Posted by Editor on 06/29/97
LIVINGSTON EARNS SECOND STAGE WIN AS OVERALL PICTURE STAYS THE SAME * (thanks to Frank Stanley, USA Cycling) * BOISE, Idaho -- TodayÃƒÂs criterium race went to Karen Bliss Livingston (Saturn), Gainesville, Fla., who posted her second sprint victory of the week, using leadouts by teammates Dede Demet, Boulder, Colo., and Sue Palmer, Hamilton, Ont., Canada, to take the win in the 34.7-mile race. * Demet was second and National Racing Calendar leader Kendra Wenzel (Saeco-Timex), McKenzie Bridge, Ore., was third. * The field stayed together throughout most of the race with Livingston and South African Jackie Martin (Shaklee) continuing to duel for the sprinterÃƒÂs jersey. Martin leads Livingston, 59 to 54, with a single sprint remaining. * The other jerseys remained the same heading into the final stage as well. Palmer holds the mountain jersey with a single mountain sprint left and Emily Robbins (Shaklee), Littleton, Colo., retained her 14-second lead over Jacinta Coleman (New Zealand) for the Best Young Rider jersey. * It was status quo in the duel between Lithuanian Rasa Polikeviciute (HP Mopier) and Canadian Linda Jackson (Saeco-Timex) for the overall race title. Neither rider figured in the top six of the final sprint in the stage, so Polikeviciute maintained her six-second lead over Jackson. * Jackson was sitting in third position behind a pair of Shaklee riders on the final lap, but was forced out of position and finished well back in the final sprint. * The final 57-mile road race features a time bonus sprint at the 14.4-mile mark that could change the overall lead as well as the time bonus given at the finish of each stage. A total of 30 bonus seconds are available. * Stage Eight, Boise Statehouse Criterium, June 28, 34.7 miles * 1. KAREN BLISS LIVINGSTON (SATURN), Gainesville, Fla., 1:24:16 2. Dede Demet (Saturn), Boulder, Colo., s.t. 3. Kendra Wenzel (Saeco-Timex), McKenzie Bridge, Ore., s.t. 4. Karen Kurreck (Klein), Cupertino, Calif., s.t. 5. Jackie Martin (Shaklee), Benoni, South Africa, s.t. 6. Jen Evans (Team EDS), Austin, Texas, s.t. 7. Susy Pryde (Saeco-Timex), Auckland, New Zealand, s.t. 8. Rosalind Reekie (New Zealand), Christchurch, New Zealand, s.t. 9. Pam Schuster (Klein), Northridge, Calif., s.t. 10. Rasa Polikeviciute (HP Mopier), Panevezys, Lithuania, s.t. * GC * 1. RASA POLIKEVICIUTE (HP MOPIER), Panevezys, Lithuania, 16:02:35 2. Linda Jackson (Saeco-Timex), Napean, Ont., Canada, @:06 3. Zoulfia Zabirova (HP Mopier), Taskent, Russia, @:29 4. Jolanta Polikeviciute (HP Mopier), Panevezys, Lithuania, @1:41 5. Valentina Polkhanova (HP Scanner), Russia, @3:07 6. Alison Dunlap (Office Depot), Colorado Springs, Colo., @4:59 7. Karen Kurreck (Klein), Cupertino, Calif., @5:02 8. Sue Palmer (Saturn), Hamilton, Ont., Canada, @7:39 9. Emily Robbins (Shaklee), Littleton, Colo., @7:53 10. Pryde, @7:59. * We do not yet have todays complete results, but we do know that Zabirova won, and Linda Jackson did not make up the 6 seconds she needed to overtake Rasa Polikeviciute. * * Request for Information * I'm an avid bicycler (road, bush, camping, etc.), and usually log some 2,000+ km. per summer. I'm 38 years old and consider myself in pretty good shape (I've ridden a few centuries). Last March, I was in a seriouscar accident. I broke the talus bone in each foot (I think it's the talus. The French name for the bone is "astragale"). The one in my right foot healed well, but the one in my left foot refuses to heal, and the bone is drying up. It looks as if I'm going to have to get a bone graft and get the ankle fused. * What effect will this have on my riding? Are there any tips or equipment I should be aware of? * Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. * Sincerely, * Claude Garneau * email@example.com * * We have been busy all day at the Mont Ste Anne World Cup site (www.mtbworlds.com). make sure you check it out for all the news on how Canadians did.
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