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Cascade Cycling Classic – Women: Stage 3 & 4
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 7/14/2008
Cascade Cycling Classic – Women: Stage 3 & 4
 

Cascade Cycling Classic – Women: Stage 3 & 4
Kristin Armstrong dominates the time trial taking control of the race. Brooke Miller takes the smack down in the Stage 4 Bend Downtown Criterium.

From July 9 to July 13 the women competed in the NRC event the Cascade Cycling Classic. Kristin Armstrong led the G.C. after two stages and after four stages Armstrong has increased her lead on her competitors as she won the time-trial taking a chunk of time out of her rivals. Brooke Miller won the stage 4 downtown criterium.

Stage 3: Skyliners Time Trial
Race leader Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo) 2007 world time trial champion dominated the 22,4 km time trial in the Cascade Cycling Classic. The win only strengthened her grasp on the general classification with almost a two minute advantage. The Webcor girls Christine Thorburn and Katheryn Mattis finished second and third respectively 0.52 and 1.47 down on Armstrong.  For Armstrong it was her final time trial in preparation for the Olympic time trial in Beijing in August.


Kristin Armstrong in her Stars & Stripes national champions jersey flew through the course. Photo © 2008 Action Images

We also have to mention the strong performance of Canadian U23 champion Julie Beveridge finishing fourth in this stage and third in the overall ranking. Watch this girl as she is a hot prospect for the future in Canadian Cycling and who knows much more in the future...

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Julie Beveridge fast young gun finished just off the podium. - Christine 'Doc' Thorburn in for second. Photo © 2008 Action Images

Skyliners Time Trial Results
22.4 km - 31:55:03

1 201 Kristin Armstrong Savola Cervelo-Lifeforce 0:31:55.3 
2 239 Christine Thorburn Webcor Builders 0:32:47.8 0:00:52 
3 238 Katheryn Mattis Webcor Builders 0:33:42.1 0:01:47 


Katheryn Mattis (Webcor) flies down the opening descent on her way to a third place performance. Photo © 2008 Action Images

4 210 Julie Beveridge* Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:33:58.8 0:02:03 
5 211 Felicia Gomez Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:34:20.4 0:02:25 
6 212 Meredith Miller Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:34:40.9 0:02:45
7 299 Ruth Clemence Bicycle John's Serious Cycling 0:34:41.8 0:02:46 
8 237 Janel Holcomb Webcor Builders 0:35:07.9 0:03:12 
9 213 Kristin Sanders Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:35:11.3 0:03:16 
10 221 Kelly Mcdonald Touchstone Climbing 0:35:13.2 0:03:18 
11 246 Robin Secrist Veloforma/Zym 0:35:51.2 0:03:56 
12 292 Molly S Van Houweling Metromint Cycling on Marin Bike  3:58 
13 284 Allison Beall Bobs-Bicycles.com 0:35:57.9 0:04:02 
14 202 Marisa Asplund-Owens Cheerwine Cycling 0:35:59.0 0:04:04
15 291 Davina C Summers Metromint Cycling on Marin Bike  0:04:17 
16 233 Martina Patella ValueAct Capital Cycling Team  04:24 
17 287 Megan M Hottman DFT-QA3 Financial 0:36:21.8 0:04:26 
18 214 Alison Testroete Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:36:28.8 0:04:33 
19 251 Tricia Bailey Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:36:36.1 0:04:4
20 234 Emily Zell ValueAct Capital Cycling Team  04:53 
21 283 Sarah Barber Bobs-Bicycles.com 0:36:57.8 0:05:02 
22 220 Olivia Dillon Touchstone Climbing 0:36:58.1 0:05:03 
23 293 Jane Robertson Metromint Cycling on Marin Bike  0:05:03
24 256 Suz Weldon Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:36:58.5 0:05:03
25 223 Flavia Oliveira Touchstone Climbing 0:37:11.5 0:05:16
26 219 Alison Starnes* Team TIBCO 0:37:14.6 0:05:19 
27 222 Maria Monica Touchstone Climbing 0:37:15.9 0:05:20 
28 218 Amber Rais Team TIBCO 0:37:19.1 0:05:24 
29 250 Lana Atchley Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:37:22.4 0:05:27 
30 236 Gina Grain Webcor Builders 0:37:25.1 0:05:30 

Stage 4: Downtown Criterium
The fourth stage in the Cascade Cycling Classic was won by Team TIBCO sprinter Brooke Miller. Miller had the fastest legs in the bunch sprint out distancing Gina Grain and Alison Testroete who finished second and third.


Kristin Armstrong on the point,  followed through a turn by Tibco's sprinter Brooke Miller. Photo © 2008 Action Images

At the beginning of the race there were attacks before the echoes died in the distance from the starters gun. Among the early protagonists: Meredith Miller and Felicia Gomez but each escapes was denied with Kristin Armstrong controlling the race from the front almost on her own. Armstrong was left with no other choice riding without any Cervelo Lifeforce teammates in the race.


Amber Rais (Team Tibco) brought back a crucial attack by Felicia Gomez (Aaron’s Pro Cycling) Photo © 2008 Action Images

With two laps to go Aaron’s Pro Cycling took control of the race to force a sprint finish. In the final lap the Aaron’s team got help of Webcor, Team TIBCO and the Value Act Capital team and the bunch sprint wasn’t unavoidable.


Brooke Miller bests, Gina Grain of Webcor and Aaron's Alison Testroete in the one hour timed Bend, Oregon criterium.  Photo © 2008 Action Images

Armstrong who finished in the bunch remains in the overall lead. She has an advantage of 1.55 on Christine Thorburn and 2.50 on Julie Beveridge. Katheryn Mattis and Kristin Sanders rounded off the top 5 on the G.C.

Stage 4 Downtown Criterium
1 217 Brooke Miller Team TIBCO 0:59:09 
2 236 Gina Grain Webcor Builders 0:59:09 
3 214 Alison Testroete Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:59:09 
4 239 Christine Thorburn Webcor Builders 0:59:09 
5 238 Katheryn Mattis Webcor Builders 0:59:09 
6 223 Flavia Oliveira Touchstone Climbing 0:59:09 
7 288 Coryn J Rivera* Kahala La Grange 0:59:09 
8 233 Martina Patella ValueAct Capital Cycling Team 0:59:09 
9 232 Lara Kroepsch ValueAct Capital Cycling Team 0:59:09 
10 231 Marni Hambleton ValueAct Capital Cycling Team 0:59:09
11 291 Davina C Summers Metromint Cycling on Marin Bike 0:59:09
12 252 Linsey Bradshaw Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:59:09 
13 258 Beatrice Rodriguez* Bicycle John's Serious Cycling 0:59:09 
14 255 Kendall Ryan* Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:59:09 
15 245 Sabrina Savage Veloforma/Zym 0:59:09 
16 253 Ashley Dymond* Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:59:09 
17 210 Julie Beveridge* Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:59:09 
18 235 Amy Dombroski* Webcor Builders 0:59:09 
19 221 Kelly Mcdonald Touchstone Climbing 0:59:09 
20 220 Olivia Dillon Touchstone Climbing 0:59:09 
21 201 Kristin Armstrong Savola Cervelo-Lifeforce 0:59:09 
22 262 Jadine Riley Team Group Health 0:59:09 
23 237 Janel Holcomb Webcor Builders 0:59:09
24 211 Felicia Gomez Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:59:09
25 213 Kristin Sanders Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:59:09
26 263 Dana Robertson-Halter Team Group Health 0:59:09 
27 286 Lindsay M Myers* Dewar's Racing Team 0:59:09 
28 218 Amber Rais Team TIBCO 0:59:09 
29 251 Tricia Bailey Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 0:59:09 
30 212 Meredith Miller Aaron's Pro Cycling 0:59:09 

General Classification After Stage 4
1 201 Kristin Armstrong Savola Cervelo-Lifeforce 8:56:45 
2 239 Christine Thorburn Webcor Builders 8:58:40 0:01:55
3 210 Julie Beveridge* Aaron's Pro Cycling 8:59:35 0:02:50

4 238 Katheryn Mattis Webcor Builders 9:01:40 0:04:55
5 213 Kristin Sanders Aaron's Pro Cycling 9:03:39 0:06:54
6 237 Janel Holcomb Webcor Builders 9:03:47 0:07:02
7 211 Felicia Gomez Aaron's Pro Cycling 9:03:57 0:07:12
8 236 Gina Grain Webcor Builders 9:06:28 0:09:43
9 221 Kelly Mcdonald Touchstone Climbing 9:07:03 0:10:18
10 212 Meredith Miller Aaron's Pro Cycling 9:07:03 0:10:18
11 214 Alison Testroete Aaron's Pro Cycling 9:07:43 0:10:58
12 233 Martina Patella ValueAct Capital Cycling Team  0:11:08
13 299 Ruth Clemence Bicycle John's Serious Cycling 0:11:22
14 202 Marisa Asplund-Owens Cheerwine Cycling   0:12:12
15 251 Tricia Bailey Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 9:09:40 0:12:55
16 218 Amber Rais Team TIBCO 9:09:45 0:13:00
17 291 Davina C Summers Metromint Cycling on Marin Bikes 13:21
18 223 Flavia Oliveira Touchstone Climbing 9:10:33 0:13:48
19 235 Amy Dombroski* Webcor Builders 9:11:10 0:14:25
20 279 Morgan Kapp SouthBay Wheelmen 9:11:10 0:14:25
21 240 Hilary Billington Veloforma/Zym 9:11:32 0:14:47
22 244 Alice Pennington Veloforma/Zym 9:11:48 0:15:03
23 256 Suz Weldon Team SHO-AIR/CVAC 9:12:50 0:16:05
24 283 Sarah Barber Bobs-Bicycles.com 9:12:59 0:16:14
25 287 Megan M Hottman DFT-QA3 Financial 9:13:09 0:16:24
26 246 Robin Secrist Veloforma/Zym 9:13:11 0:16:26
27 286 Lindsay M Myers* Dewar's Racing Team 9:13:46 0:17:01
28 217 Brooke Miller Team TIBCO 9:14:02 0:17:17
29 220 Olivia Dillon Touchstone Climbing 9:14:06 0:17:21
30 222 Maria Monica Touchstone Climbing 9:14:28 0:17:43

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