Redlands Bicycle Classic - NE

USA, March 13-17, 2002

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Stage 4 - March 16: Downtown Criterium, 90/60 mins (m/w)

Finally, a Day for Sprinters

By Steve Edwards in Redlands, CA

Frigid temperatures, wind, but thankfully none of the forecasted rain, greeted the riders and fans to today's festival and downtown criterium at the Redlands Classic. Thousand of fans braved the unseasonable weather to check out the event, which got going in the early morning hours with some public crits. Once the public races finished, the course was changed into one of the most technical courses on the circuit.

"I think this is the most technical course of the year," said women's winner Nicole Freedman. "There are a lot of turns that are more than 90 degrees and really tight. The last three turns are all acute angles and off camber, so it's hard."

Between races, fans could check out numerous booths and events from both cycling companies and local sponsors. The races, while having almost no effect on the GC, were fast, furious, and fun to watch.


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Women's sprint
Photo ©: Rob Karman

"I don't know what Saturn was doing," said Diet Rite's Tina Mayolo-Pic. "I guess keeping anyone from breaking away. It was really hard and really fast. They were really driving it. I was struggling."

Saturn was taking no chances on the breakaway ability of Genevieve Jeanson and went out hard, blowing the race to pieces in matter of minutes. Within a few laps, numerous splits had been made in the field. The pace remained so fast for so long, that no group was able to get back on. Saturn's colors stayed in front until it was so late in the race that an attack would never get away.
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Fast paced action
Photo ©: Rob Karman

Ina Teutenberg then attacked until she blew, setting the stage for an open sprint finish for anyone that was able to hang on. In the end, it was Rona's team leader, Jeanson, setting up teammate Nicole Freedman for the win. She was followed by Diet Rite's Tina Mayolo-Pic and AC Mexiquence's Belem Guererro, with Jeanson a few places back, pumping her fists into the air as though she had won the stage herself.

Describing the final lap, Freedman said, "There was a crash out there, after the first turn, and three people sort of got ahead and made a little gap. Then Genevieve was right there and pulled me right up to the front group. And once she did that, I'm like, I know I can do this."

Mayolo-Pic came off the final turn in great position but couldn't get around her, "I wasn't really on it (Freedman's wheel). She saw the crash go and took off. I was just following her and I thought I could get around her, and I couldn't get around. And, I was like 'Oh, she's so fast.'"


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Chris Horner
Photo ©: Rob Karman

Race leader Chris Horner had called it "a day for the crowds" in response to what possible danger today's stage held for his GC chances. These are the words of a rider in top form who's confident in his team and, sure enough, he and his Prime Alliance teammates made him look like a prophet. No escape could dream of picking up more than a double prime before the Prime Alliance train would form and quickly scoop them up.

In spite of the lack of GC drama, the stage was very fast and only around half the field was able to hang on to the finish. With 3 laps to go, Mercury went to the front, trying to set the stage for their sprinter Gordon Fraser. But Charles Dionne played the spoiler and picked up a huge win for 7up/Nutra Fig, and a personal birthday present. Third place was even more of a surprise as Mexican national Miguel Meza, riding for Team Dare edged out Postal's Tony Cruz.
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Charles Dionne
Photo ©: Rob Karman

About the final lap, Dionne said, "Greg Henderson kind of helped me. Him and Gord were looking at each other with two corners to go. I just passed by and never looked back." Fraser said he was in perfect position but "Unfortunately, I didn't quite have enough gas. Charles did a good move, he cut across my front wheel and I had to put on my brakes, and I lost all momentum. And, I'll remember that for the next sprint."

Then again, it may have been something else, "I just turned 22 yesterday," beamed Dionne. "They made a good cake for me, that's why I won today."

Also of note were two Mexican Nationals on the podiums today. Asked how it would affect cycling in Mexico, "I think it's going to be good news for Mexican cycling, Mexican sport. We aren't a big cycling country, like in Europe or in the United States, but still we have a lot of strong riders."

Rider Quotes, Day 4

Reported by Steve Edwards and Reed Bartlett

Charles Dionne, 1st stage

"The last few laps you need to fight to be in a good position. My goal was to be in the first five riders with a lap to go, and then attack for the line."

"This is my first win here, so I am really happy."

On 7up/Nutra Fig:

"I'm very happy with the results we have so far."

Gordon Fraser, 2nd in stage

"Unfortunately, I was only left with Henk, with three-quarters of a lap to go. If I had one more guy I think I might have been in a little better shape. I still can't complain too much. They did what they needed to get me to win. Unfortunately I just didn't come through this time, but if they do that for me in the next few races for me I will be very happy. Henk seems to be firing, everyone seems to be motivated. You know, we had a hard race. Hopefully tomorrow we can have another good showing before this is all over."

Miguel Meza, 3rd in stage

"I actually have a contract with Coppi, a professional team in Italy. I needed a team for Redlands and my brother races for this team (D.A.R.E.), a local Southern California team. I mainly race in Europe, but my family is in Pomona and I want to be with them and race here. The team is a small team, but I still get some good support from them. A lot of it was psychological and they motivated me."

About having two Mexicans on the podium:

"I think it's going to be good news for Mexican cycling, Mexican sport."

"We aren't a big cycling country, like in Europe or in the United States, but still we have a lot of strong riders. We don't have a lot of support, so we have to integrate with other countries. That is what we are doing. I am very happy, because in other countries we are getting better support than in our home country and they get a chance to race."

Nicole Freedman, 1st in stage

About Cyclingnews:

"It's the only web site I actually know how to get to."

On her strategy:

"It worked out well, obviously. You know we had a lot to protect, with a rider in 2nd and 3rd. But, this is an important stage for us, and for me, my whole family was here."

"I was just trying to stay right on the Saturn train. There were a few attacks and I had to go with them, and then I made a couple, but not quite strong enough."

About the last lap:

"With three corners to go I was in the front. It wasn't ideal, but there's nothing else to do. So, it was like, better go fast."

On what the win says for Team Rona:

"I think it's really important. Last year it was known as Team Genevieve and there were some really good riders there. And the riders are all stronger now, and there are some new riders, and I think it says a lot for who we are."


"It was fine. I think that if it had rained it would have made a big difference."

Jeanson's finishing celebration for Freedman:

"I think that she is the most generous champion you can ever find. She's really into the team. Like yesterday, I think it spoke really highly for her; she had the yellow jersey and she let her teammates go for it. It says a lot. She's a really good person."

Tina Mayolo-Pic, 2nd in stage

"I was chasing Nicole. With this crit and all those turns, if you get a little bit back, you get that accordion effect and it's twice as hard further back."

Belem Guererro, 3rd stage (through translator)

"I wanted to be in the front group. I marked the best women and tried to follow them, especially the Rona team and the Canadian champion."

On Redlands:

"I like it a lot. There is a lot of spirit and a lot of competition."

On the weather:

"I come from the mountains of Mexico, so I am used to cold conditions like this."

Giana Roberge, Saturn Team Director

"The strategy was to keep it really fast so that Judith could sit in fourth or fifth position and not have to jump from any corners. We were trying to keep it as smooth as possible so she didn't have to close any gaps so that tomorrow she comes in really well rested. The easiest way for us to do that is to ride a very hard tempo so that it never swells.

"You notice that Lyne was with her the whole time, Lyne was her little Lieutenant. Helping her move around, and we just kept it really fast. We didn't want a stage win, no need to be greedy today. So, that was the goal."

"There was a point in time when it was getting a little slow and the girls were getting a little tired. I said, 'Ina, if you can go ahead and attack.' That's always a way to keep it fast. And it's always good to give it a go once in a while. And then when we saw it was going to be a field sprint, just keep Judith safe. That's when Ina came off the back, so she could rest for tomorrow. The faster the race it is, the safer it is, honestly. If they are good enough to be in the front, then they are safe, generally."


Photo's by Rob Karman/



1 Charles Dionne (Can) 7Up/NutraFig                      1.30.06
2 Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury
3 Miguel Meza (Mex) Dare
4 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
5 Chris Horner (USA) Prime Alliance
6 Greg Henderson (NZl) 7Up/NutraFig
7 Damon Kluck (USA) Saturn
8 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Schroeder Iron
9 Plamen Stoyanov (USA) Mercury
10 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators
11 Jonathan Page (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale
12 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn
13 Oscar Pineda (USA) 7Up/NutraFig
14 Siro Camponogara (Ita) Navigators
15 Tom Boonen (Bel) US Postal Service
16 Kevin Monahan (USA) 7Up/NutraFig
17 David Smith (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
18 Michael Barry (USA) US Postal Service
19 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators
20 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn
21 Jacob Erker (Can) Pharmacia
22 Steve Tilford (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
23 Mariano Friedick (USA) Jelly Belly
24 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators
25 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) 7Up/NutraFig
26 Mark McCormack (USA) Saturn
27 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn
28 Will Frischkorn (USA) Saturn
29 John Lieswyn (USA) 7Up/NutraFig
30 Chann McRae (USA) US Postal Service
31 Tim Morley (GBr) Y2K
32 Brent Dawson (Aus) Jelly Belly
33 Dirk Friel (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                 0.13
34 Brian Forbes (USA) Jelly Belly
35 Robbie Ventura (USA) US Postal Service
36 Kirk Albers (USA) Jelly Belly
37 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn
38 David Zabriske (USA) US Postal Service
39 John Retseck (USA) USA Cycling
40 Tim Larkin (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
41 Max Finkbeiner (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
42 Roland Green (Can) Canadian National
43 Kenneth Toman (USA) Schroeder Iron
44 Ryan Russell (NZl) Marco Polo
45 Chad Hardley (USA) Marco Polo
46 Walker Ferguson (USA) USA Cycling
47 Phil Dixon (GBr) Y2K
48 Kieran Page (GBr) British National Team
49 Liam Killeen (GBr) Y2K
50 Patrick McCarty (USA) USA Cycling
51 Benjamin Sharp (USA) Pharmacia
52 Andrew Randell (Can) Volvo-Cannondale
53 Seamus McGrath (Can) Canadian National
54 Josh Hall (Can) Canadian National
55 Chad Gerlach (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
56 Barrie Clark (GBr) British National Team
57 Mark Fitzgerald (USA) USA Cycling
58 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service
59 Chris Baldwin (USA) Navigators
60 Tom Leaper (Aus) Navigators
61 Nat Faulkner (Can) Kissena
62 Jesus Zarate (Mex) Mercury
63 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury
64 Daniel Ramsey (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale
65 Andreas Hestler (Can) Canadian National
66 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Pharmacia
67 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn
68 Chris Walker (USA) Landis Trek VW
69 Chris Baumann (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
70 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service
71 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury
72 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators
73 Timmy Reinhart (USA) USA Cycling                         0.26
74 John Peters (USA) Prime Alliance
75 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators
76 Mike Sayers (USA) Mercury
77 Michael Jones (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale
78 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
79 Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7Up/NutraFig
80 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury
81 Alex Candelario (USA) Prime Alliance
82 Michael Johnson (USA) Schroeder Iron
83 Greg Sieniewicz (Can) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
84 Troy White (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
85 Oliver Stiler-Cote (USA) Kissena
86 Patrick Caro (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                   0.40
87 Scott Cochran (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW
88 Brice Jones (USA) Mercury
89 Erik Saunders (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
90 Victor Ayala (Mex) Schroeder Iron
91 Jamie Paolinetti (USA) Schroeder Iron
92 Ryan Barrett (USA) Schroeder Iron
93 Peter Knudsen (USA) Schroeder Iron
94 Paul Manning (GBr) British National Team
95 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance
96 Luke Stockwell (Aus) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
97 Svein Tuft (Can) Prime Alliance
98 Matt Decanio (USA) Prime Alliance
99 Reto Lauper (Swi) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
100 Michael Creed (USA) Prime Alliance                      1.37
101 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Excel Sports                      1.55
102 Derek Wilkerson (USA) Jelly Belly                       2.15
103 David Fuentes (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale            2.26
104 Jason McCartney (USA) Jelly Belly                       2.39
105 Greg Medinilla (USA) Dare                               3.36
106 Jodi Crawford (GBr) Y2K                                 3.45
107 Mathieu Toulouse (Can) Canadian National
108 Matt Hawkins (USA) Kissena
109 Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale
110 Rad Cunningham (USA) Volvo-Cannondale
111 Eric Abrams (USA) Landis Trek VW
112 Ryan Doris (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW
113 Dane Jankowiak (USA) USA Cycling
114 Scott Price (Can) Landis Trek VW
115 Oli Beckingsale (GBr) British National Team
116 Colby Farrell (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
117 John Hygelund (USA) Excel Sports                        3.55
117 Tim Buckle (GBr) British National Team
119 Yasuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn) Kissena
120 Kashi Leuchs (NZl) Volvo-Cannondale
121 Steve Cummings (GBr) British National Team
122 Michael Muller (Swi) Wheelworks-Cannondale
123 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Volvo-Cannondale
124 Chris McGovern (USA) Jelly Belly
125 Sandy Perrins (USA) Excel Sports                        4.05
126 Jake Rubelt (USA) Speedbikes
127 Michael Ley (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
128 Austin King (USA) USA Cycling
129 Cody Waite (USA) Ideal Tile / Brielle Cyclery
130 David Salomon (Mex) Speedbikes
131 Jamsran Ulzii-Orshikh (Mgl) Marco Polo
DNF Jesse Lawler (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
DNF Bradley Saul (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee
DNF David Wyandt (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
DNF William Steinbrecher (USA) USA Cycling
DNF Chris Sheppard (Can) Canadian National
DNF Ian Condron (Can) Canadian National
DNF Salvador Barriga (Mex) Speedbikes
DNF Christian Cuesta (Mex) Speedbikes
DNF Marco Ortega (Mex) Speedbikes
DNF Jason Tullous (USA) Speedbikes
DNF Ziranda Madrigal (Mex) Speedbikes
DNF Greg Bourque (Can) Marco Polo
DNF Tony Zarsadias (Can) Marco Polo
DNF Remko Kramer (Ned) Marco Polo
DNF Kerry Classen (USA) Kissena
DNF Ben Stafford (USA) Kissena
DNF Carter Hovey (Can) Volvo-Cannondale
DNF Russell Stevenson (USA) Volvo-Cannondale
DNF Chris McDonald (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale
DNF Todd Wells (USA) Landis Trek VW
DNF Rik Denicke (USA) Pharmacia
DNF Daryl Saul (USA) Excel Sports
DNF Chris Daggs (USA) Excel Sports
DNF Josh Goodwin (USA) Dare
DNF Josh Horowitz (USA) Dare
DNF Jonathan Erdelyi (USA) Ideal Tile / Brielle Cyclery
DNF Randy Rusk (USA) Ideal Tile / Brielle Cyclery
DNS Andy Crater (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports
1 Chris Baldwin (USA) Navigators                               8 pts
2 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators                                8
3 John Lieswyn (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                              8
4 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                                   7
5 Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury                                    7
6 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                         7
7 Mike Sayers (USA) Mercury                                    6
8 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators                                6
9 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury                                 5
10 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators                                 5
11 Alex Candelario (USA) Prime Alliance                        5
12 Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                             5
13 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators                             3
14 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn                                   2
15 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn                                    2
16 Brice Jones (USA) Mercury                                   2
17 Jesus Zarate (Mex) Mercury                                  2
18 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance                             2
1 7UP / NutraFig                                         4.30.18
2 U.S.Postal Service
3 Saturn
4 Navigators
5 Mercury                                                   0.13
6 Jelly Belly
7 Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                                   0.26
8 Y2K
9 Pharmacia
10 Sierra Nevada-Cannondale
11 Schroeder Iron                                           0.39
12 USA Cycling
13 Canadian Cycling
14 Wheelworks-Cannondale
15 Prime Alliance                                           0.52
16 OFOTO-Lombardi Sports                                    1.05
17 British National Team                                    1.06
18 Kissena                                                  4.24
19 Marco Polo                                               4.31
20 Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                                      5.05
21 Landis Trek VW                                           7.43
22 Volvo-Cannondale                                         7.53
23 Excel Sports                                             9.55
General classification after stage 4
1 Chris Horner (USA) Prime Alliance                      7.49.37
2 Roland Green (Can) Canadian National                      0.34
3 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn                               1.00
4 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn                                 1.14
5 David Zabriske (USA) US Postal Service                    1.22
6 Chann McRae (USA) US Postal Service                       2.13
7 John Lieswyn (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                           2.35
8 Damon Kluck (USA) Saturn                                  2.46
9 Michael Barry (USA) US Postal Service                     2.56
10 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service               2.57
11 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators                            3.01
12 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury                             3.12
13 Plamen Stoyanov (USA) Mercury                            3.18
14 Jacob Erker (Can) Pharmacia                              3.18
15 Mariano Friedick (USA) Jelly Belly                       3.35
16 Tim Larkin (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                   3.35
17 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                               3.38
18 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn                                 3.41
19 Seamus McGrath (Can) Canadian National                   3.57
20 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators                      4.00
21 Chris Baldwin (USA) Navigators                           4.21
22 Oscar Pineda (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                          4.23
23 Will Frischkorn (USA) Saturn                             4.36
24 Mark McCormack (USA) Saturn                              4.39
25 Andreas Hestler (Can) Canadian National                  4.42
26 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                     4.46
27 Daniel Ramsey (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale                4.48
28 Andrew Randell (Can) Volvo-Cannondale                    4.51
29 Chad Gerlach (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale              5.02
30 Liam Killeen (GBr) Y2K                                   5.06
31 Charles Dionne (Can) 7Up/NutraFig                        5.17
32 Tom Boonen (Bel) US Postal Service                       5.22
33 Cameron Hughes (Aus) Pharmacia                           5.38
34 Luke Stockwell (Aus) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee             5.53
35 Patrick McCarty (USA) USA Cycling                        5.53
36 Jonathan Page (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale                6.05
37 Ryan Russell (NZl) Marco Polo                            6.06
38 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                      6.07
39 Chad Hardley (USA) Marco Polo                            6.19
40 Tom Leaper (Aus) Navigators                              6.32
41 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Excel Sports                       6.39
42 Miguel Meza (Mex) Dare                                   6.43
43 Chris Walker (USA) Landis Trek VW                        7.33
44 Scott Price (Can) Landis Trek VW                         7.51
45 Troy White (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale                7.54
46 Max Finkbeiner (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee             7.58
47 Walker Ferguson (USA) USA Cycling                        8.26
48 Mike Sayers (USA) Mercury                                8.28
49 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn                             8.36
50 Steve Tilford (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee              8.40
51 Benjamin Sharp (USA) Pharmacia                           8.42
52 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators                              8.59
53 Kirk Albers (USA) Jelly Belly                            8.59
54 Mark Fitzgerald (USA) USA Cycling                        9.03
55 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury                                9.47
56 Greg Sieniewicz (Can) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports             10.19
57 Greg Henderson (NZl) 7Up/NutraFig                       10.20
58 Oli Beckingsale (GBr) British National Team             10.21
59 Chris McGovern (USA) Jelly Belly                        10.27
60 Paul Manning (GBr) British National Team                10.59
61 Dirk Friel (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                11.08
62 Jonathan Hamblen (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale            11.15
63 Siro Camponogara (Ita) Navigators                       11.25
64 Christoph Sauser (Swi) Volvo-Cannondale                 11.26
65 Mathieu Toulouse (Can) Canadian National                11.54
66 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports            12.20
67 John Retseck (USA) USA Cycling                          12.35
68 Michael Creed (USA) Prime Alliance                      12.36
69 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury                              12.45
70 Brian Forbes (USA) Jelly Belly                          13.00
71 Colby Farrell (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports               13.02
72 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance                         13.05
73 Jamie Paolinetti (USA) Schroeder Iron                   13.12
74 Nat Faulkner (Can) Kissena                              13.24
75 Erik Saunders (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports               13.32
76 Jesus Zarate (Mex) Mercury                              13.54
77 Brice Jones (USA) Mercury                               13.59
78 Robbie Ventura (USA) US Postal Service                  14.12
79 Brent Dawson (Aus) Jelly Belly                          14.39
80 Josh Hall (Can) Canadian National                       14.45
81 John Peters (USA) Prime Alliance                        16.43
82 Kevin Monahan (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                        17.11
83 Barrie Clark (GBr) British National Team                17.14
84 Steve Cummings (GBr) British National Team              17.20
85 Eric Abrams (USA) Landis Trek VW                        17.58
86 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators                           18.05
87 Hayden Godfrey (NZl) 7Up/NutraFig                       18.15
88 Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury                               18.38
89 Jason McCartney (USA) Jelly Belly                       18.46
90 Ryan Doris (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                    19.02
91 Oliver Stiler-Cote (USA) Kissena                        19.17
92 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators                         19.31
93 Jamsran Ulzii-Orshikh (Mgl) Marco Polo                  19.37
94 Kashi Leuchs (NZl) Volvo-Cannondale                     19.46
95 Matt Decanio (USA) Prime Alliance                       19.55
96 Tim Morley (GBr) Y2K                                    20.33
97 Cody Waite (USA) Ideal Tile / Brielle Cyclery           21.05
98 Michael Johnson (USA) Schroeder Iron                    21.57
99 Tim Buckle (GBr) British National Team                  22.14
100 Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                        23.06
101 Scott Cochran (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                23.26
102 Alex Candelario (USA) Prime Alliance                   24.22
103 Derek Wilkerson (USA) Jelly Belly                      24.44
104 Hilton Clarke (Aus) Schroeder Iron                     25.37
105 Svein Tuft (Can) Prime Alliance                        26.01
106 Patrick Caro (USA) Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                 26.53
107 Reto Lauper (Swi) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                27.10
108 Phil Dixon (GBr) Y2K                                   27.41
109 Kieran Page (GBr) British National Team                28.26
110 Dane Jankowiak (USA) USA Cycling                       28.31
111 Ryan Barrett (USA) Schroeder Iron                      28.41
112 Yasuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn) Kissena                        29.10
113 Michael Ley (USA) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee              29.11
114 Michael Muller (Swi) Wheelworks-Cannondale             30.39
115 Peter Knudsen (USA) Schroeder Iron                     30.55
116 Kenneth Toman (USA) Schroeder Iron                     31.40
117 David Salomon (Mex) Speedbikes                         31.42
118 David Smith (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale             32.04
119 Matt Hawkins (USA) Kissena                             32.06
120 Rad Cunningham (USA) Volvo-Cannondale                  33.34
121 Timmy Reinhart (USA) USA Cycling                       33.54
122 Victor Ayala (Mex) Schroeder Iron                      34.07
123 Jake Rubelt (USA) Speedbikes                           34.59
124 Michael Jones (USA) Wheelworks-Cannondale              35.13
125 Austin King (USA) USA Cycling                          36.10
126 Sandy Perrins (USA) Excel Sports                       37.08
127 David Fuentes (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale           37.52
128 Greg Medinilla (USA) Dare                              40.44
129 Jodi Crawford (GBr) Y2K                                44.04
130 Chris Baumann (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale           44.31
131 John Hygelund (USA) Excel Sports                       47.20
Mountains classification
1 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn                                   25 pts
2 David Zabriske (USA) US Postal Service                      19
3 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                14
4 Chris Horner (USA) Prime Alliance                           12
5 Luke Stockwell (Aus) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                12
6 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury                                  10
7 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators                                 10
8 Mike Sayers (USA) Mercury                                    9
9 Roland Green (Can) Canadian National                         7
10 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                                  7
11 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn                                 5
12 Troy White (USA) Sierra Nevada-Cannondale                   5
13 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn                                    4
14 Steve Cummings (GBr) British National Team                  3
15 Chris Baldwin (USA) Navigators                              3
16 Chann McRae (USA) US Postal Service                         2
17 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury                                   2
18 Greg Sieniewicz (Can) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                 2
19 Phil Dixon (GBr) Y2K                                        2
20 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators                         1
21 Will Frischkorn (USA) Saturn                                1
Sprints classification
1 Doug Ziewacz (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                             20 pts
2 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                                  16
3 Mike Sayers (USA) Mercury                                   13
4 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                        12
5 Chris Baldwin (USA) Navigators                               8
6 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators                                8
7 John Lieswyn (USA) 7Up/NutraFig                              8
8 Gord Fraser (Can) Mercury                                    7
9 Greg Henderson (NZl) 7Up/NutraFig                            7
10 Kirk O'Bee (USA) Navigators                                 6
11 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators                               6
12 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury                                5
13 Alex Candelario (USA) Prime Alliance                        5
14 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury                                  5
15 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                5
16 Chann McRae (USA) US Postal Service                         5
17 Tom Leaper (Aus) Navigators                                 5
18 Jesus Zarate (Mex) Mercury                                  4
19 Oleg Grichkine (Rus) Navigators                             3
20 Tim Buckle (GBr) British National Team                      3
21 Harm Jansen (Ned) Saturn                                    2
22 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn                                   2
23 Brice Jones (USA) Mercury                                   2
24 Danny Pate (USA) Prime Alliance                             2
25 Erik Saunders (USA) Ofoto-Lombardi Sports                   2
26 Luke Stockwell (Aus) Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                1
Teams classification
1 Saturn                                                23.33.30
2 U.S.Postal Service                                        1.16
3 Canadian Cycling                                          4.43
4 Navigators                                                5.41
5 7UP / NutraFig                                            7.17
6 Mercury                                                   7.40
7 Pharmacia                                                12.03
8 Jelly Belly                                              13.00
9 Wheelworks-Cannondale                                    14.06
10 OFOTO-Lombardi Sports                                   14.36
11 Choco-Andean Eco-Coffee                                 16.05
12 USA Cycling                                             17.45
13 Sierra Nevada-Cannondale                                17.54
14 Prime Alliance                                          19.49
15 Marco Polo                                              21.35
16 Landis Trek VW                                          24.49
17 British National Team                                   28.30
18 Schroeder Iron                                          30.44
19 Volvo-Cannondale                                        30.47
20 Kissena                                                 33.33
21 Cyclery USA-Trek-VW                                     47.37
22 Y2K                                                     48.28
23 Excel Sports                                            55.14


1 Nicole Freedman (USA) Rona Cycling Team                  59.06
2 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Diet Rite
3 B Guererro (Mex) AC Mexiquence
4 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn
5 Katrina Berger (USA) Cannondale-USA
6 Genevieve Jeanson (Can) Rona Cycling Team
7 Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn
8 Heather Cole (Can)
9 Stacey Peters (USA) Bianchi USA
10 Sue Haywood (USA)
11 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Diet Rite
12 Erin Carter (Can) Canadian National
13 Gina Grain (Can) Bianchi USA
14 Deborah Durand (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
15 Gina Hall (USA) Luna Team
16 Kori Kelly (USA) Diet Rite
17 Cybil Diguistini (Can) Diet Rite
18 Jenny Eyerman (USA) Bianchi USA
19 Alison Littlefield (USA) Total Trainer
20 Amy Jarvis (Can) Rona Cycling Team
21 Mari Holden (USA) Cannondale-USA
22 Alison Sydor (Can) Canadian National
23 Gail Longenecker (USA) Rona Cycling Team
24 Rhonda Quick (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
25 Mina Pizzini (USA) Diet Rite
26 Cheryl Binney (USA) Diet Rite
27 Lesley Tomlinson (Can) Canadian National
28 Andrea Hannos (Can) Rona Cycling Team
29 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn
30 Kim Anderson (USA) Cannondale-USA
31 Maatje Benassi (USA)
32 Trish Choo (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
33 Desira Utzig (USA) Paa/Javelin
34 Joan Wilson (USA) Talogoamerica Cycling
35 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Total Trainer
36 Suzanne Sonye (USA) Saturn
37 Cynthia Carroll (USA)
38 Sally Warner (USA) Biogen
39 Patricia Patencia (Mex) AC Mexiquence
40 Susan Palmer-Komar (Can) Talogoamerica Cycling
41 Sue Thomas (GBr) Total Trainer
42 Meredith Miller (USA) Talogoamerica Cycling
43 Susy Pryde (NZl) Talogoamerica Cycling
44 Jennifer Stevens (USA) Paa/Javelin
45 Nicole DeMars (Can) Bianchi USA
46 Erin Mirabella (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
47 Alison Dunlap (USA) Luna Team
48 Kimberly Davidge (Can) Saturn
49 Lara Ruthven (USA) Cannondale-USA
50 Cynthia Mommsen (USA)
51 Manon Jutras (Can) Rona Cycling Team
52 Kelli Emmet (USA) Luna Team
53 Nicole Brandt (USA) Paa/Javelin
54 Chrissy Redden (Can) Canadian National
55 Catherine Powers (USA)                                   0.40
56 Kirsten Fisher (USA) Voler                               1.09
57 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn                              1.23
58 Emma Davies (USA) Total Trainer                          2.06
59 Lenora Felker (USA) Amoroso's HH Racing                  3.17
60 Lauren Franges (USA) Amoroso's HH Racing
61 Sandra Kolb (USA) Los Gatos
62 Barbara Blatter (Swi) Total Trainer
63 Lisa Hunt (USA)                                          3.41
64 Trish Sinclair (Can) Canadian National
65 Gabriela Gonzales De Ferrat (Mex) Amoroso's HH Racing    5.22
66 April Henderson (USA) Voler
67 Melissa Sanborn (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
68 Giselle Trahan (Can) Voler
69 Daphne Perry (USA) Biogen
70 Ivana Bisaro (Can) Voler
71 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Cannondale-USA
72 Patricia McKay (USA)
73 Joy Shaffer (USA) Los Gatos                              5.54
74 Christine Vardaros (USA) Total Trainer
75 Kiara Bisaro (Can) Canadian National
76 Jennifer Wilson (USA) Biogen
77 Linda Biederman (USA)
78 Karen Dodge (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
79 Maren Partridge-Osguthorpe (USA) Biogen
80 Dara Rogers (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
81 Monica Huerta (Mex) AC Mexiquence                        7.23
82 Riley McAlpine (USA) Helens/Trek/VW
83 Alexe Yueng (HKg) Amoroso's HH Racing
84 Lorraine Manning (Irl) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
85 Jennifer Scott (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
86 Renee Eastman (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
87 Martha Meyer (USA)
88 Lisa Milkavich (USA) Voler                              11.49
89 Jennifer Petosa (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark
90 Missy Thompson (USA) Cannondale-USA
91 Patty Davis (USA) Los Gatos
92 Marisol Ponciano (Mex) AC Mexiquence                    19.42
DNF Mandy Poitras (Can) Bianchi USA
DNF Lynn Brotzman (USA)
1 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Diet Rite                          16 pts
2 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn                                 15
3 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                  10
4 Nicole Freedman (USA) Rona Cycling Team                      3
5 Suzanne Sonye (USA) Saturn                                   3
6 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Diet Rite                              3
7 Susy Pryde (NZl) Talogoamerica Cycling                       2
8 Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn                                    1
9 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Total Trainer                       1
1 Rona Cycling Team                                      2.57.18
2 Diet Rite
3 Saturn
4 Bianchi USA
5 Cannondale-USA
6 Canadian National
7 Helens/Trek/VW
8 Total Trainer
9 Luna Team
10 TalgoAmerica Cycling
11 PAA/Javelin
12 AC Mexiquence                                            7.23
13 Biogen                                                  11.16
14 Voler                                                   11.53
15 Amoroso's HH Racing                                     11.56
16 Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark                          18.39
17 Los Gatos                                               21.00
General classification after stage 4
1 Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn                              6.40.17
2 Andrea Hannos (Can) Rona Cycling Team                     6.18
3 Genevieve Jeanson (Can) Rona Cycling Team                 7.37
4 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                               10.12
5 Susy Pryde (NZl) Talogoamerica Cycling                   12.15
6 Lara Ruthven (USA) Cannondale-USA                        12.53
7 Manon Jutras (Can) Rona Cycling Team                     13.17
8 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Total Trainer                   13.31
9 Susan Palmer-Komar (Can) Talogoamerica Cycling           13.48
10 Mari Holden (USA) Cannondale-USA                        13.54
11 Alison Dunlap (USA) Luna Team                           14.09
12 Cybil Diguistini (Can) Diet Rite                        15.09
13 Trish Choo (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                         15.09
14 Alison Sydor (Can) Canadian National                    15.16
15 Sue Haywood (USA)                                       15.22
16 Chrissy Redden (Can) Canadian National                  15.27
17 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Diet Rite                         15.37
18 Rhonda Quick (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                       15.59
19 Jenny Eyerman (USA) Bianchi USA                         15.59
20 Kelli Emmet (USA) Luna Team                             17.26
21 Kim Anderson (USA) Cannondale-USA                       17.43
22 Sue Thomas (GBr) Total Trainer                          18.05
23 Alison Littlefield (USA) Total Trainer                  19.06
24 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Diet Rite                      19.12
25 Erin Carter (Can) Canadian National                     19.18
26 Amy Jarvis (Can) Rona Cycling Team                      19.20
27 Barbara Blatter (Swi) Total Trainer                     19.24
28 Katrina Berger (USA) Cannondale-USA                     19.41
29 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Cannondale-USA                      19.53
30 Kori Kelly (USA) Diet Rite                              20.12
31 Stacey Peters (USA) Bianchi USA                         20.17
32 Nicole DeMars (Can) Bianchi USA                         20.29
33 Lesley Tomlinson (Can) Canadian National                20.31
34 Erin Mirabella (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                     20.45
35 Deborah Durand (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                     20.54
36 Joan Wilson (USA) Talogoamerica Cycling                 21.18
37 B Guererro (Mex) AC Mexiquence                          21.20
38 Kimberly Davidge (Can) Saturn                           22.06
39 Maatje Benassi (USA)                                    22.47
40 Trish Sinclair (Can) Canadian National                  22.55
41 Heather Cole (Can)                                      23.52
42 Cynthia Mommsen (USA)                                   24.14
43 Gina Hall (USA) Luna Team                               25.15
44 Jennifer Stevens (USA) Paa/Javelin                      25.41
45 Cheryl Binney (USA) Diet Rite                           25.52
46 Gina Grain (Can) Bianchi USA                            27.22
47 Suzanne Sonye (USA) Saturn                              27.41
48 Gabriela Gonzales De Ferrat (Mex) Amoroso's HH Racing   28.55
49 Giselle Trahan (Can) Voler                              28.56
50 Emma Davies (USA) Total Trainer                         29.02
51 Kirsten Fisher (USA) Voler                              30.15
52 Joy Shaffer (USA) Los Gatos                             30.16
53 Gail Longenecker (USA) Rona Cycling Team                30.43
54 Catherine Powers (USA)                                  31.05
55 Cynthia Carroll (USA)                                   31.35
56 Nicole Freedman (USA) Rona Cycling Team                 32.14
57 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                              33.01
58 April Henderson (USA) Voler                             33.13
59 Kiara Bisaro (Can) Canadian National                    33.21
60 Desira Utzig (USA) Paa/Javelin                          33.25
61 Mina Pizzini (USA) Diet Rite                            33.29
62 Sandra Kolb (USA) Los Gatos                             34.06
63 Lisa Hunt (USA)                                         34.28
64 Ivana Bisaro (Can) Voler                                34.39
65 Meredith Miller (USA) Talogoamerica Cycling             34.42
66 Jennifer Wilson (USA) Biogen                            34.45
67 Melissa Sanborn (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark    36.38
68 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn                             36.41
69 Christine Vardaros (USA) Total Trainer                  36.43
70 Riley McAlpine (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                     36.55
71 Dara Rogers (USA) Helens/Trek/VW                        37.17
72 Patricia Patencia (Mex) AC Mexiquence                   37.18
73 Lauren Franges (USA) Amoroso's HH Racing                37.51
74 Renee Eastman (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark      41.02
75 Lenora Felker (USA) Amoroso's HH Racing                 45.01
76 Karen Dodge (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark        45.27
77 Lorraine Manning (Irl) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark   48.11
78 Sally Warner (USA) Biogen                               48.22
79 Patricia McKay (USA)                                    50.02
80 Daphne Perry (USA) Biogen                               50.49
81 Linda Biederman (USA)                                   50.54
82 Lisa Milkavich (USA) Voler                              51.10
83 Monica Huerta (Mex) AC Mexiquence                       52.34
84 Alexe Yueng (HKg) Amoroso's HH Racing                   55.31
85 Nicole Brandt (USA) Paa/Javelin                       1.06.34
86 Jennifer Scott (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark   1.11.12
87 Patty Davis (USA) Los Gatos                           1.15.19
88 Martha Meyer (USA)                                    1.21.27
89 Jennifer Petosa (USA) Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark  1.25.14
90 Marisol Ponciano (Mex) AC Mexiquence                  1.26.06
91 Missy Thompson (USA) Cannondale-USA                   1.27.15
92 Maren Partridge-Osguthorpe (USA) Biogen               1.32.05
Mountains classification
1 Genevieve Jeanson (Can) Rona Cycling Team                   29 pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn                                   26
3 Lyne Bessette (Can) Saturn                                  17
4 Andrea Hannos (Can) Rona Cycling Team                       15
5 Mari Holden (USA) Cannondale-USA                            13
6 Manon Jutras (Can) Rona Cycling Team                         6
7 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Total Trainer                       5
8 Susan Palmer-Komar (Can) Talogoamerica Cycling               4
9 Susy Pryde (NZl) Talogoamerica Cycling                       3
10 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Cannondale-USA                          3
11 Lara Ruthven (USA) Cannondale-USA                           2
12 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                  2
13 Alison Dunlap (USA) Luna Team                               1
Sprints classification
1 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Diet Rite                          22 pts
2 Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn                                   20
3 Andrea Hannos (Can) Rona Cycling Team                       17
4 Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Saturn                                 15
5 Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn                                  10
6 Nicole Freedman (USA) Rona Cycling Team                      6
7 Jenny Eyerman (USA) Bianchi USA                              4
8 Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Diet Rite                              3
9 Suzanne Sonye (USA) Saturn                                   3
10 Susy Pryde (NZl) Talogoamerica Cycling                      2
11 Lara Ruthven (USA) Cannondale-USA                           2
12 Gail Longenecker (USA) Rona Cycling Team                    2
13 Caroline Alexander (GBr) Total Trainer                      1
14 Dotsie Cowden (USA) Cannondale-USA                          1
Teams classification
1 Rona Cycling Team                                     20.25.59
2 Saturn                                                    1.09
3 Cannondale-USA                                           15.15
4 TalgoAmerica Cycling                                     21.22
5 Total Trainer                                            22.08
6 Diet Rite                                                22.30
7 Canadian National                                        26.06
8 Helens/Trek/VW                                           26.26
9 Bianchi USA                                              31.37
10 Luna Team                                               31.42
11 Voler                                                 1.06.41
12 Amoroso's HH Racing                                   1.20.19
13 AC Mexiquence                                         1.26.08
14 Vitamin Cottage Morgul Bismark                        1.31.25
15 PAA/Javelin                                           1.40.32
16 Biogen                                                1.48.46
17 Los Gatos                                             1.53.53
Results courtesy of Kathrin Blatter/