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April 23/06 9:19 am - Tour of Willamette

Posted by Editoress on 04/23/06

Tour of Willamette

Mark Cunningham from Symmetrics has given us a brief update on how the team is doing at the Tour of Willamette in Oregon this weekend. From stage 1 (Friday, April 21st):

In yesterday's stages - In the women's 85 kilometre race Marni Hambleton finished 4th and Maria Lee 6th in a pack sprint.

In the men's 112 kilometre race a group of 8 got away on the last of four 28 kilometre laps. We had Christian Meier, Will Routley, and Svein Tuft in it.

After some attacks and counters Svein won solo by about 5 or 6 seconds over the break and about 30 seconds or so to the field. Svein also takes a 30 second time bonus for winning the stage. It was apparently very windy and supposed to be the same today (Saturday) but sunny.

Today (Saturday) is a 25.6 kilometre TT and a hard circuit race tonight.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is a big day of mountain climbing. The weather is great down there so they should have good roads to race.

We have unofficial results from stage 1:

1 Svein Tuft (Symmetrics)
2 Rob Britton (Giga-Bike)
3 Max Plaxton )Rocky Mountain-Business Objects)

4 Don Reeb (CMG Racing
5 Roman Kilun (Health Net)

6 Christian Meier (Symmetrics)
8 Will Routley (Symmetrics)
13 Jeff Sherstobitoff (Symmetrics)
14 Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics)
31 Ricky Federau (Team R.A.C.E.)
36 Neal Kindree (Kona)

1 Martina Patella
2 Miranda Duff
3 India Sanjuan
4 Marni Hambleton (Symmetrics)
5 Trish Sinclair (Scott)

6 Maria Lee (Symmetrics)
10 Alena Radomsky (Team Coastal)
13 Leah Goldstein (Mighty Riders)
17 Christina Briante (Team Coastal)
20 Amanda Butler (Team Coastal)


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