Central Valley Classic
Colavita Sutter's race
The Colavita Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light women's cycling team went into the time trial with the hope of trading the race leader's jersey from the shoulders of Tina Pic, who won it the day before with her Victory in stage 1, to one of its 3 general Classification riders.
The job would be tough as they would have to beat Webcor's Christine Thorburn, the bronze medallist in the 2006 World championships in the time trail. The course was a long 16 mile solo effort that only the strong would survive and while Thorburn was able to win the stage and the race leader's jersey it was not without a great effort as the Colavita/Sutter Home riders pushed her to the limit. Dotsie Bausch fresh off of her recent win at the Geelong Tour time trial, finished only 23 seconds down on the stage and took the second step of the podium. Katheryn Curi also of Webcor, back after an injury plagued 2006 season, finished 3rd with Colavita Sutter Homes Alison Powers taking 4th. Tina Pic had a great ride to finish in the top ten and while she lost the leaders jersey the Colavita Sutter Home team is going to fight hard to regain it in Sundays Tower district Criterium.
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