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Redlands Cycling Classic 2009
Stage 4- Teutenberg marks her place in history
Teutenberg succeeded in winning the Redlands Classic on Sunday in nail
biting dramatic fashion.
On a difficult
course that consisted of nine laps of a hilly neighbourhood course in
final stage of the Redlands Classic, came down to a bunch sprint after 9
laps of the Sunset Circuit. Alex Rhodes (Webcor Builders) worked hard on
the front to break up the bunch in the final laps and managed to get away.
1 km to go, Cath Caroll attacked from the front of the bunch. She was not
allowed to get away and there was an immediate counter attack from Alison
Powers. The USA Time Trial champion kept her head down and crossed the
line in first place. In the chase for second and valuable time bonuses,
Joanne Kiesanowski (Tibco) crossed ahead of Nikki Butterfield (Webcor
Builders), Lauren Tamayo (Tibco), Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia
Highraod Women), finished 5th. Amber Neben (Nurnberger Sho-air)
Yoko Teutenberg (Team Columbia Highroad) was overjoyed to have
won the Redlands Classic, "I couldn't have won this race today
if I didn't have such a good team around me," said Teutenberg.
"They kept the race together. They all stayed with me at all
times to help me pacing on the climbs and get me in position for the next
climb. The first time I punctured [on the penultimate lap], Emilia [Fahlin]
gave me her wheel which was perfect. Unfortunately whilst we did that a
girl came around the corner and crashed into us," added
"On the last lap I punctured my back wheel and had to go straight into a brick wall," continued Teutenberg. "Mara [Abbott] was right there with me and we swapped bikes. I rode to the finish on her bike and she came in on my bike which looked quite funny. We were also very happy with the way the field reacted to my crash on the last lap. They waited for me to get back up which was great sportsmanship," smiled Teutenberg
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