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June 11/00 6:06 am - HP LaserJet Challenge Stage 3

Posted by Editoress on 06/11/00

The HP LaserJet Women's Challenge
Zilute Fights to Keep Blue Leaders Jersey - Aggressive Longo Pushes The Pace At
courtesy Womens Challenge Media

Sun Valley, Idaho (June 10, 2000) -- In what some might think has become a two-woman battle, Diana Ziliute (HP Lithuania/France) was able to fight off Jeannie Longo's (Office Depot) continuous efforts to erode the three-minute gap separating them. Showing themselves to be the class of the field, the two riders again left the field behind in the final laps of the race.

I saw them go up the road and thought, 'Oh no, not again!' expressed Mari Holden, winner of the 1999 Women's Challenge Mountain Leaders Jersey. It was a super aggressive race from the start. I felt like I was chasing the whole time. Holden, along with Juanita Feldhahn (Jayco Australia) and Judith Arndt (German National), managed to maintain the pace until the last lap when they fell back into the pack.

The 18 lap, 28.8 mile Elkhorn Circuit Race presented by HP LaserJet Printers is not a race for sprinters. Each lap the cyclists tackle a one-kilometer wall. From the start, riders began falling off the pace and by the finish the lead group of 25 cyclists lapped half of the field. Longo was aggressive throughout the race making her final, decisive attack with three laps to go. Only Ziliute could match the Frenchwoman's power and the pair worked together maintaining a five second lead on the chasing peloton. Karen Kurreck (US National), current U.S. National Pursuit Champion, won the group sprint taking third place in stage three.

Even though the top overall standings remain the same, with Anna Wilson (Saturn) and Ceris Gilfillan (British National) more than thirty-seconds behind Ziliute, the race appears to be between Ziliute and Longo. The aggressive racing of this year's HP LaserJet Women's Challenge is showing on the faces of the riders as they enter what many would consider the most decisive stage of the event -- the Rupert to Pomerelle Road Race presented by Boise Cascade Office Products. Finishing at the Pomerelle Ski Lodge, the final 12 miles of the 56-mile race is a grueling seven percent climb which finishes at 8000 feet.

Results from Stage 3
1. Diana Ziliute (Ltu) HP-Lithuania/France 1:17:08
2. Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot s.t.
3. Karen Kurreck (USA) US National 0:00:05
4. Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) HP-Lithuania/France
5. Sarah Ulmer (NZl) Elita
6. Anna Wilson (Aus) Saturn
7. Juanita Feldhahn (Aus) Jayco Australia
8. Judith Arndt (Ger) German National
9. Karine Dalmais (Fra) Office Depot
10. Katia Longhin (Ita) Master Team - Carpe Diem
11. Roz Reekie-May (NZl) Office Depot
12. Ceris Gilfillan (GBr) British National
13. Odessa Gunn (Can) Timex
14. Zita Urbonaite (Ltu) HP-Lithuania/France
15. Sigrid Corneo (Ita) Master Team - Carpe Diem
16. Yvonne McGregor (GBr) British National
17. Marcia Eicher-Vouets (Sui) Master Team - Carpe Diem
18. Tina Mayolo (USA)
19. Kimberly Smith (USA) Timex
20. Lysle Wilhelmi (USA) 800.COM
21. Tina Liebig (Ger) German National
22. Mari Holden (USA) Timex
23. Vera Hohlfeld (Ger) German National
24. Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn
25. Rhonda Quick (USA) Voler
26. Sandy Espeseth (Can) Boise Cascade Office Products
27. Stacey Peters (USA) 800.COM
28. Susy Pryde (NZl) Saturn
29. Julie Young (USA)
30. Pam Schuster (USA)
31. Simone Klewitz (Ger) jane Cosmetics
32. Andrea Ratkovic (USA)
33. Leigh Hobson (Can) Charles Schwab
34. Sanna Lehtimaki (Fin) Timex
35. Kimberly Bruckner (USA)
36. Cybil Diguistini (Can) Elita
37. Lara Ruthven (USA) US National
38. Sarah Konrad (USA) Cure/Schwab
39. Sara Symington (GBr) British National
40. Trixi Worrack (Ger) German National
41. Annie Gariepy (Can) Elita all s.t.
42. Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn 0:01:35
43. Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) HP-Lithuania/France s.t.
44. Megan Hughes (GBr) British National 0:02:07
45. Catherine Cardwell (USA) Charles Schwab 0:02:19
46. Katrina Berger (USA) Charles Schwab 0:03:05
47. Sophie St. Jacques (Can) Elita s.t.
48. Dede Demet Barry (USA) Saturn 0:03:28
49. Ljudmila Corneo (Ita) Master Team - Carpe Diem 0:03:35
50. Laura Shuford (USA) s.t.
51. Jennifer Eyerman (USA) jane Cosmetics 0:04:54
52. Brenda Black (USA) Cure/Schwab 0:06:12
53. Marion Clignet (Fra) HP-Lithuania/France
54. Kori Kelly (USA) Procter & Gamble
55. Margaret Hemsley (Aus) Jayco Australia
56. Tracey Gaudry (Aus) Timex
57. Leah Goldstein (Can) 800.COM
58. Becky Bjork (USA) Goldy's
59. Erin Veenstra-Mirabell (USA) Timex
60. Kristin Armstrong (USA) Goldy's
61. Kerry Hellmuth (USA) Master Team - Carpe Diem
62. Cheryl Binney (USA) Procter & Gamble
63. Stacey Spencer (Can) jane Cosmetics
64. Carmen Richardson (USA) Goldy's
65. Emma Davies (GBr) British National
66. Nicole Gingles (Can) 800.COM
67. Rene Marshman (USA) US National
68. Melanie McQuaid (Can) Office Depot
69. Maureen Vergara (ESr) 800.COM
70. Elizabeth Emery (USA) Charles Schwab
71. Clara Hughes (Can) Saturn
72. Daphne Wilhelm (USA) Procter & Gamble
73. Katie Mactier (Aus) Jayco Australia
74. Emily Thorne (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
75. Andrea Foster (USA) 800.COM
76. Kathleen Lenno (USA) Team Anaerobia
77. Sandra Kolb (USA) Voler
78. Gina Hall (USA) US National
79. Kathleen Scully Wiener (USA) Voler
80. Leah Toffolon (USA) US National all s.t.
81. Ashley McCullough (USA) Procter & Gamble 0:07:43
81. Gail Longenecker (USA) Cure/Schwab
81. Alison Bergeson (USA) Goldy's
81. Nicole Freedman (USA) Charles Schwab
81. Jen Dial (USA) Office Depot
81. Brooke Blackwelder (USA) Goldy's
81. Karen Dunne (USA) Elita
81. Liz Tadich Australia Jayco Australia
81. Erin Carter (Can) Elita
81. Heather Cole (Can) jane Cosmetics
81. Sue Palmer-Komar (Can) jane Cosmetics
81. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) German National
81. Anke Wichmann (Ger) German National
81. Sue Carter (GBr) British National
81. Samanta Loschi (Ita) Master Team - Carpe Diem all s.t.
81. Marie Holjer (Swe) Charles Schwab
97. Sue Latshaw (USA) Office Depot 0:10:01
97. Annabelle Vowels (Aus) Boise Cascade
97. Geraldine Denham (Aus) Jayco Australia
97. Naomi Williams (Aus) Jayco Australia
97. Sally Boyden (GBr) Boise Cascade
97. Deirdre Murphy (Ire) Voler
97. Rebecca McClintock (USA) jane Cosmetics
97. Elizabeth Benishen (USA) Team Anaerobia
97. Bianca Netzler (Sam) Boise Cascade
97. Mina Pizzini (USA) Procter & Gamble
97. Weatherly Stroh (USA) Cure/Schwab
97. Theresa Korn (USA) Team Anaerobia
97. Jenna Loyd (USA) Procter & Gamble
97. Erika Nelson-Wong (USA) Cure/Schwab
97. Michele Weidner (USA) Goldy's
97. Liz LaFemina (USA) Team Anaerobia
97. Cindy Carroll (USA) Team Anaerobia
97. Ann Marie Miller (USA) Voler all s.t.
Karen Timewell (Can) Boise Cascade DNS


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