Tour de l aude 2008 Ljungskog

Former world champion Susanne Ljungskog won today?s stage of the Tour de l?Aude putting herself in control of the ten day race in France. The Swede attacked the lead group, that contained Nicole Cooke, Sharon Laws and Emma Pooley with almost 50km to go and built a lead of almost three minutes

The British team had forced the pace on the first hors category climb with Emma Pooley setting a tempo so fast that just 25 riders were left hanging on to her wheel over the top of the Col du Calvaire.

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