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21st Tour of the Gila - Women's Stage 5
 
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Date: 5/9/2007
21st Tour of the Gila - Women's Stage 5
 

21st Tour of the Gila - Women's Stage 5
Webcor dominates at Gila. Mara Abbot and Rachel Heal top the podium with Colavita/Sutter Home's Dotsie Bausch third. TIBCO's Marisa Asplund solos to victory in Gila Monster.

TIBCO's Marisa Asplund won the final Gila Monster stage of the Tour of the Gila in an attack to the finish with Webcor's Amber Rais  the closest rider at 1:29. Missy Holt of Team Expresscopy.com finished close on Rais' heels rolling in 8 seconds after. TIBCO's Marisa Asplund

Webcor finished the race with Mara Abbot and Brit Rachel Heal on the two top steps of the podium separated by 25 seconds and Colavita/Sutter Home's Dotsie Bausch in third. Webcor also won team trophy by a solid margin over Cheerwine and Colavita/Sutter Home.

Team expresscopy.com Report
For a change wind did not feature too strongly but the temperature dropped dramatically in the last stage of the Tour of the Gila. Heading out at 8.30am for the 73miles of the Gila Monster Road Race Team expresscopy.com was clearly visible in their bright yellow arm warmers and booties.

The first eight miles Webcor sat at the front and the peleton cruised. Heading into the first climb three Tibco riders attacked off the front and taking a Colavita rider, two from Cheerwine, Meshy Holt (Team expresscopy.com) and a Webcor rider with them. With Tibco working on the front the break gained three minutes on the peleton changing the overall GC rankings and placing the GC leaders in the break. The threat to the change in GC rankings encouraged Webcor and Colavita to move to the front of the peleton and start working to reduce the breaks lead to a controllable time.

Back in the break Tibco was still pulling and engineered a break for Marisa Asplund who disappeared on the hill and went on the to win the stage about a minute and a half up on second place. Brooke Ourada (Cheerwine) upped the pace in the break in an attempt to increase the distance between the peleton and move up in the GC tiring at the end Ourada had to be content with fifth place. In second place was Amber Rais (Webcor) followed by Meshy Holt (Team expresscopy.com) in third and Sarah Tillotson (Colavita/Sutter Home) fourth.

The G.C. remained unchanged from yesterdays.

Team Expresscopy.com

Stage 5 Gila Monster - Results
1 3:34:52 0:00:00 - 00:15 202 Asplund  Marisa Team Tibco 
2 3:36:51 0:01:59 - 00:20 241 Rais  Amber Webcor Builders 
3 3:36:59 0:02:07 - 00:05 227 Holt  Melissa Team expresscopy.com 

4 3:37:03 0:02:11     245 Tillotson  Sarah Colavita/Sutter Home 
5 3:37:18 0:02:26     238 Ourada  Brooke Cheerwine 

6 3:37:35 0:02:43     200 Abbott  Mara Webcor Builders 
7 3:37:35 0:02:43 - 00:10 223 Heal  Rachel Webcor Builders 
8 3:38:09 0:03:17     206 Bausch  Dotsie Colavita/Sutter Home 
9 3:38:09 0:03:17     225 Hobson  Leigh Cheerwine 
10 3:38:09 0:03:17     242 Samplonius  Anne Team expresscopy.com 
11 3:39:36 0:04:44     212 Dombroski  Amy Excel Sports 
12 3:39:39 0:04:47     239 Phillips  Jessica Team expresscopy.com 
13 3:39:41 0:04:49     234 Mclaughlin  Jill Touchstone Clmbing 
14 3:39:41 0:04:49     235 Monica  Maria Touchstone Climbing 
15 3:39:45 0:04:53     217 Goldstein  Leah Symmetrics 

16 3:39:53 0:05:01     226 Hold  Betina Cheerwine 
17 3:39:53 0:05:01     213 Dvorak  Andrea Colavita/Sutter Home
18 3:41:02 0:06:10     231 Marple  Stacy Team Tibco 
19 3:41:44 0:06:52     214 Evans  Nicole TEAm Lipton 
20 3:43:35 0:08:43     205 Bastide  Victoria Team Tibco 

Team Classifications (final)
Women Pro 1 2 3
1 40:04:44 0:00:00 Webcor Builders
2 40:17:08 0:12:24 Cheerwine
3 40:17:24 0:12:40 Colavita/Sutter Home

4 40:21:59 0:17:15 Team expresscopy.com
5 40:31:17 0:26:33 Team Tibco
6 40:39:43 0:34:59 Touchstone Climbing

General Classification after Stage 5 (final)
1 13:20:39 0:00:00 200 Abbott Mara Webcor Builders 
2 13:21:04 0:00:25 223 Heal Rachel Webcor Builders 
3 13:22:18 0:01:39 206 Bausch Dotsie Colavita/Sutter Home 

4 13:22:36 0:01:57 241 Rais Amber Webcor Builders 
5 13:23:37 0:02:58 238 Ourada Brooke Cheerwine 
6 13:23:46 0:03:07 242 Samplonius Anne Team expresscopy.com 
7 13:24:42 0:04:03 225 Hobson Leigh Cheerwine
8 13:25:03 0:04:24 202 Asplund Marisa Team Tibco 
9 13:26:47 0:06:08 245 Tillotson Sarah Colavita/Sutter Home
10 13:26:59 0:06:20 217 Goldstein Leah Symmetrics 

11 13:28:26 0:07:47 234 Mclaughlin Jill Touchstone Clmbing 
12 13:28:27 0:07:48 213 Dvorak Andrea Colavita/Sutter Home 
13 13:28:33 0:07:54 214 Evans Nicole TEAm Lipton 
14 13:30:26 0:09:47 212 Dombroski Amy Excel Sports 
15 13:30:48 0:10:09 226 Hold Betina Cheerwine 
16 13:31:13 0:10:34 239 Phillips Jessica Team expresscopy.com 
17 13:31:36 0:10:57 231 Marple Stacy Team Tibco 
18 13:31:41 0:11:02 235 Monica Maria Touchstone Climbing 
19 13:32:06 0:11:27 227 Holt Melissa Team expresscopy.com 
20 13:34:46 0:14:07 205 Bastide Victoria Team Tibco 

Full Results

 
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