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Results and Reports for June 15-21, 2002


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Jacksonville Classic
Penney Farms Road Race
Port of Catoosa Spring Crit
Jefferson Cup Road Race
Spin City Criterium
Spin City Circuit Race
OBRA Banana Belt Road Racing Series #2

Washington Cup #2
Pure Austin Pace Bend Road Race
Ronde Ohop Circuit Race
Jack Frost Time Trial
UCSD Boulevard Road Race

JAR Tour of the Bahamas
RMR #2
CU criterium

Bob Hansing Cup #1



Nature Valley Grand Prix

Minnesota, June 14-16, 2002

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Stage 2 - June 15: Criterium, St. Paul


Report courtesy of Jason Waddell, Mathis Brothers

This criterium course has it all: a 180 degree turn, a small hill, a sweeping fast downhill and just enough fast guys to make it really hurt the whole way round.

Today was an average day for me and I knew it from the start. I was stuck mid pack for most of the first half of the race while my team-mate Nick Kiernan made the early break. I made my way to the front to discourage some breaks and found myself following the wheel of McCook (Prime Alliance) when he attacked to get across to the break. Looking up coming out of a turn I notice my team-mate Nick on a Shimano neutral service bike (his seatpost broke) and he wasn't happy to not be in the break any longer.

I asked him to give it everything he had, and for half a lap he straight up killed the pedals and pulled off to make McCook take a pull. McCook soft pedalled his pull so I jumped him and 3/4 of a lap later I was the last rider to make the break. I should have taken about two laps to catch the leaders because I never recovered from my effort. Prime Alliance had three riders in the break, Saturn had Frank M, and John L was there for 7Up. I sat at the absolute rear of the break except when J-Me Carney was there, as he looked worse than I did, and we both watched all the guys take turns trying to escape.

John L won, but the ride of the day has to go to Kirk O'Bee as he pulled a four rider break in by himself after three laps on the front. His team-mate Marty N couldn't follow when the final break went; I finished 4th in the group sprint (9th for the crit) and was really tired, but also happy with 2 top 10 NRC Calendar results.


Stage results - Men 1/2    Women

1 John Lieswyn (7 UP)
2 Michael Johnson (Schroeder Iron)
3 Jonathan Page (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
4 Dale Sedgwick (Bianchi/Grand Performance)
5 Chris Horner (Prime Alliance)
6 Marty Nothstein (Navigators)
7 Robbie Ventura (US Postal)
8 Frank McCormack (Saturn)
9 Jason Waddell (Mathis Brothers)
10 David McCook (Prime Alliance)
11 Jamie Paolinetti (Schroeder Iron)
12 Roberto Gaggioli (Ahore a Vita)
13 Jason McCartney (Jelly Belly)
14 Michael Olheiser (veloclips)
15 Frank Pipp (Great Dane Velo Club)
16 Frank Dierking (Great Dane Velo Club)
17 Jeremy Sartain (Bianchi/Grand Performance)
18 Cameron Hughes (Pharmacia)
19 Wesley Seigler
20 Jacob Erker (Schroeder Iron)
21 Kirk Obee (Navigators)
22 Jame Carney (Prime Alliance)
23 Steven Cate (Mathis Brothers)
24 Mike Tillman (Schroeder Iron)
25 Ryan Guay (Navigators)
26 Rahsaan Bahati (Saturn)
27 Ben Sharp (Pharmacia)
28 Cameron Evans (Broadmark Capitol)
29 Paol Holm (Bianchi/Grand Performance)
30 Darren Pipp (GDVC)
1 Laura Vangilder (Trek Plus)
2 Kim Davidge (Saturn)
3 Jessica Phillips (Saturn)
4 Suzanne Sonye (Saturn)
5 Tania Duff-Miller (Freddie Fu)
6 Charm Breon (Freddie Fu)
7 Sarah Tillotson (Athletes by Design)
8 Emily Gloeckner (VERITAS Womens Cycling Team)
9 Teresa Moriarty (MBRC/Flanders)
10 Kerry Sorachi (Diet Rite)
11 Shawn Heidgen (Athletes by Design)
12 Kristy Scrymgeour (Saturn)
13 Lynn Brotzman (Trek)
14 Kori Kelly (Citrus Valley Velo)
15 Larssyn Staley (Saturn Development)
16 Mary Georgetti (NEBC/Cycleloft)
17 Jody Koch (Trek-VW Midwest)
18 Sophie St. Jacques (Trek Plus)
19 Amyazellie Tremelling (Trek VW Midwest)
20 Kelly Benjamin


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