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June 15/99 9:23 am - HP Stage 8, results and story

Posted by Editoress on 06/15/99

Defending Champion Linda Jackson Battles Back From Crash To Win 8th Stage Of HP LaserJet Women's Challenge

Pomerelle, ID, June 15 - Canadian Olympian Linda Jackson (Timex) proved why she is considered one of the foremost climbers in the world by overcoming an early crash to solo to victory in the hilltop finish of Stage 8, the HP Personal LaserJet Road Race, in 2 hours, 54 minutes and 7 seconds. America's top rider, Mari Holden (HP Toner), finished second, 46 seconds off the pace, in a time of 2 hours, 54 minutes and 53 seconds. Overall race leader Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (Ebly), herself overcoming an early flat, finished 7th, one minute and 14 seconds back.

Just 9 miles into the 66.2-mile mountainous stage, Jackson, in an attempt to avoid a 25- rider pile-up, swerved onto the shoulder and into 3 inches of gravel and crashed, sustaining massive road rash (abrasions) over the majority of her right side. Jackson's victory moves her into 2nd place overall, 1 minute and 11 seconds behind Longo-Ciprelli.

"We let her (Longo-Ciprelli) intimidate us at Banner (Summit, Stage 2)...Darn if I was going to let Longo intimidate me again," said Jackson. "After the crash, I had to ignore the pain and how much I hurt and keep going."

HP LASERJET WOMEN'S CHALLENGE STAGE 8, 66.2 Mile HP Personal LaserJet Road Race, Massacre Rocks To Pomerelle

1.Linda Jackson(Can)Timex 2:54.07
2.Mari Holden(USA)HP Toner 0.46
3.Valentina Polkhanova(Rus)Boise Cascade Office Products 0.49
4.Jolanta Polikeviciute(Ltu)HP Toner0.49
5.Alison Dunlap(USA)Staples0.53
6.Caroline Alexander(GB)British National 0.55
7.Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli(Fra)Ebly1.14
8.Rasa Polikeviciute(Ltu)HP Toner1.56
9.Elisabeth Chevannes-Brun(Fra)Staples 1.56
10.Susanne Ljungskog(Swe)Staples 1.56
16Lyne BessetteKnowlton, QC2:57:380:03:31
18Leigh HobsonWaterloo, ON2:58:01 0:03:54
20Alison SydorN. Vancouver, BC2:58:010:03:54
23Cybil Diguistini*Victoria, BC2:58:150:04:08
27Chrissy ReddenCampbellville, ON3:00:160:06:09
32Sandy Espeseth**Victoria, BC3:00:560:06:49
49Sue Palmer-KomarHamilton, ON3:02:450:08:38
53Karen TimewellCoquitlam, BC3:04:300:10:23
63Gina GrainCoquitlam, BC3:06:350:12:28
67Sophie St.JacquesBoucherville, QC3:07:550:13:48
72Leah GoldsteinVancouver, BC3:10:570:16:50
77Odessa GunnSanta Rosa, CA3:10:57 0:16:50
81Clara HughesMammoth LakesCA3:12:330:18:26
88Anne SamploniusOakville, ON3:18:020:23:55
94Annie GariepyBromont, QC3:19:220:25:15
95Kim LangtonBurlington, ON3:19:22 0:25:15
101Marg FedynaEdmonton, AB3:22:340:28:27
GC after Stage 8
1.Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli(Fra)Ebly16.57.54
2.Linda Jackson(Can)Timexat 1.11
3.Mari Holden(USA)HP Toner1.16
4.Jolanta Polikeviciute(Ltu)HP Toner2.03
5.Alison Dunlap(USA)Staples2.14
6.Valentina Polkhanova(Rus)Boise Cascade Office Prod2.30
7.Caroline Alexander(Gbr)British National 2.39
8.Zoulfija Zabirova(Rus)HP Toner3.14
9.Rasa Polikeviciute(Ltu)HP Toner3.34
10.Kim Smith(USA)Boise Cascade Office Prod4.35
14Lyne Bessette17:05:030:07:09
21Leigh Hobson17:06:15 0:08:21
20Alison Sydor17:06:10 0:08:16
22Cybil Diguistini*17:06:45 0:08:51
27Chrissy Redden17:08:36 0:10:42
32Sandy Espeseth**17:09:08 0:11:14
35Sue Palmer-Komar17:11:020:13:08
74Karen Timewell17:36:19 0:38:25
94Gina Grain17:58:29 1:00:35
56Sophie St.Jacques17:20:08 0:22:14
83Leah Goldstein17:42:07 0:44:13
55Odessa Gunn17:19:30 0:21:36
61Clara Hughes17:25:19 0:27:25
89Anne Samplonius17:53:34 0:55:40
77Annie Gariepy17:37:06 0:39:12
84Kim Langton17:43:36 0:45:42
103Marg Fedyna18:07:11 1:09:17


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