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Trofee Disputation Alicante
March 6, 2004
US Espoir national team opens season with victory
Milne rides to win as USPS espoir national team takes team honors
By Andy Lee, USA Cycling
USA Cycling's USPS Espoir National Team kicked off the 2004 race season with a victory at the 104km Trofee Disputation Alicante on Saturday as Shawn Milne (Gloucester, Mass.) rode to a convincing win ahead of Jose Villagordo (ESP) and Haedo Lucas (ARG).
With almost 10,000 feet of climbing dispersed over four laps of a 26km circuit, Milne escaped with four others at the 60km mark. On the final lap, Milne and Vallagordo snuck away from their breakaway companions with Milne taking the sprint for the win.
Milne's win, along with a seventh place effort from teammate Matthew Crane (Old Greenwich, Conn.), also helped secure the overall team title for the USPS National Espoir Team.
1 Shawn Milne (USA) 3.10.07 2 Jose Villagordo (ESP) 0.03 3 Haedo Lucas (ARG) 0.24 ... 7 Matthew Crane (USA) 17 Oliver Stiller Cote (USA) 34 Dane Jankowiak (USA) 59 Michael Wolf (USA) DNF Michal Voigt (USA)
Local results 2004