Ina-Yoko Teutenberg took her third win on the final stage of this year?s Tour de l?Aude as Cervelo claimed the overall courtesy of Claudia Hausler.
Teutenberg (Columbia) equalled Marianne Vos? (DSB Bank) haul of wins at this 25th edition of the ten-day race to increase her record number of stage wins in the tour to an incredible 18.
With the nearest challenger to Hausler ? Trixi Worrack of Nurnberger ? starting the day over two minutes behind on GC, Cervelo had a comfortable task controlling the race for their nominated leader.
An early break of six riders, including Teutenberg, posed no threat to Cervelo?s plans and were held at around one minute by the multi-national team, including Briton Emma Pooley, all the way to the finish in Limoux where the German sprinter duly won.
Nicole Cooke (Vision 1) finished safely in the bunch to maintain her position on GC. The World Champion is not at peak form yet but two second places and fifth overall show she is not far off.
Vision 1 team manager Stefan Wyman was impressed with the performance of the 13 British women at the Tour de l?Aude. ?The GB team had a lot of their young riders and they hung in there and ground it out,? he said.
?And I think Lizzie [Armitstead] was superb. Apart from Vos, she was the only other young rider to stay in contention. She is amazing.?
Stage nine: 87km Limoux-Limoux
1. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Columbia
2. Noemie Cantele (Ita) Bigla
3. Emma Johansson (Swe) Red Sun
4. Loes Gunnwwijk (Ned) Flexpoint
5. Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Bigla
6. Chantal Beltman (Ned) Columbia
7. Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank
8. Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Fenixs
9. Martine Bras (Ned) Selle Italia Guezzi
10. Nicole Cooke (GBr) Vision 1
1. Claudia Hausler (Ger) Cervelo 22-49-10
2. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Nurnberger Versicherung at 2-06
3. Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank at 3-50
4. Kristin Armstrong (USA) Cervelo at 4-09
5. Nicole Cooke (GBr) Vision 1 at 7-58
6. Amber Neben (USA) Nurnberger Versicherung at 10-33
7. Regina Bruins (Ned) Cervelo at 12-17
8. Tina Liebig (Ger) DSB Bank at 13-22
9. Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Flexpoint at 13-49
10. Linda Villumsen (Ger) Columbia at 14-19
14. Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) Lotto Belisol at 18-30
33. Emma Pooley (GBr) Cervelo at 51-04
35. Nikki Harris (GBr) GB at 53-04
53. Christine Hare Williamson (Gbr) at 1-11-56
70. Leda Cox (GBr) Esgl93-Gsd Gestion at 1-36-24
73. Lucy Martin (GBr) GB at 1-41-07
75. Katie Colclough (GBr) GB at 1-41-24
Helen Wyman (GBr) Vision 1
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