International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 4: Gera (ITT) - Stage Details

ORICA-AIS had two reasons to celebrate in Gera. Australian National Time Trial Champion Shara Gillow time trialed onto the top step of the stage four podium. Emma Johansson, the Swedish National Time Trial Champion, slotted into third place to retain the Thüringen Rundfahrt race lead. 

“It’s very special to stand on the top step of the podium. I was third at the EnergieWachtTour time trial when I first came over to Europe in April and I was third earlier this month at the final stage time trial in the Giro Rosa, too. To take the win today was really special.” - Shara Gillow

“I’m happy to keep the jersey, of course. I did everything I could do in the time trial. I’m glad it was enough to hang onto the lead.” - Emma Johansson

“We showed the strength of our team today. We showed why we have the jersey and how we’ve been able to successfully defend it so far. I’m not counting our chickens before they hatch, but we feel good about our current position.” - Dave McPartland

 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:28:52
2 Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) - Specialized-lululemon 0:00:35
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:39
4 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - Mcipollini Giordana 0:00:50
5 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) - Specialized-lululemon 0:00:59
6 Linda Villumsen (NZl) - Wiggle Honda 0:01:07
7 Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies 0:01:19
8 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:21
9 Taylor Wiles (USA) - Specialized-lululemon 0:01:30
10 Esther Fennel (Ger) - Koga Ladies 0:01:44
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:28:52
3 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:39
8 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:21
12 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:01:59
47 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:07
70 Annette Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:05:57