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June 14/09 11:05 am - Nature Valley GP: Women's Stage 5 report and results


Posted by Editoress on 06/14/09
 

Alexis Rhodes Takes The Stage Win At Mankato, Blasting Into Second Overall Just Twelve Seconds Behind Leader Armstrong

Report by Cynthia Lou

Redemption was sweet for Webcor Builders today. After the unfortunate series of crashes that took them off the podium and out of their competition jerseys at Thursday’s Cannon Falls Road Race, Alexis Rhodes road away from Dotsie Bausch (Jazz Apples) and Brooke Miller (TIBCO) to take the stage win, the Queen of the Mountains Jersey, and the Best Young Rider Jersey. Teammate Kathryn Curi Mattis took the day’s Freewheel Most Aggressive Rider’s Jersey.

“How tough are they to be able to keep fighting and never give up,” beamed Webcor Builder’s director Laura Charmaeda. “Not only did they not give up, but they came out here to stomp the race again. That’s just plain tough.”

Shelley Olds (Proman Hit Squad) extended her lead in the Wheaties Sprint Competition by winning the first two sprints. Sprint competitions three and four were absorbed by the breakaway groups.

While all early attacks were brought back, with TIBCO, Webcor Builders, and Colavita staying active near the front, the attacks picked up approximately 28 miles into the race, after the second Sprint Competition. Webcor Builder’s Kathryn Curi Mattis escaped on a solo breakaway, later joined by Team Type 1’s Veronica Leal, Tibco’s Julie Beveridge, and Lip Smacker’s Jessica Phillips. The break grew to over 2’ 15“, putting Leal in the virtual yellow jersey, before Armstrong fought to bring it back with the help of Colavita.

This was a blessing for Webcor, who took advantage of the opportunity to rest while the break was being reeled back.

"The group of four were caught just as we were turning left into some crosswinds," explained Charmaeda. That’s when I said, ‘Girls, make it hurt now,’ because that’s when you can effectively launch an attack. That’s when Alexis got away."

Dotsie Bausch, Assistant Director and in-race mentor of the professional development squad Jazz Apple Women’s Cycling Team saw the break forming and knew she had to take action. "Marina [Duvnajk] was awesome, she was off the front all day going for break after break, and Steph was back getting bottles. I saw two major teams go, then the third, and I knew we had to get somebody on this so I went for it. I just gritted it out because I wanted to get a podium for the girls."

The four-woman break of Rhodes, Bausch, Brooke Miller (Tibco), and Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) quickly grew to two minutes before the field reacted. Olivia Dillon (Nature Valley Cycling Team) and Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital) chased for approximately 20 miles until they caught the lead group. Together, the group of six grew their lead to nearly four minutes, with little response from the peloton.

"When the break got up to three minutes forty [seconds], I couldn’t believe that every team out there was happy with this break,“ said Armstrong, explaining that she kept expecting other teams to come forth to help.

Rhodes started the day 2’ 07" behind race leader Kristin Armstrong (Cervélo Test Team), secured a 15 second time bonus for her stage victory. When Rhodes and her lead group of six entered the finishing circuits, they were 3’ 10” ahead of the peloton. The lead was whittled down over the course of the four nail-biting two-mile circuits around Mankato that included a one-mile long Queen of the Mountains climb with an average grade of 14%.

“I knew I was climbing really well, and I thought if I could drop Brooke on the last lap that would be good,” said a very calm Rhodes. “But I dropped her on the first lap so I guess, even better. I’m climbing really well at the moment, so I guess the [four laps of the tough QOM] climb were really a blessing in disguise.”

As Rhodes took off, it was a battle between Bausch and Miller for second.

“I knew that I had to conserve on the downhill,” said Bausch, drawing on her years of experience as a climber. “I just focused on catching Brooke the fourth lap. I knew that if I could just make it to the fourth lap relaxed and with full oxygen I could give it my all up that last climb and all the way down the backside.”

Though there was a lot of excitement around whether or not Armstrong lost the yellow jersey today, the general consensus of the field is that Armstrong will take home her fourth Nature Valley Grand Prix overall win tomorrow evening.

“Kristin is without question the best climber,” said Miller. “One of the things she has in her favor is that tomorrow’s race is everyone for herself. It’s difficult for any kind of team dynamic to play out.”

When asked about challenging Armstrong for the yellow jersey tomorrow, Rhodes replied with a laugh, ”I felt pretty awesome today, but Kristin’s just a class above the rest of us. I’ll try my best to hold her wheel, and we’ll see how it goes.“

Stage 5 (June 13th): Mankato Road Race, 147.73km
1 Alexis Rhodes (Webcor Builders) 3:56:26
2 Dotsie Bausch (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) at 0:35
3 Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) 0:40
4 Olivia Dillon (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 1:59
5 Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)
6 Shelley Olds (PROMAN Hit Squad)
7 Katharine Carroll (Team TIBCO) all s.t.
8 Alison Powers (Team Type 1) 2:02
9 Nikki Butterfield (Webcor Builders)
10 Joanne Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO)
11 Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)
12 Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)
13 Ruth Corset (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) all s.t.
14 Andrea Dvorak (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)
15 Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) 2:05
16 Julie Beveridge (Team TIBCO)
17 Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders)
18 Devon Haskell (Team BH USA)
19 Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders)
20 Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)
21 Ally Stacher (Team Kenda)
22 Casey Gale (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)
23 Anne Samplonius (Lip Smacker)
24 Kristin Sanders (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) all s.t.
25 Amanda Miller (Lip Smacker) 2:25
26 Lauren Tamayo (Team TIBCO) 2:57
27 Evelyn Stevens (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex)
28 Anna Mcloon (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)
29 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Lip Smacker) all s.t.
30 Sydney Brown (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 3:06
31 Kirsty Broun (Riverstone CDA)
32 Christina Smith (Veloforma)
33 Kate Veronneau (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)
34 Laura Van Gilder (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)
35 Amber Rais (Team TIBCO)
36 Veronica Leal (Team Type 1)
37 Toni Bradshaw (Lip Smacker) all s.t.
38 Kathleen Billington (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 3:31
39 Rachel Neylan (PROMAN Hit Squad) 3:33
40 Patricia Bailey (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 3:43
41 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) 3:46
42 Erica Zaveta (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) s.t.
43 Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 3:58
44 Jennifer Purcell (Riverstone CDA) 4:22
45 Kristin Mcgrath (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 4:30
46 Rebecca Larson (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 4:45
47 Rachel Lloyd (PROMAN Hit Squad)
48 Erica Allar (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)
49 Emma Bast (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars)
50 Emma Rickards ( Team TIBCO)
51 Silke Wunderwald (Team Kenda)
52 Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1)
53 Morgan Kapp (Nature Valley Cycling Team)
54 Kathryn Donovan (Kahala-LaGrange)
55 Gina Grain (Webcor Builders)
56 Meredith Miller (Team TIBCO)
57 Sally Annis (Hub Racing)
58 Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing)
59 Jessica Phillips (Lip Smacker)
60 Lindsey Myers (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex)
61 Marina Duvnajk (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team)
62 Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) all s.t.
63 Melissa Dahlmann (MBRC/Flanders) 5:13
64 Coryn Rivera (PROMAN Hit Squad) 5:33
65 Jennifer Gaertner (Riverstone CDA) 5:36
66 Camilla Schmitz (MBRC/Flanders)
67 Tina Pic (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) both s.t.
68 Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1) 5:49
69 Kelly Benjamin (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) s.t.
70 Tammy Wildgoose (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 5:57
71 Starla Teddergreen (MBRC/Flanders)
72 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing)
73 Linda Sone (MBRC/Flanders) all s.t.
74 Karla Kingsley (MBRC/Flanders) 6:25
75 Kendi Thomas (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 6:49
76 Kristen Meshberg (Team BH USA) s.t.
77 Liza Rachetto (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 6:50
78 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing) 6:53
79 Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda) s.t.
80 Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) 7:00
81 Shana Sturla (MBRC/Flanders) 7:10
82 Cheryl Thonney (Riverstone CDA)
83 Audrey Friedrichsen Scott (Nature Valley Cycling Team)
84 Amity Elliot (Nature Valley Cycling Team) all s.t.
85 Arielle Filiberti (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 7:22
86 Christy Keely (Team Kenda) 7:43
87 Lisa Turnbull (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) s.t.
88 Jacqueline Kurth (Team Kenda) 8:15
89 Linsey Bradshaw-Sandoval (Riverstone CDA) 8:19
90 Sinead Miller (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 8:29
91 Steph Roorda (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 8:54
92 Jadine Riley (Riverstone CDA) 9:33
93 Sharon Allpress (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 10:25
94 Kacey Manderfield (Lip Smacker) 11:18
95 Rachel Heal ( Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 11:39
96 Malindi MacLean (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 12:02
97 Lauren Hecht (Riverstone CDA) 12:42
98 Christen King (PROMAN Hit Squad) 15:33
DNF Alison Littlefield (MBRC/Flanders)
 
GC
1 Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team) 8:35:10
2 Alexis Rhodes (Webcor Builders) at 0:11
3 Alison Powers (Team Type 1) 0:12
4 Shelley Olds (PROMAN Hit Squad) 0:30
5 Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) 0:32
6 Katharine Carroll (Team TIBCO) 0:48
7 Anne Samplonius (Lip Smacker) 0:51
8 Joanne Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) 1:04
9 Andrea Dvorak (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 1:14
10 Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 1:22
11 Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 1:33
12 Nikki Butterfield (Webcor Builders) 1:37
13 Ruth Corset (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 1:38
14 Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 1:40
15 Amanda Miller (Lip Smacker) 1:43
16 Lauren Tamayo (Team TIBCO) 1:53
17 Evelyn Stevens (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 2:00
18 Devon Haskell (Team BH USA) 2:01
19 Kate Veronneau (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 2:14
20 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Lip Smacker) s.t.
21 Sydney Brown (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 2:20
22 Anna Mcloon (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 2:28
23 Laura Van Gilder (Altarum Women's Cycling Team) 2:31
24 Veronica Leal (Team Type 1) 2:36
25 Kirsty Broun (Riverstone CDA) 2:42
26 Toni Bradshaw (Lip Smacker) 2:59
27 Kristin Sanders (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 3:04
28 Patricia Bailey (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 3:15
29 Christina Smith (Veloforma) 3:21
30 Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 3:23
31 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) 3:28
32 Kristin Mcgrath (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 3:46
33 Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1) 4:18
34 Jennifer Purcell (Riverstone CDA) 4:19
35 Amber Rais (Team TIBCO) 4:24
36 Rachel Neylan (PROMAN Hit Squad) 4:41
37 Erica Allar (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 4:48
38 Emma Rickards ( Team TIBCO) 4:49
39 Rebecca Larson (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 4:54
40 Kathleen Billington (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 4:57
41 Tina Pic (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 5:06
42 Casey Gale (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus) 5:27
43 Jessica Phillips (Lip Smacker) 5:29
44 Lindsey Myers (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 5:31
45 Dotsie Bausch (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 5:43
46 Ally Stacher (Team Kenda) s.t.
47 Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) 6:17
48 Silke Wunderwald (Team Kenda) 6:20
49 Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1) 6:27
50 Kelly Benjamin (Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) 6:56
51 Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing) 7:10
52 Coryn Rivera (PROMAN Hit Squad) 7:16
53 Sheba Farrin (Hub Racing) 7:49
54 Gina Grain (Webcor Builders) s.t.
55 Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 7:57
56 Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) 8:29
57 Julie Beveridge (Team TIBCO) 8:39
58 Jacqueline Kurth (Team Kenda) 8:40
59 Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders) 8:42
60 Kendi Thomas (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 8:50
61 Marina Duvnajk (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 8:51
62 Olivia Dillon (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 9:14
63 Erica Zaveta (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 9:43
64 Linda Sone (MBRC/Flanders) s.t.
65 Sally Annis (Hub Racing) 9:50
66 Melissa Dahlmann (MBRC/Flanders) 9:54
67 Amity Elliot (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 10:08
68 Starla Teddergreen (MBRC/Flanders) 10:19
69 Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders) 10:27
70 Rachel Lloyd (PROMAN Hit Squad) 10:48
71 Steph Roorda (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 11:22
72 Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda) 11:30
73 Linsey Bradshaw-Sandoval (Riverstone CDA) 11:56
74 Shana Sturla (MBRC/Flanders) 11:57
75 Meredith Miller (Team TIBCO) 12:23
76 Arley Kemmerer (Hub Racing) 12:52
77 Emma Bast (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 13:08
78 Jadine Riley (Riverstone CDA) 13:09
79 Rachel Heal ( Colavita Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) s.t.
80 Karla Kingsley (MBRC/Flanders) 13:13
81 Tammy Wildgoose (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 13:50
82 Cheryl Thonney (Riverstone CDA) s.t.
83 Sinead Miller (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 14:31
84 Christy Keely (Team Kenda) 15:51
85 Morgan Kapp (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 15:59
86 Kathryn Donovan (Kahala-LaGrange) 16:14
87 Kristen Meshberg (Team BH USA) 16:32
88 Liza Rachetto (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 16:44
89 Camilla Schmitz (MBRC/Flanders) 17:43
90 Christen King (PROMAN Hit Squad) 18:49
91 Lisa Turnbull (Velo Classic Tours/Radical Media p/b Schick/Playtex) 19:59
92 Sharon Allpress (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team) 20:28
93 Malindi MacLean (Jazz Apple Women's Cycling Team) 24:23
94 Kacey Manderfield (Lip Smacker) 26:05
95 Arielle Filiberti (Ryan Collegiate Women All-Stars) 36:46
96 Audrey Friedrichsen Scott (Nature Valley Cycling Team) 37:41
97 Jennifer Gaertner (Riverstone CDA) 38:07
98 Lauren Hecht (Riverstone CDA 41:37

 


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