International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 3: Schleiz - Stage Details

Emma Johansson continued to build her overall lead at Thüringen Rundfahrt ahead of what is expected to be a decisive time trial tomorrow. ORICA-AIS controlled the early stage three action, allowing a solo rider to build a large advantage before slowly pulling her back to the bunch. Johansson banked bonus seconds at all three intermediate sprints and finished second, behind Annemiek Van Vleuten (Rabobank Women), on the stage.

“I’m very happy with what the team accomplished in the intermediate sprints. We had to contest them. It was an important objective to get as many seconds as possible over Van Vleuten and [Ellen] van Dijk (Specialized-lululemon) before the time trial.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv/Giant 3:31:35
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
3 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana ST
4 Elke Gebhardt (Ger) - Germany ST
5 Roxane Knetemann (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv/Giant ST
6 Amy Cure (Aus) - Australia ST
7 Lucinda Brand (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv/Giant ST
8 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies Cycling Team ST
9 Trixi Worrack (Ger) - Specialized-lululemon ST
10 Linda Villumsen (NZl) - Wiggle Honda ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
17 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
24 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
48 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:03
69 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:12:27
70 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST