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Kansas City, Kansas, USA, December 13-16, 2007

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Race 7 - December 15: U-23 Women

Dombroski Defends U23 Title

By Wendy Booher and Sean Weide

Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella - Kona)
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Amid furiously ringing bells and rabid cheers, Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella-Kona) of Boulder, Colorado became the first to test the course and she found it just fine for defending her Under 23 women's title. "Last year we didn't have conditions like this," Dombroski said. "I guess the hardest part was warming up on the course and being like, 'Oh my gosh, I actually have to ride this and race this?!' So I think the thing that was harder about this year was the pre-race preparation."

Dombroski took the hole shot and rode away from the field, leaving Kate Scheider (Fts-North Atlantic Velo) and Kacey Manderfield (Verducci-Breakaway) to duke it out for second place. Scheider led the first lap until Manderfield passed her at the top of the second set of stairs at the far end of the course. Dombroski rode easily to victory, one minute and 13 seconds ahead of Manderfield.


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U23 Women (9.24 km)
1 Amy Dombroski (Velo Bella - Kona)                  36.20
2 Kacey Manderfield (Verducci/Breakaway)              1.13
3 Kate Scheider (Fts/North Atlantic Velo)             2.21
4 Natasha Cowie (Velo Bella - Kona)                   3.10
5 Tela Crane (Rad Racing Nw)                          5.23
6 Ally Stacher (Lees-Mcrae College)                   6.48
7 Jennifer Stebbins (Workers Comp Solutions/Eve)      7.27
8 Rachel Knott (Csu Rams)                             8.06
9 Sarah Lukas (Pcw Cycling)                          11.43
10 Julia Manley (Colorado State University)          12.40
11 Lauren Trull (Appalachian State Cycling Te)       14.02
12 Kristin Jo Markham                                     

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