Prestige Women's Series 2005
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Post Race Review - Nature Valley Grand Prix
of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series have released the current
standings following the Series’ stop at Minnesota’s Nature Valley
Thorburn (Webcor Builders) continued her winning ways, successfully
defending the Series lead that she had established at the Redlands Bicycle
Classic by claiming the overall win at the Nature Valley GP.
She established her position early by winning the first two stages
in Saint Paul and Mankato and then she and her team successfully defended
the jersey in the three that remained.
The win, her second in the two Women’s Prestige Cycling Series
events held thus far, gives her a commanding lead in the Series.
Pic and teammate Annette Buetler (Quark Cycling) are tied for second, with
Pic taking the tie breaker (best result in the most recent Series event).
Kim Baldwin (T-Mobile) slipped from third to fourth while youngster
Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) rounds out the top five.
continues to dominate the Best Young Rider category in the Series, taking
an impressive fifth overall at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Her performance was capped by a very close second in Nature
Valley’s very tough Stillwater Criterium.
Aubrey Lemieux (Quark Cycling) and Stefanie Graeter (Webcor
Builders) have equal points, with Lemieux taking the tie breaker.
They’re followed by Alisha Lion (Ford-Basis) and Kathleen
Billington (Diet Cheerwine).
Teutenberg (T-Mobile) is clinging to a diminishing lead over Laura Van
Gilder and Tina Pic (Quark Cycling) in the Series sprint competition. Teutenberg finished third in the Nature Valley Grand Prix’s
Freewheel Sprint Competition, possibly because of a crash in the Mankato
Road Race. Thorburn leads a
three-way tie for fourth.
Builders continues to lead the Series team competition.
However, their second-place team finish at the Nature Valley Grand
Prix has begun to erode that lead, with their margin dropping from 270
points after Redlands to 220. Quark
and T-Mobile remain within striking distance, with Ford-Basis and Colavita
/ Cooking Light rounding out the top five.
Series began at the Redlands Bicycle Classic (March 31 – April 3) and
continues at the Tour de Toona / International (July 25 – 31) before
finishing at the Bermuda Grand Prix (September 22 – 25).
About the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series
goal of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series is to highlight women’s
racing by giving them a spotlight that they don’t have to share with the
men. The Series grew out of meetings that began in Minnesota in 2003 at
the first Yoplait Women’s Cycling Summit Conference hosted at the Nature
Valley Grand Prix. The Summits, now sponsored by Yoplait Nouriche, take
place twice a year: at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in June and at the
Interbike trade show in October.
Visit www.WomenCyclists.com for more information.
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