Schlagwort-Archive: Lisa Brennauer

When the „Roubaisiennes“ take the stage

Lisa Brennauer: “I’m extra-motivated for this first”


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Aware of the magnitude of the occasion, the riders in the women’s peloton are gearing up for the first edition of Paris-Roubaix Femmes, scheduled for Saturday 2 October, after their debut on the cobblestones of northern France was frustrated in October 2020 and again last spring. The world of cycling is awash with questions about the favourites to win the inaugural edition, wondering what it takes to shine in this race and whether the decisive attributes are exactly the same as in the men’s competition. Five of these favourites, particularly excited about this momentous event, tell us more about their relationship with the Queen of Classics as the countdown to their initiation on the cobblestones ticks away. The powerful Lisa Brennauer hails from Bavaria, like her friend John Degenkolb (winner of Paris-Roubaix in 2015) and the trailblazer Josef Fischer, first winner of the Hell of the North, in 1896. She can only dream of making history!

Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team)
Kempten (Bavaria, Germany), 8 June 1988
Teams: Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung (2009), Team Hitec Products UCK (20110-2011), Specialized-lulumon / Velocio-Sram Pro Cycling (2012-2015), Canyon-Sram (2016-2017), Wiggle High5 (2018), Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling Team (since 2019)
Major results:
2013: ITT German champion, TTT world champion
2014: ITT and TTT world champion, silver medallist in the road race, German champion
2015: TTT world champion, winner of the Holland Ladies Tour and the Women’s Tour
2017: winner of the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
2018: ITT German champion, winner of the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen
2019: German champion, winner of the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, winner of the Festival Elsy Jacobs
2020: German champion, TTT European champion, winner of the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta
2021: German champion, ITT German champion, TTT World champion
An anecdote: Lisa Brennauer has never ridden in Roubaix but she’ll discover both the outdoor and the covered velodrome this October. After the Hell of the North, she’ll return for the UCI Track World Championships, held in the Jean Stablinski velodrome at the end of the month.

A DREAM IS BORN
Paris-Roubaix is coming, and Lisa Brennauer can already feel “goosebumps” as she thinks of “riding the last cobbles in Roubaix, the ‘nice’ ones, and going into the entrance of the velodrome. Iconic is really a word that fits this race well.” The passionate German champion is already familiar with the Hell of the North and its folklore: “It’s a brutal race that we’ve all followed many many times on television, and now we finally can take on this challenge ourselves. So I think it’s a cool step for women’s cycling and I’m excited to be part of it. I like the style of the race. I think it’s also something that suits me as a rider. So I’m extra motivated for this first edition.”

CUT OUT FOR THE COBBLESTONES?
There are many requirements to do well on the cobbles, especially on the way to Roubaix. “You need a lot of power, first of all, and of course you need to be able to ride over the cobbles”, Brennauer begins with. “But I also think you need a team, and you need to have the ability to never give up.” The German rider relies on her teammates to put her in the best position to show her abilities, and she notably counts on Maria Giulia Confalonieri: “She has been riding super well in last week’s World Championships.” Brennauer’s stellar TT record shows she has the power and resilience. With several podium finishes in cobble classics such as the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem, she’s already proved her abilities perfectly fit hard racing in difficult conditions: “I really think it’s a race that suits me.”

PREPARING FOR THE BIG SHAKE
Straight off the world championships, Brennauer went to Roubaix for another recon of the cobbles. “I came pretty early, already last year when we were allowed to travel again. We had perfect Roubaix weather then – it rained”, she describes with a laugh. “I had two days there to ride on the circuit, test the equipment, and I had another two days after the Worlds. I think I know the good way to go, the lines to choose or, at least, the ones not to, to try and make it over the cobbles as smooth as possible.” Hailing from Bavaria, Brennauer has also spoken with John Degenkolb, winner of the 2015 Paris-Roubaix: “We’ve known each other from races since we’re under 15, so his victory is my favourite Roubaix moment. His main advice was to always be in the front and to never give up until you really are at the finish, because everything can happen in this race.”

THE IDEAL SCENARIO
“I think a lot of people see me as a rider who often waits for the finish because I’m quite fast, but I don’t think this is how you will win Roubaix in the end”, Brennauer warns. “Of course, it would be best to arrive alone, or in a very very small breakaway group to be able to win this race, and, yes, it’s a scenario I hope I will be able to create.” To do so, she aims to “save as much energy as possible in this first part of the race, to then be able to be in an attack or launch an attack in the finale. This is where I see myself.” It could lead her to a second victory on French roads, 8 years after she took her first pro win during the Tour Languedoc Roussillon. Raising her arms in Roubaix this Saturday would make for a major landmark in her career and in cycling history.

UCI World Championships – Mixed Relay – TTT – 44,5 Km

1 GERMANY 00:50:49 52,54
KLEIN Lisa
ARNDT Nikias
WALSCHEID Max
BRENNAUER Lisa
KRÖGER Mieke
MARTIN Tony

2 NETHERLANDS 00:13
VAN DIJK Ellen
BOUWMAN Koen
VAN EMDEN Jos
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
MARKUS Riejanne
MOLLEMA Bauke

3 ITALY 00:38
CECCHINI Elena
AFFINI Edoardo
SOBRERO Matteo
CAVALLI Marta
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
GANNA Filippo

4 SWITZERLAND 00:38
KOLLER Nicole
BISSEGGER Stefan
SCHMID Mauro
CHABBEY Elise
REUSSER Marlen
KÜNG Stefan

5 GREAT BRITAIN 00:55
BARNES Alice
BIGHAM Daniel
LOWDEN Joscelin
ARCHIBALD John
HENDERSON Anna
DOWSETT Alex

6 DENMARK 01:16
NORSGAARD Emma
BJERG Mikkel
CORT Magnus
DIDERIKSEN Amalie
LETH Julie
NORSGAARD Mathias

7 BELGIUM 01:21
D’HOORE Jolien
CAMPENAERTS Victor
LAMPAERT Yves
BOSSUYT Shari
KOPECKY Lotte
HERMANS Ben

8 UNITED STATES 02:10
THOMAS Leah
CRADDOCK Lawson
POWLESS Neilson
RIVERA Coryn
WINDER Ruth
MCNULTY Brandon

9 FRANCE 02:52
COPPONI Clara
DENIS Thomas
THOMAS Benjamin
BORRAS Marion
DEMAY Coralie
TABELLION Valentin

10 POLAND 03:23
KUMIEGA Karolina
MACIEJUK Filip
RUDYK Bartosz
KARASIEWICZ Karolina
NERLO Aurela
PAPIERSKI Damian

11 SPAIN 04:06
OYARBIDE Lourdes
LOPEZ Diego
MAS Lluís
ISASI Ziortza
AZPARREN Xabier Mikel
MARTIN Sara

12 AUSTRIA 04:33
SCHWEINBERGER Christina
BAYER Tobias
SCHMIDBAUER Maximilian
RIJKES Sarah
SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin
RITZINGER Felix

UEC Road European Championships 2021

Küng beats Ganna as Switzerland sweeps Elite TT titles in Trentino

The Italian fans had hoped for another golden day for Filippo Ganna, but the second day of the UEC Road European Championships – Trentino 2021 deservedly crowned Stefan Küng as ITT European Champion once again, as the Swiss defended the title conquered last year in Plouay. Anyway, it was undoubtedly a show of public and enthusiasm in the Le Albere quartier, where many enthusiastic people held their breath for the home favorite until the final meters of the 22,4 km test, on Thursday September 9th.
Belgian Remco Evenepoel rounded out a regal podium, showing he is back to his best after the horrific crash of the 2020 Il Lombardia: rivals would better watch out for him in Sunday’s Road race.

Thursday was clearly a happy day for Switzerland, that swept the Elite ITT titles: before Küng’s success, Marlen Reusser had worn the European Champion’s jersey after the Elite Women’s race.
If Italy had to settle for the silver with its most awaited champion – who met in Trento another Olympic Gold medalist, Trentino’s sailor Ruggero Tita – the home fans still had the opportunity to celebrate another gold medal after the Team Relay.

The credit goes to Vittoria Guazzini, new European time trial champion among Under 23 Women, seeing off the defending champion, German Hannah Ludwig, and fellow Italian Elena Pirrone.

The Under 23 Men’s race crowned Dane Johan Price Pejtersen, who returned to the top of Europe two years after Alkmaar 2019: between the two titles, a heart arrhythmia that had put his career on hold. His tears at the finish, clearly showed the emotion of closing such circle.

THE SWISS TRAIN ON TIME IN TRENTO
Though he was the defending champion, Stefan Küng’s name was often behind others in the odds for Trento’s European Championships: from Ganna to Evenepoel, from Tadej Pogačar to his compatriot Bisseger. However, the 27-year-old Swiss spoke with facts, delivering a perfect time trial for power and tactics over the 22,4 km around Trento: 24:29:85 was his time, at an average of 54,86 km/h.
“Halfway through the race I was just behind Ganna, but I didn’t lose confidence. I knew I was feeling good, even if I didn’t go too well in the Benelux, and at the Olympics I was at the foot of the podium. This season I have often come close to the great results, and I have always found someone stronger. This time, my day has arrived: there’s nothing better on the way to the World Championships,“commented the Trento 2021 Champion.
After the first 11 km, Ganna had gone through the intermediate one second ahead of Küng and three over a solid Remco Evenepoel, but it was in the second half that the Swiss made the difference. Seven seconds ahead of Ganna at the finishing line in Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici, even 14 on the Belgian talent: an indisputable success.
Stefan Bisseger (Switzerland) settled for fourth after being in the lead for long, fifth place for Max Walsheid of Germany whilst Italy placed another man in sixth position, Edoardo Affini. Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) finished twelfth in a race suited for specialists, at 1:21 from Küng.
The tight challenge between Küng, Ganna and Evenepoel thrilled the many fans who took to the roads of Trentino to enjoy a great show, as did the many spectators through live TV in Europe and Asia.

THE JOY OF MARLEN REUSSER

Swiss Marlen Reusser was the clear winner of the Elite Women Individual Time Trial, proving unbeatable on the 22.4 km of the Trento circuit.
The Swiss finished with a 27:12:95 time, unattainable even for Ellen Van Dijk, European Champion of the category for four times in the last five years. The Swiss, bronze medalist, in the last edition pushed hard right from the start in front of the MUSE – Museum of Sciences, proving out of reach for the rivals already after the first intermediate. Only Van Dijk tried to resist the force of the Swiss, but the gap recorded at the split further widened in the final part, until the final 19-second distance.
German Lisa Brennauer completed the podium, in spite of being overtaken by Reusser in the last meters: her delay on the finish line was over a minute.
“I’m exhausted but super happy, and if you’re not exhausted at the finish line means you didn’t do enough,” Reusser said afterwards. “I knew I had good legs, but you never know, Ellen and Lisa as well were also going strong. Now I will focus on the Road Race with the Swiss Team, which I love to race with.”

1 Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) 0:27:13
2 Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) 0:00:19
3 Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:01:02
4 Lisa Klein (Germany) 0:01:22

5 Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) 0:01:43
6 Valeriya Kononenko (Ukraine) 0:01:52
7 Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) 0:02:00
8 Vittoria Bussi (Italy) 0:02:09
9 Sara Van De Vel (Belgium) 0:02:13
10 Emma Norsgaard (Denmark) 0:02:18

ITALY TAKES GOLD AMONG UNDER 23 WOMEN
Vittoria Guazzini gave Italy the second gold medal of this UEC Road European Championships. Already European TT Champion in 2017 among Juniors, and plenty of times on the track, the Italian clocked a 29:02:08 time, displaying her strength from the very beginning. Behind her, German Hannah Ludwig had to give up the throne after two years, crossing the line 38 seconds behind.
“I am very happy, winning at home is special” – Guazzini said at the finish line, – “I hardly felt the fatigue. The European time trial was an important goal of the season, and I am happy to have been able to reach it. I managed myself well, and I am particularly happy with how I interpreted the race. The route was suitable for me, I pushed from start to finish and it went well“.
The Italian party was completed by Elena Pirrone, third 45 seconds behind her compatriot. After passing in fourth position at the split time, the athlete from Bolzano recovered in the second part of the race, earning the bronze medal.

1 Vittoria Guazzini (Italy) 0:29:02
2 Hannah Ludwig (Germany) 0:00:39
3 Elena Pirrone (Italy) 0:00:46
4 Marta Jaskulska (Poland) 0:00:51
5 Wilma Olausson (Sweden) 0:00:54
6 Marie Le Net (France)
7 Shari Bossuyt (Belgium) 0:00:58
8 Shirin Van Anrooij (Netherlands) 0:01:13
9 Julie De Wilde (Belgium) 0:01:14
10 Maria Novolodskaia (Russia) 0:01:15

THE COMEBACK OF JOHAN PRICE PEJTERSEN
Two years after Alkmaar, Johan Price Pejtersen returned to wear the Under 23 ITT Road European Champion in Trento. The Dane beat Norway’s Søren Værenskjold by 33 seconds and Dutch Daan Hoole by 34.
After seeing his 2020 season compromised due to an arrhythmia, and having defeated Covid-19, the Danish athlete has returned to his best, setting an irresistible pace for all opponents. Værenskjold and Hoole just managed to beat German Michel Heßmann in the race for the podium.”
„Winning here means a lot to me, after what I have been through,“ said the Dane, in tears. “I knew I was among the favourites, but I really didn’t know what I could aim for today. It feels great to be wearing this jersey again.”

1 Johan Price Pejtersen (Denmark) 0:25:35
2 Søren Wærenskjold (Norway) 0:00:33
3 Daan Hoole (Netherlands) 0:00:34
4 Michel Heßmann (Germany) 0:00:38
5 Lev Gonov (Russian Federation) 0:00:41
6 Raul Garcia Pierna (Spain) 0:00:44
7 Filippo Baroncini (Italy) 0:00:49
8 Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland) 0:00:55
9 Lennert van Eetvelt (Belgium) 0:00:59
10 Maurice Ballerstedt (Germany) 0:01:03

FRIDAY IT’S ROAD RACES TIME

On Friday, September 10th, the UEC Road European Championships Trentino 2021 will start their road races phase. The first event on the day will be the Junior Men Road Race at 9:00 am CET, on a 107.2km course, eight times on the 13,2 km city loop in Trento featuring the Povo climb.
Belgians Alec Segaert and Cian Uijtderbroecks are motivated to repeat themselves after the TT one-two, and will be facing Frenchmen Brieuc Rolland and Lenny Martinez, Norwegian Per Strand Hargenes, and the Swiss son of art Nils Aebersold, bronze at the MTB World Championships in Val di Sole just a few days ago.
In the Junior Women’s Road Race (start at 1:30 pm CET), Swiss Noelle Reutschi will try to make up for an underwhelming time trial, while Alena Ivanchenko should not be underestimated after her impressive TT display. The winner of the Piccolo Trofeo Binda, Anniina Ahtosalo (Finland) is another favourite on the 67.6 km (5 laps of the city circuit) route in Trento.
The Under 23 Women road race will close the day, starting at 4:30 pm CET. Italy will try to defend the title won last year by Elisa Balsamo, relying on a very competitive line-up with new European Time Trial Champion Vittoria Guazzini, Silvia Zanardi and Gaia Realini. Eyes will also be on the Austrian selection, with Tyroleans Mona Mitterwallner and Laura Stigger, respectively U23 Cross Country MTB World Champion in Val di Sole in 2021 and Junior Road World Champion in 2018 in Innsbruck. The Netherlands are also expected to feature in the medal chase, with Shirin Van Anrooij as the top name in the list.

Trento, September 9th, 2021

Olympia Tokyo 2020 Bahn

Zum Auftakt der Bahnrad-Wettbewerbe haben die deutschen Frauen geglänzt. Im Team-Sprint gab es Silber für Emma Hinze und Lea Sophie Friedrich. In der Mannschaftsverfolgung legte das deutsche Team direkt einen Weltrekord vor.

Frauen Team Sprint 2.8.21:

1 People’s Republic of China 0:00:31.895
Shanju Bao
Tianshi Zhong
2 Germany 0:00:31.980
Lea Sophie Friedrich
Emma Hinze

3 Russian Olympic 0:00:32.252
Daria Shmeleva
Anastasiia Voinova

Frauen Team Verfolgung 3.8.21:

1 Germany 0:04:07.307
Franziska Brausse
Lisa Brennauer
Lisa Klein
Mieke Kroeger

2 Great Britain 0:04:09.022
Katie Archibald
Laura Kenny
Elinor Barker
Josie Knight
3 United States of America 0:04:10.118
Jennifer Valente
Chloe Dygert
Emma White
Lily Williams

Die deutschen Bahnradfahrerinnen sind die schnellsten der Welt. Nach einem fabelhaften Weltrekord von 4:04,242 Minuten holt Deutschland Gold in der Mannschaftsverfolgung von Tokio 2021. Im olympischen Finale schlagen sie Großbritannien deutlich. Deutschland stellte bereits in der Qualifikation und in der ersten Runde einen Weltrekord auf.

Lisa Brennauer und Max Schachmann sind die deutschen Straßenmeister 2021

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ELITE Frauen 107km

1 Lisa Brennauer 2:57:31
2 Liane Lippert + 00
3 Ricarda Bauernfeind + 09
4 Kathrin Hammes + 09
5 Hannah Ludwig + 09
6 Carolin Schiff + 09
7 Clara Koppenburg + 09
8 Lisa Klein + 4:17
9 Tanja Erath + 4:17
10 Corinna Lechner + 4:17

ELITE Männer 178km

1 Maximilian Schachmann 4:21:48
2 Jonas Koch + 1:06
3 Georg Zimmermann + 2:02
4 Emanuel Buchmann + 2:03
5 Marcus Burghardt + 2:09
6 Nils Politt + 2:41
7 Jannik Steimle + 2:46
8 Jonas Rutsch + 2:51
9 Leon Heinschke + 3:00
10 Jonas Rapp + 3:06

Erfolgreicher Tag für BORA – hansgrohe bei den nationalen Meisterschaften


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BORA – hansgrohe war mit 25 Fahrern bei den verschiedenen nationalen Radrennmeisterschaften vertreten. Der erste Erfolg kam mit Maciej Bodnar, der polnischer Einzelzeitfahrmeister wurde. Am Wochenende holte sich Peter Sagan in der Slowakei erneut das Meistertrikot, während Patrick Konrad sich als Solist durchsetzte und damit österreichischer Staatsmeister wurde. In Belgien holte Jordi Meeus einen beeindruckenden vierten Platz in einem knappen Finale, und in Dänemark gewann der 20-jährige Frederik Wandahl die Silbermedaille. Das deutsche Straßenrennen wurde auf einem Rundkurs mit einer Gesamtdistanz von 185,7 km und insgesamt knapp 3000 Höhenmetern im Südosten Stuttgarts ausgetragen. Der Rennstall aus Raubling, das mit 10 Fahrern angetreten war, spielte seine personelle Überlegenheit heute auch erfolgreich aus. Mit Maximilian Schachmann hatte BORA – hansgrohe den Top-Favoriten im Rennen und die Mannschaft setzte heute alles daran das Trikot zurück ins Team zu holen. Max und Teamkollege Emanuel Buchmann setzten sich rechtzeitig in einer kleinen Ausreißergruppe an die Spitze des Renngeschehens, und als der Berliner dann auf der vorletzten Runde attackierte, konnte ihm keiner mehr folgen und er holte damit seinen zweiten deutschen Meistertitel.

Ergebnisse: Einzelzeitfahren

Polen: Maciej Bodnar, Gold
Niederlande: Ide Schelling 4. Platz
Österreich: Patrick Gamper, 4. Platz
Deutschland – Nils Politt, 4. Platz

Ergebnisse: Straßenrennen

Deutschland: Maximilian Schachmann, Gold
Emanuel Buchmann, 4. Platz
Marcus Burghardt, 5. Platz
Nils Politt, 6. Platz

Österreich: Patrick Konrad, Gold
Patrick Gamper, Bronze
Lukas Pöstlberger, 7. Platz

Slowakei: Peter Sagan, Gold

Dänemark: Frederik Wandahl, 2. Platz

Belgien: Jordi Meeus, 4. Platz

Reaktionen im Ziel
„Wir wollten eine Situation wie im letzten Jahr vermeiden, und so haben wir das Rennen von Anfang an sehr hart gemacht und dann versucht, in den richtigen Momenten zu attackieren. Wir haben diesen Sieg richtig verdient und ich möchte mich bei meinen Teamkollegen für ihre Arbeit bedanken. Es ist wirklich schön, dieses Trikot erneut im Peloton tragen zu können.“ – Maximilian Schachmann

„Ich bin sehr stolz und froh, meinen siebten slowakischen Titel gewonnen zu haben. Ich möchte mich bei allen für ihre Unterstützung während des Rennens bedanken, es ist wirklich schön, wieder in der Slowakei zu sein.“ – Peter Sagan

„Ich wusste schon vor dem Start, dass Marco heute sehr gefährlich sein würde, denn der Kurs war perfekt für ihn. Schon relativ früh, als es zum ersten Mal in die Hügel ging, war das Rennen echt hart. Ich konnte dann mit Gampi attackieren und mich mit ihm und Marco absetzen. Aber es war ein langer Kampf, denn unser Vorsprung war nie groß. Wir hatten aber mit Pösti einen Fahrer in der Verfolgergruppe, und damit immer einen Plan B. Gampi ist ein wahnsinniges Rennen gefahren und ihm verdanke ich den Sieg, er hat letztlich die Lücke gemacht. Im Finale konnte ich Marco auf dem längeren Anstieg abhängen, aber auch da hatte ich wirklich zu kämpfen, dass er nicht zurückkommt. Es ist wunderbar im Trikot des Staatsmeisters zur Tour zu fahren und ein toller Triumph fürs Team. Ich bin bereit für die Tour, die letzte Woche war ich noch einmal in der Höhe und die Form stimmt jetzt genau für den Höhepunkt in den kommenden Wochen.“ – Patrick Konrad

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„Es ist immer ein bisschen schwierig bei den nationalen Meisterschaften, wenn man der Einzige aus dem Team dort ist! Also habe ich den ganzen Tag versucht, mich in einer guten Position zu halten und vorne zu bleiben, wenn es nötig war. Ich wollte es unbedingt ins Finale schaffen. Am Ende bin ich nicht wirklich enttäuscht über den zweiten Platz, obwohl ich so nah am Sieg dran war. Mads war wirklich stark, daher ist der zweite Platz ein gutes Ergebnis, ich habe mein Bestes gegeben und bin zufrieden.“ – Frederik Wandahl

„Es ist natürlich immer etwas Besonderes, wenn man die Nationalmeisterschaften gewinnt, deswegen freuen wir uns sehr, dass wir heute mehrere Titel gewonnen haben. Bezüglich des deutschen Rennens, waren wir zwar der Favorit, aber hier zu gewinnen ist nie einfach. Die Jungs sind allerdings von Anfang an ein starkes Rennen gefahren. Wir haben das Rennen schwer gemacht, und sind zeitig in die Attacken gegangen. Es gab ja auch mehrere andere Fahrer dabei, die auch sehr stark waren. Aber am Ende ist es Max gelungen, eine erfolgreiche Attacke zu lancieren, die ihm den Sieg letztendlich gesichert hat. Emanuel, Nils und Marcus sind auch ein sehr gutes Rennen gefahren, und alle anderen habe super geholfen. Deswegen sind wir sehr glücklich mit unserer Leistung, nicht nur hier in Deutschland, sondern auch in den anderen Ländern, in denen unsere Fahrer am Start waren. Ich wollte noch hinzufügen, dass der vierte Platz von Jordi in Belgien auch beeindruckend war, es war ein knappes Finale und er hat den Sprint zwischen den Verfolgern gewonnen. Frederik hat heute auch sehr gut abgeschnitten, mit seinem zweiten Platz in Dänemark, für so einen jungen Fahrer ist das ein sehr starkes Ergebnis.“ – Enrico Poitschke, Sportlicher Leiter

DM EZF Elite Frauen und Männer, U23 in Öschelbronn


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DM EZF ELITE Frauen 30,5km

1 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Ceratizit-WNT 0:40:33
2 Lisa Klein (Ger) Canyon-SRAM 0:00:31
3 Hannah Ludwig (Ger) Canyon-SRAM 0:01:01
4 Corinna Lechner (Ger) 0:02:44
5 Tanja Erath (Ger) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:03:02
6 Franziska Brausse (Ger) Ceratizit-WNT 0:03:13
7 Merle Brunnee (Ger) 0:03:51
8 Helena Bieber (Ger) 0:03:54
9 Adelheid Schutz (Ger) 0:04:04
10 Charlotte Becker (Ger) Arkea 0:04:33

DM EZF U23 30,5km

1 Michel Heßmann 37:50
2 Maurice Ballerstedt + 09
3 Jon Knolle + 1:01
4 Jannis Peter + 1:05
5 Tobias Buck-Gramcko + 1:16
6 Johannes Hodapp + 1:51

DM EZF ELITE Männer 30,5km

1 Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 0:36:25
2 Miguel Heidemann (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling 0:00:55
3 Max Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka Assos 0:01:10
4 Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:24
5 Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 0:01:38
6 Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:39
7 Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar 0:02:14

Healthy Ageing Tour 3. Etappe

Wijster – 115,10 Km

1 UNEKEN Lonneke NED TEAM SD WORX 03:32:13 32,51
2 JØRGENSEN Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 01:14
3 BRENNAUER Lisa GER CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 01:14
4 VAN DIJK Ellen NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 01:29
5 KLEIN Lisa GER CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:33
6 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 01:35
7 BARNES Alice GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:40
8 VAN DER HULST Amber NED PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG 02:20
9 GEORGI Pfeiffer GBR TEAM DSM 02:54
10 LACH Marta POL CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 02:58

Gesamtendergebnis:

1 VAN DIJK Ellen NED TREK – SEGAFREDO 07:08:38
2 BRENNAUER Lisa GER CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 00:06
3 JØRGENSEN Emma Cecilie DEN MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 00:12
4 UNEKEN Lonneke NED TEAM SD WORX 00:20
5 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 00:29
6 KLEIN Lisa GER CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:43
7 BARNES Alice GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 00:56
8 BEEKHUIS Teuntje NED JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 02:42
9 VAN DER HULST Amber NED PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG 02:42
10 HENDERSON Anna GBR JUMBO-VISMA WOMEN TEAM 02:50

Ceratizit Madrid Challenge la Vuelta – Etappe 3

The Italian rider from Valcar Travel & Service, Elisa Balsamo, won the last stage of the CERATIZIT Challenge 2020 on the circuit of Madrid ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Team Sunweb) and Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana). Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit WNT) defended the leader’s red jersey and dominated the overall standings ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo) and Lorena Wiebes.
The riders went full gas with many attacks from the start in the Spanish capital city. Alessia Vigilia (CRONOS Casa Dorada) had to abandon after an unfortunate crash in the first laps. Meanwhile, Lisa Brennauer and Lorena Wiebes were battling the overall victory in the intermediate sprints.

After many breakaway attempts, Elisa Longo Borghini attacked on her own with some 50km to go. She opened a 30’’ gap and managed to hold off the peloton until many teams upped the ante and eventually reel in the Italian star 13km away from the finish.
The pack remained bunched until the final lap. In the sprint, Balsamo made the most of her pure speed to take victory ahead of Wiebes and Bastianelli. Brennauer took the 7th place and her consistent placings in the intermediate sprint granted her both the overall victory and the points classification. “It was a tough fight today, but I found that the harder the race became, the best was for me”, Brennauer said, highlighting the “awesome job” of her teammates to repeat her success from 2019 as the overall winner of the CERATIZIT Challenge.

Madrid – Madrid (100 km)
1 ELISA BALSAMO (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 2:16:49
2 LORENA WIEBES (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:00
3 MARTA BASTIANELLI (ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA) 0:00:00
4 CHIARA CONSONNI (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 0:00:00
5 SILVIA ZANARDI (BEPINK) 0:00:00
6 BARBARA GUARISCHI (MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN) 0:00:00
7 LISA BRENNAUER (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 0:00:00
8 SANDRA ALONSO DOMINGUEZ (CRONOS – CASA DORADA WOMEN CYCLING) 0:00:00
9 JELENA ERIC (MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN) 0:00:00
10 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:00

Endstand Gesamtwertung
1 LISA BRENNAUER (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 4:29:21
2 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:12
3 LORENA WIEBES (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:13
4 ELLEN VAN DIJK (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:31
5 LEAH KIRCHMANN (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:42
6 ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:44
7 SARAH ROY (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:46
8 MAAIKE BOOGAARD (ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA) 0:00:52
9 ALICE BARNES (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:52
10 MIEKE KRÖGER (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:57

Ceratizit Madrid Challenge la Vuelta – Etappe 2


Foto: Gerhard Plomitzer

The German leader of Ceratizit-WNT won stage 2 of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta 2020, an individual time-trial of 9.3km in Boadilla del Monte, to also take the red leader’s jersey. Brennauer already dominated the time-trial in the 2019 edition and battled her way to the overall victory during the final stage in Madrid.
She recorded a time of 12’40’’43, one second faster than Trek-Segafredo’s Italian star Elisa Longo Borghini. Another Trek rider finished third, the Dutchwoman Ellen Van Dijk (+4’’).
The rain played a significant part in the stage as Brennauer highlighted in her post-race comments: “I had to ride conservatively at the beginning and maybe I lost a few seconds. When I was able to go faster, I gave it all until the finish line.”
Her performance sees her move to the overall leadership with a 10’’ gap to Elisa Longo Borghini. “The team and myself will prepare a good strategy for tomorrow”, Brennauer said. “I can feel the pressure but not in a negative way.”
Lorena Wiebes (Sunweb) still leads the points classification ahead of the final stage in Madrid.

Boadilla del Monte – Boadilla del Monte (9,3 km)
1 LISA BRENNAUER (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 0:12:40
2 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:01
3 ELLEN VAN DIJK (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:04
4 ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:08
5 LEAH KIRCHMANN (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:14
6 SARAH ROY (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:18
7 MIEKE KRÖGER (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:21
8 ALICE BARNES (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:25
9 MAAIKE BOOGAARD (ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA) 0:00:26
10 HANNAH LUDWIG (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:28
11 LORENA WIEBES (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:28
12 VITA HEINE (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:31
13 MARTA CAVALLI (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 0:00:33
14 GEORGIA WILLIAMS (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:33
15 LIANE LIPPERT (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:35

Gesamtwertung
1 LISA BRENNAUER (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 2:12:51
2 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:10
3 ELLEN VAN DIJK (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:13
4 ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:17
5 LORENA WIEBES (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:18
6 LEAH KIRCHMANN (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:23
7 SARAH ROY (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:27
8 MIEKE KRÖGER (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:30
9 ALICE BARNES (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:33
10 MAAIKE BOOGAARD (ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA) 0:00:35
11 HANNAH LUDWIG (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:37
12 VITA HEINE (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:40
13 MARTA CAVALLI (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 0:00:42
14 GEORGIA WILLIAMS (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:42
15 LIANE LIPPERT (TEAM SUNWEB) 0:00:44

Ceratizit Madrid Challenge la Vuelta – Etappe 1

Toledo – Escalona (83 km) 1. Etappe und Gesamtwertung:
1 LORENA WIEBES (TEAM SUNWEB) 2:00:16
2 ELISA BALSAMO (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 0:00:00
3 LISA BRENNAUER (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 0:00:00
4 JELENA ERIC (MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN) 0:00:00
5 ALICE BARNES (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:03
6 SILVIA ZANARDI (BEPINK) 0:00:04
7 ALEXIS RYAN (CANYON // SRAM RACING) 0:00:04
8 LAURA ASENCIO (CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM) 0:00:04
9 VITTORIA GUAZZINI (VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE) 0:00:04
10 SARAH ROY (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:04
11 ELLEN VAN DIJK (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:04
12 LETIZIA PATERNOSTER (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:04
13 ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN (MITCHELTON SCOTT) 0:00:04
14 LUCY VAN DER HAAR (HITEC PRODUCTS – BIRK SPORT) 0:00:04
15 ELISA LONGO BORGHINI (TREK – SEGAFREDO) 0:00:04

Lorena Wiebes (Team Sunweb) dominated the uphill sprint in Escalona to win stage 1 of the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta in Escalona.

The race starts from Toledo with strong crosswinds and headwinds set to have a strong impact on the race. Mireia Benito (Massi Tactic) is the first attacker to get away from the bunch.
The gap never gets higher than 40 seconds. The race is stopped for a few minutes after a mistake in the route directions. A new start is given with the same gap between Benito and the peloton.
Mitchelton-Scott pull the bunch to get back to the Spanish attacker a few kilometres later. Then Movistar, Sunweb, Canyon and Trek take the front positions to set a hard pace en route to the finish.
The stage was set for the punchiest riders to battle it out in the final kilometre, with an uphill sprint won by Lorena Wiebes (Sunweb). The Dutch star managed to gain a few metres to take the win ahead of Elisa Balsamo (Valcar – Travel & Service) and Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit – WNT).
“It was a really fast start, we had tailwind and then we hit more crosswinds. It was a lot of speed today and it was a nice day on the bike with some hard moments, specially this really hard finish. I was not in the perfect position into the last corner but the team did an amazing job to be there”, Wiebes said. “I will do my best”, she said ahead of Saturday’s time-trial in Boadilla del Monte.

Frauen: DRIEDAAGSE BRUGGE – DE PANNE 2020

Brugge – De Panne (156km)
1 WIEBES Lorena (NED) TEAM SUNWEB 3:39:43
2 BRENNAUER Lisa ( GER ) CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM 0:00:00
3 KOPECKY Lotte (BEL) LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES 0:00:00
4 ROY Sarah (AUS) MITCHELTON – SCOTT 0:00:00
5 BERTIZZOLO Sofia (ITA) CCC – LIV 0:00:00
6 BARNES Alice (GBR) CANYON / /SRAM RACING 0:00:00
7 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa (ITA) TREK – SEGAFREDO 0:00:00
8 VAN DIJK Ellen (NED) TREK – SEGAFREDO 0:00:00
9 JACKSON Alison (CAN) TEAM SUNWEB 0:00:00
10 DUVAL Eugénie (FRA) FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 0:00:00
11 KASPER Romy ( GER ) PARKHOTEL VALKENBURG 0:00:00
12 UNEKEN Lonneke (NED) BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM 0:00:00
13 COPPONI Clara (FRA) FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 0:00:00
14 PIETERS Amy (NED) BOELS DOLMANS CYCLINGTEAM 0:00:00
15 BALSAMO Elisa (ITA) VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE 0:00:00