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Back 5.11.2009

Kristin Armstrong wins World Cup Berner-Rundfahrt

Kristin Armstrong won the Berner Rundfahrt today, the fifth race in the World Cup series. Armstrong was in the breakaway together with Marianne Vos (DSB Bank) beating her in the sprint and very happy to win this race. "I arrived yesterday in Europe because of the Tour de l'Aude next week," said Kristin Armstrong. "I've trained hard in the last few weeks and I am in good shape. The team was really strong today, we had Claudia Häussler in the break and I went easy in the peloton. In the last climb I attacked together with Marianne Vos and we worked perfectly together. In the last 200 metres she started to sprint to the finish and I came just off of her wheel and past her to take first at the finish line. Next Wednesday we leave for France for the Tour de l'Aude. One of my goals this season."

"Our team controlled the whole race today," said Sports Director, Manel Lacambra. "In the first 2 laps we developed a high speed with Emma Pooley on the hills making it hard for everyone else. In the third lap Claudia Häusler attacked and had a 30 km break. On the last hill Emma attacked, as did Armstrong situating herself behind Marianne Vos' wheel. Both worked great together, normally Vos is faster in the sprint but Kristin kept the speed high and that made Vos tired. The whole team worked perfectly to cover Kristin's break. Emma won the mountain classification and Häusler was the most active rider, a perfect result in our home race! The team is ready for the Tour de l`Aude, one of our main goals this season."