Cervélo: Kirsten Wild vince il Giro del Qatar
Kirsten Wild wins Tour of Qatar
Cervélo TestTeam sprinter Kirsten Wild won the last stage of the Tour of Qatar today and with that stage win was also victorious in the general classification. As well as successfully defending her championship from last year, Wild also provided Cervélo TestTeam with their first victory in 2010.
"It was an exciting race today, early in the stage there was a break from Lisa Brennauer (German National Team)," said Egon van Kessel, Sports Director. "She achieved a maximum gap of three and half minutes and then the other teams forced us to close the gap. After we took her back Emilia Fahlin (HTC - Columbia) attacked and because she was still dangerous in the General Classification, leader Giorgia Bronzini's team (Italian National Team) was forced to close the gap, That took a lot of effort on their part and in the final we took over the lead and brought Kirsten into a perfect position where she was able to win both the stage and the GC."
"It was a pretty exciting day today," said Kirsten Wild. "We started with 4 seconds behind leader Bronzini and I was able to close that gap in the intermediate sprints. Then I knew that it all depended on the last sprint. My teammates did an incredible good job in the final. They brought me into the perfect position and I was able to win the sprint."
"This was a great team effort and a perfect start for the 2010 season. I came through the winter well and with this team we are really confident about the season ahead. Tomorrow we travel to Portugal to prepare ourselves for the classics season that begin on February 28 with the Omloop het Nieuwsblad."