18th Hewlett Packard International Women's Challenge - 2.9.1

USA, June 13-24, 20

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Stage 2 - June 14: Lowman - Stanley, 93.6 km

Longo stays in command

After her 1-2 effort with Canadian Lyne Bessette (Saturn) in yesterday's stage 1 of the HP Women's Challenge, Jeannie Longo (Office Depot) found her lead under threat as Judith Arndt (German National Team) and three others broke away to win stage two. Despite putting 1'40 into the peloton, Arndt's stage winning effort wasn't enough to unseat Longo, who still holds a six second advantage over Bessette.

With a climb of 11 miles, the pace of Stage 2 started quietly. An early break of six, including Joan Wilson (Office Depot) and Laura Shuford (Trek VW) quickly disintegrated when the road began to go up. Soon it was only Wilson ahead of what was still a sizable peloton by 1'28.

"My goal was to get over the climb ahead of the great climbers, that way I could be there to help Jeannie," said Joan Wilson. "I made it over the climb alone yet I wasn't strong enough in the swirling tailwind to go the distance."

On the descent the attacks came quickly and fiercely. Judith Arndt was able to power away into a substantial headwind, and swiftly put 15 seconds into the group. Looking to launch one of her three remaining teammates still in the bunch, Bessette attacked. With everyone in the gutter, Rasa Polikeviciute (Acca Due O) broke away with Saturnís Kimberly Bruckner. The two made their way to Arndt who had joined Wilson. With the three working smoothly, and Wilson sitting on, the time gap flew open.

Coming into the final sprint it was Arndt easily claiming victory over Polikeviciute and Wilson, with Bruckner taking fourth. The bunch was led home by Petra Rossner and Anna Millward (Saturn).

"I knew I had to go with a long sprint (400 meters from the line) because that's the only thing I can do," stated Judith Arndt.

"Some day I should learn how to sprint," said Kimberly Bruckner.

Report courtesy of Giana Roberge & womenschallenge.com

Results

1 Judith Arndt (Ger) German National                        2.31.41
2 Rasa Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
3 Joan Wilson (USA) Office Depot
4 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Saturn
5 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                   1.40
6 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn
7 Julie Young (USA) AutoTrader.com
8 Meshy Holt (NZl) Boise Cascade Office Products
9 Vera Hohlfeld (Ger) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
10 Sandy Espeseth (Can) Intersports
11 Roz Reekie-May (NZl) Boise Cascade Office Products
12 Sara Symington (GBr) British National
13 Brooke Blackwelder (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
14 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Dutch National
15 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
16 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Canadian/French Composite
17 Trixi Worrack (Ger) German National
18 Pam Schuster (USA) AutoTrader.com
19 Ceris Gilfillan (GBr) British National
20 Ghita Beltman (Ned) Dutch National
21 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
22 Rachel Heal (GBr) Contender Bicycles
23 Suzanne Thomas (GBr) Contender Bicycles
24 Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Intersports
25 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Earthlink
26 Amber Neben (USA) Earthlink
27 Jessica Phillips (USA) Office Depot
28 Elizabeth Emery (USA) Intersports
29 Sarah Ulmer (NZl) AutoTrader.com
30 Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot
31 Nicole Demars (Can) 800.com
32 Sarah Konrad (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
33 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn
34 Cybil Diguistini (Can) Canadian/French Composite
35 Lysle Wilhelmi (USA) 800.com
36 Susy Pryde (NZl) AutoTrader.com
37 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Intersports
38 Kimberly Smith (USA) AutoTrader.com
39 Laura Shuford (USA) TREK
40 Alison Bergeson (USA) Contender Bicycles
41 Katrina Berger (USA) AutoTrader.com
42 Pam Wolkoff (USA) Earthlink
43 Emily Thorne (USA) TREK
44 Brenda Black (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
45 Tina Liebig (Ger) German National
46 Krystyna Kras (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
47 Leah Goldstein (Can) 800.com
48 Muffy Roy (USA) Voler
49 Jen Dial (USA) Office Depot
50 Alison Dunlap (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
51 Catherine Cardwell (USA) 800.com
52 Alison Sydor (Can) Canadian/French Composite
53 Andrea Ratkovic (USA) 800.com
54 Becky Bjork (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
55 Emma Davies (GBr) British National                          6.28
56 Helen Kelly (Aus) Office Depot
57 Mary Ann Fleckenstein (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
58 Andrea Foster (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
59 Melanie Sears (GBr) British National
60 Gail Longenecker (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
61 Katrina Davis (USA) TREK
62 Sima Trapp (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
63 Kristy Scrymgeour (Aus) Saturn
64 Charmain Breon (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
65 Stacey Peters (USA) 800.com
66 Liza Rachetto (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
67 Marielle van Scheppingen (Ned) Dutch National
68 Naomi Williams (Aus) Office Depot
69 Jaqueline Brabenetz (Ger) German National
70 Catherine Marsal (Fra) Intersports
71 Letizia Giardinelli (Ita) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
72 Anne Samplonius (Can) Intersports
73 Jennifer Stevens (USA) Earthlink                           14.01
74 Ann Marie Miller (USA) Voler
75 Emily Westbrook (USA) Contender Bicycles                   14.05
76 Amy Williams (USA) Contender Bicycles
77 Mary McLaurin (USA) Contender Bicycles
78 Sue Carter (GBr) British National
79 Nicole Freedman (USA) Voler
80 Angela Brodtka (Ger) German National
81 Tina Skelley-Kunstbeck (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
82 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn
83 Angela Hillenga (Ned) Dutch National
84 Troy Watson (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                          18.15
85 Jeanne McFall (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
86 Theresa Korn (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                         18.18
87 Mirella van Melis (Ned) Dutch National                     18.48
88 Kate Farrell Gray (USA) TREK
89 Cathy Moncassin (Fra) Canadian/French Composite
90 Odessa Osorio (USA) TREK                                   31.22
91 Jennifer Buntz (USA) Voler                                 32.08
92 Alicia Genest (USA) TREK                                   41.33
DNF Jennifer Buntz (USA) Voler
DNF Alicia Genest (USA) TREK
DNF Odessa Osorio (USA) TREK
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot                          5.13.30
2 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                                   0.06
3 Judith Arndt (Ger) German National                           0.38
4 Rasa Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard        0.43
5 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Saturn                               0.50
6 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                   2.27
7 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn                                   2.30
8 Vera Hohlfeld (Ger) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard             2.31
9 Sara Symington (GBr) British National
10 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Dutch National
11 Sandy Espeseth (Can) Intersports
12 Roz Reekie-May (NZl) Boise Cascade Office Products
13 Katia Longhin (Ita) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
14 Ceris Gilfillan (GBr) British National
15 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
16 Susy Pryde (NZl) AutoTrader.com
17 Pia Sundstedt (Fin) Intersports
18 Rachel Heal (GBr) Contender Bicycles
19 Sarah Ulmer (NZl) AutoTrader.com
20 Suzanne Thomas (GBr) Contender Bicycles
21 Jessica Phillips (USA) Office Depot
22 Elizabeth Emery (USA) Intersports
23 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Intersports
24 Katrina Berger (USA) AutoTrader.com
25 Emma Davies (GBr) British National                          7.19
26 Melanie Sears (GBr) British National
27 Catherine Marsal (Fra) Intersports
28 Kristy Scrymgeour (Aus) Saturn
29 Joan Wilson (USA) Office Depot                              9.24
30 Julie Young (USA) AutoTrader.com                           11.13
31 Trixi Worrack (Ger) German National
32 Amber Neben (USA) Earthlink
33 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Earthlink
34 Brooke Blackwelder (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
35 Sandrine Marcuz (Fra) Canadian/French Composite
36 Sarah Konrad (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
37 Nicole Demars (Can) 800.com
38 Lysle Wilhelmi (USA) 800.com
39 Kimberly Smith (USA) AutoTrader.com
40 Cybil Diguistini (Can) Canadian/French Composite
41 Tina Liebig (Ger) German National
42 Leah Goldstein (Can) 800.com
43 Andrea Ratkovic (USA) 800.com
44 Alison Dunlap (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
45 Alison Sydor (Can) Canadian/French Composite
46 Ghita Beltman (Ned) Dutch National                         13.22
47 Brenda Black (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
48 Becky Bjork (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
49 Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn                           14.56
50 Stacey Peters (USA) 800.com                                16.01
51 Anne Samplonius (Can) Intersports
52 Catherine Cardwell (USA) 800.com                           17.42
53 Meshy Holt (NZl) Boise Cascade Office Products             17.44
54 Pam Schuster (USA) AutoTrader.com
55 Pam Wolkoff (USA) Earthlink
56 Jen Dial (USA) Office Depot
57 Muffy Roy (USA) Voler
58 Helen Kelly (Aus) Office Depot                             18.10
59 Mary Ann Fleckenstein (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
60 Letizia Giardinelli (Ita) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard
61 Emily Thorne (USA) TREK                                    20.26
62 Krystyna Kras (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
63 Laura Shuford (USA) TREK                                   20.31
64 Alison Bergeson (USA) Contender Bicycles
65 Andrea Foster (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place             22.32
66 Gail Longenecker (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products
67 Sima Trapp (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
68 Charmain Breon (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO
69 Liza Rachetto (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place
70 Marielle van Scheppingen (Ned) Dutch National
71 Naomi Williams (Aus) Office Depot
72 Jaqueline Brabenetz (Ger) German National
73 Sue Carter (GBr) British National                          23.38
74 Katrina Davis (USA) TREK                                   25.19
75 Mary McLaurin (USA) Contender Bicycles                     30.09
76 Angela Hillenga (Ned) Dutch National
77 Nicole Freedman (USA) Voler
78 Angela Brodtka (Ger) German National                       32.51
79 Ann Marie Miller (USA) Voler                               32.52
80 Tina Skelley-Kunstbeck (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO               32.56
81 Jeanne McFall (USA) Boise Cascade Office Products          34.19
82 Cathy Moncassin (Fra) Canadian/French Composite            34.52
83 Jennifer Stevens (USA) Earthlink                           34.57
84 Kate Farrell Gray (USA) TREK                               37.39
85 Amy Williams (USA) Contender Bicycles                      38.16
86 Emily Westbrook (USA) Contender Bicycles                   45.29
87 Theresa Korn (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                         49.42
88 Mirella van Melis (Ned) Dutch National                     50.12
89 Troy Watson (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                          56.20
 
Points classification
 
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) German National                             44 pts
2 Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot                               40
3 Joan Wilson (USA) Office Depot                                 35
4 Rasa Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard          31
5 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                                     30
6 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                     22
7 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Saturn                                 22
8 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn                                     17
9 Joan Wilson (USA) Office Depot                                 12
10 Judith Arndt (Ger) German National                            11
11 Nicole Freedman (USA) Voler                                   10
12 Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot                              10
13 Nicole Freedman (USA) Voler                                   10
14 Joan Wilson (USA) Office Depot                                10
15 Jeannie Longo (Fra) Office Depot                              10
16 Pam Schuster (USA) AutoTrader.com                              9
17 Pam Schuster (USA) AutoTrader.com                              9
18 Chantal Beltman (Ned) Dutch National                           9
19 Catherine Cardwell (USA) 800.com                               8
20 Rasa Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard          8
21 Susy Pryde (NZl) AutoTrader.com                                7
22 Catherine Cardwell (USA) 800.com                               7
23 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                                     7
24 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                                     7
25 Rasa Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard          7
26 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Saturn                                 6
27 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn                                     5
28 Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn                                     5
29 Kimberly Bruckner (USA) Saturn                                 5
30 Andrea Foster (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place                 3
31 Andrea Foster (USA) Goldy's/Grove Street Place                 3
32 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard       2
33 Judith Arndt (Ger) German National                             2
34 Brenda Black (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                             2
35 Brenda Black (USA) Webcor-AV/TALGO                             2
36 Jolanta Polikeviciute (Lit) Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard       2
37 Andrea Ratkovic (USA) 800.com                                  1
38 Catherine Cardwell (USA) 800.com                               1
39 Andrea Ratkovic (USA) 800.com                                  1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Saturn                                                   15.44.08
2 Acca Due O Hewlett - Packard                                 2.15
3 AutoTrader.com                                               3.55
4 Intersports
5 Office Depot                                                 8.42
6 British National                                             8.43
7 Contender Bicycles                                          19.08
8 German National                                             19.39
9 Boise Cascade Office Products                               21.19
10 Canadian/French Composite                                  30.01
11 800.com
12 Dutch National                                             34.47
13 Earthlink                                                  36.32
14 Goldy's/Grove Street Place                                 39.07
15 Webcor-AV/TALGO                                            52.42
16 TREK                                                     1.02.38
17 Voler                                                    1.17.07

Results courtesy of www.womenschallenge.com