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Tour du Grand Montréal 2004

Tour of Greater Montréal 2004 

4 stages in 3 days, May 31st - June 2nd

Team Rona Review of Stage 3

 With solid help by her two remaining teammates, German Judith Arndt (Nurnberger-Versicherung) managed to hold on to her yellow jersey and win the final victory in the Tour of Greater Montreal tonight in Terrebonne, a Montreal suburb. Regina Schleicher (Safi-Pasta Zara Manhattan) won the stage, outsprinting Norwegian Anita Valen (S.A.T.S.) and 20-year old Laura Yoisten, of the Canadian Development team.

"We had plans to lead out Katrina (Grove) into the final sprint", said RONA's Anna Milkowski. I came to the front with Erinne. But sprinting is not a RONA specialty and I'm not really comfortable holding my position with a lot of strong, aggressive riders. Somebody came in front of me, and then I was not in the right position."

 

Team 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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