HTC-Highroad's Judith Arndt dominated the field today in the Giro della Toscana Femminile for a stage two win and the leader's jersey. After a clean, one hundred and thirty-seven kilometer road race, the HTC-Highroad women have won three days in a row after the team time trial prologue and Ina Teutenberg's stage on victory.
"There were a few good breaks today," said sport director, Ronny Lauke, "And a few tough climbs. There was even an echelon when we reached crosswinds toward the second half of the race, so it was a challenging stage."
"We had Charlotte in a two-rider breakaway with a rider from the German national team," said Lauke,"But the field was back together for the last climb."
"Ina Set a brutal pace on the last climb, and a lot of riders fell behind," Lauke continued, "The fifteen riders who hung on included Judith, who took off in the last three kilometers to go and no one could catch her. She won by a bike length."
Morale is high for the HTC-Highroad women, and they are motivated to keep the momentum going into tomorrow's two stages, the latter of which being a 2.2 kilometer individual time trial. This is the one hundred and thirteenth win for team HTC-Highroad this year.
HTC-Highroad for Giro della Toscana Femminile: Ally Stacher (USA) Judith Arndt (Ger) Amanda Miller (USA) Chloe Hosking (Aus) Katie Colclough (GB) Ina-yoko Teuteberg (Ger) Charlotte Becker (Ger)