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24th Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 3 Women
 
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Date: 4/11/2008
24th Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 3 Women
 

24th Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 3 Women
Stage 3 Photo Journal, reports, results &  Photo Gallery - Webcor Builder's Alex Wrubleski upsets the G.C. leader Mara Abbot on the final stage.

Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race 9 laps, 105.8 km
Alex Wrubleski won the stage and the elusive yellow jersey on the final day of the 2008 Redlands Bicycle Classic. By the end of the stage the Webcor rider had stamped her authority on the sprint points jersey, Queen of the Mountains Jersey to fill out her collection of jerseys across the podium.


Victory Alex Wrubleski Photo © 2008 Action Images

The day started out with Team High Roads Mara Abbot in yellow with 11 second lead on Wrubleski on the the tough 68 mile Sunset parcours that has a history of being the final climbing festival that determines the winner, and it proved to do that once again, with Wrubleski out of the gate attacking to take the time bonuses and close the gap to Abbott.


Two of the most powerful teams, Team High Road and Team Tibco patrolled the front as they climbed on the opening lap. Photo © 2008 Action Images

An escape by Stacy Marple and Erinne Willock on the final lap of the Sunset Road Circuit was brought back in the final 500 meters with Wrubleski and Abbot fighting to the finish. Wrubleski took the stage with Leigh Hobson of Cheerwine and Kim Anderson of High Road filling out the stage podium. Alex Wrubleski bested rival Abbott by one second at the finish as Mara finished seventh on the stage and pushed into second on the G.C. at one second. Aaron's Katherin Carroll finished took the final step on the G.C. podium.

"We knew what we had to do, but it didn't happen today," reflected Abbott after the finish.


Stacy Marple (Cheerwine) and Erinne Willcock (Webcor) attack.
Photo © 2008 Action Images


The peloton was in disarray, caught off guard by the early move.
Photo © 2008 Action Images

ValueAct Capital Team Report
Goldstein hangs tough in final day at Redlands! Claims 12th overall on GC!

The final day at Redlands features the grueling Sunset Road Race, a 10K loop that features a 2 kilometer climb that the riders battle for 9 laps. The VAC women had their game faces on, knowing that Webcor would try to oust High Road's Mara Abbott from first place, since Alex Wrubleski was a mere 14 seconds behind her.


Alex Wrubleski rode strongly at the front.
Photo © 2008 Action Images

The first time up the climb had a time bonus as well as QOM points on the line. "We knew Webcor was going to set a hard tempo on the first climb. Our goal was to ensure that Leah was in good position leading into the climb, and the girls did a great job of doing it." commented Hunt.


ValueAct Capital lined up at the start and ready for the battle on stage 3.
Photo © 2008 Action Images

Webcor's Wrubleski was successful in claiming the top spot on the QOM; and the field shattered, with a select group of 28 riders, including all of the GC contenders. After 2 laps, Cheerwine's Anne Samplonius attacked and got a sizeable gap, making her the virtual leader on the road. Aaron's Meredith Miller bridged up to her and the two worked well together for several laps. After they were caught, the pace quickened, with High Road's Alex Rhodes and Kim Anderson setting a high tempo to offset additional attacks, and the field had dwindled to a mere 16 riders.


High Road, Webcor and Cheerwine on the front of the chase group.
Photo © 2008 Action Images

But with one lap to go, it was Cheerwine's Stacy Marple and Webcor's Erinne Willock, who separated from the group and headed down towards the finish line at warp speed. But with only 400 meters to go, they were caught, and it was Wrubleski that claimed the victory, as well as the overall GC. Unfortunately, Aaron's Julie Beveridge crashed on the second to last turn, forcing Leah and Webcor's Christine Thorburn to brake unexpectedly, which caused a small time gap. Due to the 10 second gap, Goldstein moved down one spot to 12th overall on GC.

"That was a very hard race," said Goldstein. "Those girls were attacking every time up that climb! I felt good today. This is only my second race of the season, so I'm pleased with my fitness so far. This is great preparation for Tour of the Gila and Mt. Hood."

The VAC squad will be split for the next round of races, with 5 riders heading to the Tour of the Gila, April 30-May 5th; and 4 riders contesting the Sunny King and Nalley Roswell Criteriums on May 4-5.

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Stage 3 Podium: Leigh Hobson (Cheerwine), Alex Wrubleski (Webcor), and Kim Anderson (Team High Road) Photo © 2008 Action Images


Final Podium: Mara Abbott (Team High Road), Alex Wrubleski (Webcor), and Katharine Carroll (Aaron's Pro Cycling) Photo © 2008 Action Images

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Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 3 Results
The Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race
2:52:35 - 22.88 mph (36.82 km/h)

1 307 Wrubleski, Alex Webcor Builders  13 2:52:35
2 314 Hobson, Leigh Cheerwine " 8 "
3 342 Anderson, Kim High Road " 4 "

4 331 Carroll, Katharine Aaron's " "
5 362 Cromwell, Tiffany Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "


Alex in her new trophy cup spring hat on the podium with new layered look of colored jerseys.  Photo © 2008 Action Images

6 312 Samplonius, Anne Cheerwine " "
7 341 Abbott, Mara High Road " 1 "
8 318 Marple, Stacy Cheerwine " "
9 371 Weldon, Suz Wines of Washington " "
10 365 Dvorak, Andrea Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "
11 306 Willock, Erinne Webcor Builders " "
12 332 Sanders, Kristin Aaron's " "
13 334 Testroete, Alison Aaron's " "
14 323 Goldstein, Leah Value Act Capital 2:52:45 @ 10
15 301 Thorburn, Christine Webcor Builders " "
16 333 Beveridge, Julie Aaron's 2:52:35 @ 0
17 335 Larson, Rebecca Aaron's 2:58:24 @ 5:49
18 311 VanGilder, Laura Cheerwine " "
19 386 Rivera, Coryn Rock Racing 2:58:28 @ 5:53
20 357 Haskell, Devon Dolce Vita " "
21 317 Farina, Robin Cheerwine " "
22 364 Winter-Parks, Iona Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "
23 303 Much, Rebecca Webcor Builders " "
24 385 Koch, Shannon Rock Racing " "
25 336 Miller, Meredith Aaron's 2:58:33 @ 5:58
26 316 Bamberger, Sarah Cheerwine 2:58:54 @ 6:19
27 423 Heal, Rachel TIBCO 3:07:04 @ 14:29
28 411 Milkowski, Anna Advil / Chapstick " "
29 382 Billington, Kathleen Rock Racing " "
30 406 Billington, Hilary Bicycle John's 3:10:33 @ 17:58
31 424 Rais, Amber TIBCO " "
32 396 Guzman, Anne Kenda Tire " "
33 358 Ramsden, Denise Dolce Vita " "
34 363 McGrath, Kristin Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "
35 425 Hutchinson, Jerica TIBCO " "
36 416 Hold, Betina Advil / Chapstick 3:13:35 @ 21:00
37 361 Woodring, MacKenzie Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light 3:19:48 @ 27:13
38 408 Gillis, Cara Bicycle John's 3:22:08 @ 29:33
39 401 Tzinberg, Rachel Bicycle John's " "
40 402 Kubas, Tracy Bicycle John's " "
41 381 Atchley, Lana Rock Racing " "
42 367 Wangsgard, Nichole Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "
43 438 Oliveira, Flavia Vanderkitten " "
44 372 Riley, Jadine Wines of Washington " "
45 324 Hambleton, Marni Value Act Capital " "
46 391 Kurth, Jacqueline Kenda Tire " "
47 397 Clark, Kathryn Kenda Tire " "
48 326 Patella, Martina Value Act Capital " "
49 313 Benjamin, Kelly Cheerwine " "
50 305 Dombroski, Amy Webcor Builders " "
51 343 Fahlin, Emilia High Road " "
52 422 Kelly, Helen TIBCO " "
53 421 Buchanan, Rushlee Ma TIBCO " "
54 344 Rhodes, Alex High Road 3:28:07 @ 35:32
55 412 Robbins, Kirsten Advil / Chapstick 3:38:44 @ 46:09
56 351 Kingsley, Karla Dolce Vita 3:43:55 @ 51:20
57 437 Wilson, Jennifer Vanderkitten " "
58 322 Banks, Hannah Value Act Capital " "
59 368 Schneider, Samantha Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light 3:49:18 @ 56:43
60 432 Trew, Jenny Vanderkitten 3:50:45 @ 58:10
61 384 Hammond, Courtney Rock Racing 3:52:38 @ 1:00:03
62 327 Sato, Taitt Value Act Capital 4:02:38 @ 1:10:03
63 366 Gauthier, Shontell Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light " "
64 325 Kroepsch, Lara Value Act Capital " "
65 308 Grain, Gina Webcor Builders " "
66 413 Lyons, Brenda Advil / Chapstick " "

Climbers Competition - Queen of the Mountains
1 307 Wrubleski, Alex Webcor Builders 28
2 341 Abbott, Mara High Road 21
3 314 Hobson, Leigh Cheerwine 13

4 342 Anderson, Kim High Road 12
5 312 Samplonius, Anne Cheerwine 12
6 336 Miller, Meredith Aaron's 12
7 362 Cromwell, Tiffany Colavita/Sutter/Cook 9
8 331 Carroll, Katharine Aaron's 8
9 333 Beveridge, Julie Aaron's 8

Sprinter Competition - Women Pro/1/2
1 307 Wrubleski, Alex Webcor Builders 20
2 331 Carroll, Katharine Aaron's 14
3 314 Hobson, Leigh Cheerwine 8

4 312 Samplonius, Anne Cheerwine 4
5 342 Anderson, Kim High Road 3

General Classification (final)
7:07:50 - 19.24 mph (30.97 km/h)

1 307 Wrubleski, Alex Webcor Builders  7:07:50
2 341 Abbott, Mara High Road 7:07:51 @ 00:01
3 331 Carroll, Katharine Aaron's 7:08:06 @ 00:16

4 314 Hobson, Leigh Cheerwine 7:08:09 @ 00:19
5 342 Anderson, Kim High Road 7:08:11 @ 00:21
6 362 Cromwell, Tiffany Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 00:41
7 312 Samplonius, Anne Cheerwine 7:08:32 @ 00:42
8 301 Thorburn, Christine Webcor Builders 7:08:33 @ 00:43
9 333 Beveridge, Julie Aaron's 7:08:47 @ 00:57
10 332 Sanders, Kristin Aaron's 7:09:00 @ 01:10

11 318 Marple, Stacy Cheerwine 7:09:05 @ 01:15
12 323 Goldstein, Leah Value Act Capital 7:09:11 @ 01:21
13 365 Dvorak, Andrea Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 02:56
14 334 Testroete, Alison Aaron's 7:10:50 @ 03:00
15 371 Weldon, Suz Wines of Washington 7:10:52 @ 03:02
16 306 Willock, Erinne Webcor Builders 7:15:17 @ 07:27
17 336 Miller, Meredith Aaron's " "
18 311 VanGilder, Laura Cheerwine 7:16:12 @ 08:22
19 317 Farina, Robin Cheerwine 7:19:24 @ 11:34
20 303 Much, Rebecca Webcor Builders 7:20:42 @ 12:52
21 364 Winter-Parks, Iona Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 13:11
22 385 Koch, Shannon Rock Racing 7:21:20 @ 13:30
23 357 Haskell, Devon Dolce Vita 7:21:31 @ 13:41
24 335 Larson, Rebecca Aaron's 7:21:53 @ 14:03
25 382 Billington, Kathleen Rock Racing 7:25:15 @ 17:25
26 316 Bamberger, Sarah Cheerwine 7:27:31 @ 19:41
27 386 Rivera, Coryn Rock Racing 7:27:38 @ 19:48
28 363 McGrath, Kristin Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 20:36
29 423 Heal, Rachel TIBCO 7:29:19 @ 21:29
30 406 Billington, Hilary Bicycle John's 7:29:37 @ 21:47
31 424 Rais, Amber TIBCO 7:33:15 @ 25:25
32 396 Guzman, Anne Kenda Tire 7:33:19 @ 25:29
33 425 Hutchinson, Jerica TIBCO 7:33:42 @ 25:52
34 416 Hold, Betina Advil / Chapstick 7:36:44 @ 28:54
35 411 Milkowski, Anna Advil / Chapstick 7:37:57 @ 30:07
36 358 Ramsden, Denise Dolce Vita 7:38:38 @ 30:48
37 305 Dombroski, Amy Webcor Builders 7:44:24 @ 36:34
38 438 Oliveira, Flavia Vanderkitten 7:44:54 @ 37:04
39 343 Fahlin, Emilia High Road 7:45:04 @ 37:14
40 367 Wangsgard, Nichole Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 37:15
41 422 Kelly, Helen TIBCO 7:45:20 @ 37:30
42 372 Riley, Jadine Wines of Washington 7:45:22 @ 37:32
43 402 Kubas, Tracy Bicycle John's 7:45:25 @ 37:35
44 421 Buchanan, Rushlee Mae TIBCO " "
45 324 Hambleton, Marni Value Act Capital 7:45:28 @ 37:38
46 326 Patella, Martina Value Act Capital 7:45:29 @ 37:39
47 391 Kurth, Jacqueline Kenda Tire 7:46:09 @ 38:19
48 401 Tzinberg, Rachel Bicycle John's 7:46:18 @ 38:28
49 313 Benjamin, Kelly Cheerwine 7:46:21 @ 38:31
50 381 Atchley, Lana Rock Racing 7:50:13 @ 42:23
51 344 Rhodes, Alex High Road 7:50:28 @ 42:38
52 361 Woodring, MacKenzie Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light  @ 44:55
53 397 Clark, Kathryn Kenda Tire 7:54:19 @ 46:29
54 408 Gillis, Cara Bicycle John's 7:54:33 @ 46:43
55 412 Robbins, Kirsten Advil / Chapstick 8:02:17 @ 54:27
56 368 Schneider, Samantha Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light @ 1:05:23
57 351 Kingsley, Karla Dolce Vita 8:13:17 @ 1:05:27
58 437 Wilson, Jennifer Vanderkitten 8:17:16 @ 1:09:26
59 322 Banks, Hannah Value Act Capital 8:17:55 @ 1:10:05
60 384 Hammond, Courtney Rock Racing 8:29:42 @ 1:21:52
61 432 Trew, Jenny Vanderkitten 8:31:49 @ 1:23:59
62 327 Sato, Taitt Value Act Capital 8:31:56 @ 1:24:06
63 325 Kroepsch, Lara Value Act Capital 8:32:13 @ 1:24:23
64 366 Gauthier, Shontell Colavita/Sutter/Cooking Light   @ 1:28:30
65 308 Grain, Gina Webcor Builders 8:37:51 @ 1:30:01
66 413 Lyons, Brenda Advil / Chapstick 8:43:51 @ 1:36:01

Team General Classification (final)
1 Cheerwine 20:50:07 20:50:07
2 Aaron's 20:50:11 @ :04
3 Webcor Builders 20:56:05 @ 05:58

4 Colavita/Sutter/Cooking L 20:59:34 @ 09:27
5 High Road 21:25:28 @ 35:21
6 Rock Racing 21:34:26 @ 44:19
7 TIBCO 21:57:52 @ 1:07:45
8 Value Act Capital 22:00:59 @ 1:10:52
9 Bicycle John's 22:20:32 @ 1:30:25
10 Kenda Tire 22:33:13 @ 1:43:06
11 Dolce Vita 22:34:05 @ 1:43:58
12 Advil / Chapstick 22:37:33 @ 1:47:26
13 Vanderkitten 23:36:28 @ 2:46:21

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