International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 5: Altenburg - Stage Details

Emma Johansson did it again. The Swede sprinted to her second Thüringen Rundfahrt stage victory in Altenburg from an elite group of 17 riders. The bonus seconds she banked further extended her race lead in the German tour.

With two stages left to race, Johansson leads by 30” over Gillow and 1’34 by Lisa Brennauer (Specialized-lululemon). Brennauer is tied on time with former Thüringen Rundfahrt overall winner Linda Villumsen (Wiggle Honda) in fourth and Van der Breggen in fifth.

“It’s never easy to win a bike race, but I feel at home on this course. It’s a stage I have won in the past. I like the technical finish, and I think when you enjoy yourself and have fun, it makes the racing a bit easier. You’re working with the course instead of against it. It was a good day for us, and I was happy to finish off the team’s work with the win.” - Emma Johansson

“I’m pinching myself at how well the girls are riding and the way this tour has unfolded into our hands. The team has been riding bloody brilliantly.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland

 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 2:28:01
2 Lucinda Brand (Ned) - Raobank Women ST
3 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) - Mcipollini Girodana ST
4 Amy Cure (Aus) - Australia 0:00:03
5 Anna Van der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies Team 0:00:05
6 Linda Villumsen (NZl) - Wiggle Honda ST
7 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) - Germany 0:00:07
8 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) - Specialized lululemon ST
9 Annemiek Van Vleuten (Ned) - Raobank Women 0:00:08
10 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:09
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS 2:28:01
10 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:09
11 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
58 Jessie MacLean (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:12:16
63 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS ST
76 Nettie Edmondson (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:14:14