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Nature Valley Grand Prix

8th - 12th June 2005 

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Review - Day 3  Thorburn averts disaster, Teutenberg finds victory in third stage of Nature Valley

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By Rick Fuentes

Christine Thorburn had everything to lose and nothing to gain Friday night. The Webcor Builder rider came into the third stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the Downtown Minneapolis Classic, leading the general classification.

And with the criterium set over city streets during the 40-minute stage, getting a breakaway would be tough with so many turns in the course. More troubling, being involved in a crash could cost her the leader’s jersey.

As predicted, the breakaway didn’t come, and a crash did, in the middle of the race taking out a third of the field.

“It was a tight turn,” Thorburn said. “The woman who crashed hit the burg because of the decreasing angle of the turn.”

Thorburn went running for the pits when her bike got the worst of it.

“I thought I was going to have to get a bike change. I couldn’t roll my bike,” she said. “They straightened out my bars. Felicia [Greer] gave me her wheel.”

For Thorburn, the day was intense, but it left her right where she started in the leader’s jersey. It also left Ina Yoko Teutenberg of T-Mobile in a familiar spot, too: atop the winner’s podium as champion of the crit, a title she took two years ago.

The short course and quick race meant riders were on the redline almost immediately.

“It was a fast race from the start,” said Victory Brewing’s Rochelle Gillmore, who took second behind Teutenberg. “I wasn’t ready for the intensity. I didn’t warm up enough beforehand. I suffered most of the race.”     

Gillmore was also involved in that mid-race crash, but received a wheel change and got moving again.

The race appeared to be all T-Mobile. Their star sprinter Teutenberg launched off the front and pulled in the early laps. Then Katie Mactier pulled, followed by Kim Baldwin. There were 35 seconds in time bonuses up for grabs that would have narrowed the time gap to Thorburn.

Even climber Annette Beutler of Quark took the reins up front for a few laps, but with four laps to go it was Victory Brewing’s Gina Grain driving.

The six-turn course strung out the field and made the most of every rider’s cornering skills. Early afternoon rain dampened the roads just enough to put fear in the racers.

“It was a pretty technical course,” Quark’s Laura Van Gilder said, “and you’ve got to stay up front to make sure you’re not caught unaware.”

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Results - Day 3

Position Rider Team Time Gap Bonuses
1.   Ina Yoko Teutenberg T-Mobile .39'33"      15"  
2.   Rochelle Gilmore Victory Brewing Cycling Team .39'33"      10"  
3.   Laura Van Gilder Quark Cycling Team .39'33"      19"  
4.   Tina Pic Quark Cycling Team .39'34"   1"   4"  
5.   Magen Long# The Bicycle Store .39'34"   1"     
6.   Kori Seehafer T-Mobile .39'34"   1"     
7.   Gina Grain Victory Brewing Cycling Team .39'34"   1"   10"  
8.   Megan Elliott# Bianchi/Grand Performance .39'35"   2"     
9.   Nicole Freedman Ford-Basis .39'35"   2"     
10.   Mindi Martin Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .39'35"   2"     
11.   Teresa Moriarty Flanders/MBRC .39'35"   2"     
12.   Liza Rachetto Team Lipton .39'35"   2"     
13.   Catherine Walberg Team Kenda Tire .39'35"   2"     
14.   Christine Thorburn Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .39'36"   3"     
15.   Annette Beutler Quark Cycling Team .39'36"   3"     
16.   Sherri Stedje The Bicycle Store .39'36"   3"     
17.   Kelly Benjamin The Bicycle Store .39'36"   3"     
18.   Audrey Lemieux Quark Cycling Team .39'37"   4"   1"  
19.   Kimberly Baldwin T-Mobile .39'37"   4"     
20.   Meredith Miller Victory Brewing Cycling Team .39'37"   4"     
21.   Amy Moore Victory Brewing Cycling Team .39'37"   4"     
22.   Tara Ross Diet Cheerwine .39'37"   4"     
23.   Amber Rais Palo Alto Bicycles Women .39'38"   5"     
24.   Julie Belanger Diet Cheerwine .39'38"   5"     
25.   Kim Anderson Colavita/Cooking Light .39'38"   5"     
26.   Katheryn Curi Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .39'38"   5"   1"  
27.   Chrissy Ruiter Ford-Basis .39'38"   5"     
28.   Starr FALK LGBRC/Easton/Specialized .39'38"   5"     
29.   Laura Downey Americas Dairyland .39'39"   6"     
30.   Candice Blickem Quark Cycling Team .39'39"   6"     
31.   Kristen LaSasso Team Lipton .39'39"   6"     
32.   Katherine Carroll Ford-Basis .39'39"   6"     
33.   Brooke Ourada T-Mobile .39'39"   6"     
34.   Erinne Willock Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .39'40"   7"   4"  
35.   Helen Kelly Quark Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
36.   Grace Fleury Quark Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
37.   Zoe Owers Team Lipton .39'41"   8"     
38.   Kele Hulser Ford-Basis .39'41"   8"     
39.   Kathleen Billington Diet Cheerwine .39'41"   8"     
40.   Jennifer Stephenson Team Biovail .39'41"   8"     
41.   Lara Kroepsch T-Mobile .39'41"   8"   3"  
42.   Lynn Gaggioli Monex .39'41"   8"     
43.   Felicia Greer Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
44.   Catherine Powers TDS-Schwalbe .39'41"   8"     
45.   Rhonda Stickle Diet Cheerwine .39'41"   8"     
46.   Rebecca Much T-Mobile .39'41"   8"     
47.   Kate Sherwin Victory Brewing Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
48.   Nichole Wangsgard Subway .39'41"   8"     
49.   Alisha Lion Ford-Basis .39'41"   8"     
50.   Sarah Uhl Quark Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
51.   Melissa Sanborn Subway .39'41"   8"     
52.   Erin Mirabella Bicycle John's Serious Cycling .39'41"   8"     
53.   Christina Peick Colavita/Cooking Light .39'41"   8"     
54.   Anna Milkowski Team Lipton .39'41"   8"     
55.   Elisa Gagnon Team Lipton .39'41"   8"     
56.   Michelle Beltran Colavita/Cooking Light .39'41"   8"     
57.   Megan Esmonde Colavita/Cooking Light .39'41"   8"     
58.   Shelia Orem Team Kenda Tire .39'41"   8"     
59.   Moriah MacGregor Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
60.   Teresa Holmgren Saturn of Toledo .39'41"   8"     
61.   Stefanie Graeter Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .39'41"   8"     
62.   Jennifer Reither Colavita/Cooking Light .39'41"   8"     
63.   Katherine Lambden Team Lipton .39'41"   8"     
64.   Laurel Green Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .40'37"   1'04"     
65.   Allison Carter Team Kenda Tire .41'07"   1'34"     
66.   Mary Downing Team Kenda Tire .41'07"   1'34"     
67.   May Britt Hartwell Diet Cheerwine .41'55"   2'22"     
68.   Katie Mactier T-Mobile .42'41"   3'08"     
69.   Karen Dodge Heartstrings/Ogden One .42'41"   3'08"     
70.   Megan Hottman High Gear .42'41"   3'08"     
71.   Paula Plant! Birchwood/GIS .42'41"   3'08"     
72.   Tamyra Barnard Team Terry .42'41"   3'08"     
73.   Jane Ziegler Velo Bella .42'41"   3'08"     
74.   Allison Beall Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .42'41"   3'08"     
75.   Pam Hinton Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .42'41"   3'08"     
76.   Mindy Ziffren-Hall Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .42'41"   3'08"     
77.   Tia Bartos! Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team .42'41"   3'08"     
78.   Rachel Eichers Americas Dairyland .43'37"   4'04"     
79.   Cat Malone Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team .43'37"   4'04"     
80.   Kirsten Robbins Victory Brewing Cycling Team .43'37"   4'04"     
81.   Julie Tatar Americas Dairyland .44'06"   4'33"     
82.   Trudy van der Straaten Team Kenda Tire .44'06"   4'33"     
83.   Ellen Hall Team Terry .44'06"   4'33"     
84.   Hiroko Shimada Velo Bella .44'06"   4'33"     

Riders dropping out
   Sami Fournier Velo Bella         
   Margot Herman Velo Bella         
   Debbie Dust Team Kenda Tire         
   Lisa Vetterlein Team Kenda Tire         
   Shawn Heidgen TDS-Schwalbe         
   Patricia Schwager TDS-Schwalbe         
   Jennifer Purcell Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team         
   Rebecca Anderson Americas Dairyland         
   Patricia Palmer Americas Dairyland         
   Stephanie Bourbeau Team Biovail         
   Anna Garnett Team Biovail         
   Melissa Cover Team Terry         
   Kristen Arden Birchwood/GIS         
   Alexandra Kendall Sports Garage/Titus         
   SyRae Weikle Sports Garage/Titus         

 

 

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General Classification

 

Position

 Rider

Team

Time Gap
1.   Christine Thorburn Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.34'55"     
2.   Laura Van Gilder Quark Cycling Team 4.35'31"   36"  
3.   Kori Seehafer T-Mobile 4.35'38"   43"  
4.   Kimberly Baldwin T-Mobile 4.35'42"   47"  
5.   Tina Pic Quark Cycling Team 4.35'44"   49"  
6.   Grace Fleury Quark Cycling Team 4.35'54"   59"  
7.   Lynn Gaggioli Monex 4.35'56"   1'01"  
8.   Chrissy Ruiter Ford-Basis 4.36'03"   1'08"  
9.   Nicole Freedman Ford-Basis 4.36'03"   1'08"  
10.   Annette Beutler Quark Cycling Team 4.36'07"   1'12"  
11.   Helen Kelly Quark Cycling Team 4.36'12"   1'17"  
12.   Alisha Lion# Ford-Basis 4.36'26"   1'31"  
13.   Audrey Lemieux# Quark Cycling Team 4.36'27"   1'32"  
14.   Erin Mirabella Bicycle John's Serious Cycling 4.36'33"   1'38"  
15.   Liza Rachetto Team Lipton 4.36'40"   1'45"  
16.   Amy Moore Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.36'41"   1'46"  
17.   Michelle Beltran Colavita/Cooking Light 4.36'41"   1'46"  
18.   Magen Long# The Bicycle Store 4.36'48"   1'53"  
19.   Meredith Miller Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.36'52"   1'57"  
20.   Kathleen Billington# Diet Cheerwine 4.36'55"   2'00"  
21.   Brooke Ourada T-Mobile 4.36'58"   2'03"  
22.   Kristen LaSasso Team Lipton 4.37'00"   2'05"  
23.   Amber Rais# Palo Alto Bicycles Women 4.37'05"   2'10"  
24.   Rebecca Much# T-Mobile 4.37'08"   2'13"  
25.   Teresa Moriarty Flanders/MBRC 4.37'12"   2'17"  
26.   Zoe Owers# Team Lipton 4.37'13"   2'18"  
27.   Katheryn Curi Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.37'28"   2'33"  
28.   Erinne Willock# Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.37'34"   2'39"  
29.   Kim Anderson Colavita/Cooking Light 4.37'42"   2'47"  
30.   Katherine Carroll# Ford-Basis 4.37'49"   2'54"  
31.   Kelly Benjamin The Bicycle Store 4.38'11"   3'16"  
32.   Kele Hulser Ford-Basis 4.38'11"   3'16"  
33.   Felicia Greer Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.38'21"   3'26"  
34.   Catherine Powers TDS-Schwalbe 4.38'23"   3'28"  
35.   Sherri Stedje The Bicycle Store 4.38'39"   3'44"  
36.   Shelia Orem Team Kenda Tire 4.38'41"   3'46"  
37.   Sarah Uhl# Quark Cycling Team 4.38'42"   3'47"  
38.   Lara Kroepsch T-Mobile 4.38'44"   3'49"  
39.   Tara Ross Diet Cheerwine 4.38'51"   3'56"  
40.   Teresa Holmgren Saturn of Toledo 4.38'58"   4'03"  
41.   Starr FALK LGBRC/Easton/Specialized 4.39'00"   4'05"  
42.   Rhonda Stickle Diet Cheerwine 4.39'02"   4'07"  
43.   Moriah MacGregor Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 4.39'07"   4'12"  
44.   Elisa Gagnon Team Lipton 4.39'08"   4'13"  
45.   Christina Peick Colavita/Cooking Light 4.39'15"   4'20"  
46.   Julie Belanger# Diet Cheerwine 4.39'23"   4'28"  
47.   Catherine Walberg Team Kenda Tire 4.39'28"   4'33"  
48.   Katherine Lambden Team Lipton 4.39'43"   4'48"  
49.   Candice Blickem Quark Cycling Team 4.40'03"   5'08"  
50.   Mindi Martin Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 4.40'04"   5'09"  
51.   Anna Milkowski Team Lipton 4.40'06"   5'11"  
52.   Rochelle Gilmore# Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.40'12"   5'17"  
53.   Gina Grain Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.40'13"   5'18"  
54.   Kate Sherwin Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.40'18"   5'23"  
55.   Megan Elliott# Bianchi/Grand Performance 4.40'21"   5'26"  
56.   Stefanie Graeter# Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.40'59"   6'04"  
57.   Megan Esmonde# Colavita/Cooking Light 4.41'17"   6'22"  
58.   Karen Dodge Heartstrings/Ogden One 4.41'33"   6'38"  
59.   Allison Beall# Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 4.41'49"   6'54"  
60.   Kirsten Robbins Victory Brewing Cycling Team 4.41'58"   7'03"  
61.   Melissa Sanborn Subway 4.42'08"   7'13"  
62.   Hiroko Shimada Velo Bella 4.42'11"   7'16"  
63.   Katie Mactier T-Mobile 4.42'32"   7'37"  
64.   Jennifer Reither Colavita/Cooking Light 4.42'33"   7'38"  
65.   Tamyra Barnard! Team Terry 4.43'09"   8'14"  
66.   Mary Downing Team Kenda Tire 4.44'10"   9'15"  
67.   Laura Downey Americas Dairyland 4.44'34"   9'39"  
68.   Cat Malone Webcor Builder's Women's Cycling Team 4.44'45"   9'50"  
69.   Tia Bartos! Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 4.44'51"   9'56"  
70.   Nichole Wangsgard Subway 4.45'27"   10'32"  
71.   Jane Ziegler Velo Bella 4.45'39"   10'44"  
72.   Mindy Ziffren-Hall Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 4.46'14"   11'19"  
73.   Megan Hottman! High Gear 4.46'17"   11'22"  
74.   Paula Plant! Birchwood/GIS 4.47'57"   13'02"  
75.   Julie Tatar! Americas Dairyland 4.48'29"   13'34"  
76.   Ina Yoko Teutenberg T-Mobile 4.48'48"   13'53"  
77.   May Britt Hartwell Diet Cheerwine 4.52'08"   17'13"  
78.   Jennifer Stephenson Team Biovail 4.59'18"   24'23"  
79.   Pam Hinton Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 5.00'49"   25'54"  
80.   Laurel Green Velo Girls Pro Cycling Team 5.00'52"   25'57"  
81.   Allison Carter Team Kenda Tire 5.02'15"   27'20"  
82.   Rachel Eichers! Americas Dairyland 5.04'00"   29'05"  
83.   Ellen Hall! Team Terry 5.04'31"   29'36"  
84.   Trudy van der Straaten Team Kenda Tire 5.04'32"   29'37"

 

 

 

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