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March 30/03 9:14 am - Women's World Cup #3, Solano Stage 4, BC, Perras

Posted by Editor on 03/30/03

GP Feminas Castilla y Leon World Cup #3 - Spain

1 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team 2:53:48
2 Anita Valen (Nor) Bik-Powerplate at 0:02
3 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Bik-Powerplate
4 Alison Wright (Aus) Australian National Team
5 Virginie Moinard (Fra) French National Team
6 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Ausra Gruodis-Safi
7 Regina Schleicher (Ger) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
8 Rachel Heal (GBR) British National Team
9 Sharon Van Dromme (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
10 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
11 Judith Arndt (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung
12 Nicole Brandli (Sui) Prato Marathon Bike
13 Theresa Senff (Ger) German National Team
14 Nicole Cooke (GBR) Ausra Gruodis-Safi
15 Olivia Gollan (Aus) Australian National Team
16 Sophie Creux (Fra) French National Team
17 Dori Ruano Sanchon (Esp) Prato Marathon Bike
18 Zinaida Stahurskaya (Blr) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
19 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Team Catalunya-Aliverti-Kookai
20 Aline Camboulives (Fra) G.S. Mazza all s.t.
21 Zoulfia Zabirova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike 0:07
22 Oenone Wood (Aus) Australian National Team 0:33
23 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team 1:53
24 Gunn-Rita Dahle (Nor) Ausra Gruodis-Safi 3:23
25 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camic 4:29
26 Ioulia Martissova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike
27 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team
28 Janildes Silva Fernandes (Bra) Prato Marathon Bike
29 Angela Brodtka (Ger) German National Team
30 Marina Khodtchenkova (Rus) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo
31 Azucena Sanchez Benito (Esp) Spanish National Team
32 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
33 Maroussia Rusca (Sui) Swiss National Team
34 Jaccolien Wallaard (Ned) Dutch National Team
35 Karine Dalmais (Fra) French National Team
36 Vibe Janne Kolding (Den) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
37 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Esp) Mauco Embutidos
38 Josephine Groenreld (Ned) Dutch National Team
39 Marta Evangelisti (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
40 Annette Beutler (Sui) Swiss National Team
41 Elisabeth Vink (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team
42 Frederieke Van Der Wiel (Ned) Dutch National Team
43 Rosa Membrives Gimenez (Esp) Mauco Embutidos
44 Eneritz Iturriaga (Esp) Team 2002 Aurora RSM
45 Letitia Belaud (Fra) French National Team
46 Liane Bahler (Ger) German National Team
47 Charlotte Goldsmith (GBR) British National Team
48 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Ausra Gruodis-Safi
49 Silvia Parietti (Ita) Prato Bike-Aki
50 Doedee Bauhje (Ned) Team Catalunya-Aliverti-Kookai
51 Mercedes Cagigas Amedo (Esp) Mauco Embutidos
52 Julia Pekarkova (Cze) Konica
53 Laure Werner (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
54 Maria Isabel Moreno Allue (Esp) Spanish National Team
55 Sonia Huguet (Fra) French National Team
56 Sarah Grar (Sui) Swiss National Team
57 Delphine Guille (Fra) French National Team
58 Aranzazu Azpiroz Azpiroz (Esp) Spanish National Team
59 Claudia Hecht (Ger) German National Team
60 Emily Williams (Aus) Australian National Team
61 Frances Newstead (GBR) British National Team
62 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Bik-Powerplate
63 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie
64 Nataliya Kachalka (Ukr) Team 2002 Aurora RSM
65 Emma James (Aus) Australian National Team
66 Anna Ramirez Bauxell (Esp) Team Catalunya-Aliverti-Kookai
67 Beatrice Thomas (Fra) G.S. Mazza
68 Giovanna Troldi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
69 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Bik-Powerplate
70 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Ltu) Team 2002 Aurora RSM
71 Ruth Moll Marques (Esp) C.C.D. Urrats De Vitoria
72 Rasa Polikeviciute (Ltu) Team 2002 Aurora RSM
73 Areke Hassink (Ned) Dutch National Team
74 Tina Liebig (Ger) German National Team all s.t.
75 Simona Parente (Ita) Team Catalunya-Aliverti-Kookai 4:40
76 Sonja Traxel (Sui) Swiss National Team s.t.
77 Corine Hierckens (Bel) Bik-Powerplate 5:52
78 Cristina Alcalde Huertanos (Esp) Sabeco
79 Fatima Blazquez Lozano (Esp) Mauco Embutidos both s.t.
80 Emma Davies (GBR) British National Team 7:33

World Cup Standings

1 Sara Carrigan (Aus) Bik-Powerplate 118
2 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team 85
3 Regina Schleicher (Ger) USC Chirio Forno d'Asolo 82
4 Anita Valen (Nor) Bik-Powerplate 77
5 Zoulfia Zabirova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike 75
6 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus) Ausra Gruodis-Safi 74
7 Virginie Moinard (Fra) 57
8 Alison Wright (Aus) Road Runner Guercotti 55
9 Judith Arndt (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 52
10 Katie Mactier (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 50
11 Melissa Holt (NZl) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker 30
12 Oenone Wood (Aus) 30
13 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Team T-Mobile USA 27
14 Nathalie Bates (Aus) 24
15 Magali Le Floch (Fra) Equipe Cycliste Rona-Esker 21
16 Katherine Bates (Aus) Bik-Powerplate 21
17 Sophie Creux (Fra) 20
18 Petra Rossner (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 18
19 Rachel Heal (GBR) 18
20 Sharon Vandromme (Bel) 15
21 Olivia Gollan (Aus) 12
22 Nicole Brandli (Sui) Prato Marathon Bike 12
23 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O Pasta Zara Lorena Camicie 11
24 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu) 11
25 Andrea Bosman (Ned) Bik-Powerplate 10
26 Ioulia Martissova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike 9
27 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) 9
28 Miho Oki (Jpn) Farm Frites-Hartol Cycling Team 8
29 Theresa Senff (Ger) 8
30 Nicole Cooke (GBR) 7
31 Vera Carrara (Ita) Road Runner Guercotti 6
32 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Esp) 5
33 Svetlana Boubnenkova (Rus) Prato Marathon Bike 4
34 Amy Safe (Aus) 4
35 Dori Ruano Sanchon (Esp) 4
36 Elizabeth Williams (NZl) 3
37 Zinaida Stahurskaya (Blr) 3
38 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) Road Runner Guercotti 2
39 Renee Fortunato (Aus) 2
40 Susanne Ljungskog (Sui) 2
41 Margaret Hemsley (Aus) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung 1
42 Aline Camboulives (Fra) 1

Solano Bicycle Classic - Fairfield, California

Saturn Reports

The final stage of the Men's Pro Solano Bicycle Classic ended as it began with Saturn's Chris Horner capturing the top spot on the podium in the final stage.

The final stage of the race was a simple circuit race that saw Horner's Saturn teammate Ina Teutenberg win in the morning. The final 13 lap, 82 mile race saw an early break of seven clear the field. Major contenders for the stage win in the break were 7-UP's John Lieswyn, Marty Nothstein (Navigators) and Mark McCormack (Saturn). The break looked like it might stick until five laps to go when the time gap quickly closed and all the teams wound things up for what looked to be a field sprint.

However, three corners from the final criterium course, race leader Horner sensed an opportunity and pounced. Catching all off guard, Horner put time into what was a serious chase to bring him back to the fold. In a mighty effort, the Saturn rider held off the galloping field for a win of about 50 meters in front of Greg Henderson (7-UP) and Gord Fraser in third. Saturn's Ivan Dominguez was fourth.

Horner's stage win only increased his lead of the overall over second place Jonathon Vaughters (Prime Alliance). Vaughters finished the race winning the King of the Mountain competition in front of Saturn's Will Frischkorn. Saturn won the team competition and finished the weekend winning three of the four stages.

1. Chris Horner - Saturn
2. Greg Henderson - 7-Up
3. Gord Fraser - Health Net
4. Ivan Dominguez

1. Chris Horner - Saturn
2. Jonathon Vaughters - Prime Alliance


The Solano Bicycle Classic wrapped up today in Fairfield, CA under clear blue skies and perfect bike racing temperatures. With the wind relenting after three days of high gusts, the circuit race through the gated neighborhoods offered little challenge for the peloton. At the end of the day the overall titles remained unchanged with T-Mobile's Kimberly Bruckner leaving Solano County dressed in Gold. Top honors of the day were decided in the final meters with Saturn sprinter Ina Teutenberg taking the win.

The women's race saw what appeared to be an unthreatening break go up the road early in the race. The highest placed rider was Sandy Espeseth (Victory Brewing) who was well over six minutes down on race leader Kimberly Bruckner. With Espeseth was Saturn's Ina Teutenberg, Catherine Marsal, Jenny Eyerman, Anne Samplonius, and Erin Carter. The break worked smoothly together, and sat at thirty seconds off the main field for the first of the 5.6 mile laps. T-Mobile seemed unconcerned with the time splits until they topped the two minute mark. Bruckner's soldiers then went to the front to minimize the time the break would gain.

Meanwhile, up in front, the break began to fall apart, with Samplonius, Carter and Eyerman falling off the pace. Espeseth pushed the pace with the hope of moving up in the overall from her eighth place position. The three quickly put time into the three chasers and came into the final finishing stretch for a three up sprint which was handily won by Saturn's Teutenberg. Espeseth was second over Marsal.

Behind race winner Teutenberg, the three chasers were absorbed and the field arrived in total for a sprint for fourth, taken by Tina Mayolo over Saturn's Lyne Bessette. Bruckner arrived safely in the field for the overall win. Saturn's Manon Jutras finished second with her teammate Bessette in third.

1. Ina Teutenberg - Saturn
2. Sandy Espeseth - Victory Brewing
3. Catherine Marsal - Rona

1. Kimberly Bruckner - T-Mobile
2. Manon Jutras - Saturn
3. Lyne Bessette - Saturn

Blizzard Bike Club (Mile 45 Alaska Highway) - Fort St. John, BC

March 30, 2003
Weather: +9 C

Gord Harris won his first race, Sunday, on a very windy Baldonnel Road Circuit, with a time of 51: 34. Lisa Verbisky was second at 56:19 and Ken Nix was third at 56:42.

Eighteen riders came out for the 'Handicapped Start' event. The rider's times are corrected so the fastest riders are last and the other riders get head starts based on last years' 16 km. time trial times. Some riders did 32 km's and some 16km. The riders leave the start at their 'corrected' times. The first one to the finish line, wins!

Gord Harris held off a determined charge by the group of Lisa Verbisky, Ken Nix and Ross Garbutt. Gord won with a corrected time of 51:34. Lisa Verbisky held off Ken Nix for second spot. Barb Polehoykie was 4th at 57:08 and Ross Garbutt 5th at 59:13.

Lucy Janosek was 6th at 59:32, Robert Martens 7th at 1:01:32, Stephen Ferris 1:01:33, Trevor McDonell 1:03:13 and Pat Ferris 1:04:54 rounded out the top ten riders.

Wim Kok was 11th at 1:05:36, Gary Hilderman 1:07:01, Mike Hientzman 1:10:07, Erik Snucins 1:10:53, Matt Jarnagin and Roger St. Jean tied for 15th at 1:11:46, Ed Fornelli 1:13:20 and Jean Guillemette at 1:13:21.

Fastest time of the day was Robert Martens of the 'Scratch Division' with an actual time of 55:23 minutes, one second faster than Stephen Ferris.

This was the sixth race of the club's 2003 event schedule.

The Blizzard Bike Club was established in Northern BC in 1981 and boasts 133 active members in 2002. You can check their web site at for their 90 plus event schedule.

Patrick D. Ferris

Mission accomplie pour Dominique Perras

Montréal, le 30 mars 2003 (Sportcom) - Marco Pantani (Mercatone Uno-Scanavino) a fait plaisir à ses partisans en terminant au deuxième rang de la cinquième et dernière étape de la Semaine cycliste internationale Coppi Bartali, qui reliait les villes de Castellarano et Sassuolo, sur 162 kilomètres. Malgré sa belle prestation, le " Pirate " s'est fait devancer au fil d'arrivée par le Moldave Ruslan Ivanov (Alessio). Dominique Perras a complété l'étape aux environs de la trentième place, à quatre minutes du gagnant. (Les résultats officiels n'étaient pas disponibles au moment d'écrire ces lignes.)

Au classement général final, l'Italien Mirko Celestino (Saeco) a été en mesure de protéger son maillot bleu de meneur, en terminant les cinq jours de course avec une priorité de cinq secondes sur Francesco Casagrande de l'équipe Lampre.

" C'était vraiment la guerre, car avant l'étape d'aujourd'hui (dimanche), il y avait seulement une seconde qui séparait le premier du deuxième ", a révélé Perras, le seul membre de la formation Flanders-IteamNova qui a complété le tour. " Il y a eu plusieurs attaques durant toute la journée. Je me suis vraiment surpris car j'ai été dans le groupe de tête pendant toute la course sauf les dix derniers kilomètres. "

Perras est d'autant plus fier de sa prestation que seulement un peu plus d'une cinquantaine coureurs ont terminé l'épreuve sur un total de 150 partants.

" Je suis content car c'est incroyable comment les courses professionnelles italiennes sont difficiles. Ça monte tout le temps et je suis satisfait d'avoir passé au travers de cette façon. "

Le Brossardois sera de retour en selle samedi, aux Pays-Bas, pour la course Hel van het Mergelland.


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