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KAREN BOCKEL PLACES EIGHTH IN GERMAN ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Spalt, Bavaria

102km

Team RONA/Esker’s Karen Bockel finished in eighth place in the German Women’s Road Championship held yesterday in Spalt, Bavaria.  Young Trixi Worrack of Équipe Nürnberger won the race, outsprinting her four breakaway companions.

Bockel finished second in the field sprint, crossing the line 5’28” behind the winner.  The course was very tough as the women had to complete two difficult climbs in each of the seven 14.6 loops.

With no team support Bockel fought hard all day to stay at the front.  “I’m disappointed”, she said, “I was going with all the moves except the one that stuck.”   Trixi Worrack launched the decisive attack with two laps to go.

Rank

Name (team)

Time

1

Trixi Worrack (Équipe Nürnberger)

102.2 km in 3h 12’58”  (31.78 km/h)

2

Christiane Soeder (LG Stuttgart) (Saturn)

s.t.

3

Tina Liebig (SSV Gera 19)

s.t.

4

Theresa Senff (BC 07 Arnst)

s.t.

5

Daniela Kenty (Frankfurter)

s.t.

6

Regina Schleicher (USC Cottbus)

2’28”

7

Angela Brodtka

5’28”

8

Karen Bockel (RONA/Esker)

s.t.

9

Kerstin Scheitle (Équipe Nürnberger)

s.t.

10

Liane Bahler (Thüringer R)

s.t.

Team RONA/Esker is one of only two Canadian women’s cycling teams in the Elite Category that are recognized by the International Cycling Union. The team is made up of four Canadian racers (Geneviève Jeanson, Andrea Hannos, Carrie Tuck and Erinne Willock), French racers Catherine Marsal and Magali Le Floc’h, New Zealander Melissa Holt, German Karen Bockel and American Kristen LaSasso. The team’s web site is at www.ronateam.ca.

  RONA is Canada’s leading hardware and home renovation retailer (www.rona.ca). Esker is a natural spring water from the north of Canada, sold in North America and Asia (www.eskerwater.com).

The team also receives equipment and service sponsorships from many companies, including Colnago, Biemme, Shimano, Michelin, Mavic, Diadora, Limar, Selle Italia, ITM, Look, CatEye, Tacx, Finish Line, Cane Creek, Saris, Power Tap, Cycles Lambert and Club Médico-Sportif. 

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