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2nd Energiewacht Tour - Stage 4A
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 4/9/2012
2nd Energiewacht Tour - Stage 4A
 

2nd Energiewacht Tour - Stage 4A
Kirsten Wild wins first part of fourth stage in Energiewacht Tour. AA Drink rider solos to the win after an attack in the final 2 km. Teutenberg and Vos complete podium. Vos retains in overall lead.

Kirsten Wild has won the first part of the fourth stage in the Energiewacht Tour. In the 71 km stage in and around Winsum The AA Drink-Leontien.nl rider attacked with 2 km to go to hold off her 10 break companions by 7 seconds. Ina Teutenberg and Marianne Vos sprinted to second and third followed by Judith Arndt, Ellen van Dijk, Adrie Visser, Romy Kasper, Loes Gunnewijk, Chantal Blaak, Trixi Worrack and Iris Slappendel. The bunch finished over 10 minutes down and was led home by Evelyn Arys. Marianne Vos retains the overall lead. The second part of the fourth stage is a 26,5 km team time trial.

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Kirsten Wild takes the win in Winsum. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

In the first of five laps of 14,2 km each eleven riders broke clear in the very windy and cold stage including Vos, Slappendel (Rabobank), Wild, Blaak (AA Drink), Kasper (RusVelo), Gunnewijk, Arndt (GreenEdge), Teutenberg, Worrack, Van Dijk (Specialized-Lululemon) and Adrie Visser (Skil Argos. Several riders are Lizzie Armitstead, Lucy Martin, Annemiek van Vleuten and Clara Hughes tried to bridge across but didn't succeed.

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Teutenberg and Vos finished in second and third. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

The eleven extended their gap lap by lap from 4.20 halfway through the race to over 10 minutes in the end. With 2 km to go Kirsten Wild launched her decisive attack after attacks from some others as Arndt and Kasper were neutralized.

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Chantal Blaak and Kirsten Wild lead the 11 rider break. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

Result
1 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 1:42:25
2 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:00:07
3 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
4 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge - AIS
5 Ellen van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - Lululemon

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Lizzie Armitstead and Lucy Martin tried to bridge up to the front but didn't succeed. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

6 Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil Argos
7 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo
8 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge - AIS
9 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
10 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon

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The break entering Winsum alongside one of the many canals. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

11 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:00:13
12 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Belgium 0:10:12
13 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Faren Honda Team
14 Suzanne de Goede (Ned) Skil Argos
15 Megan Guarnier (USA) TIBCO - To The Top

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Annemiek van Vleuten. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

16 Laura van der Kamp (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam
17 Natalie van Gogh (Ned) Team Ibis Cycles
18 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil Argos
19 Annelies van Doorslaer (Bel) Belgium
20 Lisa Fischer (Ger) Germany

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Adrie Visser and Iris Slappendel pacing the break. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

21 Jessica Allen (Aus) Australia
22 Jennifer Wheeler (USA) TIBCO - To The Top 0:10:15
23 Bianca van den Hoek (Ned) Specialized-DPD-SRAM
24 Lucy Martin (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
25 Kaat Hannes (Bel) Belgium

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Romy Kasper attacks. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

26 Karen Elzing (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam
27 Anna van der Breggen (Ned) Sengers Ladies Cycling Team
28 Jennifer Purcell (USA) TIBCO - To The Top
29 Sarah Lena Hofmann (Ger) Germany
30 Aafke Eshuis (Ned) Team Ibis Cycles

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Loes Gunnewijk sets up the 11 rider break in the first lap. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

Ranking
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 7:18:59
2 Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:00:31
3 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:00:38
4 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) GreenEdge - AIS 0:01:01
5 Kirsten Wild (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:01:18

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Specialized-DPD and Team TIBCO leading the bunch. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

6 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:01:21
7 Iris Slappendel (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:01:46
8 Chantal Blaak (Ned) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team 0:01:58
9 Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil Argos 0:02:14
10 Romy Kasper (Ger) RusVelo 0:02:46

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Belgian Champion Evelyn Arys and GreenEdge's Jessie MacLean. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

11 Judith Arndt (Ger) GreenEdge - AIS 0:04:25
12 Shara Gillow (Aus) GreenEdge - AIS 0:11:31
13 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:11:42
14 Rowena Fry (Aus) GreenEdge - AIS 0:12:02
15 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:12:13

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Denise Ramsden. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

16 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink - Leontien.nl Cycling Team
17 Sarah Düster (Ger) Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team 0:12:15
18 Amy Pieters (Ned) Skil Argos 0:12:19
19 Andrea Dvorak (USA) US National Team 0:12:29
20 Laura Van Der Kamp (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam 0:12:53

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Julie Leth. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

21 Suzanne De Goede (Ned) Skil Argos 0:13:21
22 Marlen Jöhrend (Ger) Abus Nutrixxion 0:13:43
23 Kristin Armstrong (USA) US National Team 0:14:13
24 Clara Hughes (Can) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:14:23
25 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized - Lululemon 0:15:06

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The work from Chantal Blaak for Kirsten Wild did pay off. Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen

26 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) GreenEdge - AIS 0:15:11
27 Megan Guarnier (USA) TIBCO - To The Top 0:15:30
28 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo 0:15:34
29 Natalie Van Gogh (Ned) Team Ibis Cycles 0:15:38
30 Amanda Miller (USA) TIBCO - To The Top 0:15:52

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The jerseys after stage 4a: Teutenberg (points), Kasper (most aggressive), Wild (stage win), Vos (overall), Pieters (Best young rider) and Kirchmann (sprint). Photo © 2012 Bart Hazen


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