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June 17/11 9:28 am - Nature Valley Grand Prix: Women Stage 3


Posted by Editoress on 06/17/11
 

World Champion Bronzini Claims Second Stage; Armstrong Stays In Yellow

World champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno D'Asolo presented by Cooking Light) sprinted to victory in Thursday's Nature Valley Grand Prix Cannon Falls Road Race to win her third race on American soil in 11 days.

Chloe Hoskings (HTC-Highroad) finished a close second in Stage 3, with Bronzini’s teammate, Theresa Cliff-Ryan, in third.

Having two very strong sprinters on one team is an advantage, giving the team more options in chaotic sprint finishes, Cliff-Ryan said.

“The sprint was going to be for me today,” she said. “I lined up behind Shelley (Olds) with Giorgia behind me as a sweeper. That gives us a chance if I screw up the sprint so Giorgia can come. I chose to be on the left side and had to go onto the curb because the peloton came up the left. Halfway up the hill I yelled to Giorgia to 'go.' With Giorgia first and me third, it’s a good result.”

“We tried to do the same sprint today as we did yesterday,” Bronzini said of her plans with teammate Cliff-Ryan. “She is strong, and I hope she win tomorrow.”

Bronzini sprinted to victory in Wednesday's Paul Downtown Criterium Wednesday night to go along with her victory June 5 at the Liberty Classic in Philadelphia.

The majority of Thursday's 66.5-mile race traveled through gently rolling farm lands surrounding Cannon Falls. Several teams set out to make the race hard and attacks were launched nearly continuously.

“We’re going to be aggressive and race smart,” Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Highroad) said before the start. “We have a really incredible team here, and we're sitting in second and fourth overall, so we have a lot of options. We’re going to see how the race plays out, what the other teams do, and take it from there.”

The most prominent break of the day gained nearly a minute's lead in anticipation of the first Sport Beans Queen of the Hill competition. Leah Kirchmann (Colavita Forno D’Asolo), Rachel Warner (Missing Link Coaching Systems/Specialized), and Amity Elliot (Team Kenda presented by Geargrinder) took the top points, respectively, up the first QOH. But they were caught shortly afterwards.

From then on, no other breaks were allowed more than 20 seconds of freedom, with all teams contributing to the chasing. Yellow jersey wearer Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) even brought back two herself.

“It was a really good race and there was always something going on,” said Rushlee Buchanan (Colavita Forno D’Asolo), wearer of the Trio Orthopaedic Best Young Rider jersey. “The race went really fast, we were always concentrating. I think every team was out today to draw everybody out. It was good out there and the wind wasn’t too strong. We knew we had good sprinters in the bunch, so either way we knew we had good cards to play.”

All of the jerseys remained the same after today’s race, including the Freewheel Bike Most Aggressive Rider jersey that went to Shelley Olds (Diadora-Pasta Zara-Manhattan). The jersey typically changes shoulders on each stage.
Report by Cynthia Lou, Nature Valley Grand Prix– NVGP

 

Stage 3: Cannon Falls Road Race, 106.98 km
1 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 2:38:02
2 Chole Hosking (Aus) HTC-High Road
3 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light
4 Shelley Olds (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara
5 Emily Collins (NZl) Vanderkitten-Focus
6 Jennifer Purcell (USA) Danbury Audi
7 Anne Samplonius (Can ) NOW Cycling
8 Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To The Top
9 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) BikeNZ National Team
10 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
11 Devon Gorry (USA) NOW Cycling
12 Kristin Mcgrath (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12
13 Amber Neben (USA) HTC-High Road
14 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-High Road
15 Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top
16 Ally Stacher (USA) HTC-High Road
17 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light
18 Barbara Guarashi (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light
19 Lindsey Myers (USA) Danbury Audi
20 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12
21 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light
22 Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-High Road
23 Amber Pierce (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara
24 Robin Farina (USA) NOW Cycling
25 Hilary Billington (USA) Danbury Audi
26 Rachel Neylan (Ita) Diadora Pasta Zara
27 Meredith Miller (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top
28 Megan Guarnier (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top
29 Lauren Tamayo (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12
30 Laura Ralston (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars
31 Jenna Rinehart (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized
32 Anna Barensfeld (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized all s.t.
33 Holly Mathews (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 1:13
34 Rosara Josephs (NZl) BikeNZ National Team 1:17
35 Amity Elliot (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 1:55
36 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 1:56
37 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 1:58
38 Elle Anderson (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars
39 Jessica Prinner (USA) ABD Cycling Team
40 Stacy Appelwick (USA) ABD Cycling Team
41 Leah Guloien (Can) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized
42 Whitney Schultz (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder
43 Rebecca Wellons (USA) Danbury Audi
44 Jazzy Hurikino (Aus) Vanderkitten-Focus all s.t.
45 Emma Mackie (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 2:02
46 Kathleen Billington (USA) Danbury Audi
47 Jacqueline Kurth (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder
48 Joanne Kiesanowski (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top
49 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) ABD Cycling Team
50 Kathleen Giles (USA) NVGP Pro Ride
51 Inga Cilvinaite (Ita) Diadora Pasta Zara
52 Jennifer Rasmusson (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder all s.t.
53 Robin Bauer (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 2:43
54 Amy Miner (USA) NVGP Pro Ride s.t.
55 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 2:45
56 Jaime Nielson (NZl) BikeNZ National Team 2:47
57 Lauren Ellis (NZl) BikeNZ National Team
58 Cara Gillis (Can) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized both s.t.
59 Tayler Wiles (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 2:51
60 Missy Erickson (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 4:30
61 Laurel Larsen (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 4:42
62 Laura Meadley (Aus) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 4:43
63 Melanie Colavito (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 4:49
64 Alison Starnes (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 4:52
65 Kimberley Turner (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 5:04
66 Addy Albershardt (USA) NOW Cycling 5:24
67 Jane Weakley (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 5:46
68 Louise Smyth (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 5:50
69 Olivia Dillon (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 5:51
70 Lenore Pipes (Gum) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 6:07
71 Maura Kinsella (USA) Vanderkitten-Focus 6:34
72 Elizabeth Newell (USA) Vanderkitten-Focus s.t.
73 Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 6:39
74 Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To The Top 6:47
75 Rachel Warner (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 7:59
76 Erika Graves (USA) NOW Cycling 10:19
77 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) NOW Cycling s.t.
78 Coryn Rivera (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 12:34
79 Ashley James (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 13:33
80 Judy Jenkins (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized s.t.
81 Kelly Benjamin (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 28:25
DNF Colleen Paine (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder
DNF Kristen Meshberg (USA) ABD Cycling Team
DNS Catherine Cheatley (NZl) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light
 
GC
1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 3:51:36
2 Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-High Road at 0:23
3 Amber Neben (USA) HTC-High Road 0:29
4 Kristin Mcgrath (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 0:33
5 Anne Samplonius (Can ) NOW Cycling 0:45
6 Amber Pierce (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara s.t.
7 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 0:47
8 Erinne Willock (Can) Team TIBCO/To The Top 0:48
9 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 0:55
10 Rachel Neylan (Ita) Diadora Pasta Zara 0:56
11 Meredith Miller (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 1:00
12 Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-High Road 1:03
13 Lauren Tamayo (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 1:04
14 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 1:11
15 Kaytee Boyd (NZl) BikeNZ National Team 1:13
16 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 1:15
17 Robin Farina (USA) NOW Cycling 1:16
18 Anna Barensfeld (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 1:20
19 Ally Stacher (USA) HTC-High Road 1:21
20 Devon Gorry (USA) NOW Cycling 1:29
21 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light s.t.
22 Chole Hosking (Aus) HTC-High Road 1:31
23 Megan Guarnier (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 1:34
24 Shelley Olds (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara 1:39
25 Emily Collins (NZl) Vanderkitten-Focus 1:47
26 Samantha Schneider (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 1:48
27 Barbara Guarashi (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 1:50
28 Lindsey Myers (USA) Danbury Audi 2:03
29 Hilary Billington (USA) Danbury Audi 2:46
30 Laura Ralston (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 2:57
31 Rosara Josephs (NZl) BikeNZ National Team 3:00
32 Inga Cilvinaite (Ita) Diadora Pasta Zara 3:04
33 Kathleen Giles (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 3:07
34 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 3:08
35 Holly Mathews (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 3:33
36 Leah Guloien (Can) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized s.t.
37 Jacqueline Kurth (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 3:38
38 Jaime Nielson (NZl) BikeNZ National Team 3:39
39 Elle Anderson (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 3:45
40 Jessica Prinner (USA) ABD Cycling Team 3:48
41 Kathleen Billington (USA) Danbury Audi 3:57
42 Alison Starnes (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 5:19
43 Jenna Rinehart (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 6:06
44 Jennifer Rasmusson (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 7:00
45 Stacy Appelwick (USA) ABD Cycling Team 7:16
46 Olivia Dillon (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 7:29
47 Whitney Schultz (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 7:30
48 Tayler Wiles (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 s.t.
49 Carmen Small (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 7:42
50 Elizabeth Newell (USA) Vanderkitten-Focus 7:43
51 Jennifer Purcell (USA) Danbury Audi 7:55
52 Cara Gillis (Can) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 7:56
53 Joelle Numainville (Can) Team TIBCO/To The Top 8:08
54 Jeannie Kuhajek (NZl) ABD Cycling Team 8:10
55 Rebecca Wellons (USA) Danbury Audi 8:20
56 Lauren Ellis (NZl) BikeNZ National Team s.t.
57 Robin Bauer (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 8:25
58 Amity Elliot (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 8:54
59 Joanne Kiesanowski (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 9:03
60 Jazzy Hurikino (Aus) Vanderkitten-Focus 9:17
61 Genevieve Whitson (NZl) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 9:31
62 Emma Mackie (USA) Team TIBCO/To The Top 9:37
63 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 9:50
64 Melanie Colavito (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 9:52
65 Addy Albershardt (USA) NOW Cycling 11:28
66 Erika Graves (USA) NOW Cycling 12:04
67 Maura Kinsella (USA) Vanderkitten-Focus 12:09
68 Laurel Larsen (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 12:12
69 Amy Miner (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 12:25
70 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) NOW Cycling 12:38
71 Missy Erickson (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 12:57
72 Laura Meadley (Aus) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 13:10
73 Jane Weakley (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 13:12
74 Louise Smyth (USA) NVGP Pro Ride 13:46
75 Coryn Rivera (USA) Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 14:05
76 Kimberley Turner (USA) Kowalski's Collegiate All-Stars 14:45
77 Lenore Pipes (Gum) MVP Health Care Cycling Team 14:47
78 Rachel Warner (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 15:46
79 Ashley James (USA) Team Kenda p/b Geargrinder 18:34
80 Judy Jenkins (USA) Missing Link Coaching Systems / Specialized 21:34
81 Kelly Benjamin (USA) Colavita/Forno d'Asolo p/b Cooking Light 29:06

 


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