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April 14/01 7:53 am - Willamette, Sarthe, Good Friday Photos

Posted by Editor on 04/14/01

Tour of Willamette - Stage 3
Courtesy David Cathcart - Intersports

The Intersports Cycling Team rode aggressively and intelligently in the 3rd stage of the Tour ofWillamette, to conserved the yellow jersey and consolidate Espeseth's lead in the overall. On a somewhat modified course from what was announced, the Intersports girls successfully controlled the field over the first 2 QOMs before AutoTrader's Sarah Ulmer and Intersports' Anne Samplonious rolled off the front for what would turn out to be the race winning break. Barely!! The duo collaborated well on the rolling windy roads outside of Cottage Grove and, with the 2 strongest teams in the race represented, little chase was mounted behind. The 2 cruised through the only time bonus sprint on the road where Samplonious took the honours. In the field, a massive lead out was prepared for Espeseth who took the 3rd place bonus seconds to consolidate her advantage. Up the road,the leaders had reached the final climb, 15km from the finish, and were showing signs of their long effort. With the field riding hard behind, the gap was sliced from 3 minutes to 1 minute by the top of the 5km climb. Partway down the descent, Samplonious suffered her second puncture of the day and Ulmer rode off to take the stage win. In the field, attacks and counter attacks were coming fast and furious as Samplonious was swept up 4km from the line. From there on it was a hot run in to the finish, where race leader Espeseth won the bunch sprint for second over Julie Young of AutoTrader. With the placing, Espeseth's lead in the yellow grew to 15 seconds over Berger of and 22 seconds onSmith. Saturday mornings 20km Time Trial will certainly sort out the winners.

Circuit de la Sarthe - France

Stage 5 - Angers to La Fleche 185 km

1 David Millar (GBR) Cofidis 4:10:45
2 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux s.t.
3 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Festina at 0:08
4 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner
5 Mickael Pichon (Fra) Bonjour
6 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour
7 Josu Silloniz (Esp) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat-Auber 93
9 Bradley McGee (Aus) La Francaise Des Jeux
10 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner

32 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole
36 Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service
38 Tyler Hamilton (USA) U.S. Postal Service all s.t.

Final GC

1 David Millar (GBR) Cofidis 16:14:58
2 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole at 0:31
3 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour 0:43
4 Bradley McGee (Aus) La Francaise Des Jeux 0:44
5 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour 0:49
6 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance 0:53
7 Michael Blaudzun (Den) CSC-World Online 0:54
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina 0:56
9 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole 1:02
10 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner 1:03

13 Tyler Hamilton (USA) U.S. Postal Service 1:22
25 Lance Armstrong (USA) U.S. Postal Service 1:46

Good Friday Pictures - Ontario

No results yet from the Good Friday road race, but here are a few pictures.

Senior 3 pack

Senior 3 pack

Amy Jarvis and Sue Palmer-Komar

Saturn's Kim Davidge


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