July 20/09 13:06 pm - Tour de White Rock: Stage 3 and final overall
Posted by Editoress on 07/20/09
The Jazz Apple Cycling team continued its dominatation of the women’s field on Sunday July 19th at the 30th anniversary of the Tour de White Rock
The women’s race, consisted of eight laps around a large – grueling – 10.1 kilometer circuit.
After staying together most of the race, Jazz Apple’s Dotsie Bausch, a two-time US National champion who won the Hillclimb Friday, broke away in the third-to-last lap, and quickly opened up a 30-second gap.
Bausch finished in two hours, 33 minutes and 13.30 seconds, almost two minutes ahead of teammate Marina Duvnjka, who won a sprint for second just ahead of Amy Herlinveaux of the local Trek Red Truck Racing team.
Knowing Duvnjak was behind her – not to mention several others from a dominant Jazz Apple squad – made it easier for Bausch to attack early, especially with Duvnjak marking Canadian Olympian Erinne Willock.
“I have 100 per cent trust in those girls and Marina’s whole job was to sit right on Erinne, which is a compliment to Erinne because no doubt that she was the one we needed to watch her to win the bike race,” said Bausch, who marked Willock as Duvnjak won Saturday’s criterium.
“If I was by myself at this race I wouldn’t feel confident in going 100 per cent at that point because if you get caught you have no more bullets.”
As a team, the New Zealand based Jazz Apple had plenty left in the gun.
Duvnjak, who was also second to Bausch in the Hillclimb Friday, won the Tour de White Rock Omnium, or overall, title. Bausch was second.
“We just felt really good today and wanted to try and get first and second in the overall so we just went for it, and we were just feeding off each other so well,” said Bausch, who at 36 showed she can be more than just a mentor to the young development squad. “I was confident in them, so if I blew up I knew Marina was right on Erinne and then she would go.”
For Willock, who didn’t have any teammates from her Webcor Builders Pro team on hand, it was frustrating being a target. But the Olympian also knows it’s good for cycling in BC and Canada to have Jazz Apple here.
“They’re marking me and it’s a compliment, that’s bike racing,” Willock said. “It’s awesome to have a big team here. They race pro and other riders learn the race tactics and learn the race etiquette and they say ‘OK, I have to go home and do a lot of training because that was hard.”
Or in the case of Herlinveaux, a 26 year old in her second year of cycling, they get to share a podium with a two-time US national champion.
“Definitely my best result ever,” said a beaming Herlinveaux. “It’s a huge privilege and I’m just a little overwhelmed right now because I can’t quite believe it. … I was just trying to get in any break I could and try to be on top of everything and my teammate Leah (Guloien, from Trek Red Truck,) helped me do that. I didn’t want to be out of a field sprint. I like sprinting out of smaller groups. My legs were cramping and I didn’t know if I could pull it off and was worried someone was going to come around me but I just kind of hung on and I was really shocked but also super excited.”
Duvnjak capped a great 10 days at the $40,000 BC Superweek, which also included winning the road race at the Tour de Delta one week earlier. She plans to watch her partner race at the Cascade Classic next week before going home to New Zealand, but has no intention of racing in Oregon.
“I want to finish on a high and this is it,” said Duvnjak. “Jazz Apple has always had a good history at (BC Superweek) so to build on that and maybe try and build even more somehow next year, and the fact we’re jelling so well on and off the bike it means a lot. You can’t top it really.”
For more BC Superweek information visit www.bcsuperweek.ca, or contact Kevin Woodley, Media Relations Coordinator, at 604-828-5842.
Please note that because of the confusion in the mens race, there are no times are in the attached results. This was a decision by the commissaires to leave the times blank, considering the confusion that they dealt with over the course of the day. The standings and results are signed off by the commissaires and are official.
Report by Kevin Woodley, Media Relations Coordinator
Stage 3: White Rock Road Race
Women1 Dotsie Bausch (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team2:33:13.302 Marina Duvnjak (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team2:35:13.003 Amy Herlinveaux (Can) TREK - Red Truck Ale4 Jessica Hannah (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team5 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team6 Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Westwood Cycle/Cannondale pb Vision Sport7 Naomi Cooper (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVOall s.t.8 Susy Pryde (USA) Jazz Apple Cycling Team2:35:18.209 Leah Guloien (Can) TREK - Red Truck Ale2:35:25.9010 Heather Kay (Can) ERTC/Revolution2:35:27.4011 Chelsea Bilsbarrow (Can) Local Ride Racing12 Erika Graves (USA) Kahala-Lagrange13 Stephanie Ossenbrink (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team14 Shailie Sanbrooks (Can) Independent15 Gillian Moody (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team2:35:29.5016 Andrea Bunnin (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team2:35:33.1017 Rachel Mcbride (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team2:35:35.1018 Marie-Claude Gagnon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team2:36:49.2019 Steph Roorda (Can) Jazz Apple Cycling Team20 Karen Watson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team21 Annie Ewart (Can) Aviawest22 Megan Rathwell (Can) Touchstone Climbingall s.t.23 Martina Wan (Can) Independent2:36:51.5024 Lawren Ellis (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Teams.t.25 Margaret Pugh (Can) Chicks Cycling Club2:42:18.5026 Shoshauna Laxson (USA) Local Ride Racing2:44:16.8027 Gillian Carleton (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team2:44:18.0028 Rachel Canning (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVO2:52:18.00DNF Leslie Vice (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling TeamDNF Dana Lis (Can) Westwood Cycle/Cannondale pb Vision SportDNS Susan Smith (Fra) VC RiomoisDNS Kimberley Turner (USA) Seattle Pacific UniversityDNS Sarah Stewart (Can) Total Restoration Cycling TeamDNS Moriah Macgregor (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling TeamDNS Anna Ast (Can) Independent>Final Overall Standings (Omnium)Women1 Marina Duvnjak NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team2 Dotsie Bausch (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team3 Jessica Hannah (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team4 Heather Kay (Can) ERTC/Revolution5 Amy Herlinveaux (Can) TREK - Red Truck Ale6 Lawren Ellis (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team7 Rachel Mcbride (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team11 Erika Graves (USA) Kahala-Lagrange9 Gillian Carleton (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team8 Kristine Brynjolfson (Can) Westwood Cycle/Cannondale pb Vision Sport10 Naomi Cooper (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVO31 Susy Pryde (USA) Jazz Apple Cycling Team12 Stephanie Ossenbrink (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team25 Leah Guloien (Can) TREK - Red Truck Ale18 Chelsea Bilsbarrow (Can) Local Ride Racing13 Margaret Pugh (Can) Chicks Cycling Club14 Sarah Stewart (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team15 Andrea Bunnin (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team16 Gillian Moody (Can) Total Restoration Cycling Team17 Shailie Sanbrooks (Can) Independent19 Megan Rathwell (Can) Touchstone Climbing20 Shoshauna Laxson (USA) Local Ride Racing21 Steph Roorda (Can) Jazz Apple Cycling Team22 Martina Wan (Can) Independent23 Karen Watson (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team26 Marie-Claude Gagnon (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team27 Leslie Vice (Can) Glotman Simpson Cycling Team28 Dana Lis (Can) Westwood Cycle/Cannondale pb Vision Sport29 Annie Ewart (Can) Aviawest30 Rachel Canning (Can) Escape Velocity / DEVO