|Marianne Vos adds another trophy to|
her cabinet, which must be groaning
under the combined weight.
HTC-Highroad's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg put in an impressive performance in Stage 10, a time trial, and completed the 16km course in 22'17" at an average speed of 43.082kmph. Teutenberg, who is 36 years old, won Stage 4 in Romagna, came second in Stage 1 and third in 5 and 6 - which both featured some respectable climbs, making third place a very impressive result for the sprinter (if Mark Cavendish could climb like she does, he'd have won a Tour de France by now).
|Britain's Emma Pooley took 2nd overall|
The mood of the race turned sad due to the tragic death of Carly Hibberd, killed by a car near Milan during a training ride on the 6th of July a few hours before Stage 6 began. The awards ceremony that evening was conducted in sombre fashion without celebration or festivity to pay respects to the popular rider who, while not competing in the race, was well-known to many of those who were. However, the event overall has been a joyous success and will have contributed enormously to the profile of women's racing which, gradually, is beginning to gain some of the recognition it deserves. Cyclists such as Vos and Pooley - the former being considered my some (including us) to be the best in the world of either sex - help no end in achieving this goal and we wish them every success for the future.
Pooley and Vos take 1st and 2nd place in Stage 8 of the Giro Donne 2011.
Stage 10 (TT) results:
1. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany) HTC-Highroad, 22'17"
2. Emma Johansson (Sweden) Hitec Products UCK, +12"
3. Marianne Vos (Netherlands) Nederland Bloeit, +15"
4. Judith Arndt (Germany) HTC-Highroad, +23"
5. Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) HTC-Highroad, +30"
6. Emma Pooley (UK) Garmin-Cervélo, +43"
7. Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia) Diadora-Pasta Zara, 51"
8. Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Highroad, +54"
9. Tatiana Antoshina (Russia) Gauss, 1'00"
10. Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) MCipollini-Giambenini, +1'03"
Overall General Classification results at conclusion:
1. Marianne Vos (Netherlands) Nederland Bloeit, 25h42'40"
2. Emma Pooley (UK) Garmin-Cervélo, +3'16"
3. Judith Arndt (Germany) HTC-Highroad, +8'15"
4. Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) MCipollini-Giambenini, +9'09"
5. Tatiana Antoshina (Russia) Gauss, 12'46"
6. Ruth Corset (Australia) Bizkaia-Durango, +12'58"
7. Emma Johansson (Sweden) Hitec Products UCK, +14'15"
8. Sylwia Kapusta (Poland) Gauss, +14'26"
9. Shara Gillow (Australia) Bizkaia-Durango, +15'48"
10. Mara Abbott (USA) Diadora-Pasta Zara, +16'24"