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23rd Redlands Bicycle Classic Prologue Men
By Staff
Date: 3/22/2007
23rd Redlands Bicycle Classic Prologue Men

23rd Redlands Bicycle Classic Prologue Men's
Oh Canada!! Svein Tuft puts a Canadian spin on the prologue, rocking the spring time clock.

Svein Tuft of Symmetrics Cycling and winner of the recent Tour of Cuba continued his winning ways this morning by taking the opening prologue at Redlands today, earning both the red and yellow jerseys with his 9:29.16 finish besting Ben Jacques-Maynes of (Priority Health/Bissel) and Cesar Grajales of the Jittery Joe's the Bean Team climber.

The tough 5 kilometer course today was a mostly uphill affair with an 8% grade.

Svein Tuft rocking the clock  Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

“The whole time I thought I was wicked slow,” said Tuft. “The climb [on the course] is so steep you have to conserve. You can’t go out too fast. When I came across the finish, I knew it was a good ride.”

Ben Jacques-Maynes Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes stormed right behind with a second place finish of 9:33.91  “I went out and road as hard as I could,” said Jacques-Maynes. “I feel great and know this is a great start for pushing me into the ride tomorrow with the rest of the Priority Health Team.”

Bean Team's Cesar Grajales Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

Cesar Grajales rounded out the top podium 9:37.43.

Scott Moninger Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

The incomparable Scott Moninger of BMC Racing a tow time winner at Redlands (the first victory in 1989) finished only 5 seconds after Grajales... Scott has stood on the podium of the Redlands race no less than five times in his career.

Jason Donald Team Slipstream  Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

Tomorrow the men  face Redlands Ford Road Race a 156.6 km  test from Redlands to Oak Glen while the women's race will be a approximately 115.2 km starting in Perris and finishing in the same location as the men's race: Oak Glen.

Redlands Classic
The Sun Time Trial - Prologue 5km
1 Svein Tuft Symmetrics Cycling 9:29.16
2 Benjamin Jacques-Maynes Priority Health 9:33.91
3 Cesar Grajales Jittery Joe’s Pro Cycling 9:37.43

4 Scott Moninger BMC Racing Team 9:42.61
5 Anthony Colby Colavita/Sutter Home 9:43.12

Colavita/Sutter Home's Anthony Colby Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

Toyota/United Pro's Chris Baldwin Photo c. Mark Adkison Phd.

Race Palmares - Men
2006 Nathan O'Niell
2005 Chris Wherry
2004 Chris Horner
2003 Chris Horner
2002 Chris Horner

2001 Trent Klasna
2000 Chris Horner
1999 Christian Vandevelde
1998 Jonathan Vaughters
1997 Dariuz Baranowski
1996 Tomasz Brozyna
1995 Scott Moninger
1994 Malcolm Elliott
1993 Malcolm Elliott
1992 Scott Fortner
1991 Randy Whicker
1990 Dmitri Zhadanov
1989 Scott Moninger
1988 Alexi Grewal
1987 Dag-Otto Lauritzen
1986 Davis Phinney
1985 Thurlow Rogers

About the Redlands Bicycle Classic
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an all-volunteer organization, including the race directors. The 23rd Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is scheduled for March 22–25, 2007. The event was founded in 1985 by a community group, chaired by then-Mayor Carole Beswick, to promote awareness of downtown Redlands. Since that time, professional cyclists from around the world have been racing in this event, which is centered around the city of Redlands, California. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is on the United States Cycling Federation (USCF) National Racing Calendar (NRC).

About Team PossAbilities
PossAbilities is a community outreach program of Loma Linda University Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic, & Neurosciences Institute. Membership to PossAbilities is free and there are no age restrictions. For more information, visit

About the National Racing Calendar (NRC)
Entering its 11th season in 2007, the National Racing Calendar (NRC) is an all-inclusive road cycling series sanctioned by USA Cycling. It is designed to provide a ranking system for all elite-level cyclists, both amateur and professional, through participation in the nation’s premier cycling events. For more information on the NRC, visit

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