TINA MAYOLO PIC WINS STAGE 4, Bessette in Yellow
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is a 5 stage race, including a prologue
Mayolo Pic (Genesis Scuba) today won the fourth stage of the Redlands
Bicycle Classic, a criterium held in downtown Redlands, IN Southern
California. The fast American
outsprinted her teammate Laura Van Gilder and Canadian Gina Grain (Victory
Brewing) in a massive finish.
leading teams controlled the race and pre-empted any serious threat during
the race. All the GC leaders
finished in the field and the stage had no impact on overall standings.
Lyne Bessette of Team Quark kept her yellow jersey and her 53-second
lead over RONA’s Geneviève Jeanson, on the eve of the ultimate leg of
this five-stage race. American
Christine Thorburn of Team Webcor still ranks third overall, 1 minute 32
seconds behind the leader.
kept her red Queen of the Mountain jersey, and Laura Van Gilder (Genesis
Scuba) her green points leader jersey.
Team Quark still leads in the team general classification, trailed by
Tomorrow’s last and decisive stage is a 100-kilometre race and will take place on an 8.5-kilometre course somewhat similar to the Mount Royal World Cup course.
RESULTS Stage 4
RONA (www.teamrona.ca) is a Canadian
women’s cycling team in the Elite Category recognized by the International
Cycling Union. The team is made up of four Canadian racers (Geneviève
Jeanson, Andrea Hannos, Émilie Roy and Erinne Willock), three Americans
(Kathryn Curi, Katrina Grove and Anna Milkowski), Israeli Shani Bloch and
Australian Helen Kelly. The team has exercised a policy of zero tolerance
for banned substances since it was founded in 2000. This policy is
explicitly stated in all its contracts.
RONA (www.rona.ca) is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. Team RONA receives equipment and service sponsorships from many companies, including Colnago, Biemme, Shimano, Vittoria, Bontrager, Sidi, Limar, Selle Italia, USE, Cinelli, Look, CatEye, Elite, Finish Line, Cane Creek, Saris, Power Tap, Trialtir and Cycles Lambert.
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