Trophée International - CDM

Bordeaux, France, August 3, 2001

Results   World Cup standings

Slioussareva wins in France

Millward increases WC lead

By Giana Roberge, Saturn Cycling Team

The seventh stop in the nine race Women's World Cup confirmed once again why Saturn's Anna Millward has worn the Leader's Jersey from the start of the series. Millward came into the Trophee International with a 44 point lead over Acca Due's Mirjam Melchers, which she extended courtesy of a third place behind Russian winner Olga Slioussareva (Carpe Diem) and German Regina Schleicher (Michela Fanini).

The 121.9 kilometre course left the quaint town of La Brede and took the field of 71 women through the beautiful Bordeaux Vineyards and into the Bordeaux Port Town of Pauillac. Racing through the famous areas of Medoc and Margeaux, the women scarcely had time to take note of the history of the wine, as they were busy making history themselves on the flat and extremely fast course. After four years of existence, the Women's World Cup Races are being contested at faster speeds, and with better tactics than they were in the series inception in 1998. No longer is it that the strongest woman wins. Now it takes an entire team, committed to the end goal.

The Saturn's team managed to control the race early on as the flat, wide roads opened up into the expanse of the vineyards. Any breaks were quickly negated with a high tempo sustained. The group arrived complete for the two finishing 20 kilometre circuits, heading up into the hills by the mouth of the waterway. In the strong crosswinds, groups managed to separate away from the field, but Ina Teutenberg, Suzanne Sonye and Petra Rossner were always there to ensure a sprint finish.

A late attack from Diana Ziliute (Acca Due O) established an early lead out, and with three kilometres to the finish the bunch was single file. Rossner delivered Millward with two hundred meters to go, but in the final centimetres, it was Carpe Diem's Olga Slioussareva for the win. Michela Fanini's Regina Schleicher was in second, and Millward finished in third. Millward's third place finish ahead of Melchers, who finished fourth, gave her an additional five-point lead in the World Cup Series. She now has the jersey by 49 points over the Dutchwoman.

Results - 122 km

1 Olga Slioussareva (Rus) Carpe Diem                     3.02.35 (40.1 km/h)
2 Regina Schleicher (Ger) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
3 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn-Timex
4 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Acca Due O-HP-Lorena Camicie
5 Debby Mansveld (Ned) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
6 Monica Valen (Nor) Team Sponsorservice
7 Yvonne Brunen (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol
8 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Spa) Bik-Toscany Sport
9 Mirella Van Melis (Ned) Netherlands
10 Heidi Van De Vijver (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
11 Arenda Grimberg (Ned) Acca Due O-HP-Lorena Camicie
12 Esther Van Der Helm (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol
13 Svetlana Samokhvalova (Rus) Carpe Diem-Itera
14 Patricia Roel Vazquez (Spa) Spanish National Team B
15 Youlia Martissova (Rus) Carpe Diem-Itera
16 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
17 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Netherlands
18 Magali Le Floc'h (Fra) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
19 Vanja Vonckx (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
20 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O-HP-Lorena Camicie
21 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn-Timex
22 Pamela Schuster (USA) Rest of the World
23 Christine Mos (Ned) Bik-Toscany Sport                   0.04
24 Jorunn Kvalo (Nor) Team Sponsorservice                  0.06
25 Miho Oki (Jap) Rest of the World
26 Vera Carrara (Ita) Carpe Diem-Itera                     0.07
27 Emma James (Aus) Rest of the World                      0.09
28 Iryna Chuzhynova (Ukr) Edilsavino
29 Fonny Wekema (Ned) Bik-Toscany Sport
30 Olga Zabelinskia (Rus) Carpe Diem-Itera
31 Eneritz Iturriaga (Spa) Spanish National Team A
32 Baukje Doedee (Ned) Netherlands
33 Lara Ruthven (USA) Carpe Diem-Itera
34 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O-HP-Lorena Camicie
35 Gema Pascual (Spa) Spanish National Team A
36 Ghita Beltman (Ned) Netherlands
37 Leticia Gil Parra (Spa) Spanish National Team B
38 Wenche Stensvold (Nor) Team Sponsorservice
39 E. Chevanne Brunel (Fra) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
40 Cindy Pieters (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team
41 Simona Parente (Ita) Edilsavino
42 Sharon Van Essen (Ned) Farm Frites-Hartol
43 Cybil Di Guistini (Can) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
44 Solrun Flatas (Nor) Team Sponsorservice
45 Emmanuelle Farcy (Fra) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
46 Sandra Wampfler (Swi) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
47 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) C.A. Mantes La Ville 78
48 Maribel Moreno Allue (Spa) Spanish National Team B
49 Monica Ceccon (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
50 Fatima Blazquez Lozano (Spa) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
51 Natalya Kachalka (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
52 Teodora Ruano Sanchon (Spa) Spanish National Team B
53 Lenie Dijkstra (Ned) Bik-Toscany Sport
54 Judith Arndt (Ger) Rest of the World                    0.24
55 Madeleine Lindberg (Swe) Farm Frites-Hartol             0.32
56 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn-Timex                  2.13
57 Rhonda Quick (USA) Rest of the World                    2.35
58 Frederika Van De Wiel (Ned) Netherlands
59 Carmen Bravo Soba (Spa) Bik-Toscany Sport
60 Minke Van Dongen (Ned) Netherlands
61 Suzanna Sonye (USA) Saturn-Timex
62 Joan Wilson (USA) Rest of the World
63 Patricia Zulato (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
64 Maya Escolar Sardon (Spa) Spanish National Team A

DNF Marika Murer (Swi) S.C. Michela Fanini Record Rox
DNF Wendie Kramp (Ned) Bik-Toscany Sport
DNF Nicole Brandli (Swi) Edilsavino
DNF Sonia Rocca (Ita) Edilsavino
DNF Irene Puccioni (Ita) Edilsavino
DNF Rocio Gamonal Ferrera (Spa) ESPA
DNF Veerle Ingels (Bel) Vlaanderen-T-Interim Ladies Team

World Cup standings after round 7

1 Anna Millward (Aus)                    303 pts
2 Mirjam Melchers (Ned)                  252
3 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe)                165
4 Zinaida Stahurskaia (Blr)               91
5 Fabiana Luperini (Ita)                  86
6 Heidi Van De Vijver (Bel)               86
7 Sara Felloni (Ita)                      76
8 Olga Slioussareva (Rus)                 75
9 Petra Rossner (Ger)                     75
10 Geneviève Jeanson (Can)                75
11 Debby Mansveld (Ned)                   62
12 Ceris Gilfillan (GBr)                  54
13 Regina Schleicher (Ger)                50
14 Edita Pucinskaite (Ltu)                45
15 Sarah Ulmer (NZl)                      45
16 Priska Doppmann (Swi)                  39
17 Sandy Espeseth (Can)                   36
18 Lyne Bessette (Can)                    35
19 Trixi Worrack (Ger)                    35
20 Rochelle Gilmore (Aus)                 35
21 Alison Wright (Aus)                    34
22 Mari Holden (USA)                      33
23 Chantal Beltman (Ned)                  32
24 Sarah Symington (GBr)                  32
25 Sara Carrigan (Aus)                    30
26 Simona Parente (Ita)                   30
27 Cindy Pieters (Bel)                    29
28 Vera Hohlfeld (Ger)                    25
29 Giovanna Troldi (Ita)                  25
30 Monica Valen (Nor)                     24
31 Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (Fra)           24
32 Miho Oki (Jpn)                         24
33 Nicole Brändli (Swi)                   24
34 Yvonne Brunen (Ned)                    21
35 Madeleine Lindberg (Swe)               21
36 Bridget Evans (Aus)                    21
37 Rosalind Reekie-May (NZl)              19
38 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Spa)            18
39 Elisabeth Tadich (Aus)                 18
40 Yvonne Mcgregor (GBr)                  16
41 Mirella Van Melis (Ned)                15
42 Kimberly Bruckner (USA)                15
43 Paula Macnamara (USA)                  15
44 Arenda Grimberg (Ned)                  13
45 Melissa Holt (NZl)                     13
46 Joanne Kiesandowski (NZl)              11
47 Susy Pryde (NZl)                       11
48 Fany Lecourtois (Fra)                  11
49 Lara Ruthven (USA)                     11
50 Gina Grain (Can)                       10
51 Judith Arndt (Ger)                     10
52 Esther Van Der Helm (Ned)               9
53 Karry Ellen Hellmuth (USA)              9
55 Melanie Sears (GBr)                     8
57 Jenny Algelid (Swe)                     8
54 Svetlana Samokhvalova (Rus)             8
56 Sophie Creux (Fra)                      8
58 Sandra Wampfler (Swi)                   8
61 Rhonda Quick (USA)                      7
60 Anne Samplonius (Can)                   7
59 Patricia Roel Vazquez (Spa)             7
62 Hayley Rutherford (Aus)                 7
64 Erin Carter (Can)                       6
63 Youlia Martissova (Rus)                 6
65 Kym Shirley (Aus)                       6
66 Anke Erlank (RSA)                       6
68 Vanessa Rochelle Cheatley (NZl)         5
67 Jennifer Dial (USA)                     5
69 Margaret Hemsley (Aus)                  5
70 Sigrid Corneo (Ita)                     4
71 Olga Zabelinskaia (Rus)                 4
74 Emma James (Aus)                        4
72 Séverine Desbouys (Fra)                 4
73 Luisiana Pegoraro (Ita)                 4
76 Cybil Di Guistini (Can)                 3
77 Nataliya Kachalka (Ukr)                 3
75 Magalie Lefloc'h (Fra)                  3
78 Joane Somarriba Arrola (Spa)            3
79 Katia Longhin (Ita)                     3
83 Vera Carrara (Ita)                      2
80 Vanja Vonckx (Bel)                      2
81 Manon Jutras (Can)                      2
82 Katie Mactier (Aus)                     2
85 Marcia Eicher-Vouets (Swi)              1
87 Pamela Schuster (USA)                   1
84 Mélanie Dorion (Can)                    1
86 Tatiana Stiajkina (Ukr)                 1