Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic - NE

USA, June 28-July 1, 2001

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Stage 3 – June 30: Unitil/FG&E Road Race, 167 km/110 km (M/W)

Men    Women

Jeanson & Bessette dominate

By Giana Roberge, Saturn Cycling team

Stage three offered surprises for both the men and women. The morning dawned hot and sticky with the clear threat of thunderstorms. The course was a hilly 11-mile circuit that took the riders up and down the foothill of Mt. Wachusett. Every lap tested the riders with a steep climb through the town of Princeton, and onto the rolling entrance to the mountain.

The women's race began as expected, with second place Genevieve Jeanson attacking race leader Lyne Bessette. The two danced away with only Sue Komar (Jane Cosmetics) able to follow. The threesome raced at a good clip with Jeanson leading the way until a gap of nearly four minutes was established. At this point Jeanson began to attack Bessette and Komar. Only Bessette could respond to the continual attacks from Jeanson, and the two dislodged Komar. After half a lap Jeanson became aware that the attacks would not shake Bessette from her wheel.

The cat and mouse game began, allowing Komar to rejoin the group. Noticing that the two were more concerned with each other than her, Komar attacked and raced away. Soon her gap to Bessette moved her into position of race leader on the road. In a game of nerves, Bessette waited patiently for her Saturn team-mates to join her. Then the steady effort of Kim Davidge, Suzanne Sonye and Anke Erlank brought Komar back to within range. On the ascent of the mountain, Jeanson again attacked Bessette. The two quickly caught and again dropped Komar. In the final 100 meters Bessette attacked on the steepest part of the climb and attempted to hold Jeanson off for the win. Jeanson, knowing she would now not win the overall, fought hard for the stage win and nipped Bessette by inches at the finish.

In the midst of rumblings of thunder and lightening strikes, Bessette was awarded the leader’s Jersey. She is now one stage away from what could be an unprecedented three-peat win of the Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic.

Stage three to Jeanson

By Claude Larouche, Equipe Rona

Geneviève Jeanson (RONA) prevailed in another stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, but with too slender a lead to wrench the leader's orange jersey from Lyne Bessette (Saturn Timex). With a 3" advance at the finish line and a 10" bonus to Bessette's 5", Jeanson still trailed Bessette by 39 seconds.

Susan Palmer Komar (Jane Cosmetics) finished third today, 1'47" behind Jeanson, to round out the all-Canadian podium. Emily Thorne (USA, TREK) came in fourth, and Gabriela Gonzalez de Ferrat (Mex, RONA) and Amy Jarvis (Can, RONA) took fifth and sixth place. Today's results mean these four racers climbed to top ranks in the general standings. Palmer Komar is now in third place, ahead of Emily Thorne, Andrea Hannos, Anke Erlank (South Africa, Saturn Timex), Gabriela de Ferrat and Amy Jarvis. Manon Jutras is in 21st place and Mélanie Nadeau leapt up to 23rd after an excellent finish today in 20th place.

Geneviève Jeanson held on to the Queen of the Mountain jersey.


Today's stage consisted of six laps of an 18.1-km loop through the townships of Princeton and Worcester. The race finished with a tough 2-km climb to the summit of Wachusett Mountain, the highest point in eastern Massachusetts. Total length: 111 km.

Playing her cards carefully, Lyne Bessette spent the whole race on Jeanson's tail, accelerating when Jeanson accelerated and slowing down when Jeanson slowed down. In the first Queen of the Mountain sprint, Laura VanGilder (USA, Verizon Wireless) came through first, followed by Jeanson, Bessette et Palmer Komar, with the pack 30 seconds behind.

It was on the second lap, at the foot of the hill leading up to the Princeton church, that Jeanson launched her attack. By the end of the second lap, the day's fastest, Jeanson was like a bullet, drawing Bessette and Palmer Komar along in her wake, 1'54" ahead of a pack that was being led by RONAs and Saturn Timexes, already starting to leave other competitors behind. Only Bessette was able to maintain Geneviève's pace, and Komar fell back. But after two laps working alone, keeping ahead of Bessette who was stubbornly refusing to leave her wheel - naturally - Jeanson decided to let first Palmer and then the whole pack catch up to her, rather than waste all her energy trying to outdistance her number-one rival. "I slowed down to about 15 kph," Jeanson recounted after the race, "and Lyne was still right on my wheel."

"I even tried to push her back behind Geneviève in the pack," added Gabriela Gonzalez de Ferrat, "but it was just impossible. It was as if Geneviève's wheel was Lyne's most prized possession!"

They slowed down so much that in no time Palmer was out in front with a 4-minute lead, making her, temporarily at least, the leader of the race! Faced with this unexpected threat to the orange jersey, the Saturn Timexes had to give chase. Anke Erlank (South Africa, Saturn Timex) went on the offensive and Manon Jutras (Can, RONA) was fast on her tail. Then it was Amy Jarvis, working to make sure VanGilder didn't snatch up too many Queen of the Mountain points. Suzanne Sonye (USA, Saturn Timex) was close behind.

Taking advantage of all this cat-and-mousing, Palmer Komar arrived alone at the foot of the final assent. From over 4 minutes, however, her lead had shrunk to a few seconds, and she was in the pack's sight line.

The final argument between Jeanson and Bessette began at the foot of Wachusett Mountain. They climbed nose to nose, passing Palmer Komar 1,200 meters from the finish line. At the top, the spectators saw Lyne Bessette arrive first, frowning with effort. But Jeanson appeared right afterward, provoking a cry of excitement from the crowd. In the last 75 meters, Jeanson drew on her final energy reserves, pulling ahead to cross the line 3" before Bessette.

This spectacular and hard won victory for Jeanson was dampened by the fact that she now has less of a chance of triumphing in the general standings. Tomorrow's race, a 40-km criterium, is not likely to give her a significant lead.

"Lyne played her game well, and the Saturn Timexes made sure the race would be fought on the defensive," Geneviève explained at the finish line. "But the girls (from Team RONA) rode an incredible race, all of them: Manon (Jutras), Gabi (Gabriela Gonzalez de Ferrat), Mélanie (Nadeau) and Amy (Jarvis) made extraordinary efforts in the pack. Not only did I win, but the whole team had great results," Team RONA's leader said bursting with pride.

A bad day

By Kristy Scrymgeour, Saturn Cycling Team

Well, today's race was too much for me. I knew this fatigue would hit me one of these days – today's was it.

The race was a 6 lap hilly loop in very hot and humid conditions. Our job was of course to protect Lyne's lead. We knew that if Geneviève was going to make her move, today was the day, and of course it happened in the second lap. Geneviève put the pressure on up the steepest climb of the circuit, with only Lyne and Sue Palmer able to stay with her. Soon they opened up a three minute gap. Geneviève continued to attack time after time but was unable to get ride of Lyne and Sue. Finally Geneviève stopped working and as Lyne and Geneviève were looking at each other Sue took the opportunity and attacked. Neither of them wanting to do the work to chase, she quickly opened up a 4 minute lead and Lyne and Geneviève were caught by the bunch.

Now Sue was race leader on the road and therefore our team needed to start the chase to bring her back. This is when I felt really bad, because I had been dropped leaving the work to only three girls. Kim, Suzanne and Anke did an awesome job of bringing the break down to under a minute. Just before the final climb Lyne attacked, Geneviève went with her and they caught Sue early in the climb. They continued to attack each other all the way up the climb. With 200m to go Lyne attacked and got a gap, but Geneviève managed to pip her on the line and won the stage. Thankfully Lyne still leads the race going into the crit tomorrow.


1 Genevieve Jeanson (RONA Cycling Team)               3.23.42
2 Lyne Bessette (Saturn)                                 0.03
3 Susan Palmer-Komar (Jane Cosmetics)                    1.47
4 Emily Thorne (TREK)                                    2.14
5 Gabrie Gonzalez De Ferrat (RONA Cycling Team)          2.30
6 Amy Jarvis (RONA Cycling Team)
7 Kori Kelly (Procter & Gamble Wom)
8 Andrea Hannos (Verizon Wireless)                       2.37
9 Trish Choo (Wheelworks IF)                             3.01
10 Rosemary Coleman (Credit Suisse First)                3.12
11 Laura Shuford (TREK)                                  3.17
12 Grace Taylor (Lateral Stress Velo)                    3.22
13 Laura Vangilder (Verizon Wireless)
14 Katrina Davis (TREK)                                  3.41
15 Anke Erlank (Saturn)                                  3.56
16 Michele Bote (Lateral Stress Velo)                    4.16
17 Cindy Bauwens (Verizon Wireless)                      4.21
18 Kerry Soraci-Schmatz (Boise Cascade Office)           4.59
19 Helen Kelly (KPMG Australia)                          5.13
20 Melanie Nadeau (RONA Cycling Team)                    5.21
21 Leah Toffolon (Fraysse/NECSA)                         5.27
22 Jennifer Cooper (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                  5.36
23 Rebecca Conzelman (                  5.52
24 Darnelle Moore (Team Asteria)                         7.21
25 Manon Jutras (RONA Cycling Team)                      7.43
26 Cheryl Binney (Procter & Gamble Wom)                  9.24
27 Joanne Kiesanowski (Procter & Gamble Wom)
28 Naomi Williams (TREK)
29 Suzanne Sonye (Saturn)                               10.40
30 Kimberly Davidge (Saturn)
31 Kirsten Grasshoff (Wheelworks/Independent Fabricat   17.42
32 Catherine Powers (CRCA - Dash/Renaissa)              18.58
33 Yvonne Ilton (Verizon Wireless)                      19.46
34 Alison Brown (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)
35 Caryl Gale (San Diego Cyclo Vets)                    22.39
36 Jody Kosinski (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                   22.42
37 Brenda Bahnson (Wheelworks/Independent Fabrication   26.56
38 Mina Pizzini (Procter & Gamble Wom)                  27.45
39 Clara Constantine (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)
40 Martha Meyer (Procter & Gamble Wom)                  27.55
41 Kristine Oesterling (           28.05
42 Dawn Richardson (Verizon Wireless)                   28.13
43 Laurel Green (Brazen Dropouts/CR)                    28.23
44 Julie Monagle (Verizon Wireless)                     28.30
45 Laura Kibelsbeck (                      29.00
46 Elizabeth Sterling (                29.07
47 Kathryn Kothe (NCC/                      29.19
48 Allie Warfel (unattached)                            29.25
49 Kathy Sarvary (MidState Cycling Club)                29.31
50 Kelly Yoder (Team                  30.05
51 Alicia Genest (TREK)                                 30.36
52 Candice Blickem (Bikes Plus)                         31.15
53 Elisa Gagnon (TREK)                                  53.08
DNF Kristy Scrymgeour (Saturn)
DNF Stacey Spencer (Procter & Gamble Wom)
DNF Jody Diemar (Verizon Wireless)
DNF Nina Strika (CRCA - RLX Polo)
DNF Kristin Cuilwik (Montgomery Cyclery)
DNF Kristine Bilyeau (Naples Velo)
DNF Wendy Stone (NEBC/Cycle Loft)
DNF Robin Gilmore-Barnes (NEBC/Cycle Loft)
DNF Larssyn Staley (Saturn Development Team)
DNF Julia Farell (Team Asteria-Freewhe)
DNF Sophie St Jacques (Volkswagen)
DNF Amy Tremelling (Trek/Volkswagen)
DNS Petra Ford (Verizon Wireless)
General classification after stage 3
1 Lyne Bessette (Saturn)                              5.28.46
2 Genevieve Jeanson (RONA Cycling Team)                  0.39
3 Susan Palmer-Komar (Jane Cosmetics)                    4.38
4 Emily Thorne (TREK)                                    5.04
5 Andrea Hannos (Verizon Wireless)                       5.44
6 Anke Erlank (Saturn)                                   5.54
7 Gabrie Gonzalez De Ferrat (RONA Cycling Team)          6.02
8 Amy Jarvis (RONA Cycling Team)                         6.07
9 Kori Kelly (Procter & Gamble Wom)                      6.10
10 Trish Choo (Wheelworks IF)                            7.11
11 Grace Taylor (Lateral Stress Velo)                    7.12
12 Laura Vangilder (Verizon Wireless)                    7.37
13 Laura Shuford (TREK)                                  7.37
14 Rosemary Coleman (Credit Suisse First)                8.02
15 Katrina Davis (TREK)                                  8.14
16 Michele Bote (Lateral Stress Velo)                    8.53
17 Leah Toffolon (Fraysse/NECSA)                         9.36
18 Cindy Bauwens (Verizon Wireless)                      9.45
19 Rebecca Conzelman (                 10.09
20 Helen Kelly (KPMG Australia)                         10.16
21 Manon Jutras (RONA Cycling Team)                     11.11
22 Jennifer Cooper (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                 11.18
23 Melanie Nadeau (RONA Cycling Team)                   12.12
24 Kerry Soraci-Schmatz (Boise Cascade Office)          12.51
25 Cheryl Binney (Procter & Gamble Wom)                 13.02
26 Darnelle Moore (Team Asteria)                        13.04
27 Suzanne Sonye (Saturn)                               13.14
28 Kimberly Davidge (Saturn)                            14.03
29 Joanne Kiesanowski (Procter & Gamble Wom)            14.07
30 Naomi Williams (TREK)                                15.06
31 Catherine Powers (CRCA - Dash/Renaissa)              22.57
32 Kirsten Grasshoff (Wheelworks/Independent Fabricati) 23.23
33 Alison Brown (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                    25.12
34 Caryl Gale (San Diego Cyclo Vets)                    27.49
35 Jody Kosinski (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)                   28.51
36 Mina Pizzini (Procter & Gamble Wom)                  30.40
37 Martha Meyer (Procter & Gamble Wom)                  32.54
38 Kristine Oesterling (           33.08
39 Allie Warfel (unattached)                            33.55
40 Laurel Green (Brazen Dropouts/CR)                    34.15
41 Clara Constantine (Genesis Scuba/FFCC)               34.24
42 Yvonne Ilton (Verizon Wireless)                      34.41
43 Elizabeth Sterling (                34.48
44 Laura Kibelsbeck (                      34.49
45 Kathryn Kothe (NCC/                      35.41
46 Kelly Yoder (Team                  36.13
47 Julie Monagle (Verizon Wireless)                     36.21
48 Dawn Richardson (Verizon Wireless)                   36.37
49 Candice Blickem (Bikes Plus)                         37.33
50 Alicia Genest (TREK)                                 38.50
51 Brenda Bahnson (Wheelworks/Independent Fabrication)  41.52
52 Kathy Sarvary (MidState Cycling Club)                45.44
53 Elisa Gagnon (TREK)                                1.09.02
QOM classification
1 Genevieve Jeanson (RONA Cycling Team)                   160 pts
2 Lyne Bessette (Saturn)                                   85
3 Laura Vangilder (Verizon Wireless)                       80
4 Susan Palmer-Komar (Jane Cosmetics)                      60
5 Amy Jarvis (RONA Cycling Team)                           15
6 Anke Erlank (Saturn)                                      5

Lieswyn takes storm-buffetted stage

By Giana Roberge, Saturn Cycling team

As the storm buffeted the Men’s race, the officials made the determination that it was too dangerous for the race to end at the top of the mountain. With less than six miles to the finish, the call was made that the finish would be on the King of the Mountain line, some two miles from the original finish, and without the crucial ascent up Mount Wachusett.

By this time, Saturn had nullified the major break of the race with an excellent display of teamwork. A break of six had formed with six laps left in what was supposed to be a 103-mile race. The major threat to Saturn’s Eric Wohlberg’s Leader’s Jersey was Gord Fraser (Mercury), but Saturn had Soren Peterson there to assist in protecting Wohlberg’s lead. With three laps to go, Min Vanvelzen attacked and made an impressive bid for the win. Holding off Brendon Veste chasing solo, and the remaining four of the break, Vanvelzen looked like he might claim the win. However, Saturn tactfully brought all riders back within the last mile, ensuring that Wohlberg would retain his lead. John Lieswyn (7-Up) won the stage. Due to the circumstances, the men’s results are still not official.

Tomorrow's race is a downtown criterium for both the men and the women. With time bonuses given only at the finish, and a strong team around both, Wohlberg and Bessette have a good shot at finishing the Fitchburg-Longjo Classic in orange.

Team Navigators report

The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Stage Race continued today with the stage 3 road race on the foothills of Mt. Wachusett. With only 20 seconds separating the top 3 in the overall classification, the final steep climb to the top of the ski mountain would undoubtedly create the shakeup that usually occurs on this key stage.

Unfortunately, with a sudden lightning storm hitting the top of the mountain with about 6 miles of racing to go, the race officials decided to end the race at the KOM line on the main course, prior to the 2 mile finishing climb.

Although this last minute change probably affected the final outcome of the stage race, it was a prudent decision and did not detract from the previous 102 miles of strategic racing. With several capable climbers in their ranks, this was to be a key stage for the Navigators squad. The strategy for the day was to be active in the breakaways to keep the pressure on the Saturn team and their race leader Eric Wohlberg. After several aggressive early laps of 11 miles each, a group of 6 finally gained time on the peloton. This group, containing Navigators' Brendon Vesty, broke clear on the 3rd of nine laps as they raced up the long climb from Princeton (MA). The only major G.C threat was Gord Fraser (Mercury) who was in 4th place overall, 23-seconds behind the leader. Also in the group was Soren Petersen (Saturn) keeping the group in check for Wohlberg.

Once the break was established, they quickly gained over a minute on the apathetic peloton. Within 2 laps the gap had reached 7 minutes and it looked as if this might be the race-winning move. They break kept working their advantage for the next 4 laps. With 2 laps remaining, the attacks started in the break and Min Velvezen (Snow Valley) struck out on his own. He was soon pursued by Navigators' Vesty as the rest of their breakaway partners were slowly reeled in by the main peloton, with the Saturn team leading the chase.

With about 7 miles remaining, Vanvelzen's gap was 2:15 and Vesty was in no-man's-land at 0:45, but still in a great position for the final climb. As the final miles were covered on the climb out of Princeton, the field was invigorated by the Commissaire's announcement of the change in the finish line. Vesty, then Vanvelzen were absorbed by the field as they raced toward the line. With many attacks coming from the decimated peloton, Navigators' Glen Mitchell moved clear with John Lieswyn (7Up). With a small gap, the two attackers hit the line with Lieswyn holding on for the win with Mitchell in 2nd. Navigators' Kirk O'Bee led the field for 3rd, putting 2 Navigators on the podium.


1 John Lieswyn (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                4.20.19
2 Glen Mitchell (Navigators)
3 Alexander Candelario (THF Racing)                      0.11
4 Kirk O'bee (Navigators)
5 Frank Mccormack (Saturn)
6 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn)
7 Oscar Pineda (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
8 Scott Moninger (Mercury-Viatel)
9 Donny Lopez (Saturn)
10 Soren Petersen (Saturn)
11 Danny Pate (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)
12 Jon Hamblen (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
13 Russel Stevenson (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
14 Mark Walters (Navigators)
15 Chriss Wherry (Mercury-Viatel)
16 Alex Lavallee (Kissena Cycling Club)
17 John Kelly (Kissena/R&A Cycles)
18 Ian Dille (Mercy Cycling Team)
19 Tim Reinhart (Saturn)
20 Svein Tuft (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
21 Henk Vogels (Mercury-Viatel)
22 Derek Bouchard Hall (Mercury-Viatel)
23 Chris Pic (Mercury-Viatel)
24 Trent Klasna (Saturn)
25 Harm Jansen (Saturn)
26 Tim Johnson (Saturn)
27 Mark Mccormack (Saturn)
28 Jean Paul Desrosiers (AFD Airbrushing)
29 Ryan Dewald (Beans-Reinhardt)
30 Robert Horton (Beans-Reinhardt)
31 Jason Moore (Beans-Reinhardt)
32 Tom Nelson (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
33 Johs Huseby (CCB/Volkswagen)
34 Thad Lavallee (CCB/Volkswagen)
35 Mike Jones (Central NY Cyclist)
36 Keith Horowitz (D.A.R.E.)
37 Greg Wolf (DeFeet/LeMond)
38 Christopher Benoit (Essex County Velo)
39 Eric Juzysta (Excite/smartFUEL)
40 Eric Takayama (Excite-smartFUEL)
41 Robert Bailey (Excite-smartFUEL)
42 Todd Herriott (Gap/Strictly Bicycle)
43 Devens Hamlen (GS Mengoni)
44 Bret Williamson (Kissena Cycling Club)
45 Benjamin Stafford (Kissena Cycling Club)
46 Chris Mcdonald (Kissena Cycling Club)
47 Keith Miller (Kissena/R&A Cycles)
48 Gregory Sieniewicz (Knapp's Ready Pac)
49 Sandy Perrins (Logan Race Club)
50 Devon Hoff Weekes (Lombardi
51 Patrick Mccarty (Mercy Cycling Team)
52 Alec Donahue (NCC/
53 Graeme Miller (NetZero)
54 Jed Schneider (Pro Cycles / GT)
55 Rusty Beall (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)
56 Colby Pearce (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)
57 Patrick Sullivan (Richard Sachs)
58 Kenny Williams (Saturn)
59 KC Kopper (SoBe/headshok)
60 Rainiel Sanchez (Team Snow Valley)
61 Jonathan Wirsing (Team Snow Valley)
62 Justin Lillie (TREK/VW/Goodales)
63 Jean Daigle (TREK/VW/Goodales)
64 Peter Brennan (TREK/VW/Goodales)
65 Kristopher Auer (Trek/VW/LSV)
66 Keith Szolusha (Webcor/Alto Velo)
67 Ryan Pinkham (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
68 Doug Ziewacz (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
69 Andrew Randell (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
70 Clark Sheehan (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
71 Charles Dionne (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
72 Matt Hawkins (Joe's Bike Shop/Trek)                   0.25
73 Jason Baer (CRCA/GS Mengoni)
74 Johnny Sundt (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
75 Don Mills (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
76 Josh Beck (Aquafina)                                  0.29
77 Ian Stuart (CRCA/GS Mengoni)
78 Jonathan Erdelyi (Team Ideal Tile)
79 George Menard (Team Snow Valley)
80 Shawn Milne (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                   0.32
81 Ernesto Lechuga (DeFeet/LeMond)
82 Mike Sayers (Mercury-Viatel)                          0.35
83 Daniel Rooke (AzPhalt Cycling)                        0.39
84 Peter Baker (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
85 Adham Sbeih (Navigators)
86 Steve Lusby (LSV/TREK/VW)                             0.42
87 Colby Farrell (Lombardi             0.47
88 Evan Ruzanski (Union Velo/Trek-VW)                    1.15
89 Enrico Traini (Toronto Cycling Club)                  1.25
90 David Wenger (Mercy Cycling Team)                     1.36
91 Jacob Loverich (Nittany Velo Club)
92 Matthew Svatek (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
93 Juan Pineda (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
94 John Delong (Saturn)
95 James Hodnett (Lombardi
96 Jon Retseck (Mercury-Viatel)
97 Scott Zwizanski (Bicycle Therapy)
98 Jonathan Page (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
99 Chris Peck (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
100 Grant Connelly (LSV/TREK/VW)                         1.49
101 Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni)                          2.41
102 Min Vanvelzen (Team Snow Valley)
103 Nathanael Ksiazkiewicz (Detrol LA Cycling Team)      2.55
104 Kris Hedges (Team Snow Valley)
105 Chris Rozdilsky (Remax/CRCA)
106 Zach Zimmerman (LSV/Trek/Volkswagen)
107 Matt Wilson (CRCA/GS Mengoni)
108 John Peters (Mercury-Viatel)
109 Jesse Keefer (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
110 Shawn Willard (DeFeet/LeMond)
111 Shawn McCormack (Saturn)
112 Brice Jones (Mercy Cycling Team)
113 Baden Cooke (Mercury-Viatel)
114 Amos Brumble (CCB/Volkswagen)                        2.58
115 Jon Vanheel (Lombardi              3.52
116 Michael Luther (Knapp's Ready Pac)                   3.58
117 Sergio Rolando (Toga)                                4.17
118 Gord Fraser (Mercury-Viatel)
119 Michael Creed (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)          5.14
120 Todd Littlehales (Navigators)
121 Curt Davis (Wheelworks/Cannondale)
122 Szymon Niemotko (Somerset)                           5.50
123 Rafal Urzediwsju (Watchung Wheelmen)
124 Ed Beamon (Navigators)                               6.01
125 Brendon Vesty (Navigators)
126 Jeff Courter (Hind/Al's/Bianchi)                     6.11
127 Adam Garlapow (Shickluna)                            9.18
128 Mark Ernsting (Team Snow Valley)                    12.41
129 Joshua Horowitz (La Grangel Bristol F)              13.50
130 Franky Van Haesebroucke (Navigators)                20.22
131 Josh Anthony (Saturn)
132 Geoff Burndred (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
133 Ben Silberfarb (GMBC/Excite/smartFUE)
134 Eneas Freyre (Kissena Cycling Club)                 24.14
135 Kurt Hackler (Capital Velo Club)
136 Matt Inconiglios (Stage 1 Cycling)                  30.11
137 Allen Horton (Pro Cycles / GT)                      30.29
138 Kirk Gilligan (Montclair Cyclists)                  30.32
139 Steve Roszko (NCC/                      30.54
140 Rob Campbell (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)       31.20
141 Ryan Miller (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)           31.36
142 Sean Groom (Team Snow Valley)                       31.39
143 Greg Ferguson (Somerset)                            32.11
144 David Mccook (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                32.13
145 Ken Vida (Knapp's Ready Pac)                        32.55
146 Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo)                       33.14
147 Michael Norton (Somerset)                           34.17
148 Peter Barlin (ReMax/CRCA)
149 Eugene Boronow (Century-SBCG)
150 Eric Nussbaumer (GS Mengoni)
151 Tim Unkert (Capital Velo Club)                      34.36
152 Michael Chevett (Team Colavita/MBS)
153 Mike Shore (B.O.B.)
154 Gabriele Rampollo (DeFeet/LeMond)                   35.14
155 Forest Reid (Providence Velo Club)
156 Jerald Yu (Team Express/Pro Ped)                    36.11
157 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn)                             37.45
158 Marc Silberman (Knapp's Ready Pac)                  39.18
159 Christopher Sacramone (CS Ardagna)                  41.22
160 Fabio Piergentili (TREK/VW/Goodales)                43.50
161 Jefferey Mclane (Montgomery Cyclery/T)              46.32
162 Mark Walchinsky (Knapp's Ready Pac)
163 Matthew Myers (Colavita/MBS)
164 Marc Bertucco (Athletes By Design)
165 Keith Berger (Capital Velo Club)                    49.14
166 Arlen Wenzel (Team Horst Sports)
167 Trent Sullivan (Capital Velo Club)
DNF Rad Cunningham (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
DNF Tom Crawford (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)
DNF Mark Paggioli (Capital Velo Club)
DNF Jeff Craddock (CCB/Volkswagen)
DNF Sean Shotlis (Detrol LA Cycling Team)
DNF Joseph Alachoyan (Team Ideal Tile)
DNF David Sommerville (Kissena Cycling Club)
DNF Mick Walsh (Saturn)
DNF Andrew Mills (TREK/VW/Goodales)
DNF Jacob Proctor (Harvard Cycling)
General classification after stage 3
1 Eric Wohlberg (Saturn)                              7.26.53
2 Scott Moninger (Mercury-Viatel)                        0.20
3 Chriss Wherry (Mercury-Viatel)                         0.27
4 John Lieswyn (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                   0.32
5 Derek Bouchard Hall (Mercury-Viatel)                   0.36
6 Clark Sheehan (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
7 Danny Pate (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)               0.37
8 Andrew Randell (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                 0.38
9 Adham Sbeih (Navigators)                               0.45
10 Frank Mccormack (Saturn)                              0.47
11 Trent Klasna (Saturn)                                 0.53
12 Mark Mccormack (Saturn)                               1.02
13 Henk Vogels (Mercury-Viatel)                          1.05
14 Kirk O'bee (Navigators)                               1.09
15 Colby Pearce (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)            1.11
16 Soren Petersen (Saturn)                               1.12
17 Svein Tuft (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)           1.16
18 John Kelly (Kissena/R&A Cycles)                       1.29
19 Jonathan Wirsing (Team Snow Valley)                   1.32
20 Kenny Williams (Saturn)                               1.36
21 Glen Mitchell (Navigators)                            1.39
22 Chris Pic (Mercury-Viatel)                            1.42
23 Jon Hamblen (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                   1.47
24 Graeme Miller (NetZero)                               1.48
25 Charles Dionne (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                1.54
26 Tim Johnson (Saturn)                                  1.55
27 Harm Jansen (Saturn)                                  1.56
28 Oscar Pineda (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                  2.04
29 Mark Walters (Navigators)                             2.07
30 Alexander Candelario (THF Racing)                     2.15
31 Patrick Mccarty (Mercy Cycling Team)                  2.19
32 Mike Sayers (Mercury-Viatel)                          2.20
33 Chris Mcdonald (Kissena Cycling Club)                 2.42
34 Jon Retseck (Mercury-Viatel)                          2.45
35 Gregory Sieniewicz (Knapp's Ready Pac)                2.53
36 Josh Beck (Aquafina)                                  2.53
37 Russel Stevenson (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)     2.58
38 Todd Herriott (Gap/Strictly Bicycle)                  3.05
39 Tim Reinhart (Saturn)                                 3.06
40 Jed Schneider (Pro Cycles / GT)                       3.09
41 Shawn Milne (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                   3.13
42 Evan Ruzanski (Union Velo/Trek-VW)                    3.25
43 Baden Cooke (Mercury-Viatel)                          3.25
44 Jason Baer (CRCA/GS Mengoni)                          3.27
45 Keith Miller (Kissena/R&A Cycles)                     3.33
46 Ernesto Lechuga (DeFeet/LeMond)                       3.35
47 George Menard (Team Snow Valley)                      3.48
48 Scott Zwizanski (Bicycle Therapy)                     3.49
49 David Wenger (Mercy Cycling Team)
50 Daniel Rooke (AzPhalt Cycling)                        3.50
51 Jonathan Page (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                 3.53
52 Matthew Svatek (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                3.54
53 Colby Farrell (Lombardi             4.08
54 Johnny Sundt (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)         4.08
55 Steve Lusby (LSV/TREK/VW)                             4.10
56 Ian Stuart (CRCA/GS Mengoni)                          4.11
57 Ryan Dewald (Beans-Reinhardt)                         4.16
58 Jonathan Erdelyi (Team Ideal Tile)                    4.18
59 Don Mills (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                     4.20
60 Alec Donahue (NCC/                        4.24
61 James Hodnett (Lombardi             4.26
62 Min Vanvelzen (Team Snow Valley)
63 Gord Fraser (Mercury-Viatel)                          4.29
64 Rainiel Sanchez (Team Snow Valley)                    4.33
65 Ian Dille (Mercy Cycling Team)                        4.36
66 KC Kopper (SoBe/headshok)                             4.37
67 John Peters (Mercury-Viatel)                          4.51
68 Jean Paul Desrosiers (AFD Airbrushing)                4.59
69 Justin Lillie (TREK/VW/Goodales)                      5.00
70 John Delong (Saturn)                                  5.03
71 Matt Hawkins (Joe's Bike Shop/Trek)                   5.04
72 Sandy Perrins (Logan Race Club)                       5.07
73 Ryan Pinkham (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                  5.08
74 Chris Peck (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                    5.09
75 Jacob Loverich (Nittany Velo Club)                    5.12
76 Grant Connelly (LSV/TREK/VW)                          5.13
77 Keith Szolusha (Webcor/Alto Velo)                     5.13
78 Shawn McCormack (Saturn)                              5.20
79 Rusty Beall (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)             5.22
80 Juan Pineda (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)
81 Jesse Keefer (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)         5.25
82 Jon Vanheel (Lombardi               5.37
83 Donny Lopez (Saturn)                                  5.44
84 Brice Jones (Mercy Cycling Team)                      5.45
85 Christopher Benoit (Essex County Velo)                5.49
86 Michael Luther (Knapp's Ready Pac)                    5.58
87 Shawn Willard (DeFeet/LeMond)                         6.14
88 Chris Rozdilsky (Remax/CRCA)                          6.34
89 Matt Wilson (CRCA/GS Mengoni)                         6.44
90 Michael Creed (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)           6.46
91 Sergio Rolando (Toga)                                 6.55
92 Zach Zimmerman (LSV/Trek/Volkswagen)                  7.08
93 Wilson Vasquez (GS Mengoni)                           7.15
94 Curt Davis (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                    7.21
95 Brendon Vesty (Navigators)                            8.09
96 Amos Brumble (CCB/Volkswagen)                         8.15
97 Devon Hoff Weekes (Lombardi         8.30
98 Robert Horton (Beans-Reinhardt)                       8.47
99 Peter Brennan (TREK/VW/Goodales)                      8.57
100 Mike Jones (Central NY Cyclist)                      9.01
101 Todd Littlehales (Navigators)                        9.12
102 Rafal Urzediwsju (Watchung Wheelmen)                 9.26
103 Alex Lavallee (Kissena Cycling Club)                 9.26
104 Tom Nelson (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)          9.59
105 Doug Ziewacz (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                10.11
106 Patrick Sullivan (Richard Sachs)                    10.13
107 Keith Horowitz (D.A.R.E.)                           11.25
108 Jason Moore (Beans-Reinhardt)                       11.30
109 Bret Williamson (Kissena Cycling Club)              12.14
110 Eric Takayama (Excite-smartFUEL)                    12.21
111 Kris Hedges (Team Snow Valley)                      13.04
112 Nathanael Ksiazkiewicz (Detrol LA Cycling Team)     14.20
113 Robert Bailey (Excite-smartFUEL)                    15.08
114 Greg Wolf (DeFeet/LeMond)                           15.13
115 Eric Juzysta (Excite/smartFUEL)                     15.21
116 Peter Baker (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                 16.28
117 Kristopher Auer (Trek/VW/LSV)                       16.55
118 Jean Daigle (TREK/VW/Goodales)                      16.56
119 Johs Huseby (CCB/Volkswagen)                        17.33
120 Benjamin Stafford (Kissena Cycling Club)            19.00
121 Jeff Courter (Hind/Al's/Bianchi)                    19.09
122 Adam Garlapow (Shickluna)                           19.25
123 Joshua Horowitz (La Grangel Bristol F)              20.00
124 Mark Ernsting (Team Snow Valley)                    21.47
125 Szymon Niemotko (Somerset)                          22.21
126 Ed Beamon (Navigators)                              22.33
127 Franky Van Haesebroucke (Navigators)                23.31
128 Geoff Burndred (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)     23.47
129 Thad Lavallee (CCB/Volkswagen)                      24.15
130 Enrico Traini (Toronto Cycling Club)                24.51
131 Eneas Freyre (Kissena Cycling Club)                 27.23
132 Devens Hamlen (GS Mengoni)                          30.19
133 Ben Silberfarb (GMBC/Excite/smartFUE)               31.13
134 Josh Anthony (Saturn)                               32.04
135 Kirk Gilligan (Montclair Cyclists)                  33.46
136 Ryan Miller (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)           34.04
137 Matt Inconiglios (Stage 1 Cycling)                  35.00
138 Ken Vida (Knapp's Ready Pac)                        35.24
139 David Mccook (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                35.25
140 Sean Groom (Team Snow Valley)                       35.32
141 Allen Horton (Pro Cycles / GT)                      35.53
142 Rob Campbell (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)       36.47
143 Michael Norton (Somerset)                           36.52
144 Tim Unkert (Capital Velo Club)                      38.10
145 Michael Chevett (Team Colavita/MBS)                 38.20
146 Gabriele Rampollo (DeFeet/LeMond)                   38.48
147 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn)                             39.05
148 Kurt Hackler (Capital Velo Club)                    39.25
149 Steve Roszko (NCC/                      42.48
150 Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo)                       44.37
151 Greg Ferguson (Somerset)                            50.57
152 Mike Shore (B.O.B.)                                 51.02
153 Jerald Yu (Team Express/Pro Ped)                    51.05
154 Peter Barlin (ReMax/CRCA)                           51.56
155 Eric Nussbaumer (GS Mengoni)                        55.48
156 Forest Reid (Providence Velo Club)                  57.21
157 Fabio Piergentili (TREK/VW/Goodales)                58.31
158 Eugene Boronow (Century-SBCG)                       58.53
159 Marc Silberman (Knapp's Ready Pac)                  59.17
160 Christopher Sacramone (CS Ardagna)                1.05.56
161 Marc Bertucco (Athletes By Design)                1.07.25
162 Matthew Myers (Colavita/MBS)                      1.10.40
163 Trent Sullivan (Capital Velo Club)                1.10.54
164 Jefferey Mclane (Montgomery Cyclery/T)            1.12.02
165 Keith Berger (Capital Velo Club)                  1.13.17
166 Arlen Wenzel (Team Horst Sports)                  1.16.13
167 Mark Walchinsky (Knapp's Ready Pac)               1.17.11
KOM classification
1 Shawn Milne (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                     170 pts
2 Curt Davis (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                      110
3 Jonathan Page (Wheelworks/Cannondale)                    75
4 Mark Walters (Navigators)                                65
5 Min Vanvelzen (Team Snow Valley)                         40
6 Oscar Pineda (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                     35
7 Alec Donahue (NCC/                           30
8 Baden Cooke (Mercury-Viatel)                             25
8 Ivan Dominguez (Saturn)                                  25
8 Gabriele Rampollo (DeFeet/LeMond)                        25
11 Brendon Vesty (Navigators)                              15
11 Soren Petersen (Saturn)                                 15
11 John Lieswyn (7 Up/Colorado Cyclist)                    15
14 Gord Fraser (Mercury-Viatel)                             5
14 Scott Zwizanski (Bicycle Therapy)                        5
14 Svein Tuft (Broadmark Capital Cycling Team)              5
14 Graeme Miller (NetZero)                                  5
14 Michael Creed (Prime Alliance Cycling Team)              5
14 Donny Lopez (Saturn)                                     5)