Tour of Greater Montréal 2004
4 stages in 3 days, May 31st - June 2nd
Team Rona Review of Stage 1A
Mayolo-Pic (USA, Genesis Scuba) today won the first stage of the Tour of
She completed the 3.5-kilometre time trial in 3 minutes, 56
seconds, at an average speed of 53.38 km/h.
Dede Demet-Barry (USA, T Mobile) and Lyne Bessette (CAN, Quark)
completed the podium, finishing respectively 1 and 2 seconds behind
Grove achieved Team RONA’s best performance, placing 8th in 4 minutes 1
second, 5 seconds from the lead.
“I’m happy with my race”, said Grove, “I gave it everything
I had. It’s
an out-and back course, so you must pace yourself on how much you expend
on the way out to be sure and have enough for the finish”
It’s hard to compare because the wind is always different, but I
think I gained about 20 seconds since I raced this course two years
Jeanson finished 21st in 4 minutes 8 seconds, 12 seconds behind
“I rode like a potato!” exclaimed Jeanson, laughing.
“I felt ‘diesel’, after 30 seconds I knew I didn’t have it
it’s not the end of the world, the two previous years in this race I won
the prologue and got smashed afterwards.
So we’ll see what happens.”
the riders will race the Little Italy Criterium, a 50-kilometre race held
on a 1-kilometre course in Little Italy.
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.