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Race Results

Tour of Gila

Stage 1

New Mexico, USA

Stage 1    Stage 2    Stage 3    Stage 4    Stage 5

25.3km Time Trial

Canadian Geneviève Jeanson of the RONA/Esker cycling team took the lead at the first stage of the Tour of the Gila, held a five-stage race held until Sunday, May 4, in New Mexico.  Jeanson has a 1’ 27” lead over her fellow Canadian Manon Jutras of Team Saturn. 

Today’s stage was a 25.3-km time trial, and the racers had to deal not only with a challenging course (more than 8 km of climbing) but with very strong winds as well.  Jeanson completed the stage in 40 minutes flat, at an average speed of 37.95 km/h.

Tomorrow’s stage will be a 113-km road race with a mountaintop finish following a 15 km, 1st category climb.

The race web site is at www.tourofthegila.com. 

Tour de Gila

Rank

Name (team)

Time

1

Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA/Esker)

25.3 km in 40’ 00’’, 37.95 km/h.)

2

Manon Jutras (CAN, Saturn)

1’ 27”

3

Leah Goldstein (CAN, Victory Brewing/Amoroso)

1’ 31”

4

Katrina Berger-Grove (USA, T Mobile)

2’ 31”

5

Melissa Thomas (USA)

3’ 17”

16

Karen Bockel (GER, RONA/Esker)

4’43”

21

Andrea Hannos (CAN, RONA/Esker)

5’ 46”

27

Carrie Tuck (CAN, RONA/Esker)

6’ 11”

34

Erinne Willock (CAN, RONA/Esker)

6’ 43”

40

Melissa Holt (NZL, RONA/Esker)

7’ 03”

 

 

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.

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