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Redlands Bicycle Classic - 2.5/2.9.2

Redlands, California, March 23-28, 2004

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The Stages

  • Prologue - March 23: Mt Rubidoux Time Trial, 5km
  • Stage 1 - March 24: Crestline Road Race, 85.5/138.2km
  • Stage 2 - March 25: Redlands Ford Oak Glen Road Race, 129/171.7km
  • Stage 3 - March 26: The Sun Panorama Point Road Race, 67.6/97.6km
  • Stage 4 - March 27: Salton Criterium, 60/90mins
  • Stage 5 - March 28: Redlands Business Center Sunset Road Race, 99.5/142km

Horner and Jeanson the riders to beat

Saturn takes the win in 2003
Photo: © Rob Karman
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With only one day's rest after racing at Pomona Valley Stage race last weekend, teams with riders from 14 countries will line up tomorrow for the Mt Rubidoux time trial that kicks off the Redlands Bicycle Classic. The event that has now been running for two decades is perhaps even more enticing for riders this year, as one of its stages, particularly the Panorama Point Road Race, covers a lot of similar ground to the US Olympic Trials, which will be raced on in June. The winner of the trial event will be automatically selected for the Olympic Games in Athens.

The classic starts with the 5km prologue and continues to include four challenging road races and a criterium over the following five days, taking in a mixture of terrain ranging from windy high dessert to mountain top finishes.

In the men's race, Chris Horner (Webcor), who has won this event four times to date, will be back to defend his title coming off a win at Pomona on the weekend. Horner says his "legs are in just as good form as last year, if not a little better" and is keen to have a go at Redlands with his new team.

Last year, the week of men's racing was dominated by Horner and his Saturn team, with himself, Nathan O'Neill and Tom Danielson taking first through third positions respectively and the next closest rider coming in thirteen minutes behind them in the general classification.

It all started when they filled the podium in the 5km prologue, but the stage to talk about is the final stage of the race where the trio found themselves in a three man break away early in the day simply because they were attacking on the KOM to protect Danielson's third place on GC from Jonathan Vaughters. Before they knew it they had a big gap and they never looked back. By the end of the stage, they were 12 minutes in front of the peloton.

This year however, the situation is a little different and the teams a little more evenly spread with no one team predicted to dominate, although with Horner's recent form, he is certainly going into the race as a favourite. Additionally, US Postal have a strong team present and Health Net/Maxxis have had a string of wins already this year. Sierra Nevada were strong in Pomona, as was Cesar Grejales (Jittery Joe's) and Jelly Belly will also be in the running. Finally, let's not forget Colavita Olive Oil with the US Pro Champion, Mark McCormack, however Nathan O'Neill, who set the standard in the prologue last year, is out with an injury and will be replaced by his teammate Juan Jose Haedo.

Genevieve Jeanson celebrates her double win
Photo: © Rob Karman
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In the women's race it will be Genevieve Jeanson (Rona) as the rider to watch. Last year she won the time trial and three other stages convincingly, with the only two stages she didn't win being taken by Saturn's Ina Teutenberg. By the end of the six days, Jeanson had over 12 minutes on second placed rider Lyne Bessette.

This year, Jeanson has not had the desired start to her season. She has form, but was forced to pull out of the Tucson Bicycle Classic with a knee problem after dominating the road race. She is back in Redlands however, to defend her title and she will have previous winner of Redlands, Bessette (Quark) to contend with who is also coming off a victory at Pomona. Apart from Quark and Rona, with the women's teams also very rearranged from last year, it is still difficult to tell which teams are the favourites. Genesis Scuba, however, are on a winning streak with their sprinters Tina Pic and Laura Van Gilder, and teams such as Victory Brewing and T-Mobile are also looking good so far this season.

The weather is predicted to be a fine 70 degree day tomorrow to start the racing. Tune back into Cyclingnews for race results and reports.

Start list

Webcor Builders Cycling Team                 U.S. Postal Service
1 Chris Horner (USA)                         11 Dave Zabriskie (USA)
2 Charles Dionne (Can)                       12 Damon Kluck (USA)
3 Imanol Ayesteran (Spa)                     13 Daniel Rincon (Col)
4 Ted Huang (USA)                            14 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel)
5 James Mattis (USA)                         15 Michael Creed (USA)
6 Justin England (USA)                       16 Patrick McCarty (USA)
7 Marc Hegenlocher (USA)                     17 Robbie Ventura (USA)
8 Ben Haldeman (USA)

Health Net/Maxxis                            Sierra Nevada
21 Gord Fraser (Can)                         31 Trent Klasna (USA)
22 Greg Henderson (NZl)                      32 Eric Wohlberg (Can)
23 Brice Jones (USA)                         33 Glen Mitchell (NZl)
24 John Lieswyn (USA)                        34 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
25 Scott Moninger (USA)                      35 Russell Hamby (USA)
26 Danny Pate (USA)                          36 Matt Dubberley (USA)
27 Mike Sayers (USA)                         37 Chris McGovern (USA)
28 Chris Wherry (USA)                        38 Jason Klikna (USA)

Jelly Belly                                   Ofoto
41 Ben Brooks (Aus)                          51 Erik Saunders (USA)
42 Caleb Manion (Aus)                        52 Tim Larkin (USA)
43 Kirk Albers (USA)                         53 Jason Bausch (USA)
44 Adam Bergman (USA)                        54 Peter Lopinto (USA)
45 Doug Otterenshaw (USA)                    55 Scott Zwizanski (USA)
46 Alex Candelario (USA)                     56 Nicko Biskner (USA)
47 Ernie Lechuge (USA)                       57 Andrew Bajadali (USA)
48 Mariano Fredrick (USA)                    58 Zach Walker (USA)

Team Seasilver                               Shimano Racing
61 Jacob Erker (USA)                         71 Hisafumi Imanishi (Jap)
62 Adam Livingston (USA)                     72 Yoshyuki Abe (Jap)
63 Peteer Knudsen (USA)                      73 Tomoya Kano (Jap)
64 Daniel Ramsey (USA)                       74 Shinri Suzuki (Jap)
65 Matthew Sadauckas (USA)                   75 Hidenori Nodera (Jap)
66 Drew Deters (USA)                         76 Yoshimasa Hirose (Jap)
67 Neil Shirley (USA)                        77 Kaoru Ouchi (Jap)
68 Greg Bourque (USA)                        78 Masamichi Yamamoto (Jap)

Colavita Pro Cycling                         Jittery Joe's Coffee
81 Mark McCormack (USA)                      91 Christopher Pic (USA)
82 Juan Jose Haedo (Aus)                      92 Jeff Hopkins (Aus)
83 Aaron Olson (USA)                         93 Jonathan Jundt (USA)
84 Will Frischkorn (USA)                     94 Cesar Grajales (Col)
85 Ivan Dominguez (USA)                      95 Jesse Lawler (USA)
86 Todd Herriott (USA)                       96 Chad Hartley (USA)
87 Gustavo Artacho (USA)                     97 Jed Schneider (USA)
88 Tyler Wren (USA)                          98 Jacob Rosenbarger (USA)

McGuire Pro Cycling                          U23 National Team
101 Dave McCook (USA)                        111 Alan Obye (USA)
102 Mike Taylor (USA)                        112 Nick Waite (USA)
103 Dave Fuentes (USA)                       113 John Devine (USA)
104 Vigus Devon (USA)                        114 Walker Ferguson (USA)
105 Danish Jamiel (USA)                      115 Kevin Bouchard-Hall (USA)
106 Josh Klikna (USA)                        116 Ryan Trebon (USA)
107 Colin Beardsley (USA)                    117 Perry Paolmi (USA)
108 Patrick Dunaway (USA)

Velo Club LaGrange                           Team Monex
121 Victor Ayala (Mex)                       131 Davide Frattini (Ita)
122 Josh Horowitz (USA)                      132 Matt Gilbert (NZl)
123 Geoff Rapoport (USA)                     133 Gordon McCauley (USA)
124 Marco Rios (Mex)                         134 Enrique Espinoa (Col)
125 Rob Alvarez (USA)                        135 Kyle Gritters (USA)
126 Mike Zagorski (GBr)                      136 Karl Bodine (USA)
127 David Bly (USA)                          137 Andy Crater (USA)
128 Stuart Press (USA)                       138 Patrick Carro (USA)

Landis/Trek/VW (USA)                         TIAA-CREF Development team
141 Brian Lemke (USA)                        151 Blake Caldwell (USA)
142 Scott Price (USA)                        152 Zachary Grabowski (USA)
143 Jacob Rubelt (USA)                       153 Nathan Mitchell (USA)
144 Tim Carolan (USA)                        154 Ian MacGregor (USA)
145 Andrew Miller (USA)                      155 Sheldon Deeny (USA)
146 Daniel Rooke (USA)                       156 Andrew Manart (USA)
147 Todd Bauer (USA)                         157 Craig Lewis (USA)
148 Ryan Blickem (USA)                       158 Timmy Duggan (USA)

Pacific Sport National Cycling               IMPSport
161 Roddi Lega (Can)                         171 Liam Killeen (GBr)
162 Mark Webster (Can)                       172 Philip Dixon (GBr)
163 Derek McMaster (Can)                     173 Chris Spence (GBr)
164 Phil Edamura (Can)                       174 Martin Ford (GBr)
165 Eric Holland (Can)                       175 Chuck Hill (USA)
166 Chris Reid (Can)                         176 John Hackman (USA)
167 Taylor Little (Can)                      177 Steve Tilford (USA)
168 Yashito Tsuji (Jap)

Reno Wheelmen                                Global Sales-Healthy Choice
181 Michael Hernandez (USA)                  191 John Osguthorpe (USA)
182 Bart Fidelus (USA)                       192 Sandy Perrins (USA)
183 Joshua Gernitz (Arg)                     193 Jon Tarkington (USA)
184 Robert Rigg (Can)                        194 Allan Butler (USA)
185 Jacques Benoit (USA)                     195 Bryson Perry (USA)
186 Chris Zukowski (USA)                     196 Chuck Coyle (USA)
187 Erik Van den Akker (USA)                 197 Gordy Jackson (USA)
188 Randy Rusk (USA)                         198 Calvin Allan (USA)

Aerospace Engineering/Atlas Mining 
201 Emile Abraham (Tri)                      211 Steve Mlujeak (USA)
202 Simon Kessler (RSA)                      212 Eddy Hilger (USA)
203 Frank Travieso (Cub)                     213 Daniel Doornbos (USA)
204 Chris Frederick (USA)                    214 Luis Amelburu (USA)
205 Eric Murphy (USA)                        215 Josh Gewirtz (USA)
206 Chris DeLuise (USA)                      216 Justin Lucke (USA)
207 Jeffery Orr (USA)                        217 Peter Penzell (USA)
208 Hugh Moran (USA)                         218 Lance Doherty (USA)

Taylor Cycling Team                          Team Dare
221 John Hunt (USA)                          231 Miguel Meza (USA)
222 Brian Sheedy (USA)                       232 Rigoberto Meza (USA)
223 Kirk Ditterich (USA)                     233 Edgar Yepez (USA)
224 Aron Huerta (USA)                        234 Keith Miller (USA)
225 John Hopley (USA)                        235 Juan Bravo (USA)
                                             236 Ruben Meza (USA)
SDBC-Team San Diego                          237 Michael Stroud (USA)
241 Christopher McDonald (USA)               238 Jeremiah Wiiscovitch (USA)
242 David Gustafson (USA)
243 Samuel Dean (USA)                        Endeavour Cycling
244 Chris Daggs (USA)                        251 Frank Pipp (USA)
245 Craig Wohlschlaeger (USA)                252 Bryan Smith (USA)
246 Nick Trusty (USA)                        253 Bryce Mead (USA)
247 Todd Terlecki (USA)                      254 Nicholas Reistad (USA)
248 Miichael Henson (USA)                    255 Carlos Vargas (USA)
                                             256 Edrendel Fingerson (USA)

Team Rona                                    Team S.A.T.S.
301 Genvieve Jeanson (Can)                   311 Meredith Miller (USA)
302 Anna Milkowski (USA)                     312 Mette Fischer Andreasen (Den)
303 Andrea Hannos (Can)                      313 Trine Hansen (Den)
304 Helen Kelly (Aus)                        314 Christina Peick-Anderson (Den)
305 Kathryn Curi (USA)                       315 Karina Sorensen (Den)
306 Katrina Grove (USA)
                                             Victory Brewing
Team T-Mobile                                331 Sandy Espeseth (Can)
321 Kim Anderson (USA)                       332 Nicle Demars (Can)
322 Lynn Gaggioli (USA)                      333 Gina Grain (Can)
323 Susan Haywood (USA)                      334 Lauren Franges (USA)
324 Mari Holden (USA)                        335 Brooke Ourada (USA)
325 Lara Kroepsch (USA)                      336 Johanna Buick (NZl)
326 Kristin Armstrong (USA)
                                             Team Kenda Tire
Team Basis                                   351 Debbie Dust (USA)
341 Kate Maher (USA)                         352 Katherine Sherwin (USA)
342 Lauren Gaffney (USA)                     353 Carla Hukee (USA)
343 Stephanie Hannos (USA)                   354 Catherine Walberg (USA)
344 Chrissy Ruiter (USA)                     355 Betsy Sellers (USA)
345 Kristin Johnson (USA)                    356 Carol Neal (USA)

Genesis Scuba / FFCC                         Terry Precision
361 Susan Palmer-Komar (Can)                 371 Rosie Garlapow (USA)
362 Tina Pic (USA)                           372 Julie Hutsebaut (Can)
363 Laura Van Gilder (USA)                   373 Chloe Black (Can)
364 Rook Campbell (USA)                      374 Ivana Bisaro (Can)
365 Kori Kelly (USA)
366 Grace Fleury (USA)                       The Bicycle Store /
                                             391 Magen Long (USA)
Vitamin Cottage                              392 Sarah Faulkner (USA)
381 Renee Eastman (USA)                      393 Elizabeth Morse (USA)
382 Julie Emmerman (USA)                     394 Jessica Peil (USA)
383 Eszter Horanyi (USA)                     395 Sherri Stedje (USA)
384 Amanda Lawerence (USA)                   396 Aimee Vasse (USA)

Lake Mary Cycles/ORC                         Tamarack/Goldy's
401 Megan Esmonde (USA)                      411 Suz Weldon (USA)
402 Kerry Soraci (USA)                       412 Carrie Eller (USA)
403 Cynthia Carroll (USA)                    413 Sima Trapp (Ira)
404 Bridget Evans (Aus)                      414 Jana Repulski (USA)
405 Suzanne Macht (Can)                      415 Emily Westbrook (USA)
406 Melissa Kerr (Can)
                                             Verizon Wireless - Wheelworks
Team Ford                                    431 Janine Verstraeten (USA)
421 Melanie McQuaid (Can)                    432 Sara Bresnick (USA)
422 Dara Marks-Marino (USA)                  433 Ann Marie Miller (USA)
423 Lisa Matlock (USA)                       434 Leah Toffolon (USA)
424 Sarah Noble (Can)
                                             Wells Fargo/Ragatz
Webcor Cycling Team                          451 Lisa Magness (USA)
441 Feliciia Greer (USA)                     452 Melissa Sanborn (USA)
442 Stefanie Graeter (USA)                   453 Kerry Rohan (USA)
443 Cat Malone (USA)                         454 Becky Broeder (USA)
444 Yukie Nakamura (USA)                     455 Heidii Stamm (USA)
445 Christine Thorburn (USA)                 456 Maatje Benassi (Ned)

WLTR Women's Racing                          ABD Racing Team
461 Tina Elliott (USA)                       471 Alisha Little (USA)
462 Rachel Massey (USA)                      472 Kelly Benjamin (USA)
463 Kristine Biilyeau (USA)                  473 Sarah Tillotson (USA)
464 Kristin Linton (USA)                     474 Brenda Lyons (USA)
465 Mandi Hall (USA)                         475 Laura Weislo (USA)
                                             476 Ali McNulty (USA)
CRCA/Team Aquafina
481 Tina Skelly (USA)                        Dizzy Chicks
482 Elisa Gagnon (Can)                       491 Barb Zimich (Can)
483 Katie Lambden (USA)                      492 Moriah MacGregor (Can)
484 Tara Parsons (USA)                       493 Christine Fletcher (Can)
                                             494 Patricia Ross (USA)
9th/9th - SLC                                495 Beth Leasure (USA)
501 Alison Littlefield (USA)
502 Kirsten Kotval (USA)                     Paramount Racing
503 Crystal Yap (USA)                        511 Jane Despas (Aus)
504 Karen Dodge (USA)                        512 Kim Cunningham (USA)
                                             513 Carli Figueroa (USA)
Quark Cycling Team                           514 Julia Whiteside (Ger)
521 Lyne Bessette (Can)
522 Megan Elliott (USA)                      Velo Bella
523 Magali LeFloch (Fra)                     531 Elizabeth Begosh (USA)
524 Amy Moore (Can)                          532 Gabriela Gonzales De Ferr (Mex)
525 Jessica Phillips (USA)                   533 Hiroko Shimada (Jap)
                                             534 Christine Vardaros (USA)
LaGrange                                     535 Judy Hay (USA)
541 Betsy Bloom-Galenti (USA)                536 Susy Pryde (NZl)
542 Laura Downey (USA)
543 Nicole Brandt (USA)                      Red 5 Racing
544 Desire Utzig (USA)                       551 Jennifer Eyerman (USA)
545 Carla Koehler (USA)                      552 Rhonda Quick (USA)
546 Catherine Powers (USA)                   553 Jennifer Stevens (USA)
                                             554 Jennifer Todd (USA)
TDS-Schwalbe                                 555 Michelle Beltran (USA)
561 Anne Samplonius (Can)                    556 April Anderson (USA)
562 Karen Bockel (Ger)
563 Megan Monroe (USA)
564 Joan Davies (USA)
565 Erin Carter (Can)
566 Shawn Heidgen (USA)

Past winners

Men                                   Women

2003 - Chris Horner                   2003 - Genevieve Jeanson
2002 - Chris Horner                   2002 - Judith Arndt
2001 - Trent Klasna                   2001 - Genevieve Jeanson
2000 - Chris Horner                   2000 - Alison Dunlap
1999 - Christian Vandevelde           1999 - Lyne Bessette
1998 - Jonathan Vaughters             1998 - Mari Holden
1997 - Dariuz Baranowski              1997 - Susy Pryde
1996 - Tomasz Brozyna                 1996 - Alison Dunlap
1995 - Scott Moninger                 1995 - Linda Brenneman
1994 - Malcolm Elliott                1994 - Jeanne Golay
1993 - Malcolm Elliott                1993 - Linda Brenneman
1992 - Scott Fortner                  1992 - Linda Brenneman
1991 - Randy Whicker
1990 - Dmitri Zhadanov                1987 - Suzanne Ferguson
1989 - Scott Moninger                 1986 - Suzanne Sonye
1988 - Alexi Grewal
1987 - Dag-Otto Lauritzen
1986 - Davis Phinney
1985 - Thurlow Rogers