie Macíková (Cze) 1:24:30  
77 Zuzana Vojtasova (Svk) 1:54:44  

 

 

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