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Race Results

Tour of Gila

Stage 4

New Mexico, USA

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Criterium

German Ina Teutenberg of team Saturn won the fourth and penultimate stage of the Tour of the Gila, a criterium held in the streets of Siver City.  But RONA/Esker’s Geneviève Jeanson managed to add almost two minutes to her already huge overall lead by joining the winning break, which was missed by the other leaders in general classification. 

American Susan Haywood of T Mobile finished second while RONA/Esker’s New Zealander Meshy Holt comleted the stage podium.  Jeanson came in fourth.  The four stage leaders finished almost one lap – almost two minutes -- ahead of the main field.  

Jeanson’s lead in general classification is now more than 11 minutes over Saturn’s Manon Jutras.

Determined to win this stage Ina Teutenberg launched the hostilities after two of the 20 laps.  Susan Haywood and Meshy Holt took her wheel and the three of them created a gap.  A few laps later Jeanson bridged to the break as the main field let the gap increase.  Teutenberg won the sprint.

  When the pack crossed the finish line, Katrina Grove (T Mobile) outsprinted Karen Bockel (RONA/Esker) and Manon Jutras (Saturn).

Tomorrow for the last stage of this five-day race the riders will be facing the Gila Monster, a 106-km course with three major climbs. 

 The race web site is at www.tourofthegila.com

Fourth stage :  Silver City downtown criterium

Stage standings

Rank

Name (team)

Time

1

Ina Teutenberg (ALL, Saturn)

n.a.

2

Susan Haywood (USA, T Mobile)

 

3

Melissa “Meshy” Holt (NZL, RONA/Esker)

 

4

Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA/Esker)

 

5

Katrina Grove (USA, T Mobile)

 

6

Karen Bockel (ALL, RONA/Esker)

 

7

Manon Jutras (CAN, Saturn)

 

 General Classification after four stages

Rank

Name (team)

Time

1

Geneviève Jeanson (CAN, RONA/Esker)

n.a.

2

Manon Jutras (CAN, Saturn)

 

3

Katrina Grove (USA, T Mobile)

 

4

Leah Goldstein (CAN, Victory Brewing / Amoroso)

 

5

Lynn Gaggioli (USA, Velo Bella)

 

6

Susan Haywood (USA, T Mobile)

 

7

Karen Bockel (ALL, RONA/Esker)

 

 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.

 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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