Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
Stage 3b: Meerane - Stage Details

A mammoth 60km solo effort has delivered 2015 Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik winner Gracie Elvin the stage 3b win at Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt der Frauen this evening.

Attacking in the first 20km of racing, the former Australian champion worked out to almost two minutes advantage before narrowly holding on for the victory. Behind her, teammate Emma Johansson wrapped up the bunch kick to make it a 1-2 for ORICA-AIS.

After taking her first European victory earlier in the year, Elvin’s second was a hard fought but very satisfying one, overcoming heavy rain and cobbles on her lengthy lone mission.

“Winning solo is definitely a bit of a dream for a lot of riders, especially when you’ve been away for quite a while,” Elvin said.  “It’s tough and you are 50/50 whether you are going to stay away and you just have to dig deep.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 1:52:56
2 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:11
3 Lisa Brennauer (GER) - Velocio – SRAM 0:00:12
4 Coryn Rivera (USA) - USA National Team 0:00:12
5 Eugenia Bujak (POL) - BTC City LJUBLJANA 0:00:14
6 Lauren Kitchen (AUS) - Hitec Products 0:00:15
7 Lotta Lepistö (FIN) - Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:00:15
8 Joelle Numainville (CAN) - Bigla Pro Cycling Team 0:00:18
9 Amy Pieters (NED) - Netherlands 0:00:19
10 Nikki Harris (GBR) - Pearl Izumi – Sports Tours International – Womens Cycling 0:00:19
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Gracie Elvin (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 1:52:56
2 Emma Johansson (SWE) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:11
15 Amanda Spratt (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:25
25 Sarah Roy (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:25
41 Chloe Mcconville (AUS) - ORICA-AIS 0:00:36