International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 2: Hermsdorf - Stage Details

ORICA-AIS handily defended the yellow jersey they earned on the opening stage of Thüringen Rundfahrt as Emma Johansson sprinted to third on stage two. With the bonus seconds she secured, Johansson was able to further extend her overall lead in the German Tour. The Swede started the stage with a 6” lead over Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank Women). By stage end, she had bagged another 4”on Van Vleuten and extended her advantage to 16” over Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans). 

"The goal yesterday was to win the stage. We did that. The goal today was to defend the jersey. We did that, too. We also wanted to put Emma into a position where she could continue to gain as many seconds as possible over her competition. That also happened. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Emma will be responsible for defending her lead in the time trial on Thursday, and before that, we’ll do everything we can to give her the biggest advantage as possible over the other overall contenders." - Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Carmen Small (USA) - Specialized-lululemon 3:18:50
2 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana ST
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
4 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv/Giant ST
5 Christine Majerus (Lux) - Sengers Ladies Cycling Team ST
6 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) - BePink ST
7 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies Cycling Team ST
8 Beate Zanner (Ger) - Maxx Solar Stevens ST
9 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
10 Emily Collins (NZl) - Wiggle Honda ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
24 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
27 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
54 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS ST
75 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
76 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST