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Canada’s Albrecht WINS Stage 2 at Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour – UPDATED

by pedalmag.com

July 14, 2017 (Dörtendorfer Berg, Germany) – Canada’s Lex Albrecht (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) raced to victory on the 102.9km Stage 2 in Dörtendorfer Berg with Marta Lach (Pol) Polish National Team in second and Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team in third. Fellow Canuck Alison Jackson (BePink Cogeas) finished 28th – team release below.

Canada's Lex Albrecht wins Stage 2  ©  Stuart Pickering
Albrecht sits 5th overall as Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing holds a 3 second lead over Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team with Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Netherlands National Team in third. Jackson is 25th on the GC rankings.

Lex Albrecht wins Stage Two at Thuringen
release by Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank rider Lex Albrecht won stage 2 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour  in Germany today. Stage 2 was four laps of a 26.6 kilometer rolling circuit around the town of Dortendorf. The final climb on each lap is nick-named the “Hanka Burg” after the very successful German rider Hanka Kupfernagel who is local to the area.

Lex chased into a break of 11 riders that went away halfway through the 105 kilometer stage. With eight kilometers left to race the break still had just over a minute. Lex attacked on the final one-kilometer climb to the finish to cross the line several bike lengths over 2nd place.

Canada's Lex Albrecht on the podium taking her first European victory  ©  Stuart Pickering
“It has been my dream to stand on the top step in Europe and hear my National Anthem get played!” smiled Lex after the podium. “Today we had a plan to stay together at the front and the girls did an awesome job. Our sports director really helped me keep it all together in the latter stages on the radio and I got into the right place before the climb and then held back until I knew I could sprint to the line. Coming across the line solo was fantastic!”

“Today’s route was a really tough circuit,” said Sports Director Ed Beamon, “The climb was only a kilometer but it had some very steep pitches to it. Lex did a great job today; making the break and then holding it together.”

Watch Albrecht win here.

Results

Prologue – July 12 – Gera 6.1km ITT
1. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:08:52
2. Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:00:12
3. Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) BePink Cogeas 0:00:14
4. Elizabeth-Jayne Harris (GBr) Team Storey Racing 0:00:15
5. Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:00:16
6. Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana 0:00:17
7. Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:00:17
8. Taylor Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:00:19
9. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:20
10. Mieke Kröger (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:00:20

33. Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas 0:00:39
43. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:00:44

Stage 1 – July 13 – Schleiz to Oschitzer Straße 124.8km
1. Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Canyon SRAM Racing 3:34:05
2. Anna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) BTC City Ljubljana 0:03
3. Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team
4. Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Polish National Team
5. Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
6. Gracie Elvin (Aus) Australian National Team
7. Eva Buurman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team
8. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing
9. Liane Lippert (Ger) German National Team
10. Jong Demi De (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg-Destil Cycling Team

23. Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas
49. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank

Stage 2 – July 14 – Dörtendorfer Berg – 102.9km
1. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 2:44:26
2. Marta Lach (Pol) Polish National Team 0:02
3. Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team 0:06
4. Taylor Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:11
5. Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Netherlands National Team
6. Ilaria Sanguineti (Ita) BePink Cogeas 0:18
7. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing
8. Lucy Kennedy (Aus) Australian National Team 0:23
9. Shannon Malseed (Aus) Australian National Team 0:26
10. Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Polish National Team 0:28

28. Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas 0:34

GC after Stage 2

1. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 6:27:47
2. Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:03
3. Roxane Knetemann (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:07
4. Taylor Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:09
5. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:13
6. Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon SRAM Racing 0:14
7. Romy Kasper (Ger) German National Team 0:18
8. Ellen Van Dijk (Ned) Netherlands National Team 0:23
9. Katarzyna Pawlowska (Pol) Polish National Team 0:25
10. Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana

25. Alison Jackson (Can) BePink Cogeas 0:52





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