Teutenberg Wins Bira Opener

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg received the perfect lead out from her Specialized-lululemon teammates on Thursday to win the opening stage of the Emakumeen Bira stage race in Spain. Teutenberg now hold the Leaders Jersey and the Points Jersey going into the second of four stages.

“It’s obviously a great way to start the Tour,” said Teutenberg. “We were all looking forward to a solid four days of racing here and so far it’s going well.

“The final sprint was technical and wet and pretty scary but the girls lead me perfectly into it with Trixi doing another perfect final leadout.”

Tomorrow is another 100km stage in the town of Lekeitio followed by a time trial on Saturday.