ARNDT CAPTURES GIRO DI TRENTINO OVERALL FOR HTC-HIGHROAD
June 19, 2011
HTC-Highroad ended the three-day Giro di Trentino stage race on a high note, after Judith Arndt fended off her rivals to claim the overall victory on Sunday. Arndt completed the final seventy-two kilometer stage from Castel Thun to Cles in fine style, taking second from a lead group of twenty riders which earned the German the points jersey as well as the overall victory.
"Judith got a time bonus which strengthened her lead, and then she chased down a lot of dangerous attacks," said HTC-Highroad sports director Jens Zemke.
"It wasn't clear we would win for sure, there were a lot of good rivals here."
"But she did a super performance and she got really good back-up from her team-mates, too."
"Ina [Teutenberg] did a great job again as well, taking second on the first climb of the day and supporting Judith there, and then leading Judith out in the final sprint."
"It's the first time HTC-Highroad have taken Trentino overall, so we can be pretty satisfied with how it's gone."
In an impressive all-round performance, HTC-Highroad came away from the Italian stage race - which they led from start to finish - with a total of two stage wins from a possible three, the overall and the points jersey.