FIRST AND THIRD FOR HTC-HIGHROAD WOMEN AT WORLD CUP CHINA
May 15, 2011
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg Successfully defended her Chinese Title on Sunday, winning the 136.6 kilometre Chongming Island World Cup event in a bunch sprint, her eighth victory of the season. Team-mate Charlotte Becker finished third, giving the squad two out of three places on the final podium.
“It was a tricky last kilometre but I got the perfect lead-out in the last part of the race,” Teutenberg said later.
“There was a bridge with 300 metres to go where you had to have enough speed in the leadout train otherwise someone could jump ahead of you. But my team-mates made it so fast that really nobody could come by us.”
Teutenberg’s latest victory is also HTC-Highroad’s first of the season in a World Cup, which she described as “perfect.”
“It was very cool, too, that Charlotte could hold off the bunch and make it onto the podium as well, the whole race had been perfect team-work. I’m very pleased."
Teutenberg said it had “always been pretty clear it was going to come down to a bunch sprint. It wasn’t very windy and there were a couple of attacks, but it was difficult for anybody to get away.
“My team-mates put everything into that bunch sprint happening and all I had to do was sprint in the last couple of hundred metres.”