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SRAM Tour of the Gila - NE

USA, April 29-May 3, 2009

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Stage 5 - May 3: Gila Monster Road Race, 170/115km

Flying Zajicek shows V means victory

Leipheimer secures Gila title thanks to Mellow mates

By Kirsten Robbins in Silver City, New Mexico

Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) claimed a solo stage
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Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) captured the biggest victory in his cycling career, breaking away from seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's) and his teammate Levi Leipheimer at top the infamous Gila Monster ascent. The Boulder native received a congratulatory hand shake from Astana team director Johan Bruyneel after beating his riders in their specialty: climbing. Zajicek won the final stage with his proud parents and wife amongst the spectators - a podium photo that will no doubt hang on the wall for life.

"This is unbelievable," said Zajicek, whose wife watched the stage from SRAM follow car and witnessed the race unravel. "This is the best day on the bike ever, the best. It was so fast from the start and then [Chris] Horner was absolutely lighting it up, just flying.

"I've been working so hard on my climbing and everything just came together," he added. "I knew Levi wanted to give Lance the win and he went so fast into the last kilometre. I just had to follow and give it everything I had with 200 metres to go."

Leipheimer's commanding victory in the SRAM Tour of the Gila's general classification is a good indication that he will arrive to the upcoming Giro d'Italia in top condition. Armstrong moved into a well-deserved second place after a weeks worth of endless domestique duties. Zajicek's stage win, combined with a stellar fourth place in the stage three time trial, earned him the third spot on the overall podium.

"Its always nice to win no matter what race it is," Leipheimer said. "There is no easy race. I won the overall, two stages and I set the course record and I think that is something to be proud of. I think of all the great time triallist who won it over the years. This is one of the more prestigious races in American history."

Team Bissell won the best overall team general classification based on the times of the three highest placed riders from each stage. "As long as we had good climbs on the first day and today we were good," said Bissell rider Ben Jacques-Maynes. "Obviously the time trial shakes out real nicely for us. We have a good time trial team. It wasn't a goal coming in, but it stuck out as a goal after the first couple of stages. We had five guys with really good rides today so we are happy."

Domestique underdog beat Grand Tour contenders

Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) rides at the front
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A group of six riders made it to the base of the final and most notorious climb of the Tour of the Gila. After pulling the break away for nearly the entire last half of the professional men's 168-kilometre road race Chris Horner (Mellow Johnny's) started to show signs of distress mid-way up the final climb. But he kept coming back for more.

He kept the pressure on while Leipheimer, Armstrong, Zajicek and Chad Beyer (Team B) planed their individual bids for victory. Two-time event winner Burke Swindlehurst hung on to the front group for as long as possible, but began to show signs of weakness over the last few rollers.

"I felt like I didn't have too much acceleration in my legs today," Swindlehurst said. "I focused on trying to diesel it all day and on the last climb my legs just locked up on me."

Horner put forth one last effort toward setting up Armstrong for victory and Leipheimer took over the driving. Several coy attacks came from Beyer but no move was strong enough to hold off Leiphiemer's consistent speed up the climb.

Zajicek sandwiched himself between Leipheimer and Armstrong and patiently waited for one of his two competitors to make the first move. The pair attacked and Zajicek responded, pouncing on the pair and pulling out a 12 second margin at the line. The defeated team-mates shook hands to the end of a successful week and crossed the finish line together. Beyer, Horner and Swindlehurst rolled through several seconds apart respectively.

"This is one of the hardest road races in North America," Zajicek said. "It also comes at the end of five days of really hard racing."

The chase group included two riders Baldwin and White who dangled between the leaders and a second five-man chase group, Zirbel, Stalder, Darren Lill (Team Type 1), Davide Frattini and Anthony Colby (Colavita-Sutter Home).

Horner dies a thousand deaths…but keeps on pushing

Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's) leads on the climb
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The tired men's field lined up in the early morning to start what is arguably known as the toughest stage. Three significant climbs played a big role in the outcome of the stage, where tactics were key but attrition was everything. An early move of 16 riders set sail on the long winding descent out of SIlver City.

The men included Scott Nydam (Team B), who was the highest placed general classification rider in eighth, Francois Parisien (Planet Energy), Elkan Evan and Mike Northey (Land Rover Orbea), Sam Johnson (Hagens Berman), Jacob Erker, Neil Shirley and Dan Bauman (Kelly Benefit Strategies), Ben King and Michael Grabinger (Fly V Australia), Nick Fey (Ciclismo), Ben Jacques-Maynes and Paul Mach (Bissell), Ian Holt (RMCEF), Chris Jones (Team Type 1) and Bradley White (OUCH-MAXXIS).

An unfortunate crash on the descent out of town saw Nydam air lifted to the Thompson Hospital in El Paso. Nydam's accident was one of many that included Cameron Evans (OUCH-MAXXIS), Matt Cooke (Ride Clean) and World Pursuit Champion Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong). The break away reluctantly continued on to gain more than a three minute lead, 50 kilometres into the race.

"He reached down to grab his water bottle and his foot unclipped," said Jacques-Maynes, who was descending behind Nydam at 70 km/h when he crashed. "I really didn't want to race after I saw that. I wanted to pull over and call it a day. I never want to see something like that happen in a bike race, especially such a good guy like Scott."

Chad Beyer (Team B) was at the front
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The large front group reached the first of three climbs where pain on some of their faces began to show through. Stronger climbers in the bunch set a fast tempo and several riders fell off pace before they reached the top. The first sign that super domestique Horner was on the hunt to catch the break was seen when the break away made its way through the turnaround and back out toward the Copperas Vista climb of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

The chasing peloton started the demanding 11-kilometre climb in tact but when Horner was through setting tempo, there were only six survivors left. The original members of the chase group include Horner with Leipheimer and Armstrong in tow, Zajicek, Beyer and Swindlehurst along with Tom Zirbel (Bissell), Florian Stalder (Team B), Peter Stetina (Garmin-Holowekso Partners-Felt), Chris Baldwin (Rock Racing). As the pace quickened Baldwin, Zirbel and Statina fell off pace and never recovered back to the lead group.

The six climbing specialists caught remnants of the initial 16-man break away before cresting the top. White managed to hang on the longest but he too fell off the leading pace shortly after. "That climb out of the Cliff Dwellings was so painful and Horner would not let up," Zajicek said. "I was hurting so bad there. I just knew I had to make it to the top of that one because that was the most important climb of the stage."

Horner continued to drive the pace on the front down the descent and up the next climb. The most dedicated domestique rider in America.

Armstrong conquers the Gila Monster and the overall

Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)
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Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo) proved she is in a class of her own when it comes to climbing. The Boise, Idaho native set a tempo on the final ascent into Pinos Altos until she was alone and headed for victory. Catherine Cheatley (Colavita-Sutter Home) won the small sprint for second place and Alison Powers (Team Type 1) took third.

"At the base of the climb we were two and half minutes back from the break and I just set my own pace up the climb," Armstrong said. "I didn't have to work today at all."

Armstrong won the overall title by nearly five minutes ahead of second placed Powers and third placed Katheryn Mattis (Webcor-Builders). "This was a successful Tour of the Gila for me," said Armstrong. "I'm preparing for the Tour de l' Aude and now I get to go there and have a whole team with me. I'm so excited."

The front group behind Armstrong re-shuffled as riders began to settle into their own rhythm. Mattis set a strong tempo on the uphills and Powers, a former downhill skier, blazed through the short winding descents. A group of 15 sprinted to the finish line at the top.

The break almost made it to the top of the Gila Monster

A break formed early into the women's 115-kilometre road race. Rebecca Much (Webcor-Builders), Rachel Heal (Colavita-Sutter Home, Nicole Evans (Value Act Capital) and Hillary Billington (Lip Smackers) worked well together gaining a maximum of six minutes making Much the virtual leader on the road.

"I was okay with the break because I was up by three and a half minutes," Armstrong said. "I was happy that I could be a little bit more defensive today. I sat back because I knew I was going to go hard up that climb. There were only seconds that separated second place through sixth place in the overall. That is where the race was on."

Armstrong's mellow presence back in the field sent a signal to the other teams that she was not interested in bringing the break back. Chances were that Armstrong would reduce the time to Much on the last climb but riders wanting to hold their GC positions needed to start working together to reduce the hefty time margin.

" I was definitely nervous when the break got up to six minutes," said Powers. "But after that everyone started to help out and work at the front to try and get that down."

Colavita-Sutter Home, Value Act Capital and Alison did the majority of the work to reduce the time to just over two minutes at the base of the climb. The break splintered on the climb and Armstrong caught the last rider, Evans mid-way up the climb. Evans rode in second place for the majority of the climb before being caught by the bunch sprint within the final kilometre.


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Pro men
1 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia-Successful)             4.29.32
2 Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's)                          0.12
3 Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny's)                              
4 Chad Beyer (Team B)                                        0.24
5 Chris Horner (Mellow Johnny's)                             0.34
6 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling)                       
7 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                  3.21
8 Christopher Baldwin (BOULDER)                                  
9 Darren Lill (Team Type 1)                                  3.30
10 Florian Stalder (Team B)                                      
11 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                3.34
12 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling)                              
13 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                  3.54
14 Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                   5.07
15 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                         
16 Patrick McCarty (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)               5.16
17 Paul Mach (Bissell Pro Cycling)                               
18 Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                   6.46
19 Alex Howes (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                          
20 Jesse Moore (California Giant-Specialized)                    
21 Michael Olheiser (                     
22 Dan Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                         
23 Ben Day (Fly V Australia-Successful)                          
24 Corey Collier (Team Rio Grande)                               
25 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling)                                
26 Bjorn Selander (Trek Livestrong)                              
27 John Eisinger (Ciclismo Racing)                               
28 Bruno Langlois (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                            
29 John Hunt (California Giant-Specialized)                      
30 Andrew Talansky (Amore & Vita-McDonald's)                     
31 Benjamin Kneller (Ciclismo Racing)                            
32 Ben King (Fly V Australia-Successful)                         
33 Chris Winn (RMCEF/WestSide Cycling)                       6.51
34 Daniel Vaillancourt (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                
35 Francois Parisien (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                     7.09
36 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling)                  7.16
37 Logan Garey (Team Rio Grande)                             7.20
38 James Mattis (California Giant-Specialized)               7.26
39 Rory Sutherland (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)               7.32
40 Aaron Pool (Lincoln Industries)                          10.49
41 Shawn Milne (Team Type1)                                 13.23
42 Alexander Hagman (Ciclismo Racing)                       13.56
43 Jonathan Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies)              14.06
44 Julian Kyer (Trek Livestrong)                            14.07
45 Alister Ratcliff ( / Cannondale)              14.23
46 Carson Miller (Land Rover-ORBEA)                         14.52
47 Zach Watson (Athletes by Design Cycling)                      
48 Taylor Sheldon (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                      
49 Eddy Kwon (ZteaM Elite)                                       
50 Ben King (Trek Livestrong)                                    
51 Ian Holt (RMCEF/Westside Cycling)                             
52 Jared Gilyard (RideClean)                                     
53 Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies)               15.58
54 Chris Jones (Team Type1)                                 16.01
55 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)                              
56 Kris Lunning (Above Category Racing)                     19.31
57 Bill Demong (Incycle)                                         
58 Jeff Hartman (Incycle)                                        
59 Roman Kilun (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                  19.39
60 Tim Henry (DLP Racing)                                   19.43
61 Vincent Owens (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)            19.44
62 Brad Cole (Ciclismo Racing)                              19.47
63 Tim Johnson (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                       
64 Paul Esposti (Ciclismo Racing)                           20.37
65 Flavio De Luna (Aguascalientes)                          21.16
66 Stefan Rothe (                    22.28
67 Allen Krughoff (Team Rio Grande)                         22.41
68 Walker Savidge (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                 24.06
69 Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1)                                   
70 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-ORBEA)                             
71 Evan Elken (Land Rover-ORBEA)                                 
72 Ryan Baumann (Trek Livestrong)                           27.03
73 Nick Fey (Ciclismo Racing)                                    
74 Floyd Landis (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                      
75 Justin England (California Giant-Specialized)                 
76 Eric Slack (                                
77 Scott Davis (Fly V Australia-Successful)                      
78 Jesse Sergent (Trek Livestrong)                               
79 Phillip Mann (Ciclismo Racing)                                
80 Osvaldo Olmos (California Giant-Specialized)             27.20
81 Cristian Velasquez (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)       30.07
82 Jose Orellana (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)            31.36
83 Josh Liberles (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)            34.24
84 Travis Hagner (                   35.31
85 Brandon Lynch (                        36.12
86 Chris Turner (Above Category Racing)                     42.59
87 Blair Berbert (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV)             46.50
88 Ian Tuttle (Above Category Racing)                       47.09
89 Evan Hyde (Incycle)                                      50.02
90 Jacob Mueller (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV)             51.06
91 Sam Bewley (Trek Livestrong)                             54.31
92 Maxime Vives (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                              
93 Mike Northey (Land Rover-ORBEA)                               
94 Alfredo Cruz (Auto-Tec)                                       
95 Logan Hunn (Land Rover-ORBEA)                                 
96 Sergio Hernandez (EL SEGUNDO)                                 
97 Clay Mufret (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                        
98 Andrew Randell (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                       54.42
99 David Duncan (DLP Racing)                              1.03.39
10 Jaime Gandara (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy)         1.06.55
10 Bryson Bowers (JetFuel coffee)                                
10 Tad Hamilton (                       1.06.59
10 Tim Srenaski (Rocky Mountain Elite Cycling)            1.09.25
10 Travis Sherman (                1.21.16
Pro women
1 Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)                   3.30.56
2 Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                   1.06
3 Alison Powers (Team Type 1)                                1.08
4 Katheryn Mattis (Webcor Builders)                          1.14
5 Carla Swart (Team Lip Smacker)                             1.19
6 Amy Dombroski (Webcor Builders)                                
7 Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)                   
8 Marisa Asplund (DFT p/b TREADS)                                
9 Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)                   
10 Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                   
11 Leah Goldstein (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)                
12 Christina Ruiter (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)              
13 Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders)                            2.12
14 Rachel Heal (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                        
15 Amanda Miller (Team Lip Smacker)                              
16 Anne Samplonius (Team Lip Smacker)                            
17 Kristin Sanders (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)           3.33
18 Ruth Clemence (Touchstone)                                    
19 Alisha Welsh (PCIM)                                       3.38
20 Kelli Emmett (Giant Bicycles)                             3.45
21 Kelly McDonald (Touchstone Climbing Racing)               3.50
22 Chloe Forsman (Luna Pro Team)                             3.59
23 Susannah Gordon (                         4.02
24 Alexis Rhodes (Webcor Builders)                           4.08
25 Marilyn McDonald (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)           4.10
26 Melanie Meyers (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)             4.18
27 Toni Bradshaw (Team Lip Smacker)                          4.19
28 Andrea Dvorak (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                      
29 Sydney Brown (DFT p/b TREADS)                             4.46
30 Gabriela Ferrat (Metromint Cycling)                       6.22
31 Molly Van Houweling (Metromint Cycling)                       
32 Heather Sborz (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)              6.32
33 Terrie Clouse (                           7.08
34 Olivia Dillon (Touchstone Climbing)                       7.26
35 Stacy Marple (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                       
36 Gina Grain (Webcor Builders)                                  
37 Coryn Rivera (PROMAN Hit Squad)                               
38 Hilary Billington (Team Lip Smacker)                          
39 Kathyrn Bertine (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)            8.29
40 MEGAN HOTTMAN (DFT p/b TREADS)                            8.56
41 Lindsey Bishop (                          9.03
42 Lisa Tumminello (                             
43 Tracey Jacobs (GS Boulder)                                9.17
44 Cara Gillis (Touchstone Climbing)                        10.18
45 Trish Cohen (Unattached)                                 10.23
46 Erica Zaveta (University of Arizona)                     10.27
47 Daniela Gandara (TEN SPEED DRIVE)                        13.22
48 Gwen Inglis (DFT p/b TREADS)                             14.08
49 Ambre Levy (DFT p/b TREADS)                              15.00
50  Thurston-Hicks (                        15.05
51 Sharon Allpress (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)               
52 catherine DICKSON (Metro Phx)                            15.09
53 Nikki Butterfield (Webcor Builders)                      15.30
54 Lauren Edwards (Absolute Racing)                         15.37
55 Megan Rathwell (Touchstone Climbing)                     15.53
56 Kate Ross (Team Lip Smacker)                             16.31
57 Sue Stokes (                             16.37
58 Anny Henry (Metromint Cycling)                           17.14
59 Laura McCaughey (Salamander Racing)                      18.07
60 Spring Clegg (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)              20.07
61 Yukie Nakamura (Metromint Cycling)                       20.38
62 Judy Jenkins (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)              22.22
Final Classification
Pro men
1 Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny's)                      13.26.56
2 Lance Armstrong (Mellow Johnny's)                          3.01
3 Philip Zajicek (Fly V Australia-Successful)                3.18
4 Burke Swindlehurst (Bissell Pro Cycling)                   4.03
5 Chad Beyer (Team B)                                        4.41
6 Christopher Baldwin (BOULDER)                              6.04
7 Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling)                           7.06
8 Chris Horner (Mellow Johnny's)                             7.13
9 Florian Stalder (Team B)                                   7.31
10 Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                   7.38
11 Darren Lill (Team Type 1)                                 7.57
12 Anthony Colby (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                  9.20
13 Tyler Wren (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                    10.22
14 Davide Frattini (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)               10.25
15 Benjamin Kneller (Ciclismo Racing)                       11.32
16 Paul Mach (Bissell Pro Cycling)                          11.36
17 Bradley White (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                11.44
18 Rory Sutherland (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)              11.51
19 Francois Parisien (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                    12.04
20 Alex Howes (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                     12.41
21 John Hunt (California Giant-Specialized)                 12.59
22 Jesse Moore (California Giant-Specialized)               13.04
23 Bjorn Selander (Trek Livestrong)                         13.21
24 Ben King (Fly V Australia-Successful)                    13.35
25 Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Pro Cycling)                 13.36
26 John Eisinger (Ciclismo Racing)                          13.37
27 Andrew Talansky (Amore & Vita-McDonald's)                13.38
28 Michael Olheiser (                13.49
29 Corey Collier (Team Rio Grande)                          13.54
30 Daniel Vaillancourt (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)           14.52
31 Dan Bowman (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                    15.23
32 Ben Day (Fly V Australia-Successful)                     15.31
33 Patrick McCarty (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)              15.50
34 James Mattis (California Giant-Specialized)              16.51
35 Aaron Pool (Lincoln Industries)                          20.13
36 Julian Kyer (Trek Livestrong)                            20.58
37 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)                         22.15
38 Shawn Milne (Team Type1)                                 22.54
39 Jonathan Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies)              23.26
40 Omer Kem (Bissell Pro Cycling)                           23.57
41 Chris Winn (RMCEF/WestSide Cycling)                      24.05
42 Alexander Hagman (Ciclismo Racing)                       24.30
43 Carson Miller (Land Rover-ORBEA)                         24.31
44 Ben King (Trek Livestrong)                               24.56
45 Taylor Sheldon (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                 25.05
46 Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                  25.25
47 Chris Jones (Team Type1)                                 25.35
48 Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies)               26.04
49 Jared Gilyard (RideClean)                                26.08
50 Zach Watson (Athletes by Design Cycling)                 26.29
51 Tim Johnson (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                  26.39
52 Eddy Kwon (ZteaM Elite)                                  27.27
53 Roman Kilun (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                  27.41
54 Bruno Langlois (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                       27.56
55 Kris Lunning (Above Category Racing)                     28.42
56 Alister Ratcliff ( / Cannondale)              29.26
57 Bill Demong (Incycle)                                    29.53
58 Jeff Hartman (Incycle)                                   30.14
59 Paul Esposti (Ciclismo Racing)                           31.53
60 Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1)                              32.10
61 Flavio De Luna (Aguascalientes)                          32.12
62 Allen Krughoff (Team Rio Grande)                         33.19
63 Ian Holt (RMCEF/Westside Cycling)                        34.19
64 Stefan Rothe (                    34.20
65 Walker Savidge (Felt-Holowesko Partners)                 34.38
66 Justin England (California Giant-Specialized)            35.47
67 Eric Slack (                           35.59
68 Nick Fey (Ciclismo Racing)                               36.32
69 Floyd Landis (OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b)                 36.58
70 Jesse Sergent (Trek Livestrong)                          38.46
71 Tim Henry (DLP Racing)                                   42.10
72 Roman Van Uden (Land Rover-ORBEA)                        42.17
73 Evan Elken (Land Rover-ORBEA)                            42.27
74 Brad Cole (Ciclismo Racing)                              49.02
75 Ryan Baumann (Trek Livestrong)                           49.10
76 Vincent Owens (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)            49.15
77 Brandon Lynch (                        50.50
78 Logan Garey (Team Rio Grande)                            51.11
79 Scott Davis (Fly V Australia-Successful)                 51.33
80 Osvaldo Olmos (California Giant-Specialized)             54.26
81 Phillip Mann (Ciclismo Racing)                           57.10
82 Evan Hyde (Incycle)                                    1.01.37
83 Cristian Velasquez (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)     1.02.11
84 Josh Liberles (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)          1.04.19
85 Mike Northey (Land Rover-ORBEA)                        1.04.59
86 Sergio Hernandez (EL SEGUNDO)                          1.07.48
87 Ian Tuttle (Above Category Racing)                     1.08.53
88 Sam Bewley (Trek Livestrong)                           1.11.05
89 Alfredo Cruz (Auto-Tec)                                1.12.40
90 Chris Turner (Above Category Racing)                   1.13.00
91 Andrew Randell (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                     1.13.54
92 Blair Berbert (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV)           1.20.32
93 Jose Orellana (Ten Speed Drive / BH Bicycles)          1.22.59
94 Jacob Mueller (Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV)           1.31.25
95 Clay Mufret (Kelly Benefit Strategies)                 1.34.28
96 Travis Hagner (                 1.37.10
97 Maxime Vives (PLANET ENERGY Pro)                       1.39.41
98 Bryson Bowers (JetFuel coffee)                         1.43.15
99 Tad Hamilton (                       1.46.41
100 David Duncan (DLP Racing)                             1.46.53
101 Jaime Gandara (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b Spinergy)        1.52.54
102 Logan Hunn (Land Rover-ORBEA)                         1.55.44
103 Tim Srenaski (Rocky Mountain Elite Cycling)           2.10.07
104 Travis Sherman (               2.32.17
Pro women
1 Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo Test Team)                  12.43.57
2 Alison Powers (Team Type 1)                                4.36
3 Katheryn Mattis (Webcor Builders)                          4.57
4 Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                   5.06
5 Leah Goldstein (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)             5.24
6 Christina Ruiter (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)           5.32
7 Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)               5.53
8 Anne Samplonius (Team Lip Smacker)                         7.04
9 Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                    
10 Rebecca Much (Webcor Builders)                            7.12
11 Carla Swart (Team Lip Smacker)                            7.29
12 Nicole Evans (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)              8.08
13 Marisa Asplund (DFT p/b TREADS)                           8.45
14 Alisha Welsh (PCIM)                                       9.44
15 Kelly McDonald (Touchstone Climbing Racing)              10.15
16 Alexis Rhodes (Webcor Builders)                          10.38
17 Kristin Sanders (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)          11.43
18 Andrea Dvorak (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                 11.56
19 Ruth Clemence (Touchstone)                               12.19
20 Amanda Miller (Team Lip Smacker)                         13.04
21 Kelli Emmett (Giant Bicycles)                            13.21
22 Marilyn McDonald (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)          16.34
23 Gabriela Ferrat (Metromint Cycling)                      16.52
24 Toni Bradshaw (Team Lip Smacker)                         17.02
25 Amy Dombroski (Webcor Builders)                          17.49
26 Olivia Dillon (Touchstone Climbing)                      18.13
27 Stacy Marple (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                  18.30
28 Gina Grain (Webcor Builders)                             20.05
29 Terrie Clouse (                          21.39
30 Heather Sborz (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)             22.04
31 Nikki Butterfield (Webcor Builders)                      23.04
32 Chloe Forsman (Luna Pro Team)                            23.33
33 Rachel Heal (Colavita Sutter Home p/b)                   23.43
34 Melanie Meyers (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)            26.14
35 Susannah Gordon (                        29.21
36 Sydney Brown (DFT p/b TREADS)                            32.33
37 Gwen Inglis (DFT p/b TREADS)                             34.22
38 Hilary Billington (Team Lip Smacker)                     34.28
39 MEGAN HOTTMAN (DFT p/b TREADS)                           36.21
40 Lindsey Bishop (                         36.39
41 Tracey Jacobs (GS Boulder)                               37.33
42 Kathyrn Bertine (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)           39.42
43 Cara Gillis (Touchstone Climbing)                        42.20
44 Molly Van Houweling (Metromint Cycling)                  43.35
45 Trish Cohen (Unattached)                                 45.26
46 Coryn Rivera (PROMAN Hit Squad)                          47.21
47 Lisa Tumminello (                        49.20
48 Daniela Gandara (TEN SPEED DRIVE)                        59.13
49 Lauren Edwards (Absolute Racing)                       1.01.56
50 Ambre Levy (DFT p/b TREADS)                            1.05.07
51 Sharon Allpress (ValueAct Capital Cycling Team)               
52 Erica Zaveta (University of Arizona)                   1.05.32
53 Megan Rathwell (Touchstone Climbing)                   1.08.36
54 catherine DICKSON (Metro Phx)                          1.13.39
55  Thurston-Hicks (                      1.15.48
56 Laura McCaughey (Salamander Racing)                    1.19.20
57 Anny Henry (Metromint Cycling)                         1.21.33
58 Yukie Nakamura (Metromint Cycling)                     1.24.14
59 Spring Clegg (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)            1.25.44
60 Kate Ross (Team Lip Smacker)                           1.29.20
61 Judy Jenkins (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus)            1.34.21
62 Sue Stokes (                           1.34.42
Teams classification
Pro men
1 Bissell Pro Cycling                                    40.42.42
2 Fly V Australia-Successful                                 6.31
3 Colavita Sutter Home p/b                                   7.38
4 OUCH Pro Cycling Team p/b                                 10.57
5 Ciclismo Racing                                           19.25
6 California Giant-Specialized                              20.19
7 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                  30.16
Pro women
1 ValueAct Capital Cycling                               38.28.40
2 Webcor Builders                                            1.59
3 Colavita Sutter Home p/b                                   5.26
4 Team Lip Smacker                                          10.52
5 Touchstone Climbing                                       23.58
6 Specialized D4W/Bicycle                                   45.10
7 DFT p/b TREADS                                            46.03
8                                         1.09.12
9 Metromint Cycling                                       1.59.15