Posted by Editoress on 08/5/01
Tour de `Toona: Women's Stage 5 and Final GC
Courtesy Team RONA
Altoona, Pennsylvania, August 5, 2001 Ã‹â€ Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA) today convincingly won the Tour de 'Toona by placing second, a tire width behind Kim Davidge (CAN, Saturn Timex) at the Coca Cola Downtown Criterium in Altoona, Pa. Jeanson and Davidge completed the 48-km race in 1:09:33, at an average speed of 41.41 km/h, leading the peloton by 37 seconds. Jeanson and Davidge launched their breakaway with 8 km of racing left, right when Meshy Holt (NZL, RONA) was being caught up by the field after a solitary breakaway that lasted almost 8 km.
Jeanson wins the Tour de 'Toona with a comfortable lead of 3'32" over Pia Sunstedt from Finland (Intersports). Jeanson also won the green Queen-of-the-Mountain jersey, while Nicole Freedman (US, CrÃƒÂ©dit Suisse First Boston) was confirmed as the winner of the red jersey for winning the sprint points competition.
Intersports won the team general classification, followed by 800.com. RONA finished fourth in the team general classification. Out of 139 starters last Tuesday, less than 90 finished the race today.
5th stage: Coca Cola Downtown Altoona Criterium - 48 km
1. Kimberly Davidge (CAN, Saturn Timex) 1:09:33
2. Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA) s.t.
3. Laura van Gilder (US, Verizon Wireless) 0:37
4. Nicole Freedman (US, CrÃƒÂ©dit Suisse First Boston) s.t.
5. Gina Grain (US, 800.com) s.t.
6. Roz Reekie May (NZL, UPMC Pittsburgh Cycling) s.t.
7. Gail Longenecker (US, Boise Cascade Office Products) s.t.
8. Meshy Holt (NZL, RONA) s.t.
9. Mirabella Erin Veenstra (US, Jane Cosmetics) s.t.
10. Stacey Peters (US, 800.com) s.t.
1. Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA) 14:35:29
2. Pia Sunstedt (FIN, Intersports) 3:32
3. Roz Reekie-May (NZL, UPMC Pittsburgh Cycling) 4:03
4. Anke Erlank (SA, Saturn Timex) 6:32
5. Jessica Phillips (US, Intersports) 6:49
6. Amber Neben (US, Autotrader.com) 6:51
7. Sandy Espeseth (CAN, Intersports) 7:30
8. Leah Goldstein (CAN, 800.com) 7:49
9. Nicole Demars (US, 800.com) s.t.
10. Kim Smith (US, Autotrader.com) 7:51
27. Manon Jutras (CAN, RONA) 23:41
28. Gabriela Gonzalez de Ferrat (MEX, RONA) 24:01
37. Meshy Holt (NZL, RONA) 30:37
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