Geelong Tour 3: Teutenberg steams home for second stage win

Another victory for Ina Teutenberg in stage 3 of the Geelong Women's Tour, but it wasn't enough to t

Another victory for Ina Teutenberg in stage 3 of the Geelong Women's Tour, but it wasn't enough to t
PIC BY JOHN VEAGE Geelong Tour 3: Teutenberg steams home for second stage win Germany's Ina-Yoko Teutenberg scored her second straight win when she sprinted home first at the end of today's 114.3km stage three of the Geelong Tour, out and back from the Victorian country town of Lara. Teutenberg, 32, led home Australia's Oenone Wood, 26, to give the T-Mobile team the top two placings with Sydney's Rochelle Gilmore, 25, (Menikini Gysko) in third place. The stage win gave Teutenberg a ten second bonus and moved her to within 20 seconds of the race lead, but despite the efforts of T-Mobile to try and take over the race lead Welsh world number one, Nicole Cooke, (Raleigh Lifeforce) ensured she finished safely in the main field crossing the line 23rd to maintain he lead. "We tried to get into the leader's jersey but Raleigh did a pretty good job getting that break back and then there were a lot of attacks in the last ten ks (kilometres)," said Teutenberg. "There are lot of contenders on G.C. (overall) but nothing really went and then I found Kate (Bates) and Judith (Arndt) with 800 metres to go to the finish. "Kate took me to 300 metres then Judith took over and I did the rest," she said of her team's lead out to the finish. "You know there are other people in there and we have to watch out a little bit because there's only one day rest between the Tour and the World Cup (Saturday March 3)." In tomorrow's final stage at Barwon Heads on Victoria's Surf Coast Cooke, the defending World Cup Series champion, will face a tough challenge with four intermediate sprints and the stage finish offering bonus seconds. Twenty riders are within a minute of the race lead and three T-Mobile riders are poised to spoil Cooke's party (Judith Arndt @17sec, Teutenberg @20sec and Wood @22sec). "We'll see what we plan tomorrow but I would prefer an easy day tomorrow," said Teutenberg, giving nothing away. Wood, a three time winner of the Geelong Tour, agreed with her team mate that the priority for the new-look T-Mobile line up is Saturday's opening World Cup Round. "With a team like we've got here that's working already, and we've only raced for two days, I think we're a great chance to win," she said. "100 per cent there are six options in our team and six very realistic options. "Any one of the six girls can win and I'm very confident of that," said Wood of their chances and with Teutenberg's sprint form already on display the German rider could score her second straight Geelong World Cup win. Nicole Cooke, meantime, paid credit to her teammates for ensuring she finished the day still in the race lead. "We had a really challenging climb mid-stage and a breakaway went away as well so we had a lot of things to deal with," said Cooke. "My team was really strong today, every single rider was doing a fantastic job and we closed the breakaway down, then it was just a case of controlling the sprint and making sure none of my rivals got away and got some bonuses. "I think we're in a good position to hold the leader's jersey and it's so much easier to defend than to gain it," said Cooke, who if she wins the Geelong Tour will be the first non-Australian in the event's five year history. "I didn't know, I'm just doing it for myself rather than against the Aussies. "I've really enjoyed my time that I've been in Australia, it's the second time I've been here and it'd be awesome to be the first international winner," she said. "There's still one day to go so I won't start getting too carried away yet. We have to wait and see." The Geelong Tour is the lead-up event to the opening race in the World Cup series, which will be staged on a street circuit in the Victorian coastal city of Geelong on Saturday.The Geelong Tour is proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government and the City of Greater Geelong. Stage 3 results (Lara-Lara, 115km) 1 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger, T-Mobile Women) 3:06:05 2 Oenone Wood (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 3 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus, Menikini Gysko) 4 Tina Pic (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 5 Kate Nichols (Aus, Australian National Team) 6 Nikki Egyed (Aus, Australian National Team) 7 Angela Brodtka (Ger, German National Team) 8 Laura Van Gilder (USA, Cheerwine) 9 Catherine Hare (GBr, Biggin & Scott) 10 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned, Team Flexpoint) 11 Alex Wrubleski (Can, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 12 Carla Ryan (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 13 Annette Beutler (Swi, Team Flexpoint) 14 Larissa Kleinmann (Ger, German National Team) 15 Dorte Rasmussen (Den, Menikini Gysko) 16 Peta Mullens (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 17 Candice Sullivan (Aus, Australian National Team) 18 Leigh Hobson (Can, Cheerwine) 19 Madeleine Sandig (Ger, Team Flexpoint) 20 Betina Hold (Can, Cheerwine) 21 Amber Jenkins (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 22 Clemilda Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 23 Nicole Cooke (GBr, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 24 Uenia Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 25 Melissa Holt (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 26 Karin Aune (Swe, Menikini Gysko) 27 Judith Arndt (Ger, T-Mobile Women) 28 Dotsie Bausch (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 29 Michelle Hyland (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 30 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 31 Annelies Basten (NZl, Team Kiwi) 32 Eva Lutz (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 33 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 34 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 35 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 36 Andrea Graus (Aut, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 37 Janildes Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 38 Sara Carrigan (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 39 Sarah Dster (Ger, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 40 Gina Waibl (NZl, Team Kiwi) 41 Toni Bradshaw (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 42 Natalie Bates (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 43 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe, Team Flexpoint) 44 Olivia Gollan (Aus, Menikini Gysko) 45 Rachel O'connell (Aus, Cheerwine) 46 Linda Villumsen (Den, T-Mobile Women) 47 Janine Ridsdale (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 48 Alexis Rhodes (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 49 Trixi Worrack (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 50 Patricia Palmer (Aus, MB Coaching) 51 Hannah Banks (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 52 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 53 Amanda Spratt (Aus, Australian National Team) 54 Sophie Ruderman (GBr, Biggin & Scott) 55 Alison Powers (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 56 Brei Gudsell (NZl, Team Kiwi) 57 Regina Schleicher (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 58 Emma Rickards (Aus, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 59 Toireasa Gallagher (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 60 Sereina Trachsel (Swi, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 61 Priska Doppmann (Swi, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 62 Tanja Slater (GBr, Great Britain National Team) 63 Sarah Murdoch (NZl, Team Kiwi) 64 Deborah Fagg (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 65 Brooke Ourada (USA, Cheerwine) 66 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl, Team Kiwi) 67 Liz Hayman (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 68 Niki Fisher (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 69 Katherine Bates (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 70 Naomi Williams (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:00:25 71 Virgina Henning (Ger, German National Team) 0:02:50 72 Lorian Graham (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:03:43 73 Charlotte Becker (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:05:00 74 Jenny Macpherson (Aus, Australian National Team) 75 Sarah Ulmer (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 76 Jocelyn Loane (Aus, Australian National Team) 77 Sigrid Corneo (Ita, Menikini Gysko) 78 Louise Kerr (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:07:42 79 Jennifer Fay (Irl, Biggin & Scott) 0:08:36 80 Liz Young (Aus, MB Coaching) 81 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA, Landlink Cycling Team) 82 Miho Oki (Jpn, Menikini Gysko) 83 Sheba Farrin (USA, MB Coaching) 84 Loes Markerink (Ned, Team Flexpoint) 85 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 86 Gail Johnston (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 87 Jemma O'brien (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 88 Emma Lovelock (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 89 Nina Khn (Ger, German National Team) 90 Sheree Richmond (Aus, MB Coaching) 0:016:46 91 Rebecca Jones (GBr, MB Coaching) 0:024:26 92 Camila Rodrigues (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 93 Maryam Rogers (GBr, Great Britain National Team) 94 Courtney Le Lay (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) Outside time limit 95 Kristen Watt (Aus, MB Coaching) 0:039:24 96 Emma Pooley (GBr, Great Britain National Team) 0:040:56 DNF Anneliese Heard (GBr, Great Britain National Team) DNF Marina Duvnjak (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) DNF Kerryn Charman (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) DNF Jessie Maclean (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) DNS Tara Stewart (Aus, Biggin & Scott) General classification after stage 3 1 Nicole Cooke (GBr, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 0:04:16:05 2 Larissa Kleinmann (Ger, German National Team) 0:00:07 3 Dotsie Bausch (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 0:00:08 4 Judith Arndt (Ger, T-Mobile Women) 0:00:17 5 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger, T-Mobile Women) 0:00:20 6 Annette Beutler (Swi, Team Flexpoint) 7 Oenone Wood (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 0:00:22 8 Laura Van Gilder (USA, Cheerwine) 0:00:26 9 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe, Team Flexpoint) 0:00:34 10 Sara Carrigan (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:00:37 11 Kate Nichols (Aus, Australian National Team) 0:00:38 12 Vicki Whitelaw (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 0:00:41 13 Nikki Egyed (Aus, Australian National Team) 0:00:48 14 Natalie Bates (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 15 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:00:50 16 Tina Pic (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 17 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned, Team Flexpoint) 18 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:00:56 19 Alex Wrubleski (Can, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 0:00:58 20 Alexis Rhodes (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 0:00:59 21 Priska Doppmann (Swi, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 0:01:01 22 Sarah Dster (Ger, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 23 Tanja Slater (GBr, Great Britain National Team) 0:01:05 24 Eva Lutz (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:01:07 25 Trixi Worrack (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 26 Katherine Bates (Aus, T-Mobile Women) 27 Andrea Graus (Aut, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:01:09 28 Leigh Hobson (Can, Cheerwine) 0:01:10 29 Olivia Gollan (Aus, Menikini Gysko) 0:01:12 30 Karin Aune (Swe, Menikini Gysko) 31 Madeleine Sandig (Ger, Team Flexpoint) 0:01:17 32 Dorte Rasmussen (Den, Menikini Gysko) 33 Toni Bradshaw (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 0:01:19 34 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 0:01:21 35 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 36 Michelle Hyland (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 0:01:23 37 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus, Menikini Gysko) 0:01:24 38 Melissa Holt (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 0:01:30 39 Carla Ryan (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:01:35 40 Regina Schleicher (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:01:38 41 Candice Sullivan (Aus, Australian National Team) 42 Betina Hold (Can, Cheerwine) 0:01:41 43 Emma Rickards (Aus, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 0:01:44 44 Linda Villumsen (Den, T-Mobile Women) 0:02:02 45 Catherine Hare (GBr, Biggin & Scott) 46 Gina Waibl (NZl, Team Kiwi) 0:02:04 47 Brooke Ourada (USA, Cheerwine) 0:02:07 48 Alison Powers (USA, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) 0:02:16 49 Angela Brodtka (Ger, German National Team) 0:03:26 50 Toireasa Gallagher (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:04:32 51 Niki Fisher (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:04:39 52 Janine Ridsdale (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:04:41 53 Hannah Banks (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:04:44 54 Clemilda Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 0:04:59 55 Annelies Basten (NZl, Team Kiwi) 0:05:14 56 Lorian Graham (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 57 Peta Mullens (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:05:20 58 Liz Hayman (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:05:28 59 Sarah Murdoch (NZl, Team Kiwi) 0:05:37 60 Patricia Palmer (Aus, MB Coaching) 0:05:46 61 Charlotte Becker (Ger, Equipe Nrnberger Versicherung) 0:05:49 62 Brei Gudsell (NZl, Team Kiwi) 0:05:57 63 Jenny Macpherson (Aus, Australian National Team) 0:06:05 64 Kerri-Anne Torckler (NZl, Team Kiwi) 65 Jocelyn Loane (Aus, Australian National Team) 0:06:14 66 Janildes Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 0:06:34 67 Uenia Fernandes (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 0:06:44 68 Sereina Trachsel (Swi, Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) 0:06:46 69 Sarah Ulmer (NZl, BikeNZ New Zealand National Team) 0:07:01 70 Amanda Spratt (Aus, Australian National Team) 0:07:10 71 Sophie Ruderman (GBr, Biggin & Scott) 72 Naomi Williams (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:07:22 73 Amber Jenkins (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 0:07:33 74 Deborah Fagg (Aus, Landlink Cycling Team) 75 Rachel O'connell (Aus, Cheerwine) 0:07:44 76 Sigrid Corneo (Ita, Menikini Gysko) 0:07:58 77 Miho Oki (Jpn, Menikini Gysko) 0:09:23 78 Virgina Henning (Ger, German National Team) 0:011:01 79 Louise Kerr (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:012:23 80 Jennifer Fay (Irl, Biggin & Scott) 0:012:59 81 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA, Landlink Cycling Team) 0:013:32 82 Jemma O'brien (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:013:55 83 Liz Young (Aus, MB Coaching) 0:014:55 84 Loes Markerink (Ned, Team Flexpoint) 0:015:24 85 Nina Khn (Ger, German National Team) 0:015:51 86 Gail Johnston (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:016:19 87 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Aus, NSW Institute of Sport) 0:016:30 88 Sheba Farrin (USA, MB Coaching) 0:017:08 89 Emma Lovelock (Aus, Team South Coast - raceconcept.net) 0:018:14 90 Sheree Richmond (Aus, MB Coaching) 0:024:55 91 Courtney Le Lay (Aus, Queensland Academy of Sport) 0:031:56 92 Camila Rodrigues (Bra, Brazilian National Team) 0:033:11 93 Maryam Rogers (GBr, Great Britain National Team) 0:033:39 94 Rebecca Jones (GBr, MB Coaching) 0:034:38 Official website: www.geelongworldcup.com Got a comment? 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