Schlagwort-Archive: Liane Lippert

UEC Road European Championships

In Trento wins the unexpected Dutch: Ellen Van Dijk is the new European Champion

The 34-year-old Dutch gave the Netherlands their fifth Elite Women’s RR title in six editions at the UEC Road European Championships. Belgian Thibaut Nys amazes with dominating sprint to the Under 23 Road Race title. UCI President Lappartient also arrives to Trento.

In Trento wins the unexpected Dutch: Ellen Van Dijk is the new European Champion
The 34-year-old Dutch gave the Netherlands their fifth Elite Women’s RR title in six editions at the UEC Road European Championships. Belgian Thibaut Nys amazes with dominating sprint to the Under 23 Road Race title. UCI President Lappartient also arrives to Trento

The Netherlands lived up to the odds and expectations by claiming the Women’s Elite Road Race title in Trento at the UEC Road European Championships – Trentino 2021; they just did it in a different way than most would have expected.
The Orange team won the fifth Women’s RR title in six editions of the continental event, confirming a supremacy that has lasted for years, only interrupted by the unexpected victory of Austrian Kiesenhofer at the Tokyo Olympics.
After winning four European time trial titles, Ellen Van Dijk showed up to the appointment with her opportunity in the road race, delivering with a great long-range action. Behind her on the podium were Germany’s Liane Lippert and Lithuania’s Rasa Leleivyte.

Earlier on the day, Thibaut Nys had left a huge impression by claiming the gold medal for Belgium in the Under 23 Men’s race. The son of the great Sven made the most of one of his few road races in the season, delivering a dominating sprint ahead of Italy’s Filippo Baroncini and Spain’s Juan Ayuso.
Once again, Trentino and the city of Trento triumphed, whose splendid images went around the world, and whose amazing show of public impressed even David Lappartient, the UCI President who arrived in Trento today to experience the last, exciting days of the event.

ESCAPE FOR VICTORY: EUROPEAN SOLO FOR VAN DIJK
It took more than half of the total 107.2 km (eight laps of the circuit) for the Women’s Elite road race to find its turning point. Ellen Van Dijk went on the attack, bringing with her Italian Soraya Paladin, German Romy Kasper and French Aude Biannic.
As the laps passed, the pace of Van Dijk exhausted the opponents who inexorably faded: first Biannic, then Kasper, and finally also a combative Soraya Paladin raised the white flag in the penultimate time on the Povo climb. Back in the peloton, Belgium and Germany tried to oerganize the chase, the latter setting up the attack of Lippert. The German’s acceleration generated a group with Italy’s Longo Borghini and Cavalli, Pole Niewiadoma, Swiss Reusser – the European TT champion, – Lithuanian Leleivyte, Belarusian Amialiusik and two fellow Dutch riders, Van Vleuten and Vollering.
The chasing group managed to come within second, but struggled to find an agreement and Van Dijk took advantage of it on the descent, opening a one minute gap.
On the last Povo ascent, Lippert and Niewiadoma tried to increase the pace again, but gold was already gone. The German confirmed to be the strongest of the chasing group by winning silver in the sprint; bronze for surprising Lithuanian Leleivyte ahead of the Pole Niewiadoma and fellow Dutch Vollering.
The party, however, was for Ellen Van Dijk, who after four European time trial titles wore the road race European champion’s jersey for the very first time. „I didn’t expect it, my role was to support my teammates, but I felt good and I wanted to go on the breakaway. Little by little I managed to outpace all the others, also because it was my only way to try and win, not being the best sprinter. In the finale, I didn’t know the chasers had come that close, and maybe it was better this way .. “

1 Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:50:35
2 Liane Lippert (Germany) 0:01:18

3 Rasa Leleivyte (Lithuania)
4 Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)
5 Demi Vollering (Netherlands)
6 Marta Cavalli (Italy)
7 Marlen Reusser (Switzerland)
8 Alena Amialiusik (Belarus)
9 Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) 0:01:21
10 Elisa Balsamo (Italy) 0:02:29
11 Lisa Brennauer (Germany)


Photo by Plomi

TALENT HAS NO DISCIPLINE: THIBAUT NYS HAS NO LIMITS
With a great sprint in Piazza Duomo in Trento, Thibau Nys was crowned European Under 23 Road Champion. The son of the great Sven Nys dominated the final dash, beating Italian Filippo Baroncini and top favorite, Spaniard Juan Ayuso.
The Belgian, already Junior European cyclo-cross champion in Italy in Silvelle di Trebaseleghe in 2019, was part of the decisive action on the last time atop the Povo ascent, when Ayuso attacked in the successful attempt to bridge back to Belgian Lennert Van Eetvelt, who had gone on the attack in the previous lap.
With him, in addition to Baroncini and Nys, were other Italian Filippo Zana, Hungarian Erik Fetter and Frenchman Louis Barre.
The seven-man group retained an advantage of 10-15 seconds over the chasing group and, an unsuccessful acceleration by Zana with 2km to go, they sprinted for victory. Baroncini went into the final straight in the first position but Nys soon got out of his wheel and showed his power.
“It feels strange to win this road title on the day the cyclo-cross season opens in Belgium,“ Nys said. „I had raced very little on the road this season, but this European Championships was a big goal for me, and to have achieved it is incredible. By a whisker, I managed to stay in the decisive action, and from there I was convinced I could be the fastest on the final straight.“
The victory of Nys, considered one of the most promising talents of world cycling, confirms the current trends of raising prospect competing – and shining – in different disciplines. The Belgian has cyclo-cross as his first love, and he was 2020 Junior World Champion in the discipline.

1 Thibau Nys (Belgium) 3:06:57
2 Filippo Baroncini (Italy)
3 Juan Ayuso Pesquera (Spain)
4 Erik Fetter (Hungary)
5 Lennert van Eetvelt (Belgium)
6 Filippo Zana (Italy)
7 Louis Barre (France) 0:00:04
8 Marijn van den Berg (Netherlands) 0:00:19
9 Jakub Oupalík (Czech Republic)
10 Tobias Bayer (Austria)

TOMORROW THE GRAND FINALE: EVENEPOEL AND POGACAR IN THE SPOTLIGHTS, ITALY HOPES IN COLBRELLI
The Road European Championships in Trentino will end tomorrow, Sunday September 12th, with the Men’s Elite race. Italy has won the last three edition, and has Sonny Colbrelli as its best option – at least on cards – to try to extend the stretch.
In what should be an unpredictable race, with the in-line stretch of 69 km through the Valle dei Laghi and the Monte Bondone ascent to Candriai, before the 8 laps on the final circuit (179,2 km), the list of top favorites includes two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia), Marc Hirschi (Switzerland), Joao Almeida (Portugal), Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) Romain Bardet (France), Bauke Mollema (Netherlands) and Mikel Landa (Spain).
Peter Sagan (Slovakia), Sam Bennett (Ireland) and Alexander Kristoff (Norway) are the greatest threats in the event of a sprint finish. Also classic specialists like Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) and Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) and other Slovenian Matej Mohoric can’t be overlooked.

CERATIZIT Challenge – Etappe 3

Annemiek van Vleuten rises to the challenge

1 Van VLEUTEN Annemiek NED Movistar 2:44:41
2 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 02:48 39,99
3 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna POL CANYON//SRAM RACING 02:48
4 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 02:51
5 MACKAIJ Floortje NED TEAM DSM 02:55
6 VAS Kata Blanka HUN TEAM SD WORX 03:01
7 CHABBEY Elise SUI CANYON//SRAM RACING 03:01
8 CAVALLI Marta ITA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 03:01
9 REUSSER Marlen SUI ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 03:03
10 BALSAMO Elisa ITA VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE 07:13

Gesamt:
1 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek NED MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 06:10:25
2 REUSSER Marlen SUI ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 01:34
3 CHABBEY Elise SUI CANYON//SRAM RACING 03:20
4 CAVALLI Marta ITA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 03:38
5 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 04:07
6 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna POL CANYON//SRAM RACING 04:14
7 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 04:35
8 MACKAIJ Floortje NED TEAM DSM 04:46
9 VAS Kata Blanka HUN TEAM SD WORX 05:07
10 ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena NED LIV RACING 07:30

Annemiek van Vleuten delivered an attacking masterclass from the mountain resort of Manzaneda to Pereiro de Aguiar on Saturday. The Dutch star made the most of her unique abilities on a hilly terrain to claim victory after a 50km solo ride that also saw her take the overall lead from Marlen Reusser, who still leads the points standings.
“I’m surprised after a good block of altitude training. I thought I wasn’t well rested but maybe the first two days helped me a bit and today I felt great. We had a very good plan with the team. There was a tricky downhill and I thought it was the moment to go right after that. I had a chance if we were able to isolate Marlen Reusser and that was the case. My team is confident that we can defend the leader’s jersey tomorrow in the last stage.”

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) went on the move with Kasia Niewadoma (Canyon//SRAM), Kata Blanka Vas (SD Worx) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) after the first hour of racing. The four attackers had a lead of 20’’ at km 45. Only Longo Borghini was able to keep going with Van Vleuten ahead of a group of seven chasers with the race leader Marlen Reusser (Alé BTC Ljubljana), Marta Cavalli (FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope), Elise Chabbey (Canyon//SRAM), Liane Lippert and Floortje Mackaij (Team DSM) joining Niewadoma and Vas.
After 60km, Van Vleuten dropped Longo Borghini and pushed on her own to try and bridge as big a gap as possible to Marlen Reusser, who enjoyed a significant gap with her victory in stage 1. The Dutch attacker crossed the line in Pereiro de Aguiar with an advantage of 2’48’’ on Lippert and Niewadoma, and 3’03’’ to Reusser, now trailing by 1’34’’ in the overall standings ahead of the final stage from As Pontes to Santiago de Compostela, with a grand finale in the Galician city ahead of the closing ITT of La Vuelta 21.

Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour – Etappe 4


Liane Lippert
WM 2018 Innsbruck
Photo by Plomi

Dörtendorf – Dörtendorf – 101 Km

1 KOPECKY Lotte BEL BELGIUM 02:29:43 40,47
2 BRAND Lucinda NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:00
3 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 00:00
4 FAHLIN Emilia SWE FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 00:00
5 CAVALLI Marta ITA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 00:06
6 Norsgaard Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 00:06
7 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 00:10
8 MAJERUS Christine LUX TEAM SD WORX 00:16
9 CROMWELL Tiffany AUS CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:17
10 BRENNAUER Lisa GER CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:17

1 BRAND Lucinda NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 11:30:05
2 KOPECKY Lotte BEL BELGIUM 00:04
3 Norsgaard Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 00:08
4 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 00:21
5 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 00:31
6 FAHLIN Emilia SWE FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 00:32
7 CROMWELL Tiffany AUS CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:44
8 FAULKNER Kristen USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 00:53
9 DEIGNAN Elizabeth GBR TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:59
10 MAJERUS Christine LUX TEAM SD WORX 01:00

Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour – 1. Etappe

Schmölln – Schmölln – 89 Km

1 NORSGAARD Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 02:17:42 38,73
2 BRAND Lucinda NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:00
3 KOPECKY Lotte BEL BELGIUM 00:00
4 HENDERSON Anna GBR JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 00:00
5 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 00:00
6 CROMWELL Tiffany AUS CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:00
7 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 00:00
8 FAULKNER Kristen USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 00:04
9 HAMMES Kathrin GER CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:04
10 FAHLIN Emilia SWE FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 00:07
11 DEIGNAN Elizabeth GBR TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:07

1 NORSGAARD Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 02:17:32
2 BRAND Lucinda NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:04
3 KOPECKY Lotte BEL BELGIUM 00:06
4 HENDERSON Anna GBR JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 00:07
5 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 00:07
6 CROMWELL Tiffany AUS CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:10
7 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM DSM 00:10
8 DEIGNAN Elizabeth GBR TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:13
9 FAULKNER Kristen USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 00:14
10 HAMMES Kathrin GER CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:14

Brabantse Pijl – BEL – Women – 1.1 – 121,9 Km

1 BROWN Grace AUS MITCHELTON – SCOTT 03:03:38 39,83
2 LIPPERT Liane GER TEAM SUNWEB 00:47
3 MACKAIJ Floortje NED TEAM SUNWEB 00:51
4 KOPECKY Lotte BEL LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES 01:19
5 FAHLIN Emilia SWE FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 01:19
6 LELEIVYTE Rasa LTU AROMITALIA – BASSO BIKES – VAIANO 01:19
7 CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia ITA CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 01:19
8 RAGUSA Katia ITA ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM 01:19
9 GARCIA CAÑELLAS Margarita Victo ESP ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 01:19
10 STEPHENS Lauren USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 01:19


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer

Straßen-WM 2020 – Straßenrennen Frauen Elite

Imola – Imola (143,0 km / 2800 hm)

1 VAN DER BREGGEN Anna NED 4:09:57
2 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek NED + 1:20
3 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa ITA + 1:20
4 VOS Marianne NED + 2:01
5 LIPPERT Liane GER + 2:01
6 DEIGNAN Elizabeth GBR + 2:01
7 NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna POL + 2:01
8 LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup DEN + 2:41
9 BRENNAUER Lisa GER + 3:08
10 REUSSER Marlen SUI + 3:08
11 STEPHENS Lauren USA + 3:08
12 VAN DEN BROEK-BLAAK Chantal NED + 3:08
13 CORDON RAGOT Audrey FRA + 3:08
14 BUJAK Eugenia SLO + 3:08
15 FISHER-BLACK Niamh NZL + 3:08


WM 2018 und 2020: Anna van der Breggen


Liane Lippert
Fotos: Gerhard Plomitzer

Frauen: CADEL EVANS GREAT OCEAN ROAD RACE 2020

Liane Lippert gewinnt Womens World Tour Auftakt in Australien!

Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer
Geelong – Geelong (121,6 km)
1 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 3:17:46
2 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:15
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:15
4 Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:15
5 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:21
6 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:21
7 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:21
8 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:21
9 Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon // SRAM Racing 0:00:21
10 Brodie Chapman (Aus) FDJ – Nouvelle Aquitaine – Futuroscope 0:00:21
11 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:24
12 Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:01:00
13 Anna Henderson (GBr) Team Sunweb 0:01:00
14 Lotta Pauliina Henttala (Fin) Trek – Segafredo 0:01:24
15 Lauren Kitchen (Aus) FDJ – Nouvelle Aquitaine – Futuroscope 0:01:24
16 Katia Ragusa (Ita) Astana Women’s Team 0:01:24
17 Pfeiffer Georgi (GBr) Team Sunweb 0:01:24
18 Shara Gillow (Aus) FDJ – Nouvelle Aquitaine – Futuroscope 0:01:24
19 Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:01:30
20 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:02:12

Women’s Tour Down Under – Etappe 4

Adelaide (42,5 km / 25x 1,7 km)
1 Simona Frapporti (Ita) BePink 0:58:32
2 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:00
3 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Nationalmannschaft Neuseeland 0:00:00
4 Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Rally Cycling 0:00:00
5 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:00
6 Katia Ragusa (Ita) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:00
7 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:00
8 Jessica Pratt (Aus) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:00
9 Georgia Williams (NZl) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:00
10 Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:00

Endstand Gesamtwertung
1 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 10:11:07
2 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:05
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:06
4 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:17
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:30
6 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:32
7 Andrea Ramírez Fregoso (Mex) Agolico 0:00:33
8 Katia Ragusa (Ita) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:34
9 Jessica Pratt (Aus) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:34
10 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:35

Endstand Punktewertung
1 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 136 Punkte
2 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 136
3 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 130

Endstand Bergwertung
1 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 19 Punkte
2 Marieke Van Witzenburg (Ned) Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport 15
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 14

Endstand Bergwertung
1 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 19 Punkte
2 Marieke Van Witzenburg (Ned) Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport 15
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 14

Endstand Mannschaftswertung
1 Team Sunweb 30:35:03
2 Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:29
3 Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:58

Women’s Tour Down Under – Etappe 3

Liane Lippert (TeamSunweb) in guter Frühform in Australien!

Nairne – Stirling (109,1 km / 74,1 km + 2x 17,5 km)
1 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 2:51:16
2 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
3 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:00
4 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:00
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:00
6 Anastasiia Chursina (Rus) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:00
7 Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:00
8 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:00
9 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:00:00
10 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:00
11 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally Cycling 0:00:00
12 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
13 Urska Pintar (Slo) Alé BTC Ljubljana 0:00:00
14 Jenna Merrick (NZl) Doltcini – Van Eyck Sport 0:00:00
15 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:0

Gesamtwertung
1 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 9:12:26
2 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:07
3 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:07
4 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:30
5 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:33
6 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:34
7 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:34
8 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:36
9 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:37
10 Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:37

Women’s Tour Down Under – Etappe 2


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer – www.plomi.smugmug.com

Murray Bridge – Birdwood (114,9 km / 80,0 km + 34,9 km)
1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 3:04:27
2 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:00
3 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:00
4 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:02
5 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:13
6 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:15
7 Rachel Neylan (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:00:18
8 Ella Harris (NZl) Canyon//Sram Racing 0:00:18
9 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:18
10 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:18
11 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:19
12 Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:19
13 Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Aus) Nationalmannschaft Australien 0:00:24
14 Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (Cub) Astana Women’s Team 0:00:24
15 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:24

Gesamtwertung
1 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 6:21:19
2 Ruth Winder (USA) Trek – Segafredo 0:00:04
3 Liane Lippert (GER) Team Sunweb 0:00:05
4 Grace Brown (Aus) Mitchelton – Scott 0:00:12
5 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Rally Cycling 0:00:21
6 Jaime Gunning (Aus) Specialized Women’s Racing 0:00:23
7 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb 0:00:24
8 Peta Mullens (Aus) Roxsolt Attaquer 0:00:25
9 Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:00:27
10 Shara Gillow (Aus) Fdj Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope 0:00:28


Liane Lippert
Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer – www.plomi.smugmug.com

31. Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour 2018: PM Kick Off Präsentation zur Tour 2018

Fotos: Theres Günther und Andreas Heckel / LOTTO Thüringen

Selektiv – abwechslungsreich – schwer / Tourchefin Vera Hohlfeld präsentiert
gemeinsam mit Marie Ludwig und Moderator Christian Müller die Tour 2018 mit
allen Etappen, den Teams und Besonderheiten
Erfurt, 23. April 2018 (TRF)


Heike Taubert
Mit einer attraktiven Tour- und Streckenvorstellung präsentierte Vera Hohlfeld heute bei der Kick Off-Präsentation im Thüringer Finanzministerium in Erfurt die Tour 2018. Unter Teilnahme von ThüringensFinanzministerin Heike Taubert wurde den zahlreich erschienenen Gästen und Medienvertretern eine Flut von Informationen und einen detaillierten Ausblick auf die Rundfahrtwoche gegeben.

Los geht´s also mit dem Tourauftakt am 28. Mai mit 7 x 12,1 km Runden „Rund um die Bertholdsburg /Schleusingen“. Im Schatten der Schleusinger Burg auf dem Markt – mit einem bunten Rahmenprogramm – wird es mehrere Bergwertungen geben. Am 29. Mai 2018 steht mit 132,7 Kilometern schon mal eine schwerere Prüfung mit Rund um Meiningen auf dem Plan. Der Anstieg aus Meiningen nach Dreißigacker ist
schon mal ein echter Gradmesser bereits am 2. Tag der Tour.

Die Schleiz-Etappe ist traditionell schwer – die Zutaten Saaletal und Thüringer Schiefergebirge, was braucht es mehr und mit 126,6 km keine Schleife zum Ausruhen oder Abwarten.
Rund um Gera, am 31.5.2018, bietet in diesem Jahr wieder den Tour-Leckerbissen überhaupt – nach dem Start wird auf dem direkten Weg die „Steile Wand von Meerane“ im Nachbar-Bundesland Sachsen angesteuert. Dort freuen sich schon Fans und Bewohner auf die Bergwertung am historischen Radsport-
Berg !

Am 1. Juni geht es erneut 4 mal über den Dörtendorfer Berg mit 16 % Steigung, wo auch die Zielankunft sein wird. Auf den 4 Runden mit insgesamt 102,9 Kilometern ist am „Hankaberg“ wieder ganz bestimmt mit

Tour de France-Atmosphäre zu rechnen !
In den vergangenen Jahren Tourauftakt oder Schlußetappe, ist Gotha am 2. Juni am Samstag dran.
Die mit 142 Kilometer längste Etappe führt das Peloton über den Inselsberg und den Heuberg und endet wieder vor dem „Roten Rathaus“ am Fuße der Wasserkunst und Schloss Friedenstein.

Die letzte Etappe am Sonntag, den 3. Juni 2018 ist ein Novum – ein schweres Einzelzeitfahren am Schlusstag der Tour ! Über 18,7 Kilometer mit Start und Ziel auf dem Schmöllner Markt auf recht profiliertem und technisch anspruchsvollem Terrain könnten noch mal die Karten neu gemischt werden !

Sie wird es also wieder in sich haben – die Tour 2018, aber wer kann eine Rundfahrt mit diesen Eckdaten gewinnen ?

Marie Ludwig, als Vertretung der neuen sportlichen „Doppelspitze“, übernahm die Aufgabe der Teamvorstellung und mutmaßte schon mal in ihrer sympatischen Art welche Teams zur Tour wohl die besten Chancen haben könnten. Neben Wiggle High 5 mit der letztjährigen Rundfahrt-Siegerin Lisa Brennauer oder vielleicht doch das starke deutsche Pro-Tour Team Canyon SRAM. Das Team SUNWEB steht auch ganz oben auf ihrer Liste – kein Wunder mit der erfolgreichen Ellen van Dijk. Auch die deutsche
Nachwuchshoffnung Liane Lippert startet in diesem Jahr für SUNWEB.

16 Teams sind bisher in der Planung vorgesehen, darunter auch die Nationalmannschaften von
Deutschland, Russland, Polen, Kasachstan und Norwegen.
Insgesamt werden auch wieder 7 Wertungstrikots bei der Tour vergeben:
• das gelbe Lotto Thüringen- Leader Trikot der Gesamtführenden,
• das blaue WNT-Sprinttrikot,
• das gelb-schwarze Opel AH Schorr-Bergtrikot,
• das rote Sparkasse-Nachwuchstrikot,
• das weiße IKK Classic-Trikot der besten deutschen Fahrerin,
• das grüne Saalfelder Brauerei- Trikot der aktivsten Fahrerin,
• und das Gotha Adelt – Sondertrikot der besten Amateurfahrerin.
News und Informationen rund um die Tour 2018 gibt es wie immer unter www.lottothueringen-ladies-tour.de.


Vera Hohlfeld Jochen Staschewski Heike Taubert