International Thüringen Rundfahrt
Stage 7: Zeulenroda-Triebes - Stage Details

Johansson finished off a hard week of work well done as she clinched the overall title of the seven day German tour. ORICA-AIS dominated the race from start to finish, keeping the yellow jersey throughout the entire tour and winning three stages, the points classification and the team classification. Tatiana Guderzo (MCipollini Giordana) launched a late race attack and managed to maintain a slim advantage over the reduced bunch to take the stage win. Lisa Brennauer (Specialized-lululemon) was best of the rest ahead of Anna Van der Breggen (Sengers Ladies). Gillow slotted into eighth on the stage; Johansson was two spots further back in tenth. It was easily enough to keep first and second overall.

“I was really relaxed today. It was the easiest ride I have ever had while wearing the jersey on the last stage of the race. I always had the feeling we had everything under control. The girls did such an awesome job.” - Emma Johansson

“Sometimes I feel like I’m starting to lose some hair back in the car, but today there was no stress. The girls controlled the race completely. We were never under pressure.” -Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) - MCipollini Giordana 2:51:11
2 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) - Specialized-lululemon 0:00:18
3 Anna Van Der Breggen (Ned) - Sengers Ladies Cycling Team ST
4 Amy Cure (Aus) - Australia ST
5 Elizabeth Armitstead (GBr) - Boels Dolmans Cycling Team ST
6 Lucinda Brand (Ned) - Rabobank-Liv/Giant ST
7 Linda Villumsen (NZl) - Wiggle Honda ST
8 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
9 Georgia Williams (NZl) - BePink ST
10 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Shara Gillow (Aus) - ORICA-AIS ST
10 Emma Johansson (Swe) - ORICA-AIS ST
17 Amanda Spratt (Aus) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:52
53 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) - ORICA-AIS 0:04:06