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June 13/00 10:41 am - HP Stage 6 Results and Story

Posted by Editor on 06/13/00

Breaking Away Early, Ziliute Recaptures Leader's Jersey
(courtesy HP LaserJet)

Twin Falls, Idaho (June 13, 2000) -- Lithuanian Diana Ziliute (HP Lithuania/France) broke away early from more than 100 cyclists to win the Burley to Buhl Road Race presented by Wirestone. Ziliute and seven other members of the break worked together throughout the windy 84.2-mile road race. As a result, Ziliute reclaimed the coveted HP LaserJet Women's Challenge blue leaders jersey from Jeannie Longo (Office Depot).

"I didn't think we'd lose the pack. I just broke away to gain some time bonus sprints", said Ziliute. When asked what it is like to take the leader's jersey away from Longo, Ziliute remarked with a smile on her face, "I don't want to talk about it. The last time I did I lost the jersey the next day."

Facing a walloping headwind with gusts over 30 mph, the cyclists averaged 19 mph, missing the course record by over an hour. Race officials predicted the strong teams would attack the course to dethrone Longo. The powerful wind played right into this strategy allowing the breakaway group to quickly gain time. Riders in the break represented some of the top-ranked teams in the world - HP Lithuania/France, Saturn, German National, British National, and Elita. The break established itself early in the race, around the five-mile marker. At the same time, a mid-field crash left some riders, including those on the strong Timex team, out of the lead group.

"I think it's kind of a mafia out there with the strong teams and they are working together", said a frustrated Longo, who finished more than two minutes behind Ziliute. "What am I to do if they are together?" The wind, the early crash, and lack of big team support resulted in Longo missing the breakaway group. From a high-point of over four minutes between the break and the chasing field, Longo managed to whittle away over 90 seconds in the final five kilometers of the race, finishing solo in ninth place. She will drop into third place overall.

Australian Olympic team member Anna Wilson (Saturn) finished second, only half a wheel length behind Ziliute. Wilson's participation in the break today and her consistent performance throughout the race moves her into second place overall. Backed by a strong team, Wilson, the 1999 World Cup Champion, will be looking to make up more time in the next five days. Wilson faces only one day of racing at the Olympic Road Race in Sydney to prove she is the best while remembering her performance against the number one ranked cyclist in the world, Ziliute, over their 625 miles and 11 days in Idaho.

"We were all pretty thrashed by the end today. All I could think of was the last hill climb", said Wilson, referring to the two-kilometer climb one mile from the finish. "I'm looking forward to the next couple of days, though."

Tomorrow look for members of Timex to redeem themselves in the 79.4 mile Twin Falls to Glenns Ferry Road Race presented by Cavanaugh's Hotels. The next four stages are comprised of three road races and one criterium on mainly flat terrain. That means more attacks by the big teams, more trading of positions, and more of Longo riding alone to defend her title of Women's Challenge Champion.

1Diana ZiliuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France4:04:49
2Anna WilsonAustraliaSaturns.t.
3Zita UrbonaiteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/Franceat 0:05
4Sarah UlmerNew ZealandElita0:16
5Vera HohlfeldGermanyGerman National0:38
6Ina-Yoko TeutenbergGermanyGerman National
7Dede Demet BarryThe United StatesSaturnboth s.t.
8Megan HughesGreat BritainBritish National1:18
9Jeannie LongoFranceOffice Depot2:31
10Lyne BessetteCanadaSaturn2:43
11Jolanta PolikeviciuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/Frances.t.
12Judith ArndtGermanyGerman National2:53
13Rasa PolikeviciuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France
14Ceris GilfillanGreat BritainBritish National
15Juanita FeldhahnAustraliaJayco Australia
16Yvonne McGregorGreat BritainBritish Nationalall s.t.
17Clara HughesCanadaSaturn3:18
18Leigh HobsonCanadaCharles Schwab
19Cybil DiguistiniCanadaElita
20Lara RuthvenThe United StatesUS National
21Julie YoungThe United
22Simone KlewitzGermanyjane Cosmeticsall s.t.
23Marcia Eicher-VouetsSwitzerlandMaster Team - Carpe Diem3:39
24Annie GariepyCanadaElita
25Sandy EspesethCanadaBoise Cascade Office Products
26Karen KurreckThe United StatesUS National
27Margaret HemsleyAustraliaJayco Australia
28Susy PrydeNew ZealandSaturnall s.t.
29Sigrid CorneoItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem3:59
30Karine DalmaisFranceOffice Depot
31Kerry HellmuthThe United StatesMaster Team - Carpe Diem
32Jennifer EyermanThe United Statesjane Cosmetics
33Tina MayoloThe United
34Mari HoldenThe United StatesTimex
35Katia LonghinItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diemall s.t.
36Andrea RatkovicThe United StatesAutoTrader.com4:08
37Kimberly BrucknerThe United
38Alison BergesonThe United StatesGoldy's
39Sophie St. JacquesCanadaElita
40Roz Reekie-MayNew ZealandOffice Depot
41Katrina BergerThe United StatesCharles Schwab
42Kimberly SmithThe United StatesTimex
43Sara SymingtonGreat BritainBritish National
44Pam SchusterThe United
45Trixi WorrackGermanyGerman Nationalall s.t.
46Jen DialThe United StatesOffice Depot4:32
47Lysle WilhelmiThe United States800.COM4:40
48Sanna LehtimakiFinlandTimexs.t.
49Kristin ArmstrongThe United StatesGoldy's4:56
50Katie MactierAustraliaJayco Australia
51Elizabeth EmeryThe United StatesCharles Schwab
52Emma DaviesGreat BritainBritish National
53Kori KellyThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Healthall s.t.
54Liz TadichAustraliaJayco Australia4:56
55Becky BjorkThe United StatesGoldy's5:12
56Catherine CardwellThe United StatesCharles Schwab
57Cheryl BinneyThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health
58Erin CarterCanadaElitaall s.t.
59Sally BoydenGreat BritainBoise Cascade Office Products5:28
60Nicole GinglesCanada800.COM
61Gail LongeneckerThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles
62Sarah KonradThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles
63Leah GoldsteinCanada800.COM
64Stacey PetersThe United States800.COM
65Heather ColeCanadajane Cosmetics
66Mina PizziniThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Healthall s.t.
67Nicole FreedmanThe United StatesCharles Schwab5:35
68Carmen RichardsonThe United StatesGoldy's5:46
69Sue CarterGreat BritainBritish National5:53
70Gina HallThe United StatesUS National6:34
71Melanie McQuaidCanadaOffice Depot7:25
72Kathleen Scully WienerThe United StatesVoler7:41
73Erin Veenstra-MirabellaThe United StatesTimex8:02
74Cindy CarrollThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia9:06
75Brooke BlackwelderThe United StatesGoldy's
76Annabelle VowelsAustraliaBoise Cascade Office Products
77Maureen VergaraEl Salvador800.COM
78Tracey GaudryAustraliaTimex
79Anke WichmannGermanyGerman National
80Petra RossnerGermanySaturnall s.t.
81Ljudmila CorneoItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem9:51
82Leah ToffolonThe United StatesUS National10:16
83Kathleen LennoThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia10:40
84Odessa GunnCanadaTimex10:46
85Ashley McCulloughThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health12:28
86Naomi WilliamsAustraliaJayco Australias.t.
87Samanta LoschiItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem15:22
88Emily ThorneThe United StatesBoise Cascade Office Products16:22
89Daphne WilhelmThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health17:35
90Jenna LoydThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Healths.t.
91Andrea FosterThe United States800.COM22:37
92Deirdre MurphyIrelandVoler28:05
93Rene MarshmanThe United StatesUS Nationals.t.
94Brenda BlackThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles40:21
95Rhonda QuickThe United StatesVoler41:21
96Erika Nelson-WongThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles43:38
97Sue LatshawThe United StatesOffice Depot44:29
98Weatherly StrohThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles45:31
99Stacey SpencerCanadajane Cosmeticss.t.
100Rebecca McClintockThe United Statesjane Cosmetics49:10
101Ann Marie MillerThe United StatesVoler1:10:50
102Theresa KornThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia1:10:56
103Elizabeth BenishinThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia1:11:53
104Laura ShufordThe United StatesAutoTrader.coms.t.
105Liz LaFeminaThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia1:13:18
Laura ShufordThe United StatesAutoTrader.comTC
Elizabeth BenishinThe United StatesTeam AnaerobiaTC
Liz LaFeminaThe United StatesTeam AnaerobiaTC
Theresa KornThe United StatesTeam AnaerobiaTC
Ann Marie MillerThe United StatesVolerTC
Bianca NetzlerSamoaBoise Cascade Office ProductsDNF
Michele WeidnerThe United StatesGoldy'sDNF
Karen DunneThe United StatesElitaDNF
Sue Palmer-KomarCanadajane CosmeticsDNF
Geraldine DenhamAustraliaJayco AustraliaDNF
Sandra KolbThe United StatesVolerDNF
Marie HoljerSwedenCharles SchwabDNS
1Diana ZiliuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France13:42:19
2Anna WilsonAustraliaSaturn1:37
3Jeannie LongoFranceOffice Depot2:44
4Kimberly SmithThe United StatesTimex7:21
5Ceris GilfillanGreat BritainBritish National7:36
6Clara HughesCanadaSaturn8:08
7Mari HoldenThe United StatesTimex8:31
8Jolanta PolikeviciuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France8:34
9Sarah UlmerNew ZealandElita8:39
10Lyne BessetteCanadaSaturn8:52
11Judith ArndtGermanyGerman National8:59
12Zita UrbonaiteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France9:15
13Yvonne McGregorGreat BritainBritish National9:28
14Juanita FeldhahnAustraliaJayco Australia10:28
15Lara RuthvenThe United StatesUS National11:08
16Karen KurreckThe United StatesUS National11:20
17Trixi WorrackGermanyGerman National11:23
18Pam SchusterThe United StatesAutoTrader.com13:08
19Julie YoungThe United StatesAutoTrader.com13:11
20Sandy EspesethCanadaBoise Cascade Office Products13:17
21Vera HohlfeldGermanyGerman National13:18
22Lysle WilhelmiThe United States800.COM13:38
23Cybil DiguistiniCanadaElita13:49
24Marcia Eicher-VouetsSwitzerlandMaster Team - Carpe Diem13:54
25Leigh HobsonCanadaCharles Schwab14:03
26Andrea RatkovicThe United StatesAutoTrader.com14:30
27Catherine CardwellThe United StatesCharles Schwab16:45
28Karine DalmaisFranceOffice Depot16:57
29Rasa PolikeviciuteLithuaniaHP Lithuania/France19:41
30Kimberly BrucknerThe United StatesAutoTrader.com23:18
31Susy PrydeNew ZealandSaturn24:10
32Katia LonghinItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem24:28
33Tina MayoloThe United StatesAutoTrader.com24:37
34Sarah KonradThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles25:20
35Roz Reekie-MayNew ZealandOffice Depot25:32
36Simone KlewitzGermanyjane Cosmetics26:09
37Sara SymingtonGreat BritainBritish National26:13
38Stacey PetersThe United States800.COM27:11
39Tracey GaudryAustraliaTimex28:01
40Sanna LehtimakiFinlandTimex28:37
41Jennifer EyermanThe United Statesjane Cosmetics29:09
42Margaret HemsleyAustraliaJayco Australia29:20
43Annie GariepyCanadaElita29:31
44Kerry HellmuthThe United StatesMaster Team - Carpe Diem30:29
45Megan HughesGreat BritainBritish National31:10
46Erin Veenstra-MirabellaThe United StatesTimex33:10
47Leah GoldsteinCanada800.COM33:56
48Alison BergesonThe United StatesGoldy's35:46
49Odessa GunnCanadaTimex38:06
50Becky BjorkThe United StatesGoldy's39:08
51Sigrid CorneoItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem39:47
52Emma DaviesGreat BritainBritish National42:32
53Dede Demet BarryThe United StatesSaturn42:45
54Melanie McQuaidCanadaOffice Depot43:11
55Liz TadichAustraliaJayco Australia43:21
56Sophie St. JacquesCanadaElita43:49
57Cheryl BinneyThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health44:26
58Carmen RichardsonThe United StatesGoldy's45:26
59Sue CarterGreat BritainBritish National45:42
60Jen DialThe United StatesOffice Depot45:56
61Nicole GinglesCanada800.COM46:38
62Kori KellyThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health47:27
63Ina-Yoko TeutenbergGermanyGerman National48:24
64Katie MactierAustraliaJayco Australia48:26
65Katrina BergerThe United StatesCharles Schwab49:08
66Elizabeth EmeryThe United StatesCharles Schwab49:17
67Gina HallThe United StatesUS National50:10
68Mina PizziniThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health50:26
69Maureen VergaraEl Salvador800.COM54:22
70Rene MarshmanThe United StatesUS National1:01:15
71Petra RossnerGermanySaturn1:01:42
72Emily ThorneThe United StatesBoise Cascade Office Products1:01:45
73Heather ColeCanadajane Cosmetics1:02:12
74Ljudmila CorneoItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem1:03:56
75Anke WichmannGermanyGerman National1:03:58
76Daphne WilhelmThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health1:04:01
77Gail LongeneckerThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles1:04:15
78Kristin ArmstrongThe United StatesGoldy's1:04:55
79Leah ToffolonThe United StatesUS National1:08:26
80Jenna LoydThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health1:10:21
81Rhonda QuickThe United StatesVoler1:11:13
82Sally BoydenGreat BritainBoise Cascade Office Products1:11:42
83Brooke BlackwelderThe United StatesGoldy's1:12:09
84Erin CarterCanadaElita1:12:42
85Nicole FreedmanThe United StatesCharles Schwab1:13:43
86Kathleen LennoThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia1:15:15
87Andrea FosterThe United States800.COM1:16:49
88Annabelle VowelsAustraliaBoise Cascade Office Products1:18:45
89Brenda BlackThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles1:20:57
90Kathleen Scully WienerThe United StatesVoler1:26:59
91Samanta LoschiItalyMaster Team - Carpe Diem1:28:51
92Stacey SpencerCanadajane Cosmetics1:31:10
93Ashley McCulloughThe United StatesProcter & Gamble Women's Health1:33:47
94Rebecca McClintockThe United Statesjane Cosmetics1:35:24
95Erika Nelson-WongThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles1:37:49
96Naomi WilliamsAustraliaJayco Australia1:48:07
97Sue LatshawThe United StatesOffice Depot1:52:12
98Deirdre MurphyIrelandVoler1:52:52
99Cindy CarrollThe United StatesTeam Anaerobia1:59:49
100Weatherly StrohThe United StatesCure/Schwab Cycles2:03:25


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